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Panasonic HC-V720

Panasonic HC-V720
92
Reviews
18 Reviews + 4 Awards
87
Features
Fully-Featured
68
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
62
Age
5 Years Old
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and multi award winning 21x optical zoom, 277g video camera, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and 3 further awards from other expert sites.
techradar.com/au/ Recommended PC Mag Editor's Choice Techradar Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended
21x 277g 17.52MP 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels May 2013
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With outstanding reviews and excellent features, we have ranked the Panasonic HC-V720 number 252 across all camcorders.

75

75
Kagoo Score
92
Reviews
87
Features
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Age

75

75
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has very good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 82%, based on 18 reviews. This camcorder has received four awards including a "Recommended" award from Techradar plus two other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag. Looking across the entire GoPro camcorder range, the average reviews for all GoPro camcorders are also excellent.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras with better features are available. However this Panasonic camcorder has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest video cameras 2018.
The HC-V720 has some great features:
Bigger than average total megapixels
Larger than average optical sensor size
Has an image stabilizer
Larger than average display diagonal
Newly developed high sensitivity sensor and crystal engine pro
28mm wide-angle with intelligent 50x zoom and optical 21x zoom
Real time broadcasting with simultaneous full-hd recording
Home monitoring and NFC (near field communication)

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each camcorder by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the camcorder is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec camcorders come to market, the older camcorders will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

92
Reviews

Average Review Score

4.2 stars (20 reviews).

15%

of Customers Would Recommend
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3 Recommended Awards

The Panasonic HC-V720 has received a Recommended Award from expert review sites Trusted Reviews, Techradar and techradar.com/au/.
Recommended from Trusted Reviews Recommended from Techradar Recommended from techradar.com/au/

Editor's Choice Award

This camcorder has received an Editor's Choice Award from PC Mag.
Editor's Choice from PC Mag

What Are People Saying About the Panasonic HC-V720?

How Good Are Panasonic Camcorders?

We have evaluated 2,761 expert reviews and 36,535 user reviews for camcorders from across the internet and used these reviews to calculate an average rating for Panasonic camcorders of 82%. This makes Panasonic the 3rd best camcorder brand according to customer reviews.

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Features

Key Features

Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels
Average Weight
Average Optical Zoom
Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Resolution
Larger Than Average Optical Sensor Size
Has an Image Stabilizer
Average Digital Zoom
Does Not Support HDMI
Larger Than Average Display Diagonal
Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Still Image Resolution
Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of video cameras range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP. The HC-V720's total megapixels of 17.5MP is bigger than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is bigger than 92% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Weight
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The weight of the HC-V720 of 277g is pretty average compared to most other video cameras. It is heavier than 42% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the HC-V720 of 21x is pretty standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 64% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

What does "optical zoom" mean? Less Edit
Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Resolution

This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras. §.

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Larger Than Average Optical Sensor Size

Across all the video cameras the optical sensor sizes range from 0.12" to 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37". The optical sensor size of the Panasonic HC-V720 of 0.429" is larger than 70% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic HC-V720 has an image stabilizer. 60% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Digital Zoom

The HC-V720's digital zoom of 60x is fairly typical compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 64% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Support HDMI

The HC-V720 does not support HDMI, unlike 63% of camcorders which support HDMI.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal
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The display diagonal of the HC-V720 of 3" is larger than 75% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. Camcorders have display diagonals of between 1.3" and 8", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the HC-V720 is 1920 x 1080 (Full HD). That's 59% lower still image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 2592 x 1944. This video camera also supports a still image resolution of 640x480, 1728x1152, 1920x1080 plus 2 more values. Across all video cameras the resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4608 x 3456 (best). §.

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Has a Built-in Flash

The HC-V720 has a built-in flash, which is unusual. 85% of video cameras do not have a built-in flash.

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Has a Built-in Microphone
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The Panasonic HC-V720 has a built-in microphone. 51% of camcorders also have a built-in microphone.

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Full HD
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The HC-V720 is Full HD. 57% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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Features Wi-Fi

The HC-V720 features wi-Fi, unlike 78% of video cameras which do not feature wi-Fi.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Panasonic HC-V720 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 90% of video cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has a Microphone in

The Panasonic HC-V720 has a microphone in. 77% of camcorders do not have a microphone in.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most other video cameras, the HC-V720 does not support PictBridge. 97% of video cameras do not support PictBridge.

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Age

Release Date

This video camera has been on the market since May 2013.

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How Fast Do Panasonic Video Camera Prices Drop After Release?

Panasonic camcorders tend to depreciate faster than most camcorders. Most camcorders drop in price by 5% in the first 6 months after release. New Panasonic camcorders drop in price by an average of 6% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. On a typical new Panasonic camcorder costing £1,231, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average £69.

Manufacturer's Description

Newly Developed High Sensitivity Sensor and Crystal Engine Pro.

- 28mm Wide.

Angle with Intelligent 50x Zoom and Optical 21x Zoom.

Real Time Broadcasting with Simultaneous Full.

HD Recording.

Home Monitoring and NFC (Near Field Communication).

- 5.

Axis HYBRID O.I.S.+ and Level Shot Function.

- 1080 Horizontal TV Lines ResolutionThe combination of the newly developed High Sensitivity Sensor and the Crystal Engine Pro, with its superb noise reduction performance, records bright, high-quality, and low-noise images in both bright and dim lighting situations. Beautiful images can be recorded under a variety of situations, including indoor shooting and night scenery shooting.

The wide shooting range expands the breadth of photographic expression, extending from 28mm wide angle to Intelligent 50x zooming. This makes it possible to capture everything from panoramic scenery to telephoto images for obtaining dynamic images of subjects at a distance.

The Wi.

Fi function enables real-time broadcasting of important events via Ustream to share images worldwide, while recording in Full.

HD. There is also a function to send e-mail to notify the start of streaming to preregistered e-mail addresses. The NFC achieves one-touch connection with a smartphone. There is no need for cumbersome settings. Home Monitoring lets users check on pets or family at home from the outside. They can even speak to their pets or family while viewing them on the screen, and record images remotely from a smartphone.

The HC.

V720 is also equipped with Level Shot Function, in addition to the 5.

Axis HYBRID O.I.S.+ that thoroughly suppresses blurring over the entire shooting range. Level Shot Function automatically detects and corrects the tilting of captured images. It records crisp, clear and more horizontal images with reduced blur even if when shooting in an unstable or awkward position such as low-angle or high-angle shooting.

Horizontal resolution of 1080 TV lines makes it possible to shoot high-resolution Full.

HD images that express even extremely small details.

Panasonic HC-V720 Manuals and Brochures

4.2 Stars

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15% of Customers Would Recommend
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Panasonic HC-V720 Specification

Key Features
Optical Zoom
Weight
Total Megapixels
Max Video Resolution
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Filter Size
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (F-F)
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Image Sensor
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (Image)
Effective Megapixels (Movie)
Storage
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
Outdoor White Balance
Indoor White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-in Flash
Built-in Light
Shutter
Shutter Speed (Video)
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-in Display
Display Resolution (Numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
On Screen Display (OSD)
Minimum Illumination
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Design
Colour
Still Image
Still Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-in Microphone
Built-in Speaker(s)
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Microphone in
PictBridge
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Out
Mini HDMI Port
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Battery
Battery Capacity
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
AC Adapter Included
Quick Start Guide
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Warranty Card
Other Features
AV Output

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

hcv720

Barcodes

00025232721429, 05025232721375, 05025232721412, 05025232721429, 05025232721443, 05025232721467, 05025232721474, 05053973017358, 08421152734674, 08594031680307

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