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Panasonic HC-WX970 Camcorder

18.91MP 1/2.3 360g MOS BSI Feb 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
LEICA Lens / 8M BSI Sensor / Crystal Engine 4K Picture-in-picture twin camera recording Clear detail in both bright and dark areas More
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9 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

This video camera received an expert rating of 79% from techzilla.it.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

Based on 112 owner and expert reviews, Panasonic has good ratings for its camcorders. Panasonic also has good ratings specifically for its big total megapixels video cameras compared to other brands.

Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HC-WX970, the Panasonic HC-WX970 has an image stabilizer.

There are a number of other video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HC-V770[plb_2778988_price].

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Panasonic HC-VX980[plb_3189443_price], or the JVC GY-HM170[plb_2913297_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

Like most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HC-WX970, the HC-WX970 has an HDMI.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with an HDMI and we think the Panasonic HC-V770[plb_2778988_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative camcorders which also have an HDMI including the Panasonic HC-VX980[plb_3189443_price], or the JVC GY-HM170[plb_2913297_price].

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MOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a MOS BSI sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and type.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The Panasonic HC-WX970 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than the SDHC compatible memory cards supported by most video cameras of this spec and age. This Panasonic camcorder also 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 camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HC-WX970.

An SD compatible memory cards is the worst supported memory card type across comparable types of camcorder.

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

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2160p Supported Video Modes

The Panasonic HC-WX970 has a 2160p supported video modes which is better than most similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to it. Most comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it have a 1080p supported video modes. In addition, this video camera have 1080i and 540p and 720p supported video modess.

A 2160p supported video modes is in fact the best video mode amongst all comparable spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HC-WX970.

A 720p supported video modes is the worst video mode across similar types of camcorder.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the HC-WX970, the HC-WX970 has a built-in display.

Alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available that you might want to consider include the Panasonic HC-V770[plb_2778988_price] which has better reviews.

Other camcorders which also have a built-in display that you might also want to look at include the Panasonic HC-VX980[plb_3189443_price], or the JVC GY-HM170[plb_2913297_price].

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolutions

The HC-WX970 supports a 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions which is higher than most big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than a year ago. Most camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it support a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions. This camcorder also support a video resolutions of 960 x 540 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels.

This video camera's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all similar spec video cameras that came out more than a year ago.

The worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of video camera is 960 x 540 pixels.

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8 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

Most similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the HC-WX970 are not Full HD. The Panasonic HC-WX970 is no exception to this as it too is not Full HD.

If you want a video camera that is Full HD then you might want to consider the Canon XC10[plb_2862344_price].

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most camcorders of a comparable type and age to the HC-WX970 do not have an interchangeable lens. The HC-WX970 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D

The Panasonic HC-WX970 is not 3D. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the HC-WX970 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HC-WX970 does not have a night mode. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the HC-WX970 also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The Panasonic HC-WX970 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other video cameras that were released more than a year ago are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HC-WX970 does not have a built-in projector, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders of this spec and age 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|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is the most commonly found video formats supported on camcorders of this type and age.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

Video cameras of this age and spec have display diagonals of between 2.9" and 3.5", and the average display diagonal is 3.1". At only 3 inches, the HC-WX970 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as the HC-WX970.

Other 3" screen size camcorders currently available that you might want to look at include the Panasonic HC-V770[plb_2778988_price], or the Canon XC10[plb_2862344_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a video camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the JVC GY-HM170[plb_2913297_price] (3.5").

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6 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-WX970

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on video cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This big total megapixels video camera was released over two years ago.

Average Weight

At 360 grams, the Panasonic HC-WX970 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HC-WX970.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Panasonic HC-WX970 has a fairly typical optical zoom (20 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 20x (optical) video cameras currently available including the Panasonic HC-V770[plb_2778988_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 60 times zoom factor, the HC-WX970 has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the HC-WX970.

Video cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic HC-V770[plb_2778988_price] (1,500x) which is also higher rated.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on camcorders of a comparable type and age to it.

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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
Filter Size
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
White Balance
Indoor White Balance
White Balance
Shutter
Shutter Speed (photo)
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
On Screen Display (OSD)
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Lens Hood

Expert Reviews

(1)
13 May 2015

Panasonic 4K HC-WX970 Panasonic si dimostra ancora una volta pronta al futuro con occhio attento alle tendenze del presente. Le possibilità offerte dalla Twin Camera sono divertenti, semplici e...

True 4K camcorder shooting for under 1 000
Second lens lets you record yourself whilst shooting
Comprehensive manual settings with control dial
No lens ring, just a lens dial
Not the bigchip stills camera 4K crossover we're waiting for
Panasonic's HCV 870 offers almost as many features for 250 less

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 30 April 2015 by Dee
Dee would recommend the Panasonic HC-WX970

This product fits our needs and budget. As a small business we made a huge leap coming from basic model GoPro and iPhones. This camera is incredibly easy to work with for us and we are very happy... Read more…

Easy to Use
Zoom rangeperformance
Good Image Stabilization
Great Picture Quality
Great Sound
Poor In Low Light
Falta Correa De Hombro
Complicated To Operate
Only Livecasts To Utream
Wifi Hard To Setup

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Barcodes 05025232808144, 05025232808168

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