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Panasonic HX-DC10
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Panasonic HX-DC10 Camcorder

16.79MP 1/2.3 CMOS 12x Aug 2011
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Sensor Type Optical Zoom Release Date
- Bright and Stunning Full-HD* Video Shooting with BSI Sensor- 16-Megapixel Still Picture Recording*- Always Optimal Settings with iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode*- 12x Advanced Zoom for Video... More
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13 Reasons For

Panasonic Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Panasonic video cameras and also specifically for Panasonic big total megapixels video cameras and found that in both cases Panasonic had good reviews.

Has an Image Stabilizer

The HX-DC10 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago also have an image stabilizer.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The HX-DC10 has an HDMI. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the HX-DC10 also have an HDMI.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with an HDMI and we think the Panasonic HX-WA30 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly High Effective Megapixels (movie)

The HX-DC10 has one of the higher effective megapixels (movie)s (16.02 megapixels) amongst video cameras of this age. Big total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HX-DC10 have effective megapixels (movie)s of between 1.1MP and 17MP.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The HX-DC10 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than most big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. Most camcorders of this type and age support an SDHC compatible memory cards. In addition, this video camera 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 actually the best supported memory card type across all big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HX-DC10.

The worst supported memory card type amongst comparable types of video camera is MS Pro-HG.

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

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Fairly High Effective Megapixels (image)

The lowest effective megapixels (image) of similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the HX-DC10 is 2MP, the highest is 17MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 10MP. The Panasonic HX-DC10 has a quite high effective megapixels (image) (16.02 megapixels) compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Panasonic HX-DC10 has a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the HX-DC10 also have a built-in display.

Other video cameras with a built-in display currently available which you might want to consider include the Panasonic HX-WA30 which has better reviews.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The highest still image resolution supported by the HX-DC10 is 4608 x 3456. That's over seven times the still image resolution of a 1920 x 1080 video camera, which is the most common still image resolution supported by big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago. 1920 x 1080 is also supported by this video camera. This Panasonic video camera also support still image resolution(s)s of 640 x 480, 1280 x 720 and 1600 x 1200 and 4608 x 2592.

A 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) is in fact the best supported still image resolution across all similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the HX-DC10.

A 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) is the worst supported still image resolution amongst comparable types of video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|960 x 540|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on big total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Has Two Cables Includeds

The HX-DC10 has a greater number of included cables than most video cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This video camera has a USB cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on camcorders that came out more than two years ago. The cables included "AV" is also found on this camcorder.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years is 34mm and the longest is 730mm. At 496.8 millimeters, the HX-DC10 has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Has Two White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the HX-DC10 is more than most comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as it. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on video cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The white balance "Manual" is also found on this Panasonic video camera.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders that have been available for a similar time to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

Most video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are not Full HD. The HX-DC10 is no exception to this as it too is not Full HD.

Camcorders which are Full HD that might be worth considering include the HDR-PJ580VE, the NEX-VG20, or the HDR-AS15 all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HX-DC10 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the HX-DC10 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens to this video camera and we think the NEX-VG20, or the NEX-VG30 both from Sony which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The Panasonic HX-DC10 is not 3D. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years are also not 3D.

If you want a video camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the Panasonic HC-V707.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HX-DC10 does not have a built-in projector, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras of this age and type also do not have a built-in projector.

We think you might also be interested in alternative video cameras which also have a built-in projector including the HDR-PJ580VE, the HDR-PJ650, or the HDR-PJ810 all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Panasonic HX-DC10 does not have a night mode. Most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HX-DC10 also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The HX-DC10 is not waterproof. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age are also not waterproof.

Video cameras which are waterproof that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic HX-WA30.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 38 millimeters, the HX-DC10 has one of the longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst camcorders of this age. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of big total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as the HX-DC10 is 28mm.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HX-DC10

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Display Diagonal

The HX-DC10 has a relatively standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the HX-DC10.

We compared all the other 3" screen size camcorders to this camcorder and we think the HDR-PJ580VE, and the NEX-VG20 both from Sony which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this video camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Sony FDR-AX1 (£3,499.00) (3.5" and higher rated).

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This big total megapixels video camera has been on the market for over five years.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 120 times zoom factor, the HX-DC10 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If this Panasonic camcorder digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HDR-PJ650 (160x), the FDR-AX100 (£1,259.99) (160x), or the HDR-PJ810 (160x) all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 12 times zoom factor, the HX-DC10 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We compared this video camera to all the other 12x (optical) camcorders and we think the Sony HDR-PJ580VE which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this big total megapixels video camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Sony FDR-AX1 (£3,499.00) (20x), or the Panasonic HC-W850 (20x) which also has a higher rating.

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CMOS Sensor Type

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

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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
Interchangeable Lens
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Out
PictBridge
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

12 September 2011

Natürlich gibt es diverse technische Verwandschaften: Beide tragen das Full-HD Logo, können also Video bis 1920 x 1080 px (1080p) aufzeichnen. Beide zeichnen MP4 und iFrame Video sowie JPEG... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic vbx070, panasonic hxdc10, panasonic hxdc10k, panasonic vbx070e, panasonic vbx070ew, panasonic vwvbx070, panasonic vwvbx070e, panasonic vwvbx070ew
Barcodes 00885170047136, 00885170047143, 05025232627783, 05053460597196

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