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Panasonic HC-V727
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Panasonic HC-V727 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 reviews. We also found that Panasonic has good reviews specifically for its big sensor size video cameras.

Has an Image Stabiliser

The Panasonic HC-V727 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the HC-V727.

Alternative video cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HX-WA30[plb_1874367_price], or the JVC GZ-R15[plb_2450097_price].

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Full HD

Full HD

The HC-V727 is Full HD, as are most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The HC-V727 has an HDMI port. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the HC-V727 also have an HDMI port.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative video cameras with an HDMI port currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ650[plb_1610617_price].

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

At 21 times zoom factor, the HC-V727 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the HC-V727. Camcorders of a comparable type and age to the HC-V727 have optical zooms of between 1x and 40x.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 21x (optical) video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HC-V707[plb_1350701_price].

If you want a camcorder with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the GZ-R15[pl_2450097_price] (40x), or the GZ-R10[pl_2633778_price] (40x) both from JVC which also has a higher rating.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Panasonic HC-V727 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SDHC memory card supported by most camcorders of this age and type. In addition, this Panasonic video camera 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).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all similar spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HC-V727.

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

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

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been available for more than two years, the HC-V727 has a built-in display.

We compared all the other video cameras with a built-in display to this camcorder and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ650[plb_1610617_price] is also worth considering.

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6016 X 3384 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This video camera has a maximum image resolution of 6016 x 3384 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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4752 X 3168 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic HC-V727 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4752 x 3168. That's 82% more still image resolution than a 3840 x 2160 video camera, which is the most frequently found still image resolution supported by similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the HC-V727. In addition, this Panasonic video camera support still image resolutions of 1728 x 1152 and 1920 x 1080 and 3456 x 2304. Across all camcorders of a comparable type and age to the HC-V727 the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Has Four White Balance Modes

The HC-V727 has a greater number of white balance modes than most similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to it. This Panasonic video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HC-V727. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Manual" and "Sunny" are also found on this video camera.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture

At only 1.8, the HC-V727 has a quite low minimum aperture compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the HC-V727. The average minimum aperture of big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 2.7, and the minimum apertures range from 1.1 to 11.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length

When compared to other camcorders that are a comparable age to the HC-V727, the HC-V727's maximum focal length of 729.6 millimeters is one of the longest. The average maximum focal length of similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the HC-V727 is 330mm, and the maximum focal lengths range from 34mm to 730mm.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

Video cameras of a similar age and type to the HC-V727 have minimum illumination of between 1lx and 17lx, and the average minimum illumination is 5.2lx. With a minimum illumination of only 1 lux, the Panasonic HC-V727 has a fairly small minimum illumination compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the HC-V727.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.33" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Panasonic HC-V727 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HC-V727 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens to this video camera and we think the NEX-VG20[pl_1137845_price], or the HDR-PJ810[pl_2109575_price] both from Sony which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most camcorders that were released around the same time as the HC-V727 are not 3D compatible. The HC-V727 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a camcorder that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the HC-V707[pl_1350701_price], or the HC-X920[pl_1974849_price] both from Panasonic which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Panasonic HC-V727 does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the HC-V727 is not waterproof.

If you want a camcorder that is waterproof then you might also want to look at the Panasonic HX-WA30[plb_1874367_price], or the JVC GZ-R15[plb_2450097_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most camcorders that were launched more than two years ago do not have a built-in projector. The HC-V727 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

There are a number of alternative video cameras which also have a built-in projector that you might also want to consider including the HDR-PJ580[pl_409855_price], the HDR-PJ650[pl_1610617_price], or the HDR-PJ810[pl_2109575_price] all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Only Has Three Cables Included

The HC-V727 has a greater number of included cables than most big sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camcorder has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on camcorders of this age and spec. The cables included "AC" and "HDMI" are also found on this video camera.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The Panasonic HC-V727 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 3 inches) amongst similar spec video cameras of this age. The average screen size of camcorders of this type and age is 3.1", and the screen sizes range from 2.3" to 7.6".

We compared this camcorder to all the other 3" screen size camcorders and we think the GZ-GX1[pl_1286357_price], and the GZ-VX815[pl_1885721_price] both from JVC which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Video cameras with a larger screen size that might be worth considering include the Panasonic HC-X920[plb_1974849_price] (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-V727

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on camcorders of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This video camera was released over three years ago.

Average Weight

At 277 grams, the HC-V727 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HC-V727.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 60 times zoom factor, the HC-V727 has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

Camcorders with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth looking at include the JVC GZ-R10[plb_2633778_price] (100x), or the Sony HDR-PJ810[plb_2109575_price] (160x) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Filter Size
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
Indoor White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Shutter
Photo Shutter Speed
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Format
Maximum Video Resolution
Video & Photo Dual Shot
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
Networking
WiFi
Near Field Communication
WiFi Type
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Quick Start Guide
Bundled Software
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Warranty Card
Other Features
Photo Mode
The Windows Operating System
AV Output

Expert Reviews

9 June 2013

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hcv727es, hcv727egt, hcv727egs, hcv727eg-s, 5025232721382, panasonic 5025232721382
Barcodes 00025232721382, 00025232721405, 05025232721382, 05025232721399, 05025232721405

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