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Panasonic HC-V720
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Panasonic HCV720EBK Camcorder

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17.52MP 1/2.33 277g Mar 2013
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12 Reasons For

Panasonic Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 112 expert and user reviews, Panasonic has good ratings for its camcorders. Panasonic also has good ratings specifically for its big total megapixels video cameras compared to other manufacturers.

Full HD

Full HD

The Panasonic HC-V720 is Full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HC-V720 are not Full HD.

There are a number of other Full HD camcorders currently available that you might also want to consider including the HDR-PJ580E[pl_409855_price], the NEX-VG20[pl_1137845_price], or the HDR-AS15[pl_1456659_price] all from Sony which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic HC-V720 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HC-V720 also have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Panasonic HX-WA30[plb_1874367_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The HC-V720 has an HDMI, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HC-V720.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative camcorders with an HDMI currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ650[plb_1610617_price], or the Panasonic HX-WA3[plb_1895953_price].

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

At 21 times zoom factor, the HC-V720 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years. The optical zooms of similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HC-V720 range from 3x to 23x, and the average optical zoom is 12x.

We compared this video camera to all the other 21x (optical) video cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HC-V707[plb_1350701_price] is also worth considering.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The Panasonic HC-V720 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than the SDHC compatible memory cards supported by most big total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Panasonic video camera also supports an SD compatible memory cards. 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 compatible memory cards is in fact the best supported memory card type across all big total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the HC-V720.

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

The HC-V720 has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the HC-V720.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ650[plb_1610617_price], or the Panasonic HC-W850[plb_2203540_price].

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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 the most frequently found maximum image resolution on big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 960 x 540|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and type.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

Big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years have minimum illuminations of between 1lx and 17lx, and the average minimum illumination is 5.2lx. The HC-V720 has a fairly small minimum illumination (only 1 lux) compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Three White Balances

The HC-V720 has a greater number of white balance modes than most big total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as it. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years. The white balances "Cloudy" and "Sunny" are also found on this Panasonic video camera.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.33" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras of this spec and age.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Panasonic HC-V720 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens to this video camera and we think the NEX-VG20[pl_1137845_price], or the NEX-VG30[pl_1543923_price] both from Sony which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Most big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are not 3D. The HC-V720 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you would prefer a video camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the Panasonic HC-V707[plb_1350701_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HC-V720 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HC-V720 also do not have a built-in projector.

Alternative video cameras which also have a built-in projector that you might also want to look at include the HDR-PJ580E[pl_409855_price], the HDR-PJ650[pl_1610617_price], or the HDR-PJ810[pl_2109575_price] all from Sony.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HC-V720 does not have a night mode, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The HC-V720 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

Video cameras which are waterproof that might be worth considering include the Panasonic HX-WA30[plb_1874367_price].

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The Panasonic HC-V720 has one of the lower effective megapixels (image)s (only 4.14 megapixels) amongst camcorders of this age. The average effective megapixels (image) of video cameras of a similar spec and age to the HC-V720 is 10MP, and the effective megapixels (image)s range from 2MP to 17MP.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

With an effective megapixels (movie) of only 4.14 megapixels, the Panasonic HC-V720 has one of the lower effective megapixels (movie)s amongst camcorders of this age. The lowest effective megapixels (movie) of camcorders that have been around for more than two years is 1.1MP, the highest is 17MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 9.3MP.

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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 typical of many video cameras of this age and spec.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

Panasonic released the HC-V720 over four years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Panasonic HC-V720 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HC-V720.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen size video cameras currently available that you might want to consider including the Sony HDR-PJ580E[plb_409855_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Panasonic HC-X920[plb_1974849_price] (3.5"), or the Sony FDR-AX100[plb_2109545_price] (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Panasonic HC-V720 has a fairly typical weight (277 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HC-V720.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 60 times zoom factor, the HC-V720 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

If you would prefer a camcorder with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the FDR-AXP33[pl_2697198_price] (120x), the HDR-PJ810[pl_2109575_price] (160x), or the FDR-AX100[pl_2109545_price] (160x) all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Filter Size
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
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 of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Microphone in
S-Video Out
PictBridge
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Battery
Battery Capacity
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Bundled Software
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Warranty Card
Other Features
AV Output

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

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

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Panasonic HC-X920 vs Panasonic HC-V720

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£ 419.00 £429.00
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Hugely Bigger Minimum Illumination
9x Smaller Optical Zoom

Panasonic HC-X1000 vs Panasonic HC-V720

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£ 1,734.00 £429.00
Higher Battery Capacity
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Higher Megapixel Count
Significantly Higher Movie Megapixel Count
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£ 1,061.00 £429.00
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