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Panasonic HC-V770

alaTest has collected and analyzed 171 reviews of Panasonic HC-V770. 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 price and zoom. The image quality and portability also get good comments, but opinions are divided on the reliability. Many are negative about the battery.

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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 94/100 = 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. Reviewers are impressed by the control panel and durability. The zoom and price are also appreciated, but the image quality and size get less positive 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

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HC-V770

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 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. Reviews about the size and zoom are overall positive. The image quality and usability also get good opinions. There are some negative comments about the reliability.

portability, usability, image quality, zoom, size

reliability

90% 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

Jul, 2017

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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

TopTenREVIEWS - Silver Award - Awarded for excellence in design, usability and feature set

Expert review by: Caleb Cross (toptenreviews.com)

Panasonic HC-V770K Review

 

Although its image quality and features aren't quite up to par with our number one product, the Panasonic HC-X920, we think that the V770K is the best camera for most people. It offers great video quality, an intuitive and good-looking design and a...

The camcorder has excellent image quality.

It suffers from sluggish touchscreen performance.

The Panasonic HC-V770K is easy to use and produces clear and accurate video. At this price point, we really couldn’t ask for more out of an HD camcorder.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Richard Baguley (thewirecutter.com)

The Best Video Camera

 

After 30 hours of research and testing, the Panasonic HC-V770K is the best video camera for those who want more than what their smartphone or DSLR has to offer.

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: Albert (currys.co.uk)

PANASONIC HC-V770EB-K Full HD Camcorder - Black

 

Having owned a Panasonic before and being pleased with it, a long overdue upgraded to HD. So good points:- Excellent pic quality, cols well balanced Recorded audio is very good (one of the reasons for going for a Panasonic ). Fast start from power on....

Touch screen a little un responsive, although it may be finger trouble to be fair ! Supplied cables could do with being a bit longer. No external charger supplied. The battery capacity could have been a bit larger. Had to buy another battery which...

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Albert (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V770

 

Having owned a Panasonic before and being pleased with it, a long overdue upgraded to HD. So good points:- Excellent pic quality, cols well balanced Recorded audio is very good (one of the reasons for going for a Panasonic ). Fast start from power on....

Touch screen a little un responsive, although it may be finger trouble to be fair ! Supplied cables could do with being a bit longer. No external charger supplied. The battery capacity could have been a bit larger. Had to buy another battery which...

May, 2016

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

PANASONIC HC-V770EB-K Full HD Camcorder - Black

 

Image quality from this camcorder is exceptional, in both AVCHD and MP4 mode, but its best feature is the stunning stability system, hand gel video on longish zoom is now possible!

Some of the options in the menu are a bit arbitrary, battery life with the small included battery is a bit limited in practice and spare genuine batteries are expensive

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Geoff (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V770

 

Image quality from this camcorder is exceptional, in both AVCHD and MP4 mode, but its best feature is the stunning stability system, hand gel video on longish zoom is now possible!

Some of the options in the menu are a bit arbitrary, battery life with the small included battery is a bit limited in practice and spare genuine batteries are expensive

May, 2016

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

PANASONIC HC-V770EB-K Full HD Camcorder - Black

 

High image quality. Very good HD Slow Motion. Time Lapse function. Very good Low Light Imaging. 5.1 surround sound. LED light. Wi-Fi connectivity. Very good 20x optical zoom. Good price.

No external charger.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Adrian (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V770

 

High image quality. Very good HD Slow Motion. Time Lapse function. Very good Low Light Imaging. 5.1 surround sound. LED light. Wi-Fi connectivity. Very good 20x optical zoom. Good price.

No external charger.

Mar, 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

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