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Panasonic HC-V720K

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Panasonic HCV720K Camcorder

$553.58
17.52MP 1/2 277g Apr 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Two industry awards
Broader dimensions means this unit sits less comfortably in the palm than narrower rivals, or is better suited to those with big hands
No viewfinder, glossy screen prone to reflections in bright sunlight
10 Reviews + 2 Awards
PC Mag Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended
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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

The experts at two expert review sites both thought that this camcorder was good. This big total megapixels camcorder received an "Editor's Choice" award from website PC Mag who concluded it was outstanding and the author at review site Trusted Reviews gave it a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on six expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, PC Mag and camcorderinfo.com this Panasonic video camera has an average expert rating of 87 out of 100.

Panasonic Video Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 339 user and expert reviews (including 85 verified purchases), Panasonic has excellent ratings for its video cameras. Panasonic also has excellent ratings specifically for its big total megapixels video cameras compared to other manufacturers. 89% of those that bought a Panasonic camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Networking

Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The HC-V720K supports near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder also support near Field Communication (NFC).

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Features Wi-Fi

The Panasonic HC-V720K features wi-Fi. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder also feature wi-Fi.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This big total megapixels camcorder was released in April 2017.


Power

Limited Battery Life

One person who reviewed the product concluded that it did not have a good battery life. Pc Mag mentioned “Limited battery life” in their review of this camcorder.


Excellent Zoom

Five customers who purchased the product thought it had a good zoom. Pc Mag mentioned on PC Mag “Zoom 21x dbutant 28 mm” in their review of the Panasonic HC-V720K. Four years ago Macworld.co.uk wrote “Excellent zoom”. Macworld.co.uk also wrote “Intelligent Zoom 50x, stabilizzatore efficace, slitta per microfono aggiuntiva” in their review.

Two people who bought it thought it had a good image stabiliser. Macworld.co.uk mentioned “Brilliant image stabilisation” in their review of this camcorder but in spite of that they only rated it 18.8 out of 100.

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No Viewfinder, Glossy Screen Prone to Reflections in Bright Sunlight

One person reckoned that this camcorder did not have a good viewfinder. Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag “No viewfinder, glossy screen prone to reflections in bright sunlight”.


Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Panasonic HC-V720K has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HC-V720K has a built-in microphone. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also have a built-in microphone.

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Other Features

Features Photo Mode

The Panasonic HC-V720K features photo mode. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this video camera also feature photo mode.

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Camera

Supports On Screen Display (OSD)

The Panasonic HC-V720K supports On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also support On Screen Display (OSD).

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White Balance

Features Onepush White Balance

The HC-V720K features onepush white balance, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to this video camera.

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Features Outdoor White Balance

The Panasonic HC-V720K features outdoor white balance. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this camcorder also feature outdoor white balance.

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Features Indoor White Balance

The HC-V720K features indoor white balance. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years also feature indoor white balance.

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Flash

Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The HC-V720K has a shoe mounting point, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The HC-V720K has a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder also have a built-in flash.

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Support

Comprehensive Manual Controls

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it had good technical guidance. Four years ago Trusted Reviews said in their review of this camcorder “Comprehensive manual controls”.


Display

Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The HC-V720K has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the HC-V720K has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to this video camera.

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Features

Fi Features

Seven customers wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic HC-V720K had good features. Macworld.co.uk said in their review of this camcorder “Fi features” however they only scored it 18.8 out of 100. Pc Mag wrote in their review of the Panasonic HC-V720K “WiFi with easy setup and good range of functions”. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on Trusted Reviews “It does have enough additional features and enhancements to make it a worthy upgrade nevertheless” in their Panasonic HC-V720K review.


Video

Full HD

Full HD

The HC-V720K is Full HD. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this video camera also are Full HD.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 960 x 540|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on big total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HC-V720K supports HDMI. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also support HDMI.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic HC-V720K has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera also have an image stabilizer.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 21 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HC-V720K has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst big total megapixels video cameras of this age. The average optical zoom of big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 13x, and the optical zooms range from 1x to 25x.

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Design

Lightweight Build

Two customers who bought this camcorder considered that it was well made. Macworld.co.uk said “More solid feel less plastic-y build than cheaper camcorder rivals, more comprehensive feature set”. Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag “Lightweight build”.

Image Quality

Three owners said in their reviews that the Panasonic HC-V720K was good quality. Trusted Reviews said “Good image quality” in their review of the Panasonic HC-V720K yet they only gave the product a score of 1 stars.

Broader Dimensions Means This Unit Sits Less Comfortably in the Palm Than Narrower Rivals, or is Better Suited to Those With Big Hands

One person who reviewed this camcorder mentioned that it was not comfortable and easy to hold. Macworld.co.uk wrote “Broader dimensions means this unit sits less comfortably in the palm than narrower rivals, or is better suited to those with big hands”.

One customer said in their reviews that it was not easy to use the menus. Four years ago Macworld.co.uk said “Menus often confusing” in their review of this camcorder.

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Pretty Expensive

One owner wrote in their reviews that it was not good looking. Macworld.co.uk mentioned “Pretty expensive” in their review of this camcorder.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One customer said in their reviews that it was lightweight. One customer mentioned that this camcorder was thin. Three years ago expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk scored it 7 stars and said “Grid lines and the level-gauge are thin” in their review of this camcorder.

Average Weight

At 277 grams, the HC-V720K has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pageattrs hcv720k, panasonic hcv720k
Barcodes 00885170115163

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