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Panasonic HX-DC10 Camcorder

16.79MP 1/2 CMOS 12x Aug 2011
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Sensor Type Optical Zoom Release Date
Panasonic video cameras have excellent reviews
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI

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Panasonic Video Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 338 user and expert reviews (including 86 verified purchases) for Panasonic video cameras and found that on average Panasonic has excellent reviews. We also found that Panasonic has excellent reviews specifically for its big total megapixels video cameras. 89% of those that bought a Panasonic video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Panasonic HX-DC10 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

We compared this video camera to all the other 3" screen size video cameras and we think because of their better review scores, the HDR-CX730E, and the HDR-PJ580E both from Sony are also worth considering.

If you would prefer a camcorder with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Sony FDR-AX1 (£3,449) (3.5" and higher rated).

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was August 2011 when Panasonic released the HX-DC10.


Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Panasonic HX-DC10 supports HDMI. Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years also support HDMI.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other camcorders which support HDMI currently available including the Panasonic HX-WA30 which has better reviews.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The HX-DC10 has a DC-in jack. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also have a DC-in jack.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera, the Panasonic HX-DC10 does not support PictBridge.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The HX-DC10 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of other video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to consider including because of its better review score, the Panasonic HX-DC3.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 120 times zoom factor, the HX-DC10 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to this video camera.

We compared this camcorder to all the other 120x (digital) camcorders and we think the Sony HDR-CX730E which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this camcorder digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the HDR-PJ650 (160x and higher rated), the HDR-PJ810 (160x and higher rated), or the HDR-CX900 (£907.70) (160x and higher rated) all from Sony.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 12 times zoom factor, the HX-DC10 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera.

We compared all the other 12x (optical) camcorders to this video camera and we think the Sony HDR-PJ580E which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Camcorders with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Sony FDR-AX1 (£3,449) (20x and higher rated), or the Panasonic HC-W850 (20x and higher rated).

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of camcorders of this spec and age is 2.7mm, the longest is 760mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 270mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 496.8 millimeters, the HX-DC10 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst video cameras of this age.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The HX-DC10 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (38 millimeters) amongst big total megapixels video cameras of this age. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of camcorders of this age and spec is 29mm.

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Flash

Has a Built-In Flash

The Panasonic HX-DC10 has a built-in flash. Most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera also have a built-in flash.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HX-DC10 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic HX-DC10 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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Still Image

4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the HX-DC10 is 4608 x 3456. That's over seven times the still image resolution of the most common still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080 (which 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. Video cameras of this age and spec still image resolution(s)s range from 640 x 480 (worst) to 5472 x 3648 (best).

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|960 x 540|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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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 frequently found maximum video resolution on video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Image Sensor

Fairly High Effective Megapixels (movie)

Across all the big total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera the effective megapixels (movie) range from 1.1MP to 5,100,000MP. The HX-DC10 has one of the higher effective megapixels (movie) (16.02 megapixels) amongst big total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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Fairly High Effective Megapixels (image)

The HX-DC10 has a quite high effective megapixels (image) (16.02 megapixels) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec. The lowest effective megapixels (image) of big total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera is 2MP and the highest is 25MP.

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1" 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 that were launched around the same time as it.

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16.79 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 16.79 megapixels sensor video camera.

If you would prefer a bigger total megapixels then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-AS15 (16.8MP) which is also higher rated.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic vwvbx070ew, panasonic vbx070ew
Barcodes 00885170047136, 05025232627783, 05053460597196

Panasonic HX-DC10 Review Sources

To prepare this Panasonic HX-DC10 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 138,553 product attributes, 23,579 camcorder reviews and 1,695,800 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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44% Higher Battery Capacity
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7.53MP Lower Movie Megapixel Count

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