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Panasonic HC-WX970 Camcorder

£849.99
18.91MP 1/2 360g Sep 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Average expert reviews
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI
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Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

This big total megapixels video camera received a score of 79 out of 100 from expert review website techzilla.it.

Panasonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Video Cameras

We checked 338 owner and expert reviews (including 86 verified purchases) for Panasonic video cameras and found that on average Panasonic has excellent ratings compared to other brands. 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 a Year Ago

This camcorder was released in September 2015.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The HC-WX970 has a pretty typical weight (360 grams) compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the HC-WX970 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Has a Touchscreen

The HC-WX970 has a touchscreen. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than a year also have a touchscreen.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The HC-WX970 is Full HD, as are most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Panasonic HC-WX970 supports a 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions which is higher than most camcorders of this type and age. Most camcorders of a comparable age and type to it support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolutions. This video camera also support a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels and 960 x 540 pixels.

This camcorder's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all camcorders of this type and age.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camcorder is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic HC-WX970 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 20 times zoom factor, the HC-WX970 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

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Average Digital Zoom

The HC-WX970 has a fairly standard digital zoom (60 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camcorder.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HC-WX970 supports HDMI. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this video camera also support HDMI.

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Has a Microphone in

The HC-WX970 has a microphone in, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to this camcorder.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The HC-WX970 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this camcorder.

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White Balance

Features Indoor White Balance

The Panasonic HC-WX970 features indoor white balance, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Camera

Supports On Screen Display (OSD)

The HC-WX970 supports On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other camcorders that have been available for more than a year.

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Networking

Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Panasonic HC-WX970 supports near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Panasonic HC-WX970 features wi-Fi, 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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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HC-WX970 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic HC-WX970 has a built-in microphone, 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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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The HC-WX970 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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18.91 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is an 18.91 megapixels sensor video camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic hcwx970ebk, leica hcwx970ebk, panasonic 30p25p, read hcwx970ebk, read p636952k
Barcodes 00635131601095, 00885170229327, 05025232808144, 05025232808168, 05025232808182

Panasonic HC-WX970 Review Sources

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