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Panasonic HDC-Z10000E
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Panasonic HDC-Z10000E Camcorder

9.15MP 1/4.1 1.6kg MOS Jan 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
- Recording Professional-Quality 2D and 3D Images- 3D Macro Shooting Close-ups to 45cm- Manual Functions for Adjusting Images Exactly as Desired- Audio System with XLR Inputs and Linear PCM Audio... More
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22 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Good Video Camera Reviews

We checked 123 expert and user reviews for Panasonic video cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Panasonic has good reviews specifically within its medium sensor size video cameras range.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

The smallest screen size of medium sensor size video cameras that came out more than two years ago is 1.5" and the largest is 4". With a screen size of 3.48 inches, the HDC-Z10000E has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the HDC-Z10000E.

If you are looking for a larger screen size then you might also want to look at the Canon EOS C100[plb_1983438_price] (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other camcorders of this age and spec, the HDC-Z10000E has an image stabiliser.

There are a number of other video cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might want to consider including the Sony HDR-CX130[plb_1355831_price] which has better reviews.

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Full HD

The HDC-Z10000E is Full HD, as are most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the HDC-Z10000E.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The HDC-Z10000E has an HDMI port. Most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the HDC-Z10000E also have an HDMI port.

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1/4.1" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the HDC-Z10000E is 1/4.1". That's 41% more optical sensor size than a 1/5.8" video camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. Across all medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the HDC-Z10000E the best optical sensor size is 1/3" and the worst is 1/5.8".

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Two Memory Card Slots

The Panasonic HDC-Z10000E is a two memory card slot video camera.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HDC-Z10000E supports a better memory card type than most similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This video camera supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most video cameras that have been available for a similar time to it support an SD memory card. This camcorder also supports an SDHC 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).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HDC-Z10000E.

Amongst similar types of camcorder the worst supported memory card type is MicroSDXC.

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

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3D Compatible

The HDC-Z10000E is 3D compatible. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDC-Z10000E are not 3D compatible.

Camcorders which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic HDC-Z10000[plb_1312813_price].

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Very High Battery Capacity

When compared to other medium sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDC-Z10000E, the battery capacity of the Panasonic HDC-Z10000E of 5,400 milliamperes * hour is one of the highest. Comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the HDC-Z10000E have battery capacities of between 500mAh and 5,400mAh.

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Has Three Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the Panasonic HDC-Z10000E is more than most similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on camcorders of this spec and age. The cables included "AC" and "Component" are also found on this Panasonic video camera.

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Very High Display Resolution

Medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HDC-Z10000E have display resolutions of between 96,000 pixels and 1,200,000 pixels. The display resolution of the HDC-Z10000E of 1,152,000 pixel is one of the highest amongst medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the HDC-Z10000E.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HDC-Z10000E has a built-in display, as do most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as the HDC-Z10000E.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080i|1080p|480p|576p video mode, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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H.264 Video Format

This camcorder has an AVCHD|H.264|MPEG4 video format, which is the most frequently found video format on comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite High Movie Megapixel Count

At 6.57 megapixels, the Panasonic HDC-Z10000E has a quite high movie megapixel count compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the HDC-Z10000E. The average movie megapixel count of similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the HDC-Z10000E is 3.8MP, and the movie megapixel counts range from 0.49MP to 9.9MP.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture

The HDC-Z10000E has a fairly low minimum aperture (only 1.5) compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the HDC-Z10000E. Medium sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as the HDC-Z10000E have minimum apertures of between 1.1 and 6.8, and the average minimum aperture is 2.2.

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Fairly High Viewfinder Resolution

With a viewfinder resolution of 1,226,880 pixel, the HDC-Z10000E has a fairly high viewfinder resolution compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as the HDC-Z10000E. Across all the medium sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the HDC-Z10000E the viewfinders resolutions range from 1.5 pixels to 1,500,000 pixels, and the average viewfinder resolution is 510,000 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is typical of many comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as it.

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JPG Image Format

This video camera has a JPG|MPO image format, which is the most commonly found image format on comparable spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years do not have an interchangeable lens. The HDC-Z10000E is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

Other video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens that you might also want to consider include the Panasonic HS900[plb_1047313_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 12 times zoom factor, the HDC-Z10000E has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HDC-Z10000E. Across all the video cameras of this age and spec the optical zooms range from 1x to 60x, and the average optical zoom is 23x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 12x (optical) camcorders currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HS900[plb_1047313_price].

If this video camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Sony HDR-PJ240[plb_2109550_price] (27x).

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HDC-Z10000E does not have a night mode. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the HDC-Z10000E also do not have a night mode.

There are a number of alternative video cameras which also have a night mode that you might also want to look at including the Sony HDR-PJ330[plb_2109562_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other video cameras of this type and age, the HDC-Z10000E does not have a built-in projector.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have a built-in projector to this video camera and we think the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Panasonic HDC-Z10000E is not waterproof. Most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HDC-Z10000E are also not waterproof.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Value

The maximum aperture values of camcorders of this type and age range from 1.8 to 34, and the average maximum aperture value is 4.6. With a maximum aperture value of only 2.8, the HDC-Z10000E has a fairly low maximum aperture value compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HDC-Z10000E.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

With a maximum focal length of only 372 millimeters, the HDC-Z10000E has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths amongst video cameras of this age. The maximum focal lengths of camcorders that were released more than two years ago range from 4mm to 1,900mm.

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Very Heavy

With a weight of 1.6 kilograms, the Panasonic HDC-Z10000E is one of the heavier video cameras that were released around the same time as the HDC-Z10000E amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age. The lightest camcorder of this type and age is 76g weight, the heaviest is 2.8kg, and the average weight is 320g.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Canon EOS C500[plb_1582777_price] (1.8kg), or the Panasonic HDC-Z10000[plb_1312813_price] (1.6kg).

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Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

At 5 lux, the Panasonic HDC-Z10000E has a quite big minimum illumination compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the HDC-Z10000E. Medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago have minimum illumination of between 0.3lx and 15lx.

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Very Big

The heights of camcorders that came out around the same time as the HDC-Z10000E range from 17mm to 240mm. When compared to other video cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed the height of, the HDC-Z10000E's height of 195 millimeters is one of the biggest.

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Very Big

The depths of medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDC-Z10000E range from 15mm to 460mm. With a depth of 350 millimeters, the Panasonic HDC-Z10000E's depth is one of the biggest amongst video cameras of a similar type and age to the HDC-Z10000E.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HDC-Z10000E

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Panasonic released the HDC-Z10000E.

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of 64 gigabytes, the HDC-Z10000E has a relatively standard maximum memory card size compared to most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the HDC-Z10000E.

Other 64GB maximum memory card size camcorders currently available which you might also want to consider include the GZ-V515[pl_1286959_price], or the GZ-VX715[pl_1286960_price] both from JVC or the Canon Legria HF S30[plb_1125145_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 120 times zoom factor, the HDC-Z10000E has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HDC-Z10000E.

If this camcorder digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Sony HDR-PJ240[plb_2109550_price] (320x).

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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
Interchangeable Lens
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Minimum Illumination
Supported Aspect Ratios
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
PCM Digital Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Outputs
S-Video Out
PictBridge
XLR in
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Bundled Software
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Handheld Remote Control
Stylus Pen

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic hdcz10000, panasonic hdcz10000e
Barcodes 05025232653232, 05025232672912
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