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Panasonic HC-VXF999 Camcorder

18.9MP 1/2 396g Jan 2016
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Panasonic video cameras have excellent reviews
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI

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Panasonic Video Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 339 expert and owner reviews (including 85 verified purchases) for Panasonic video cameras and found that on average Panasonic has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Panasonic has excellent reviews 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.


Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Panasonic HC-VXF999 supports HDMI, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camcorder.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Panasonic HC-VXF999 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camcorder.

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Has a Microphone in

The HC-VXF999 has a microphone in, as do most of the other video cameras that were released more than a year ago.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic HC-VXF999 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder is 4x and the biggest is 1,500x. At 250 times zoom factor, the HC-VXF999 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to this video camera.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder is 10x, the biggest is 20x, and the average optical zoom is 16x. When compared to other video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder that we have assessed, the HC-VXF999's optical zoom of 20 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

There are a number of alternative 20x (optical) camcorders currently available which you might also want to look at including the HC-VX870 (£489.00), or the HC-WX970 (£849.99) both from Panasonic which has better reviews.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The HC-VXF999 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera also are Full HD.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Panasonic HC-VXF999 supports a higher video resolution than most camcorders of a similar spec and age to it. This Panasonic video camera supports a 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions, whereas most big total megapixels video cameras that were released one year ago support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolutions. This camcorder also supports a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all big total megapixels video cameras that came out more than a year ago.

Amongst similar types of camcorder the worst supported video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Very Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

The bitrate at maximum video resolutions of camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this video camera range from 16 Mbit/s to 72 Mbit/s, and the average bitrate at maximum video resolution is 53 Mbit/s. When compared to other video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera that we have assessed the bitrate at maximum video resolution of, the Panasonic HC-VXF999's bitrate at maximum video resolution of 72 megabits per second is one of the biggest.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The HC-VXF999 has a higher maximum video resolution than most camcorders of a similar spec and age to it. This video camera has a 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution, whereas most big total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to it have a 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best maximum video resolution amongst all video cameras of a comparable type and age to this video camera.

The worst maximum video resolution across similar types of camcorder is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Image Sensor

Very High Effective Megapixels (image)

When compared to other big total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera, the effective megapixels (image) of the Panasonic HC-VXF999 of 25.9 megapixels is one of the highest. The average effective megapixels (image) of similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera is 12MP, and the effective megapixels (image) range from 7MP to 26MP.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable spec and age to it.

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White Balance

Features Outdoor White Balance

The Panasonic HC-VXF999 features outdoor white balance. Most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as this video camera also feature outdoor white balance.

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Features Indoor White Balance

The HC-VXF999 features indoor white balance. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released more than a year ago also feature indoor white balance.

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Flash

Has a Built-In Light

The Panasonic HC-VXF999 has a built-in light, as do most of the other camcorders that were launched more than a year ago.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The HC-VXF999 has a shoe mounting point. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder also have a shoe mounting point.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The HC-VXF999 does not have a built-in flash, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to this camcorder also do not have a built-in flash.

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Networking

Features Wi-Fi

The HC-VXF999 features wi-Fi, as do most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The HC-VXF999 has a batteries included, 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 Microphone

The HC-VXF999 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HC-VXF999 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The HC-VXF999 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this camcorder.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of camcorders of this age and type range from 2.9" to 3.5", and the average display diagonal is 3.2". With a display diagonal of only 2.95 inches, the HC-VXF999 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst big total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The HC-VXF999 has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) (only 800 pixels) amongst similar spec video cameras of this age. Video cameras of this spec and age have display resolutions (numeric) of between 460 pixels and 1,600,000 pixels.

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Battery

Very Short Video Recording Time

Across all the video cameras of a similar type and age to this camcorder the video recording times range from 1h to 10h, and the average video recording time is 3.5h. With a video recording time of only 1.083 hours, the HC-VXF999 has a quite short video recording time compared to most of the other camcorders that were released one year ago.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2017 when Panasonic released the HC-VXF999.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

At 396 grams, the HC-VXF999 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

If you would consider a camcorder with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Panasonic HC-VXF990 (£649.00) (396g).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic hcvxf999egk, panasonic k25p
Barcodes 05025232837120

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HC-WX970 vs HC-VXF999

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£ 849.99 £0.00
Higher Display Resolution
18% Smaller
Lighter
Marginally Smaller
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Smaller Digital Zoom

HC-VX980 vs HC-VXF999

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£ 539.99 £0.00
Higher Display Resolution
Hugely Bigger Digital Zoom
18% Smaller
13% Lighter
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HC-V770 vs HC-VXF999

Panasonic HC-V770 vs Panasonic HC-VXF999
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£ 331.18 £0.00
Higher Display Resolution (numeric)
Bigger Digital Zoom
13% Lighter
0.05" Larger Display Diagonal
Four Times Lower Effective Megapixels (image)
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