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Panasonic HCWX970K

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Panasonic HCWX970K

$952.99
Panasonic HC-WX970
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A top-rated and good spec 20x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with a gigantic 18.91MP total megapixels but representing only moderate value for money
20x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 18.91MP 1" Sep 2015
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Panasonic HC-WX970 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Panasonic HC-WX970 number 136 across all camcorders.
87
Reviews
2 Reviews
69
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
75
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has good expert reviews and excellent user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this camcorder to others.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better camcorders are available. View the latest camcorders 2018.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Bigger than average total megapixels
Larger than average optical sensor size
4K video recording with 4k photo mode
Twin camera / wireless twin camera
HDR (high dynamic range) movie
Heavier than average
Very small digital zoom

Panasonic HC-WX970 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $952.99 it is in the most expensive 31% of video cameras.

Cheaper in the United States Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Panasonic HC-WX970 and the United States price of $952.99 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £1,112.19 ($1,112.19).

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Features

Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels

Camcorders have total megapixels of between 0.3MP and 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP. The Panasonic HC-WX970's total megapixels of 18.9MP is bigger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 95% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras.

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Heavier Than Average

The weight of the HC-WX970 of 360g is heavier than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is heavier than 69% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The average weight of all camcorders is 570g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 7.5kg.

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Larger Than Average Optical Sensor Size

Across all the camcorders the optical sensor sizes range from 0.12" to 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37". The optical sensor size of the HC-WX970 of 0.435" is larger than 81% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the HC-WX970 of 20x is pretty average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 53% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HC-WX970 has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Panasonic HC-WX970's digital zoom of only 60x is smaller than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is smaller than 68% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Across all the camcorders the digital zooms range from 1.5x to 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The HC-WX970 supports HDMI, as do 70% of camcorders.

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Average Display Diagonal

The HC-WX970's display diagonal of 3" is relatively typical compared to most other camcorders. It is larger than 58% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The HC-WX970 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 87% of camcorders which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Features Wi-Fi

The HC-WX970 features wi-Fi. 76% of camcorders do not feature wi-Fi.

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Higher Than Average Effective Megapixels (image)

The effective megapixels (image) of camcorders range from 0.46MP to 25MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.6MP. The effective megapixels (image) of the HC-WX970 of 8.29MP is higher than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is higher than 73% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Microphone in

The Panasonic HC-WX970 has a microphone in, unlike 75% of video cameras which do not have a microphone in.

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Higher Than Average Effective Megapixels (movie)

The effective megapixels (movie) of the HC-WX970 of 8.29MP is higher than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is higher than 78% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The effective megapixels (movie) of camcorders range from 0.41MP to 17MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 4.7MP.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Panasonic HC-WX970 is Full HD. 70% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HC-WX970 has a built-in microphone, as do 54% of video cameras.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic hcwx970ebk, panasonic p636952k, panasonic 30p25p

Barcodes:

05025232808144, 05025232808168

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