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Panasonic HC-V770

alaTest has collected and analyzed 119 reviews of Panasonic HC-V770. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and zoom. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive views about the reliability and battery.

usability, portability, image quality, zoom, price

battery, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HC-V770 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HC-V770

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Panasonic HC-V770 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the control panel and durability. The zoom and price also get good feedback. The image quality and size get negative comments.

usability, price, zoom, durability, control panel

portability, size, image quality

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HC-V770EB-W High Defination Video CameraPanasonic HC-V770EB-W High Defination Video Camera

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HC-V770

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 user reviews of Panasonic HC-V770 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and zoom. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability. There are some mixed reviews about the durability.

portability, usability, image quality, zoom, size

reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HC-V770 HD Camcorder with Wireless Smartphone Twin Video CapturePanasonic HC-V770 HD Camcorder with Wireless Smartphone Twin Video Capture

Dec, 2016

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Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic HC-V770

 

The HC-V770 is Panasonic's top HD-only camcorder. Its flagship models, the HC-VX870 and HC-WX970, have moved up to 4K.

Good value ; Comprehensive manual settings with control dial ; Wi-Fi connectivity

No lens ring ; Small sensor compared to a DSLR ; No 4K shooting

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.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Richard Baguley (thewirecutter.com)

The Best Video Camera

 

We spent 30 hours researching and testing and shot hours of video in a huge range of conditions to find the best camcorder. The $600 Panasonic Panasonic HC-V770 captures video with more detail, better color, and crisper sound than any other camera we...

For anyone who wants to capture better quality and more useful video of their family and friends, the way to go is the $600 Panasonic HC-V770K . Its 20x zoom, top-of-the-line stabilization, excellent sharpness, and deep, saturated colors put it not...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Stevie (currys.co.uk)

PANASONIC HC-V770EB-K Full HD Camcorder - Black

 

Time lapse is good. Ease of use good

File format not supported by home to although have an uptodate Samsung. Took a lot of time and effort to get playback, never had this problem before. Have tried several file types and had to rename files, but although replays the sound quality is awful

May, 2015

Consumer review by: Stevie (currys.co.uk)

PANASONIC HC-V770EB-W Traditional Camcorder - White

 

Time lapse is good. Ease of use good

File format not supported by home to although have an uptodate Samsung. Took a lot of time and effort to get playback, never had this problem before. Have tried several file types and had to rename files, but although replays the sound quality is awful

May, 2015

Consumer review by: Stevie (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V770

 

Time lapse is good. Ease of use good

File format not supported by home to although have an uptodate Samsung. Took a lot of time and effort to get playback, never had this problem before. Have tried several file types and had to rename files, but although replays the sound quality is awful

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: Cyberwolf2 (panasonic.com)

Panasonic 4k camcorder

 

" Price is reflected in the overall quality of this little gem. Feature rich cinema 4k is offered with a host of nice improvements in camcorders. "

Exceeded expectations

needs an extra battery

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: geekj1k (panasonic.com)

I wish I would have never sold it.

 

" I purchased this camera in December of 2014. I unfortunately had to sell it in August 2015. I regret that decision. I'm a Panasonic only camera user. I own the GH3, GH4, and X920. Each has its place and purpose, and the v770 was perfect for high...

Inexpensive , Compact , Durable , Exceeded expectations , Convenient , Easy to use , amazing audio

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: PasoBill (panasonic.com)

HC-V770K - great intro-level videocam

 

" Mostly easy to use, nice screen features, zoom is pretty impressive. I use with a Zoom H5 audio recorder (meaning this item has added versatility) and it's great for a break-in indy news reporter, interviews, as well as wildlife recording. "

Inexpensive , Easy to use , comfortable shape , lightweight , shoe adapter (for light external audio etc.)

battery life could be a bit better (bring spare)

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: woods453 (panasonic.com)

Still would prefer a DSLR

 

" It has most of what you get with a DSLR and is a lot smaller and lighter weight. Surprisingly good quality footage and a large number of exposure settings. In order to adjust f-stop, shutter, focus, etc, you have to push a lot of menu buttons. I wish...

Compact , camera settings

Difficult to use , crowded menu , no exposure meter , battery life

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Robert (bestbuy.com)

Great for capturing family moments. As simple or a

 

Took this camera for the first time last night to a concert that I took my kid to for her birthday. Captured nearly 2 hours of footage (AT NIGHT), many from ~15X-to-20X optical zoom. Also shot stills while shooting the video. The result? Awesome. I...

Sep, 2015
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC / AAC, MP4
Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm

Battery

Battery Capacity:1940
Battery life (max):1
Battery voltage:3.6
Video recording time:1

Camera

3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:1 / 2
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, PER, POL, SWE, THA, TUR / ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), ENG, PER, THA

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

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

Flash

Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: No
Shoe mounting point: Yes
Shoe mounting point type:Cold

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):5.21 / 6.03
Effective megapixels (movie):6.03
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Sensor Type:MOS BSI
Total MegaPixels:12.76

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1500
Filter Size:4.9
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):29.5 - 612 / 29.5 - 752
Focal length range (f-f):4.08 - 81.6
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:HYBRID
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:3.6
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):75.2
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.95
Optical Zoom:20

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN: No
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:HD Writer AE 5.2
Cables included:DC, HDMI, USB / HDMI, USB

Ports & interfaces

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

Projector

Built-in projector: No

Shutter

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

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:6528 x 3672
Still image resolution(s):4736 x 2664\n1920 x 1080\n5472 x 3648\n3984 x 2656\n1728 x 1152\n4896 x 3672\n3264 × 2448\n640 x 480 / 6528 x 3672, 4736 x 2664, 1920 x 1080, 5472 x 3648, 3984 x 2656, 1728 x 1152, 4896 x 3672, 3264 x 2448, 640 x 480

Storage

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

Technical Details

Audio output channels:5.1
USB charging: Yes

Video

Bitrate at maximum video resolution:72
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:50
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p, 2160p, 540p, 720p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MP4
Video Resolutions:960 x 540,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.9
Height :7.3
Weight:353
Width:6.5

White balance

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