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Panasonic HDC-Z10000
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Panasonic HDC-Z10000 Camcorder

9.15MP 1/4.1 1.6kg MOS Mar 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
- Recording Professional-Quality 2D and 3D Images- 3D Macro Shooting Close-ups to 45cm- Manual Functions for Adjusting Images Exactly as Desired- Audio System with XLR Inputs and Linear PCM Audio... More
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Panasonic Has Good Video Camera Reviews

Panasonic medium total megapixels camcorders have good ratings on average and across all video cameras Panasonic is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders of this spec and age.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

Video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDC-Z10000 have display diagonals of between 1.5" and 4", and the average display diagonal is 2.8". With a display diagonal of 3.48 inches, the HDC-Z10000 has one of the larger display diagonals amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Panasonic AG-AC90 (£1,701.19) (3.5"), the JVC GY-HMQ10 (£2,394.00) (3.5"), or the Canon EOS C100 (£2,391.00) (3.5").

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than two years, the Panasonic HDC-Z10000 has an image stabilizer.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The HDC-Z10000 has an HDMI. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HDC-Z10000 also have an HDMI.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative camcorders with an HDMI currently available including the Sony HDR-CX400E which has better reviews.

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1/4.1" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the HDC-Z10000 is 1/4.1". That's 41% more optical sensor size than a 1/5.8" video camera, which is the most common optical sensor size. The worst optical sensor size of all comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDC-Z10000 is 2/3" and the best is 1/2".

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Two Memory Slotss

Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age only have one memory slots, however the HDC-Z10000 has two memory slotss.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The Panasonic HDC-Z10000 supports a better memory card type than most similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to it. This video camera supports an SDXC compatible memory cards, whereas most medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago support an SDHC compatible memory cards. This 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).

An SDXC compatible memory cards is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HDC-Z10000.

A MicroSD (Transflash) compatible memory cards is the worst supported memory card type across similar types of camcorder.

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

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Has Three Cables Includeds

The number of included cables found on the HDC-Z10000 is more than most video cameras that came out around the same time as it. This video camera has a USB cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the HDC-Z10000. The cables includeds "AC" and "Component" are also found on this Panasonic video camera.

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Lithium Battery Technology

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery technology, which is the most frequently found battery technology on medium total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as it.

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

When compared to other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years, the Panasonic HDC-Z10000's display resolution (numeric) of 1,152,000 pixel is one of the highest. Similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDC-Z10000 have display resolution (numeric)s of between 91,000 pixels and 1,200,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 390,000 pixels.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HDC-Z10000 has a built-in display, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HDC-Z10000.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available including because of it's better review score, the JVC GZ-R10.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This camcorder has a 1080i|1080p|540p supported video modes, which is the most commonly found supported video modes on medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly High Effective Megapixels (movie)

Medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than two years have effective megapixels (movie)s of between 0.49MP and 9.9MP. The HDC-Z10000 has a fairly high effective megapixels (movie) (6.57 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the HDC-Z10000.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture Number

The lowest minimum aperture number of camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HDC-Z10000 is 1.1, the highest is 6.8, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.3. The HDC-Z10000 has a fairly low minimum aperture number (only 1.5) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HDC-Z10000.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 960 x 540|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This camcorder has an AVCHD|H.264|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is typical of many medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is the most frequently found display on video cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders of this type and age.

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9 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years, the Panasonic HDC-Z10000 is not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HDC-Z10000, the Panasonic HDC-Z10000 does not have an interchangeable lens.

It is worth considering alternative camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens including the Panasonic HS900 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HDC-Z10000 does not have a night mode, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the HDC-Z10000 also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the HDC-Z10000, the HDC-Z10000 is not waterproof.

If you want a video camera that is waterproof then you might also want to consider the JVC GZ-R15.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other similar spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago, the HDC-Z10000 does not have a built-in projector.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have a built-in projector to this video camera and we think the Sony HDR-PJ530, or the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 (£197.17) is also worth considering.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 2.8, the Panasonic HDC-Z10000 has a fairly low maximum aperture number compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago. The average maximum aperture number of medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 4.7, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 34.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The HDC-Z10000 has one of the shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (only 372 millimeters) amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the HDC-Z10000 is 720mm, and the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 4mm to 1,900mm.

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Heavy

Across all the comparable spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years the weights range from 76g to 3.3kg. With a weight of 1.6 kilograms, the Panasonic HDC-Z10000 is one of the heavier video cameras of a similar type and age to the HDC-Z10000 amongst camcorders of this age.

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Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

The average minimum illumination of video cameras of this spec and age is 3.4lx, and the minimum illuminations range from 0.3lx to 15lx. At 5 lux, the Panasonic HDC-Z10000 has a quite big minimum illumination compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HDC-Z10000

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Panasonic released the HDC-Z10000.

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

At 64 gigabytes, the HDC-Z10000 has a fairly average maximum memory card size compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HDC-Z10000.

There are a number of alternative 64GB maximum memory card size video cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including the GZ-GX1, or the GZ-VX715 (£145.99) both from JVC or the Canon Legria HF S30 which has better reviews.

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Average Digital Zoom

The HDC-Z10000 has a fairly typical digital zoom (120 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the HDC-Z10000.

If this video camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Samsung F90BN (130x), or the JVC GZ-R15 (200x) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Number of CCDs
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Flash
Built-In Flash
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
Minimum Illumination
Supported Aspect Ratios
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Webcam Capability
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
PCM Digital Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Headphone Outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
S-Video Out
XLR in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Bundled Software
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Handheld Remote Control
Stylus Pen
Other Features
Auto Focus
Manual Focus
Photo Mode
Wireless Connection

Expert Reviews

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Ergonomics
Strong 3D and 2D features
1080 60p in 2D
3D convergence controls and onscreen display
Excellent 3MOS sensors
A tad pricey
Limited ability to edit 3D files
Touchscreen subject to fingerprints and smearing
Pricey compared to consumer models
Shutter speed only controlled via LCD

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic 2d3, panasonic 2d3d, panasonic hdcz10000, panasonic hdcz10000k, panasonic hdcz10000p, panasonic hdcz10000e, panasonic hdcz10000pz, panasonic pnchdcz10000, panasonic pnchdcz10000p, panasonic pnchdcz10000pz
Barcodes 00885170075375, 04984824944268, 05025232653232, 05025232672912

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