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12.76MP 1/2.3 353g MOS BSI Jan 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Optical 20x And High Sensitivity6.03M high picture quality HDR (High Dynamic Range) MovieClear detail in both bright and dark areas Wireless Twin CameraAdd sub camera shots with a smartphone More
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One Industry Award

The reviewer at Trusted Reviews said that concluded that they would recommend this video camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

This Panasonic camcorder received an expert rating of 90% from Trusted Reviews.

User Reviews Are Good

The average user rating of this big total megapixels video camera is 81 out of 100 based on 14 user reviews.

Good Brand

Panasonic big total megapixels video cameras have good ratings on average and across all camcorders Panasonic is one of the better rated manufacturers.

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Reasonably Priced

One Panasonic HC-V770 owner who reviewed it thought it was good value for money. Last year Trusted Reviews mentioned “Good value”.

Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as the HC-V770, the HC-V770 has an image stabilizer.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The HC-V770 has an HDMI, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

Across all the camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HC-V770 the digital zooms range from 12x to 1,500x. At 1,500 times zoom factor, the HC-V770 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HC-V770.

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MOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a MOS BSI sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders that have been around for more than a year.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The Panasonic HC-V770 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than most camcorders that were released more than a year ago. Most camcorders of a similar type and age to it support an SDHC compatible memory cards. In addition, this camcorder 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 video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type across all camcorders of this age and type.

The worst supported memory card type across comparable types of video camera is SD.

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

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Has a Built-In Display

The HC-V770 has a built-in display, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year.

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6528 X 3672 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the HC-V770 is 6528 x 3672 pixels. That's over two times the maximum image resolution of the most frequently found maximum image resolution of 4032 x 2272 pixels.

This camcorder's maximum image resolution (6528 x 3672 pixels) is in fact the best maximum image resolution amongst all similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the HC-V770.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum image resolution is the worst maximum image resolution across similar types of camcorder.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of video cameras of this age and type range from 1.8 to 5.6, and the average minimum aperture number is 3. The Panasonic HC-V770 has one of the lower minimum aperture numbers (only 1.8) amongst big total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080|960 x 540 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Minimum Illumination

Across all the camcorders of a comparable age and type to the HC-V770 the minimum illuminations range from 0.05lx to 2lx. The Panasonic HC-V770 has one of the smaller minimum illuminations (only 1 lux) amongst similar spec video cameras of this age.

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11 Reasons Against

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In the last 46 days the HC-V770 has increased in price by £68.60.

Not Full HD

The HC-V770 is not Full HD, although this is within the context that most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than a year are also not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HC-V770 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The HC-V770 has one of the shorter battery life (max)s (only 1 hour) amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age. The battery life (max)s of similar spec video cameras that have been around for more than a year range from 1h to 7.5h.

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Not 3D

Most video cameras of this spec and age are not 3D. The Panasonic HC-V770 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most camcorders of this spec and age do not have a night mode. The HC-V770 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the HC-V770, the HC-V770 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HC-V770 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec camcorders that were launched more than a year ago also do not have a built-in projector.

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Only AVC Video Formats Supported

This camcorder has an AVCHD|H.264|MP4 video formats supported, which is typical of many big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

Across all the video cameras of this type and age the effective megapixels (image)s range from 6MP to 26MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 12MP. The Panasonic HC-V770 has a fairly low effective megapixels (image) (only 6.03 megapixels) compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the HC-V770.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

At only 6.03 megapixels, the Panasonic HC-V770 has a fairly low effective megapixels (movie) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HC-V770. Across all the camcorders of this type and age the effective megapixels (movie)s range from 6MP to 13MP.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-V770

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that have been available for more than a year.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This Panasonic video camera has been on the market for over two years.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Panasonic HC-V770 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the HC-V770.

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Average Weight

At 353 grams, the HC-V770 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that came out more than a year ago.

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Average Optical Zoom

The HC-V770 has a relatively typical optical zoom (20 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that came out more than a year ago.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many big total megapixels video cameras that came out more than a year ago.

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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
Image Stabilizer Type
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Aperture Number
Filter Size
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Camera File System
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Shoe Mounting Point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
Shutter
Shutter Speed (video)
Shutter Speed (photo)
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
Minimum Illumination
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
S-Video Out
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Video Recording Time
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Projector
Built-In Projector

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Expert Reviews

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14 August 2015

If your budget doesn't stretch to 4K, the Panasonic HC-V770 provides feature-rich and high-quality Full HD video that's sure to impress...

Trusted Reviews

Good value
Comprehensive manual settings with control dial
WiFi connectivity
No lens ring
Small sensor compared to a DSLR
No 4K shooting

User Reviews

(14)
Reviewed 4 April 2015 by BLDAZ
BLDAZ would recommend the Panasonic HC-V770

Been in photography for at least 30 years. Had a Sony and 2 Pany's now. The size of these cameras is phenomenal. There is really no weight to it either. Just videoed a sporting event in San Diego... Read more…

Easy to Use
Great Picture Quality
Great Sound
Large Clear LCD
Good Image Stabilization
Limited Zoom
Reviewed 20 March 2015 by C-brook
C-brook would recommend the Panasonic HC-V770 (Verified Purchase)

After using this camera for a short time, I will say that it has produced impressive picture quality and is very easy to use...

Easy to Use
Good Image Stabilization
Great Picture Quality
Great Zoom
Large Clear LCD
Reviewed 21 July 2015 by Barry Badrinath
Barry Badrinath would recommend the Panasonic HC-V770 (Verified Purchase)

Bought for sister to record wedding reception and festivites. Takes better video than high end smartphones and better than my digital camera. Worked well in low light situations (dancing during... Read more…

Easy to Use
Good in Low Light
Great Picture Quality
Great Sound
Large Clear LCD
Limited Zoom
Reviewed 12 August 2015 by Robbi
Robbi would recommend the Panasonic HC-V770 (Verified Purchase)

Involved in extensive business travel and this item is small, but effective...

Easy to Use
Great Picture Quality
Great Zoom
Large Clear LCD
Zoom rangeperformance
Poor In Low Light
Reviewed 18 June 2015 by Dan
Dan would recommend the Panasonic HC-V770 (Verified Purchase)

I haven't tested all of the bells and whistles, but this s a great little camcorder that takes excellent 60p videos. The stability is phenomenal even at great magnification. I though I would miss... Read more…

Easy to Use
Good Image Stabilization
Good in Low Light
Great Picture Quality
Great Zoom
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Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic v770
Barcodes 05025232808021, 05025232808069, 05025232808083, 05025232808137

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