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Panasonic HC-V720K

Panasonic HC-V720K Camcorder

17.52MP 1/2.33 277g Apr 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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17 Reasons For

Good Quality Lens

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder had a good image stabiliser. Nothingwired.com wrote “Excellent image stabilization” in their review of the Panasonic HC-V720K.

Two Panasonic HC-V720K owners reckoned that it had a good zoom. Nothingwired.com said “Excellent zoom”. Nothingwired.com also wrote “Intelligent Zoom 50x, stabilizzatore efficace, slitta per microfono aggiuntiva”.

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Good Product Quality

A few customers considered that it was good quality. Nothingwired.com mentioned in their review “Image quality could be better”. Nothingwired.com also wrote “Good image quality”.

Good Technical Features

A few Panasonic HC-V720K owners considered that the product had good features. Nothingwired.com said in their review of the Panasonic HC-V720K “WiFi with easy setup and good range of functions”. Nothingwired.com also said “Clever WiFi features”.

Good Connectivity

Two people who reviewed it agreed that it was wifi compatible.

Good Brand

Panasonic has good average ratings for its big sensor size video cameras as well as across its entire camcorder range.

Robust

Two customers said in their reviews that this camcorder was well made. Nothingwired.com mentioned “More solid feel less plastic-y build than cheaper camcorder rivals, more comprehensive feature set”.

Good Size

One Panasonic HC-V720K owner mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder was lightweight. Nothingwired.com wrote in their review “Lightweight build”.

Has an Image Stabiliser

The HC-V720K has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than two years, the Panasonic HC-V720K has an HDMI port.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Panasonic HC-V720K is Full HD. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HC-V720K also are Full HD.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

Comparable spec video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the HC-V720K have optical zooms of between 1x and 40x, and the average optical zoom is 14x. The HC-V720K has a quite big optical zoom (21 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HC-V720K.

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SDHC Memory Card

SDHC memory card

This video camera supports an SD|SDHC memory card, which is typical of many camcorders that came out around the same time as it. SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other camcorders of this age and type, the Panasonic HC-V720K has a built-in display.

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Fairly High Battery Capacity

At 1,940 milliampere * hour, the HC-V720K has a quite high battery capacity compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as the HC-V720K. Video cameras that were released more than two years ago have battery capacities of between 700mAh and 5,800mAh.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The HC-V720K has a greater number of white balance modes than most big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on video cameras of this spec and age. The white balance modes "Cloudy" and "Sunny" are also found on this Panasonic camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 960 x 540|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolution on big sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.33" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and type.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Design

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was not good looking.

Difficult to Use

One Panasonic HC-V720K reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was not easy to use the menus. Nothingwired.com mentioned in their Panasonic HC-V720K review “Menus often confusing” .

Poor Battery Life

One Panasonic HC-V720K owner who purchased the product thought it did not have a good battery life. Nothingwired.com mentioned “Limited battery life”.

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most big sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HC-V720K do not have an interchangeable lens. The HC-V720K is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

The HC-V720K is not 3D compatible. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most video cameras of this age and spec do not have a night mode. The HC-V720K is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The HC-V720K is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HC-V720K are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HC-V720K does not have a built-in projector, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras of this age and type also do not have a built-in projector.

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Only Has Four Cables Included

The HC-V720K has a greater number of included cables than most video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This Panasonic video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HC-V720K. The cables included "AC", "DC" and "HDMI" are also found on this Panasonic camcorder.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-V720K

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras of this type and age.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

Panasonic released the HC-V720K over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

The Panasonic HC-V720K has a fairly average screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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Average Weight

At 277 grams, the HC-V720K has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the HC-V720K.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable age and type to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Camera File System
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
Outdoor White Balance
Indoor White Balance
Onepush White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Shoe Mounting Point
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
Minimum Illumination
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Battery
Battery Capacity
Number of Batteries Supported
Charging Source
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Stylus Pen
Lens Hood
Other Features
Photo Mode
Display Type

Expert Reviews

13 January 2015

Updated as on January 2014. Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating it regularly.In this ultra-modern age, where every mobile phone can record videos, the camcorders have been... Read more…

26x 1.8 3.5 zoom lens
20-megapixel still capture
Excellent image stabilization
1080 60 video capture
Wi-Fi
Pricey
Limited battery life
No viewfinder, glossy screen prone to reflections in bright sunlight
No slowmotion video or 720p mode
Accessories shoe has to be manually connected to the camcorder

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pageattrs hcv720, panasonic hcv720, pageattrs hcv720k, panasonic hcv720k
Barcodes 00885170115163

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