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Panasonic HC-V770
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Panasonic HCV770K Camcorder

$549.00
$497.99 $51.01 cheaper than 60 days ago
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12.76MP 1/2.3 353g MOS BSI Jan 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Optical 20x And High Sensitivity6.03M high picture quality HDR (High Dynamic Range) MovieClear detail in both bright and dark areas Wireless Twin CameraAdd sub camera shots with a smartphone More
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19 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This video camera received a "Recommended" from Trusted Reviews who said that this big sensor size camcorder was good.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Expert review site Trusted Reviews scored this video camera 90 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 14 owner reviews this Panasonic camcorder has an overall owner rating of 81 out of 100.

Top Seller

The HC-V770 is one the top selling video camera currently available according to Amazon sales data.

Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Panasonic video cameras and also specifically for Panasonic big sensor size video cameras and found that in both cases Panasonic had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HC-V770, the Panasonic HC-V770 has an image stabiliser.

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Full HD

The HC-V770 is Full HD, as are most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than a year.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The HC-V770 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HC-V770.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

At 1,500 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HC-V770 has a very big digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HC-V770. The digital zooms of similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the HC-V770 range from 12x to 1,500x, and the average digital zoom is 230x.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the HC-V770 is 16x, and the optical zooms range from 10x to 20x. At 20 times zoom factor, the HC-V770 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HC-V770.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Panasonic HC-V770 supports a better memory card type than most camcorders of this type and age. This video camera supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most big sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as it support an SDHC memory card. In addition, this Panasonic video camera supports an SD memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC memory card is actually the best supported memory card type across all camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HC-V770.

An SD memory card is the worst supported memory card type amongst comparable types of camcorder.

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

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Has a Built-In Display

The HC-V770 has a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HC-V770 also have a built-in display.

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6528 X 3672 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The HC-V770 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 6528 x 3672 pixels. That's over two times the maximum image resolution of the most common maximum image resolution of 4032 x 2272 pixels. Across all camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the HC-V770 the best maximum image resolution is 6784 x 3816 pixels and the worst is 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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H.264 Video Format

This camcorder has an AVCHD|H.264|MP4 video format, which is the most frequently found video format on video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has Four White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the HC-V770 is more than most video cameras of this type and age. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on big sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as the HC-V770. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Indoor" and "Sunny" are also found on this Panasonic video camera.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture

The minimum apertures of camcorders of this type and age range from 1.8 to 5.6, and the average minimum aperture is 2.8. The HC-V770 has one of the lower minimum apertures (only 1.8) amongst video cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The HC-V770 supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution which is higher than most video cameras of this age and type. Most camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to it support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution. In addition, this camcorder supports a video resolution of 960 x 540 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HC-V770.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camcorder is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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Has Three Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the Panasonic HC-V770 is more than most big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on camcorders that have been around for more than a year. The cables included "DC" and "HDMI" are also found on this Panasonic camcorder.

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Quite Small Minimum Illumination

The smallest minimum illumination of comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HC-V770 is 0.05lx and the biggest is 3lx. With a minimum illumination of only 1 lux, the Panasonic HC-V770 has a quite small minimum illumination compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the HC-V770.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HC-V770 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Short Battery Life

The battery lifes of comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the HC-V770 range from 1h to 7.5h. The HC-V770 has a fairly short battery life (only 1 hour) compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the HC-V770.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Panasonic HC-V770 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HC-V770 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the HC-V770, the HC-V770 does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The HC-V770 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HC-V770 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HC-V770 does not have a built-in projector, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the HC-V770 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of only 6.03 megapixels, the Panasonic HC-V770 has a fairly low megapixel count compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as the HC-V770. The lowest megapixel count of comparable spec camcorders that were released one year ago is 6MP, the highest is 24MP, and the average megapixel count is 11MP.

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Very Low Movie Megapixel Count

The movie megapixel counts of camcorders of this type and age range from 6MP to 15MP. At only 6.03 megapixels, the HC-V770 has a quite low movie megapixel count compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the HC-V770.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-V770

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Panasonic released the HC-V770.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the HC-V770 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than a year.

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Average Weight

At 353 grams, the HC-V770 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras of this spec and age.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Aperture Number
Filter Size
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Camera File System
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Shoe Mounting Point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
Shutter
Shutter Speed (video)
Shutter Speed (photo)
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
Minimum Illumination
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
S-Video Out
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Video Recording Time
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Projector
Built-In Projector

1 Award

Trusted Reviews Recommended

Expert Reviews

(1)
14 August 2015

If your budget doesn't stretch to 4K, the Panasonic HC-V770 provides feature-rich and high-quality Full HD video that's sure to impress...

Trusted Reviews

Good value
Comprehensive manual settings with control dial
WiFi connectivity
No lens ring
Small sensor compared to a DSLR
No 4K shooting

User Reviews

(14)
Reviewed 4 April 2015 by BLDAZ
BLDAZ would recommend the Panasonic HC-V770

Been in photography for at least 30 years. Had a Sony and 2 Pany's now. The size of these cameras is phenomenal. There is really no weight to it either. Just videoed a sporting event in San Diego... Read more…

Easy to Use
Great Picture Quality
Great Sound
Large Clear LCD
Good Image Stabilization
Limited Zoom
Reviewed 20 March 2015 by C-brook
C-brook would recommend the Panasonic HC-V770 (Verified Purchase)

After using this camera for a short time, I will say that it has produced impressive picture quality and is very easy to use...

Easy to Use
Good Image Stabilization
Great Picture Quality
Great Zoom
Large Clear LCD
Reviewed 21 July 2015 by Barry Badrinath
Barry Badrinath would recommend the Panasonic HC-V770 (Verified Purchase)

Bought for sister to record wedding reception and festivites. Takes better video than high end smartphones and better than my digital camera. Worked well in low light situations (dancing during... Read more…

Easy to Use
Good in Low Light
Great Picture Quality
Great Sound
Large Clear LCD
Limited Zoom
Reviewed 12 August 2015 by Robbi
Robbi would recommend the Panasonic HC-V770 (Verified Purchase)

Involved in extensive business travel and this item is small, but effective...

Easy to Use
Great Picture Quality
Great Zoom
Large Clear LCD
Zoom rangeperformance
Poor In Low Light
Reviewed 18 June 2015 by Dan
Dan would recommend the Panasonic HC-V770 (Verified Purchase)

I haven't tested all of the bells and whistles, but this s a great little camcorder that takes excellent 60p videos. The stability is phenomenal even at great magnification. I though I would miss... Read more…

Easy to Use
Good Image Stabilization
Good in Low Light
Great Picture Quality
Great Zoom
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