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Panasonic HC-V727 Camcorder

17.52MP 1/2 277g Mar 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Panasonic has excellent camcorder reviews
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI

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Panasonic Has Excellent Camcorder Reviews

We checked 338 expert and owner reviews (including 86 verified purchases) for Panasonic camcorders and found that on average Panasonic has excellent ratings. We also found that Panasonic has excellent ratings specifically for its big total megapixels video cameras. 89% of those that bought a Panasonic camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Four Years Ago

This Panasonic video camera was released in March 2013.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the HC-V727 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen size video cameras currently available including the Panasonic HX-DC3 which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Panasonic HC-X920 (£679.99) (3.5" and higher rated), or the Sony HDR-CX900 (£907.70) (3.5" and higher rated).

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

At 277 grams, the HC-V727 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HC-V727 supports HDMI. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera also support HDMI.

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Has a Microphone in

The Panasonic HC-V727 has a microphone in, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The HC-V727 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera also have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other video cameras with an image stabilizer to this camcorder and we think because of its better review score, the Panasonic HX-WA30 is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 21 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HC-V727 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec. Video cameras of this type and age have optical zooms of between 1x and 25x, and the average optical zoom is 13x.

We compared this camcorder to all the other 21x (optical) camcorders and we think the Panasonic HC-V707 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 60 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HC-V727 has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this camcorder.

Camcorders with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth looking at include the FDR-AXP33 (£949.99) (120x and higher rated), or the HDR-PJ810 (160x and higher rated) both from Sony or the Panasonic HX-WA3 (120x and higher rated).

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 729.6 millimeters, the Panasonic HC-V727's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is one of the longest amongst video cameras of a similar age and spec to this camcorder. Across all the camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.7mm to 760mm.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The HC-V727 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this video camera also are Full HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative Full HD camcorders currently available including because of its better review score, the Sony HDR-CX730E.

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Features Dual Shot (video & Photo)

The HC-V727 features dual shot (video & photo), as do most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on big total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Networking

Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Panasonic HC-V727 supports near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other camcorders that have been available for more than two years also support near Field Communication (NFC).

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Features Wi-Fi

The HC-V727 features wi-Fi, as do most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Other Features

Features Photo Mode

The HC-V727 features photo mode, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this video camera.

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Flash

Has a Built-In Flash

The HC-V727 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera.

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White Balance

Features Indoor White Balance

The HC-V727 features indoor white balance, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Panasonic HC-V727 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic HC-V727 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The HC-V727 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

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Has a Batteries Included

The HC-V727 has a batteries included. Most of the other camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera also have a batteries included.

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Still Image

6016 X 3384 Pixels 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 on the market for more than two years.

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Camera

Very Small Minimum Illumination

At only 1 lux, the Panasonic HC-V727 has a fairly small minimum illumination compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The smallest minimum illumination of camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera is 1lx and the biggest is 17lx.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.33" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on video cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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17.52 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 17.52 megapixels sensor video camera.

If this Panasonic video camera total megapixels is too small for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic HC-X1000 (£1,729) (18.91MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Product Identifiers

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

Panasonic HC-V727 Review Sources

To prepare this Panasonic HC-V727 review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 138,553 product attributes, 23,579 camcorder reviews and 1,695,800 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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Panasonic HC-X1000 vs Panasonic HC-V727

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