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Panasonic HC-V720

alaTest has collected and analyzed 213 reviews of Panasonic HC-V720. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The price and portability are also appreciated, but opinions about the size and battery are different. There are some critical opinions about the viewfinder.

usability, portability, price, image quality, zoom


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HC-V720 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 user reviews of Panasonic HC-V720 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Views about the image quality and zoom are generally positive. The portability and price also get good comments. There are some mixed reviews about the durability and reliability.

usability, price, portability, zoom, image quality

98% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic V720 Full HD Camcorder - Black (20.4MP, 1920 x 1080P, New MOS High Sensitivity Sensor, 50x Intelligent Zoom) 3 inch LCDPanasonic V720 Full HD Camcorder - Black (20.4MP, 1920 x 1080P, New MOS High Sensitivity Sensor, 50x Intelligent Zoom) 3 inch LCD

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Panasonic HC-V720


alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 user reviews of Panasonic HC-V720 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the zoom and design. The image quality and portability also get good views, whereas there are some negative comments about the viewfinder. Opinions about the size and battery are mixed.

usability, portability, image quality, design, zoom


85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HC-V720 3D Ready 1MOS HD Digital Camcorder with Wi-fi (black)Panasonic HC-V720 3D Ready 1MOS HD Digital Camcorder with Wi-fi (black)

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Matthew Bolton (

Panasonic HC-V720 review


Updated camcorder is big on features

Excellent zoom ; Brilliant image stabilisation ; 1080p at 50fps ; Clever Wi-Fi features

Image quality could be better ; Menus often confusing ; Pretty expensive ; Limited controls for serious users

When we looked at the Panasonic HC-V700 last year, it was obvious that the problem for camcorder makers at the moment is the same one that affects low-priced compact camera manufacturers: smartphones. When phones like the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Andrew Unsworth (

Panasonic HC-V720 review


A good mid-range camcorder with great Wi-Fi features and good image quality for the money

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: (

Panasonic HC-V720 review


Wi-Fi controlled via apps ; Arty effects and time-lapse mode ; Great zoom, even when hand-held

Short-lived kit battery

Top marks for footage, zoom and stabilisation, but bring a spare battery

Mar, 2013

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: James Morris (

Panasonic HC-V720


The HC-V720 brings WiFi and 5.1 surround to the middle of Panasonic's range.

Good image quality ; Comprehensive manual controls ; 5.1 surround sound

No headphone minijack

Aside from the single CMOS rather than three, the other key area where the HC-V720 offers a reduced feature set over the flagship HC-X920 is the lack of the multi-purpose lens ring. So most functions must be accessed via the 3in touch-screen LCD. There...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Gavin Stoker (

Panasonic HC-V720 review: More features than certain other camcorders of a similar class


Stereo sound courtesy of a large front microphone and wider overall proportions have allowed for more features than certain camcorders in its class

More solid feel less plastic-y build than cheaper camcorder rivals, more comprehensive feature set

Broader dimensions means this unit sits less comfortably in the palm than narrower rivals, or is better suited to those with big hands

While the ‘core’ optical zoom here appears comparably modest at 21x, with a focal range stretching from a wide 28mm-729.6mm and a bright f/1.8 maximum aperture, this can be digitally extended via what Panasonic calls its 50x ‘intelligent’ zoom, though...

May, 2013

Expert review by: Paul Davies (

Panasonic HC-V720 camcorder review


Reports of the camcorder's demise are slightly premature, if Panasonic's new range is anything to go by

Mar, 2013

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Jim Fisher (

Panasonic HC-V720


The Panasonic HC-V720 captures sharp 1080p60 HD video and supports Wi-Fi remote control, earning it our Editors' Choice award.

26x f/1.8-3.5 zoom lens. 20-megapixel still capture. Excellent image stabilization. 1080p60 video capture. Wi-Fi. Mic input.

Pricey. Limited battery life.

Video Quality and Conclusions The V720 uses an image sensor that is large for a camcorder. Others in this class use 1/5.8-inch sensors, but the V720 has a 1/2.3-inch chip, the same size that's found in point-and-shoot cameras. Video quality is...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Christopher Snow (

Panasonic HC-V720


The V720 appeals to beginners, but plenty of advanced features are there when you need them.

It's hard to get excited about a camcorder that offers so few performance improvements, but bear with us, because the Panasonic HC-V720—like its predecessor—is a great deal.

Mar, 2013


Expert review by: (

Panasonic HC-V720


The Panasonic HC-V720 is one of the best HD camcorders on the market not only because of the gorgeous full HD video it can capture, but also because it includes many special features. An integrated memory, built-in Wi-Fi and NFC sharing technology are...

One of the most unique features on any HD camcorder is the HC-V720's NFC technology, which allows you to instantly share video with other devices, like tablets or smartphones, with NFC technology

The battery life is only average

This is one of the best HD camcorders. It is feature-rich with convenient extras for sharing home videos; however, the extras drain the battery quickly.

Consumer review by: Michael (

Panasonic HC-V720EB-K


Great to use fits my large hands

None yet not had it that long

Nov, 2013

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes


Battery Capacity:1940
Charging source:AC, USB
Number of Batteries Supported:1


3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:1 / 3
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE / CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POL, SWE, TUR / CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, POL, SWE, TUR / ENG, ESP, FRE


Colour of product:Black / Brown


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


Built-in Flash: Yes
Built-in light: Yes
Shoe mounting point: Yes


Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):4.14
Effective megapixels (movie):4.14
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.33
Sensor Type:CMOS / MOS
Total MegaPixels:17.52

Lens System

Digital Zoom:60
Filter Size:4.6
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):28 - 729.6
Focal length range (f-f):2.82 - 59.2
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:HYBRID
Interchangeable lens: No
Optical Zoom:21


Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

AV output: Yes
Display Type:LCD
Photo mode: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:HD Writer AE 5.0
Cables included:AC, DC, HDMI, USB / HDMI, USB
Lens hood: No
Quick start guide: Yes
Stylus pen: No
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

HDMI:No / Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out:No / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/2000
Shutter speed (video):1/25 - 1/8000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPEG XR / JPG
Maximum image resolution:6016 x 3384
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480, 1728 x 1152, 1920 x 1080, 3456 x 2304, 4752 x 3168 / 640 x 480,1728 x 1152,1920 x 1080,3456 x 2304,4752 x 3168


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Camera file system:DCF, Exif 2.2
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Memory slots:1


HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:960 x 540,1920 x 1080


Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Height :6.93

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Sunny