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75

Kagoo Score

Panasonic HC-V720

Panasonic HC-V720
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Our Verdict:
A high image quality 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
21x 277g 17.52MP 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels May 2013
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Panasonic HC-V720 Review

With outstanding reviews and excellent features, we have ranked the Panasonic HC-V720 number 264 across all camcorders.
92
Reviews
18 Reviews + 4 Awards
89
Features
Fully-Featured
60
Age
5 Years Old
71
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has very good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 83%, based on 18 reviews. This camcorder has received four awards including a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews plus two other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag. Looking across the entire KitVision video camera range, the average reviews for all KitVision 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
Bigger than average optical zoom
Larger than average optical sensor size
Has an image stabilizer
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

Panasonic HC-V720 Video Reviews

Panasonic HC-V720 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Four industry awards

Amongst video cameras, this video camera is one of the most highly awarded.

This Panasonic video camera was given a "Recommended" award by websites Trusted Reviews, Techradar and Techradar.com/au/ all of whom thought that this camcorder was very good.

This video camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from website PC Mag who said that this camcorder was terrific.

Good expert reviews

13 experts from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus have rated this camcorder on average 83 out of 100.

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Panasonic has very good reviews for its video cameras

We checked 496 expert and owner reviews (including 131 verified purchases) for Panasonic camcorders and found that on average Panasonic has very good ratings compared to other brands. 87% of those that bought a Panasonic video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Features

Bigger than average total megapixels

The HC-V720's total megapixels of 17.5MP is bigger than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 8% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The smallest total megapixels of video cameras is 0.3MP, the biggest is 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.7MP.

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Average weight

The weight of the Panasonic HC-V720 of 277g is relatively standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the heaviest 59% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Bigger than average optical zoom

The optical zooms of video cameras range from 1x to 78x, and the average optical zoom is 18x. The Panasonic HC-V720's optical zoom of 21x is bigger than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 35% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution

This video camera 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

Video cameras have optical sensor sizes of between 0.12" and 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37". The optical sensor size of the HC-V720 of 0.429" is in the largest 30% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Has an image stabilizer

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

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Very small digital zoom

The digital zoom of the HC-V720 of only 60x is smaller than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is smaller than 65% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. Video cameras have digital zooms of between 1x and 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 400x.

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Does not support HDMI

The HC-V720 does not support HDMI, unlike 64% of video cameras which support HDMI.

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Average display diagonal

The display diagonal of the HC-V720 of 3" is fairly standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the largest 73% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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640 x 480 still image resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the HC-V720 is 640 x 480. That's 85% lower still image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD). §.

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Has a built-in flash

The Panasonic HC-V720 has a built-in flash. 85% of video cameras do not have a built-in flash.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The HC-V720 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 88% of video cameras which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Features wi-Fi

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

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Full HD

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The HC-V720 is Full HD. 60% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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Has a microphone in

The Panasonic HC-V720 has a microphone in, unlike 75% of video cameras which do not have a microphone in.

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Has a built-in microphone

The HC-V720 has a built-in microphone, as do 51% of video cameras.

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Age

Released over five years ago

Panasonic released the HC-V720 in May 2013.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic hcv720ebk, panasonic 1752mp

Barcodes:

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

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