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Panasonic HC-V727
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Panasonic HC-V727 Camcorder

17.52MP 1/2.33 277g Feb 2013
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Panasonic Camcorders Have Good Reviews

Big total megapixels video cameras built by Panasonic have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all camcorders (not just big total megapixels video cameras) and found that Panasonic also has good ratings across its entire range.

Full HD

Full HD

Unlike most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the HC-V727 which are not Full HD, the HC-V727 is Full HD.

Alternative Full HD camcorders currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the HDR-PJ580VE[pl_409855_price], the NEX-VG20[pl_1137845_price], or the HDR-AS15[pl_1456659_price] all from Sony.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HC-V727, the HC-V727 has an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other camcorders 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-V727 has an HDMI, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the HC-V727.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative camcorders with an HDMI currently available including the Sony HDR-PJ650[plb_1610617_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 21 times zoom factor, the HC-V727 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years. Big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago have optical zooms of between 3x and 23x, and the average optical zoom is 12x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 21x (optical) video cameras currently available including the Panasonic HC-V707[plb_1350701_price] which has better reviews.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The HC-V727 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than the SDHC compatible memory cards supported by most camcorders of this age and spec. This 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).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all video cameras of this type and age.

An MS Pro-HG compatible memory cards is the worst supported memory card type across comparable types of camcorder.

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

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Has a Built-In Display

The HC-V727 has a built-in display, as do most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HC-V727.

We compared all the other video cameras with a built-in display to this camcorder and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ650[plb_1610617_price], and the Panasonic HC-W850[plb_2203540_price] is also worth considering.

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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 typical of many video cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of only 1.8, the HC-V727 has a quite low minimum aperture number compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as the HC-V727. Across all the camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HC-V727 the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.1 to 11, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.8.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

When compared to other video cameras that have been available for more than two years, the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the HC-V727 of 729.6 millimeters is one of the longest. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of video cameras of a similar age and type to the HC-V727 is 330mm.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

With a minimum illumination of only 1 lux, the Panasonic HC-V727 has a fairly small minimum illumination compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the HC-V727. Big total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as the HC-V727 have minimum illuminations of between 1lx and 17lx.

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Has Four White Balances

The HC-V727 has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on camcorders that were launched more than two years ago. The white balances "Cloudy", "Manual" 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 big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HC-V727 does not have an interchangeable lens, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available 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 camcorder and we think the NEX-VG20[pl_1137845_price], or the NEX-VG30[pl_1543923_price] both from Sony is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The Panasonic HC-V727 is not 3D. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the HC-V727 are also not 3D.

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

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other camcorders of this type and age, the Panasonic HC-V727 does not have a built-in projector.

Alternative camcorders which also have a built-in projector that you might also want to consider include the HDR-PJ580VE[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-V727 does not have a night mode, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the HC-V727 also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the HC-V727, the HC-V727 is not waterproof.

If you are looking for a video camera that is waterproof then you might also want to consider the Panasonic HX-WA30[plb_1874367_price] which is also higher rated.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-V727

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This Panasonic camcorder was released over four years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

The HC-V727 has a pretty typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the HC-V727.

We compared all the other 3" screen size camcorders to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the JVC GC-PX100[plb_1725509_price], and the Sony HDR-PJ580VE[plb_409855_price] is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider 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

At 277 grams, the HC-V727 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 60 times zoom factor, the HC-V727 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the HC-V727.

If you want a video camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the FDR-AXP33[pl_2697198_price] (120x), or the FDR-AX100[pl_2109545_price] (160x) both from Sony or the Panasonic HX-WA3[plb_1895953_price] (120x) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Filter Size
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
Indoor White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Shutter
Shutter Speed (photo)
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Maximum Video Resolution
Dual Shot (video & Photo)
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
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Bundled Software
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Warranty Card
Other Features
Photo Mode
Windows Operating Systems Supported
AV Output

Expert Reviews

9 June 2013

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hcv727es, hcv727egt, hcv727egs, hcv727eg-s, 5025232721382, panasonic 5025232721382
Barcodes 00025232721382, 00025232721405, 05025232721382, 05025232721399, 05025232721405

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