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Panasonic HDC-Z10000 Camcorder

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£1,797.41 £642.25 cheaper than 90 days ago
9.15MP 1/4.1 1.6kg MOS Mar 2012
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- Recording Professional-Quality 2D and 3D Images- 3D Macro Shooting Close-ups to 45cm- Manual Functions for Adjusting Images Exactly as Desired- Audio System with XLR Inputs and Linear PCM Audio... More
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21 Reasons For

Panasonic Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

Panasonic has good average reviews for its medium sensor size video cameras as well as across its entire camcorder range compared to other brands.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on video cameras of this age and type.

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Quite Large Screen Size

At 3.48 inches, the HDC-Z10000 has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the HDC-Z10000. The screen sizes of camcorders of this age and type range from 1.5" to 4".

If you are looking for a larger screen size then you might also want to look at the Panasonic AG-AC90[plb_1834081_price] (3.5" and cheaper).

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The HDC-Z10000 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HDC-Z10000 also have an image stabiliser.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative video cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Panasonic AG-AC90[plb_1834081_price] which is cheaper.

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Full HD

The Panasonic HDC-Z10000 is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HDC-Z10000.

We compared all the other Full HD video cameras to this camcorder and we think cheaper video cameras such as the Panasonic AG-AC90[plb_1834081_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The HDC-Z10000 has an HDMI port. Most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the HDC-Z10000 also have an HDMI port.

We compared all the other camcorders with an HDMI port to this video camera and we think cheaper camcorders such as the Panasonic AG-AC90[plb_1834081_price] is also worth considering.

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1/4.1" Optical Sensor Size

The HDC-Z10000 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/4.1". That's 41% more optical sensor size than a 1/5.8" video camera, which is the most common optical sensor size. Across all medium sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDC-Z10000 the worst optical sensor size is 1/5.8" and the best is 1/3".

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Two Memory Card Slots

The Panasonic HDC-Z10000 has more memory card slots than most of the medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for more than two years. Most of the camcorders that are a comparable age to the HDC-Z10000 only have one memory card slot, however this camcorder has two memory card slots.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HDC-Z10000 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as it. In addition, this video camera supports 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 camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type across all similar spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

A MicroSDXC memory card is the worst supported memory card type across similar types of camcorder.

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

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3D Compatible

Unlike most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the HDC-Z10000 which are not 3D compatible, the HDC-Z10000 is 3D compatible.

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Has Three Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the HDC-Z10000 is more than most medium 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 a comparable spec and age to the HDC-Z10000. The cables included "AC" and "Component" are also found on this video camera.

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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is the most frequently found battery on medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Very High Display Resolution

When compared to other video cameras of this age and spec that we have assessed the display resolution of, the HDC-Z10000's display resolution of 1,152,000 pixel is one of the highest. The display resolutions of medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HDC-Z10000 range from 96,000 pixels to 1,200,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 370,000 pixels.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HDC-Z10000 has a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a built-in display.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative camcorders with a built-in display currently available including cheaper camcorders such as the Panasonic AG-AC90[plb_1834081_price].

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080i|1080p|540p video mode, which is typical of many medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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H.264 Video Format

This video camera has an AVCHD|H.264|MPEG4 video format, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Fairly High Movie Megapixel Count

With a movie megapixel count of 6.57 megapixels, the Panasonic HDC-Z10000 has a fairly high movie megapixel count compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The average movie megapixel count of medium sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HDC-Z10000 is 3.8MP.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture

The minimum apertures of video cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 1.1 to 6.8, and the average minimum aperture is 2.2. At only 1.5, the HDC-Z10000 has a quite low minimum aperture compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HDC-Z10000.

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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 typical of many camcorders of this type and age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on medium sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is typical of many medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HDC-Z10000 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDC-Z10000 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Pricey

We checked 23 similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years and they range in price from £21 to £9,954. We think that this video camera looks expensive compared to other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HDC-Z10000 does not have a night mode, although it is worth noting that most of the other video cameras of this age and type also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Panasonic HDC-Z10000 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the HDC-Z10000 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

The Panasonic HDC-Z10000 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Value

The HDC-Z10000 has one of the lower maximum aperture values (only 2.8) amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age. The average maximum aperture value of camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 4.6, and the maximum aperture values range from 1.8 to 34.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The average maximum focal length of camcorders of a similar type and age to the HDC-Z10000 is 760mm, and the maximum focal lengths range from 4mm to 1,900mm. The HDC-Z10000 has a quite short maximum focal length (only 372 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the HDC-Z10000.

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Very Heavy

The weight of the HDC-Z10000 of 1.6 kilograms is one of the heaviest amongst comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago. Medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 76g and 2.8kg.

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Quite Big Minimum Illumination

The smallest minimum illumination of similar spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years is 0.3lx and the biggest is 15lx. At 5 lux, the HDC-Z10000 has a quite big minimum illumination compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDC-Z10000.

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Very Big

Medium sensor size video cameras that came out more than two years ago have heights of between 17mm and 240mm. The HDC-Z10000 is one of the bigger medium sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the HDC-Z10000 (195 millimeters) amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age.

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Very Big

When compared to other video cameras of this type and age that we have assessed, the HDC-Z10000's depth of 350 millimeters is one of the biggest. The average depth of camcorders of a comparable age and type to the HDC-Z10000 is 110mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HDC-Z10000

Recent Price Increase of £16.49

The HDC-Z10000 has increased in price by £16.49 in the last 55 days.

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this Panasonic video camera was released.

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of 64 gigabytes, the HDC-Z10000 has a relatively average maximum memory card size compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 120 times zoom factor, the HDC-Z10000 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the HDC-Z10000.

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Specification

User Ratings
Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
CCD
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Shutter
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Resolution
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
On Screen Display
Minimum Illumination
Aspect Ratio
On Screen Display Language
Use As a Webcam
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
PCM Digital Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
Headphone Out Port
Component Video Out Port
S-Video Out Port
XLR in Port
Networking
WiFi
Bluetooth
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery
Operational Conditions
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Bundled Software
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Handheld Remote Control
Stylus Pen
Other Features
Auto Focus
Manual Focus
Photo Mode
Wireless Connection
Projector
Technical Details
Technical Details

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic 2d3, panasonic 2d3d, panasonic hdcz10000, panasonic hdcz10000k, panasonic hdcz10000p, panasonic hdcz10000e, panasonic hdcz10000pz, panasonic pnchdcz10000, panasonic pnchdcz10000p, panasonic pnchdcz10000pz
Barcodes 00885170075375, 04984824944268, 05025232653232, 05025232672912

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