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Panasonic HCV770EBK Camcorder

£331.18
12.76MP 1/2 353g Mar 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
One industry award
A top selling product
Reasonably priced
15 Reviews + 1 Award
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Reviews

One Industry Award

The expert at websites Trusted Reviews recommend this Panasonic camcorder and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Excellent Expert Reviews

Camcorder expert review site Trusted Reviews scored this Panasonic video camera 90 out of 100. If all the similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago are ranked by average expert review score then this Panasonic camcorder is in the top 15%.

User Reviews Are Good

This big total megapixels video camera has an average user rating of 81% based on 14 user reviews. Over 77% of reviewers gave this video camera either 4 or 5 stars and 92% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Panasonic Camcorders Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 338 expert and user reviews (including 86 verified purchases), Panasonic has excellent reviews for its camcorders. Panasonic also has excellent reviews specifically for its big total megapixels video cameras compared to other manufacturers. 89% of those that bought a Panasonic camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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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”.


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A Top Selling Product

Across all camcorders, the HC-V770 is one the most popular products currently on the market according to Amazon sales data.

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was March 2015 when Panasonic released the HC-V770.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The HC-V770 has a pretty typical weight (353 grams) compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Lens System

Very Big Digital Zoom

At 1,500 times zoom factor, the HC-V770 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder. Camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder have digital zooms of between 2x and 1,500x.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HC-V770 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 20 times zoom factor, the HC-V770 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of only 1.8, the Panasonic HC-V770 has a fairly low minimum aperture number compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to this camcorder. The average minimum aperture number of big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder is 2.6, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.1 to 11.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.7mm to 760mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 270mm. The HC-V770 has one of the longest maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (752 millimeters) amongst big total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Panasonic HC-V770 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to 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 Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Panasonic HC-V770 has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Touchscreen

The HC-V770 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HC-V770 supports HDMI, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The HC-V770 has a DC-in jack. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder also have a DC-in jack.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The HC-V770 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Microphone in

The HC-V770 has a microphone in. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this video camera also have a microphone in.

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Battery

Very Short Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of only 1 hour, the HC-V770 has a fairly short battery life (max) compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age. The average battery life (max) of camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera is 4.9h, and the battery life (max) range from 0.5h to 40h.

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Average Video Recording Time

With a video recording time of 1 hour, the Panasonic HC-V770 has a relatively standard video recording time compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Panasonic HC-V770 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to this video camera also are Full HD.

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Quite Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

The smallest bitrate at maximum video resolution of camcorders of a comparable age and type to this video camera is 15 Mbit/s, the biggest is 72 Mbit/s, and the average bitrate at maximum video resolution is 35 Mbit/s. With a bitrate at maximum video resolution of 72 megabits per second, the HC-V770 has a quite big bitrate at maximum video resolution compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080|960 x 540 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on big total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Flash

Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The HC-V770 has a shoe mounting point. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder also have a shoe mounting point.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Panasonic HC-V770 does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Networking

Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The HC-V770 supports near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago also support near Field Communication (NFC).

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Does Not Support Bluetooth

The HC-V770 does not support bluetooth. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to this camcorder also do not support bluetooth.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Panasonic HC-V770 features wi-Fi. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder also feature wi-Fi.

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White Balance

Features Indoor White Balance

The HC-V770 features indoor white balance. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder also feature indoor white balance.

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Still Image

5472 X 3648 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic HC-V770 supports a maximum still image resolution of 5472 x 3648. That's over nine times the still image resolution of a 1920 x 1080 camcorder, which is the most frequently found still image resolution supported by video cameras of a similar age and type to this video camera. 1920 x 1080 is also supported by this Panasonic camcorder. This video camera also support still image resolution(s)s of 6528 x 3672, 4736 x 2664, 3984 x 2656, 1728 x 1152, 4896 x 3672, 3264 x 2448 and 640 x 480 and 3264 × 2448.

A 5472 x 3648 still image resolution(s) is in fact the best supported still image resolution across all big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

A 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) is the worst supported still image resolution amongst comparable types of video camera.

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6528 X 3672 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the Panasonic HC-V770 is 6528 x 3672 pixels. That's 18% more maximum image resolution than a 6016 x 3384 pixels camcorder, which is the most common maximum image resolution.

A 6528 x 3672 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the best maximum image resolution across all big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a similar time to this video camera.

The worst maximum image resolution across similar types of video camera is 4000 x 3000 pixels.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The HC-V770 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Panasonic HC-V770 has a batteries included. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago also have a batteries included.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Panasonic HC-V770 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HC-V770 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also have a built-in microphone.

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Camera

Supports On Screen Display (OSD)

The Panasonic HC-V770 supports On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder also support On Screen Display (OSD).

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

At only 1 lux, the HC-V770 has a quite small minimum illumination compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to this video camera. The average minimum illumination of comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this video camera is 4.7lx, and the minimum illuminations range from 1lx to 17lx.

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Image Sensor

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 of a comparable type and age to this camcorder. The effective megapixels (movie) of video cameras of this type and age range from 1.1MP to 5,100,000MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 140,000MP.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and spec.

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12.76 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 12.76 megapixels sensor video camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic v770, hcv770epk
Barcodes 05025232808021, 05025232808069, 05025232808083, 05025232808137

Panasonic HC-V770 Review Sources

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