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Panasonic HC-V720
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Panasonic HCV720EBK Camcorder

17.52MP 1/2.33 277g Feb 2013
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14 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

We checked 123 expert and owner reviews for Panasonic camcorders and found that on average Panasonic has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Panasonic has good ratings specifically within its big sensor size video cameras range.

Has an Image Stabiliser

The HC-V720 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HC-V720 also have an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative camcorders with an image stabiliser currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria Mini X[plb_2434399_price], or the JVC GZ-VX815[plb_1885721_price].

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Full HD

Full HD

The HC-V720 is Full HD. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also are Full HD.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative Full HD camcorders currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria Mini X[plb_2434399_price], or the JVC GZ-VX815[plb_1885721_price].

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other camcorders of this spec and age, the HC-V720 has an HDMI port.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative camcorders with an HDMI port currently available including the Canon Legria Mini X[plb_2434399_price], or the JVC GZ-VX815[plb_1885721_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

Across all the similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HC-V720 the optical zooms range from 1x to 40x. At 21 times zoom factor, the HC-V720 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HC-V720 supports a better memory card type than most big sensor size video cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This video camera supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most camcorders of a similar type and age to it support an SDHC memory card. This Panasonic video camera 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 actually the best supported memory card type amongst all similar spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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

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

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Has a Built-In Display

The Panasonic HC-V720 has a built-in display. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a built-in display.

It may also be worth considering one of the other camcorders with a built-in display currently available including the Canon Legria Mini X[plb_2434399_price], or the JVC GZ-VX815[plb_1885721_price] which has better reviews.

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6016 X 3384 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum image resolution of 6016 x 3384 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on video cameras of this spec and age.

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4752 X 3168 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic HC-V720 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4752 x 3168. That's 82% more still image resolution than the most frequently found still image resolution of 3840 x 2160. This Panasonic camcorder also support still image resolutions of 640 x 480, 1728 x 1152 and 1920 x 1080 and 3456 x 2304. The best still image resolution of all camcorders that were launched more than two years ago is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Fairly High Battery Capacity

At 1,940 milliampere * hour, the Panasonic HC-V720 has a quite high battery capacity compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type. Big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago have battery capacities of between 700mAh and 5,800mAh, and the average battery capacity is 1,600mAh.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The HC-V720 has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders of this age and type. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on camcorders that have been available for more than two years. The white balance modes "Cloudy" and "Sunny" are also found on this Panasonic camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

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

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

With a minimum illumination of only 1 lux, the HC-V720 has a quite small minimum illumination compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HC-V720. Across all the big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago the minimum illumination range from 1lx to 17lx.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.33" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the HC-V720 do not have an interchangeable lens. The Panasonic HC-V720 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HC-V720, the HC-V720 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HC-V720 does not have a night mode. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Most video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HC-V720 are not waterproof. The HC-V720 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HC-V720, the Panasonic HC-V720 does not have a built-in projector.

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Only Has Two Cables Included

The Panasonic HC-V720 has a greater number of included cables than most video cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on camcorders of a comparable age and type to the HC-V720. The cable included "HDMI" is also found on this Panasonic video camera.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

Video cameras that were released around the same time as the HC-V720 have megapixel counts of between 2MP and 17MP, and the average megapixel count is 9.9MP. With a megapixel count of only 4.14 megapixels, the HC-V720 has a quite low megapixel count compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Low Movie Megapixel Count

The lowest movie megapixel count of camcorders of this age and spec is 1.1MP and the highest is 17MP. With a movie megapixel count of only 4.14 megapixels, the Panasonic HC-V720 has one of the lower movie megapixel counts amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-V720

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

Panasonic released the HC-V720 over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the HC-V720 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared all the other 3" screen size video cameras to this camcorder and we think because of it's better review score, the JVC GZ-VX815[plb_1885721_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

At 277 grams, the HC-V720 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the JVC GZ-VX815[plb_1885721_price] (235g and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 60 times zoom factor, the HC-V720 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the HC-V720.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Filter Size
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
Outdoor White Balance
Indoor White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Video Shutter Speed
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
On Screen Display
Minimum Illumination
On Screen Display Language
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Microphone in Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Mini HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi
Near Field Communication
WiFi Type
Battery
Battery Capacity
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Quick Start Guide
Bundled Software
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Warranty Card
Other Features
AV Output

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic hcv720, panasonic hcv720k
Barcodes 00025232721429, 05025232721375, 05025232721429, 05025232721443, 05025232721467, 05025232721474, 05053973017358, 08421152734674, 08594031680307

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