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Panasonic HC-WX970

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Panasonic HC-WX970

Panasonic HC-WX970
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A fully loaded and highly rated 20x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera
20x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 18.91MP 1" Sep 2015
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Panasonic HC-WX970 Review

With excellent features and reviews, we have ranked the Panasonic HC-WX970 number 219 across all camcorders.
84
Reviews
2 Reviews
92
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Age
2 Years Old
76
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 76?

It has good expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this camcorder to others. HP camcorders also have excellent reviews in general.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better video cameras are available. View the latest camcorders 2018.
It has some great features:
Bigger than average total megapixels
Larger than average optical sensor size
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI
4K video recording with 4k photo mode
Twin camera / wireless twin camera
HDR (high dynamic range) movie

Panasonic HC-WX970 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Average Expert Reviews

This camcorder received a rating of 79 out of 100 from video camera expert review site techzilla.it.

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Panasonic Video Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 417 expert and owner reviews (including 132 verified purchases) for Panasonic video cameras and found that on average Panasonic has very good ratings. 88% of those that bought a Panasonic camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Panasonic released the HC-WX970 in September 2015.

Features

Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels

Camcorders have total megapixels of between 0.3MP and 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP. The Panasonic HC-WX970's total megapixels of 18.9MP is bigger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 95% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras.

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Heavier Than Average

The weight of the HC-WX970 of 360g is heavier than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is heavier than 69% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The average weight of all camcorders is 570g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 7.5kg.

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Larger Than Average Optical Sensor Size

Across all the camcorders the optical sensor sizes range from 0.12" to 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37". The optical sensor size of the HC-WX970 of 0.435" is larger than 81% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the HC-WX970 of 20x is pretty average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 53% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HC-WX970 has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Panasonic HC-WX970's digital zoom of only 60x is smaller than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is smaller than 68% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Across all the camcorders the digital zooms range from 1.5x to 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The HC-WX970 supports HDMI, as do 70% of camcorders.

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Average Display Diagonal

The HC-WX970's display diagonal of 3" is relatively typical compared to most other camcorders. It is larger than 58% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The HC-WX970 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 87% of camcorders which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Features Wi-Fi

The HC-WX970 features wi-Fi. 76% of camcorders do not feature wi-Fi.

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Higher Than Average Effective Megapixels (image)

The effective megapixels (image) of camcorders range from 0.46MP to 25MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.6MP. The effective megapixels (image) of the HC-WX970 of 8.29MP is higher than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is higher than 73% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Microphone in

The Panasonic HC-WX970 has a microphone in, unlike 75% of video cameras which do not have a microphone in.

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Higher Than Average Effective Megapixels (movie)

The effective megapixels (movie) of the HC-WX970 of 8.29MP is higher than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is higher than 78% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The effective megapixels (movie) of camcorders range from 0.41MP to 17MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 4.7MP.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Panasonic HC-WX970 is Full HD. 70% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HC-WX970 has a built-in microphone, as do 54% of video cameras.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic hcwx970ebk, panasonic p636952k, panasonic 30p25p

Barcodes:

00635131601095, 05025232808144, 05025232808168, 05025232808182

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