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Panasonic HC-V700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 273 reviews of Panasonic HC-V700. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the zoom and price are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. The connectivity and viewfinder get negative reviews.

usability, portability, image quality, price, zoom

viewfinder, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HC-V700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HC-V700

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 user reviews of Panasonic HC-V700 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the zoom and price. The portability and image quality also get good comments. There are some critical comments about the color.

usability, image quality, portability, price, zoom

color

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic V700 Full HD 1920 x 1080p (50p) 3D Ready Camcorder - Black (1MOS Sensor, 46x Intelligent Zoom, SD Card Recording, 28mm Wide Angle with Face Panasonic V700 Full HD 1920 x 1080p (50p) 3D Ready Camcorder - Black (1MOS Sensor, 46x Intelligent Zoom, SD Card Recording, 28mm Wide Angle with Face

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HC-V700

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 124 user reviews of Panasonic HC-V700 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the zoom and price. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the battery.

usability, portability, image quality, price, zoom

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HCV700M 3D Full HD 28mm Wide Angle SD Camcorder with 16GB Internal Memory (Black)Panasonic HCV700M 3D Full HD 28mm Wide Angle SD Camcorder with 16GB Internal Memory (Black)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Matthew Bolton (techradar.com)

Panasonic HC-V700 review

 

In a world of advanced smartphones, is there a reason to buy a £500 camcorder?

Massive zoom ; Excellent motion ; Great image stabilisation ; Useful iA auto mode

Pricey ; Image quality can be quite weak ; Manual controls restricted to touchscreen

The relentless march of technology inside smartphone cameras means that dedicated camcorders have started to seem less and less necessary as time goes on.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Andrew Unsworth (expertreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic HC-V700 review

 

A great single-sensor camcorder with an impressive specification and excellent image quality

Apr, 2012

Recommended!

Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic HC-V700

 

The Panasonic HC-V700 combines excellent image quality with a decent range of enthusiast features.

Great image quality ; Good range of manual controls ; Effective image stabilisation

No lens ring ; 3D attachment doesn't allow zooming ; No headphone minijack

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Panasonic HC-V700

 

The Panasonic HC-V700 is a flash memory camcorder that takes SD memory cards. It weighs 270 grams, and features Panasonic's High Sensitivity 1/2.33-inch CMOS sensor that Panasonic claims to perform well in all situations, a 28mm wide angle lens, 46x...

Overall the Panasonic HC-V700 is an impressive camcorder that stands up even to some of Panasonic's pricer camcorders. Performance across all conditions is very impressive and of high quality. 3D shooting doesn’t quite come out of the box, but what is...

Apr, 2012

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Eugene Kim (pcmag.com)

Panasonic HC-V700

 

The Panasonic HC-V700 ($549.95 list) is one of the few consumer camcorders that can record full 1080p60 video, and it adds solid image stabilization and a versatile 21x optical zoom. It lacks Wi-Fi and some of the other the bells and whistles found in...

Excellent video quality. Solid image stabilization. Sharp LCD

Occasionally inaccurate white balance. No Wi-Fi

The Panasonic HC-V700 lacks some of the useful Wi-Fi features found on competing consumer camcorders, but excellent video quality in a variety of lighting scenarios more than makes up for it.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (reviewed.com)

Panasonic HC-V700

 

A powerhouse HD Panasonic with a shockingly-low price tag, the V700 is our Best Mid Range Camcorder for 2012.

The Panasonic HC-V700M tops the list of bang-for-buck models.

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Michael (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V700

 

good hand focus . the use of sound attachments. very light

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Patricia (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V700

 

image clarity

sound quality

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Paul (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V700

 

Light weight Easy to setup and use without reference to handbook Good image quality Useful wideangle zoom lens

Touch screen sometimes a little imprecise and unresponsive.

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Paul (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V700

 

Light weight ; Easy to setup and use without reference to handbook ; Good image quality ; Useful wideangle zoom lens

Touch screen sometimes a little imprecise and unresponsive

Nov, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC / AAC, MP4
Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.6

Camera

3D: Yes
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Camera playback:Movie
Minimum illumination:1
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POL, SWE, TUR / ENG, ESP
Shooting modes:Auto, Manual
Supported aspect ratios:3:2, 4:3, 16:9

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):460800

Flash

Built-in Flash: Yes
Built-in light: Yes

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.79 / 3.55
Effective megapixels (movie):3.55
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.33
Sensor Type:MOS
Total MegaPixels:1.5 / 15.3

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1500 / 60
Filter Size:4.6
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):28 - 717.4
Focal length range (f-f):2.82 - 59.2
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:HYBRID
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:3.5
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):72.9
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.8
Optical Zoom:21

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto

Networking

Bluetooth: No

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 4
Auto Focus: Yes
Cable Type:USB 2.0
Dimensions (WxDxH):55 x 119.5 x 69
Interface:USB 2.0, HDMI
Internal Memory:16
Manual Focus: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):7.7
USB 2.0 connectors:1
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:HD Writer AE 4.0
Cables included:AC, AV, USB

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Shutter speed (photo):1/2 - 1/2000
Shutter speed (video):1/25 - 1/8000 / 1/30 - 1/8000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG / JPG, MPO
Maximum image resolution:3200 x 1800
Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080,2848 x 2136,3200 x 1800 / 640 x 480,1920 x 1080,2848 x 2136,3200 x 1800

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, Exif 2.2
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Memory slots:1

Video

Bitrate at maximum video resolution:28
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 540p / 1080p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MP4, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:960 x 540,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.9
Height :6.9
Weight:270 / 271
Width:5.5

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy / Auto, Cloudy, Sunny