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Panasonic HDC-Z10000 Camcorder

9.15MP 1/4 1.6kg Mar 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Excellent brand
Fairly large display diagonal
Has an image stabilizer
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Excellent Brand

Panasonic is one of the top rated camcorder brands according to average user and expert review score data that we have collected for all video cameras.


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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was March 2012 when this video camera was released.


Storage

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of 64 gigabytes, the Panasonic HDC-Z10000 has a relatively average maximum memory card size compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 64GB maximum memory card size camcorders currently available including because of its better review score, the Canon Legria HF S30.

Video cameras with a larger maximum memory card size that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba Camileo X150 (£79) (128GB).

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Two Memory Slots

The HDC-Z10000 is a two memory slots camcorder. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years only have one memory slots.

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Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

At 3.48 inches, the Panasonic HDC-Z10000 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder. Camcorders of this age and type have display diagonals of between 1.5" and 4", and the average display diagonal is 2.8".

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Panasonic AG-AC90 (£1,418.95) (3.5"), the JVC GY-HMQ10 (£2,394) (3.5"), or the Canon EOS C100 (£1,999) (3.5").

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of video cameras of a comparable type and age to this camcorder is 91,000 pixels and the highest is 1,200,000 pixels. At 1,152,000 pixel, the HDC-Z10000 has a very high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Has a Touchscreen

The HDC-Z10000 has a touchscreen. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also have a touchscreen.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HDC-Z10000 supports HDMI, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera.

There are a number of other video cameras which support HDMI currently available that you might want to consider including the Sony HDR-CX330 which has better reviews.

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Has an XLR in

The Panasonic HDC-Z10000 has an XLR in. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder also have an XLR in.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Panasonic HDC-Z10000 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDC-Z10000 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as this video camera.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 120 times zoom factor, the HDC-Z10000 has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

If this camcorder digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Samsung F90BN (130x and higher rated), or the JVC GZ-R15 (200x and higher rated).

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Quite Low Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of medium total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago is 2.3, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.1 to 6.8. The HDC-Z10000 has one of the lower minimum aperture numbers (only 1.5) amongst similar spec video cameras of this age.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

The HDC-Z10000 has a fairly low maximum aperture number (only 2.8) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.3 to 34, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.7.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The HDC-Z10000 is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to this video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 960 x 540|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and type.

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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 the most commonly found maximum video resolution on camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Camera

Supports On Screen Display (OSD)

The Panasonic HDC-Z10000 supports On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this camcorder.

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Networking

Does Not Support Bluetooth

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to this video camera, the Panasonic HDC-Z10000 does not support bluetooth.

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Does Not Feature Wi-Fi

The HDC-Z10000 does not feature wi-Fi, unlike most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this video camera which feature wi-Fi.

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Other Features

Does Not Have a Wireless Connection

The Panasonic HDC-Z10000 does not have a wireless connection, unlike most of the other camcorders of this type and age which have a wireless connection.

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Features Manual Focus

The HDC-Z10000 features manual focus, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Features Auto Focus

The HDC-Z10000 features auto focus. Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also feature auto focus.

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Features Photo Mode

The HDC-Z10000 features photo mode. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder also feature photo mode.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Panasonic HDC-Z10000 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder also have a handheld remote control.

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Has a Batteries Included

The HDC-Z10000 has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The HDC-Z10000 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this video camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The HDC-Z10000 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder also do not have a built-in flash.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HDC-Z10000 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HDC-Z10000 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a built-in microphone.

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Still Image

Only 2304 X 1296 Still Image Resolution

The HDC-Z10000 supports a maximum still image resolution of 2304 x 1296. That's 41% less still image resolution than the most frequently found still image resolution(s) of 2592 x 1944. This video camera also supports a still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080. Across all video cameras that have been available for a similar time to this video camera the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Only 2304 X 1296 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the Panasonic HDC-Z10000 is 2304 x 1296 pixels. That's 56% more maximum image resolution than the most common maximum image resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels. The worst maximum image resolution of all similar spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 6784 x 3816 pixels.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

With a weight of 1.6 kilograms, the HDC-Z10000 is one of the heavier medium total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age. The average weight of medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 370g, and the weights range from 50g to 2.8kg.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/4.1" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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9.15 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 9.15 megapixels sensor camcorder.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 9.15MP sensor camcorders currently available including the Panasonic HS900 which has better reviews.

If this camcorder total megapixels is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the HDR-CX400E (9.2MP and higher rated), the HDR-PJ530 (£429) (9.2MP and higher rated), or the HDR-CX330 (9.2MP and higher rated) all from Sony.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 05025232653232

Panasonic HDC-Z10000 Review Sources

To prepare this Panasonic HDC-Z10000 review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,287 product attributes, 24,577 camcorder reviews and 2,150,700 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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