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Panasonic HC-V707
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Panasonic HC-V707 Camcorder

15.3MP 1/2.33 270g MOS Feb 2012
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15 Reasons For

Excellent Expert Reviews

This big sensor size camcorder received a rating of 100 out of 100 from expert review website hifitest.de. This puts this Panasonic video camera in the top 1% of all the big sensor size video cameras that came out more than two years ago when ranked by average expert review score.

Good Brand

Panasonic is one of the superior camcorder brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Panasonic also has good reviews for its big sensor size video cameras.

Has an Image Stabiliser

The HC-V707 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as the HC-V707.

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Full HD

The HC-V707 is Full HD, as are most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The HC-V707 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the HC-V707.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

At 21 times zoom factor, the HC-V707 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the HC-V707. Across all the big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the HC-V707 the optical zooms range from 1x to 40x.

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Optical Image Stabiliser

This video camera has an optical image stabiliser, which is typical of many video cameras of this spec and age. Optical image stabilisation is hardware based. Digital cameras with optical IS typically have a built-in gyro sensor and microprocessor that detects camera shake as it occurs. The stabiliser compensates for any camera movement.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Panasonic HC-V707 supports a better memory card type than most big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camcorder supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most big sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as it support an SDHC memory card. This Panasonic camcorder also supports an SD 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).

An SDXC memory card is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all video cameras that are a similar age to the HC-V707.

An MS Pro-HG memory card is the worst supported memory card type amongst comparable types of camcorder.

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

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3D Compatible

The HC-V707 is 3D compatible. Most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HC-V707 are not 3D compatible.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the HC-V707, the HC-V707 has a built-in display.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080p|540p video mode, which is the most frequently found video mode on video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 960 x 540|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolution on big sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Has Three Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the Panasonic HC-V707 is more than most big sensor size video cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This Panasonic video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on camcorders of this age and type. The cables included "AC" and "AV" are also found on this Panasonic camcorder.

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Small

The widths of big sensor size video cameras that came out more than two years ago range from 15mm to 230mm, and the average width is 87mm. The Panasonic HC-V707 is one of the smaller camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the HC-V707 (only 55 millimeters) amongst video cameras of this age.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.33" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HC-V707 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also do not have an interchangeable lens.

There are a number of other video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens which you might want to look at including the Sony HDR-PJ810[plb_2109575_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 46 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HC-V707 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the HC-V707. Across all the video cameras of this spec and age the digital zooms range from 2x to 1,500x.

If this big sensor size camcorder digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony HDR-PJ810[plb_2109575_price] (160x) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HC-V707 does not have a night mode, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders that came out more than two years ago also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the HC-V707, the HC-V707 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HC-V707 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the HC-V707 also do not have a built-in projector.

It is worth considering alternative camcorders which also have a built-in projector including the Sony HDR-PJ810[plb_2109575_price].

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-V707

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar type and age to it.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This big sensor size camcorder was released over four years ago.

Average Screen Size

The Panasonic HC-V707 has a fairly typical screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Weight

At 270 grams, the Panasonic HC-V707 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Specification

User Ratings
Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabiliser
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Component Video Out Port
Networking
Battery
Battery
Operational Conditions
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Bundled Software
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Projector
Technical Details
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

(1)
6 August 2012

Der Panasonic-Camcorder ist eindeutig als Arbeitsgerät für den Einsteiger konzipiert; er erlaubt sich keine Allüren, sondern verwöhnt hervorragenden Aufnahmen von Bild und Ton. Der Camcorder...

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hcf707egk, hcv707egs, hcv707egk, hcf707egs, 5025232661664
Barcodes 00502523266166, 05025232661527, 05025232661664

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