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Panasonic HCWX970EBK Camcorder

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18.91MP 1/2.3 360g Sep 2015
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LEICA Lens / 8M BSI Sensor / Crystal Engine 4K Picture-in-picture twin camera recording Clear detail in both bright and dark areas More
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Average Expert Reviews

Expert review site techzilla.it scored this video camera 79%.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

Panasonic big sensor size video cameras have good ratings on average and across all video cameras Panasonic is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Full HD

Full HD

The Panasonic HC-WX970 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the HC-WX970 also are Full HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other Full HD camcorders currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HC-V770[plb_2778988_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The HC-WX970 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the HC-WX970 also have an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative video cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HC-V770[plb_2778988_price].

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The HC-WX970 has an HDMI port. Most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HC-WX970 also have an HDMI port.

We compared all the other video cameras with an HDMI port to this video camera and we think the Panasonic HC-V770[plb_2778988_price], and the Ricoh Theta S[plb_3123333_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HC-WX970 supports a better memory card type than most video cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This video camera supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most similar spec video cameras that were released one year ago support an SDHC 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 video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type across all camcorders that were released around the same time as the HC-WX970.

An SD memory card is the worst supported memory card type amongst similar types of video camera.

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

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2160p Video Mode

The HC-WX970 has a 2160p video mode which is better than most camcorders of this type and age. Most similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 1080p video mode.

This camcorder's video mode (2160p) is in fact the best video mode amongst all video cameras of this age and spec.

Amongst comparable types of camcorder the worst video mode is 720p.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HC-WX970 has a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also have a built-in display.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other camcorders with a built-in display currently available including the Panasonic HC-V770[plb_2778988_price] which has better reviews.

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H.264 Video Format

This camcorder has H.264, MPEG4, AVCHD and MP4 video formats, which is typical of many big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The HC-WX970 has a greater number of white balance modes than most comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently found white balance mode is Auto, but this white balance mode is not found on this video camera. The white balance modes Auto,Indoor,Cloudy,Sunny are also found on this Panasonic video camera.

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Very Small

With a height of only 73 millimeters, the Panasonic HC-WX970 is one of the smaller camcorders of this age and type amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age. The average height of big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HC-WX970 is 110mm.

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Very Small

Comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HC-WX970 have widths of between 44mm and 180mm, and the average width is 96mm. The HC-WX970 is fairly small (only 65 millimeters) compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the HC-WX970.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other camcorders of this age and spec, the HC-WX970 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the HC-WX970 are not 3D compatible. The HC-WX970 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most video cameras of this age and type do not have a night mode. The HC-WX970 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The HC-WX970 is not waterproof. Most of the other video cameras that came out more than a year ago are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HC-WX970 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HC-WX970 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Very Low Display Resolution

Similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the HC-WX970 have display resolutions of between 460,000 pixels and 1,600,000 pixels. At only 460,800 pixels, the HC-WX970 has a quite low display resolution compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the HC-WX970.

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Very Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 3 inches, the HC-WX970 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type. Across all the big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HC-WX970 the screen sizes range from 3" to 3.5", and the average screen size is 3.2".

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3" screen size video cameras currently available including the Panasonic HC-V770[plb_2778988_price] which has better reviews.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-WX970

Released Over a Year Ago

This big sensor size camcorder was released over a year ago.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 360 grams, the Panasonic HC-WX970 has a relatively average weight 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-WX970.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 20 times zoom factor, the HC-WX970 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the HC-WX970.

We compared all the other 20x (optical) video cameras to this video camera and we think the Panasonic HC-V770[plb_2778988_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 60 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HC-WX970 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the HC-WX970.

If this Panasonic video camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic HC-V770[plb_2778988_price] (1,500x and higher rated).

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as it.

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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
Storage Media Type
White Balance
Indoor White Balance
White Balance Mode
Shutter
Photo Shutter Speed
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
On Screen Display
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Networking
WiFi
Near Field Communication
WiFi Type
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Lens Hood Included

Expert Reviews

(1)
13 May 2015

Panasonic 4K HC-WX970 Panasonic si dimostra ancora una volta pronta al futuro con occhio attento alle tendenze del presente. Le possibilità offerte dalla Twin Camera sono divertenti, semplici e...

True 4K camcorder shooting for under 1 000
Second lens lets you record yourself whilst shooting
Comprehensive manual settings with control dial
No lens ring, just a lens dial
Not the bigchip stills camera 4K crossover we're waiting for
Panasonic's HCV 870 offers almost as many features for 250 less

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 30 April 2015 by Dee
Dee would recommend the Panasonic HC-WX970

This product fits our needs and budget. As a small business we made a huge leap coming from basic model GoPro and iPhones. This camera is incredibly easy to work with for us and we are very happy... Read more…

Easy to Use
Zoom rangeperformance
Good Image Stabilization
Great Picture Quality
Great Sound
Poor In Low Light
Falta Correa De Hombro
Complicated To Operate
Only Livecasts To Utream
Wifi Hard To Setup

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers leica hcwx970, tablet hcwx970, leica hcwx970e, tablet hcwx970m, leica hcwx970eb, panasonic 30p25, panasonic 30p25p, leica hcwx970ebk, panasonic p636952, panasonic hcwx970, panasonic hcwx970e, panasonic p636952k, panasonic hcwx970eb, panasonic hcwx970ebk
Barcodes 00635131601095, 00885170229327, 05025232808168, 05025232808182

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