Panasonic HC-V700 reviews: SD Card storage Full HD 3D camcorder

18 customer reviews

+ This camcorder scores high on image quality. - It has no outstanding negative points.

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9.1 out of 10 based on 18 reviews.
Panasonic HC-V700: Horizontally held, 3D, 21x optical zoom camcorder using SDXC card. See full product description

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stephen, Buckie Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Nice and light, compact, brilliant quality video and stills
a robust little camcorder
Bad points:
Battery life is very poor, does not come with an SD card
a viewfinder might be useful in bright sunlight
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Battery life 3.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 29 Aug 2012

Barry, Stoke-on-Trent Experienced amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Excellent picture quality. Very light. With the £50 cash back from Panasonic this camera becomes value for money. This camera is a "Which" best buy and this is what first made me look at the product. Having undergone "Which" tests, and achieving good results is reassuring. The anti-shake mechanism is excellent. I am still learning about the editing software that came with this camera but it looks as though it provides a good basic/ enthusiast level of use.
Bad points:
Picks up lots of wind noise. Zoom control can sometimes be heard. No viewfinder in common with most cameras these days. No headphone socket. Requires the most up to date computer and software. I discovered too late that it is not compatible with Windows XP media centre software. My card reader will not read the cards used with this camera. I have had to update loads of stuff to use this camera.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 8.0
Battery life 6.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 27 Aug 2012

Katharine, Rotherham Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
High image quality and easy to use also it has a mic input
Bad points:
Could have more battery life if shooting a film over half an hour when having to reshoot a lot of scenes which is quite often
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 5.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 9.0
Sound quality 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 26 Oct 2012

Paul, Huddersfield Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Light weight
Easy to setup and use without reference to handbook
Good image quality
Useful wideangle zoom lens
Bad points:
Touch screen sometimes a little imprecise and unresponsive.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Sound quality 7.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 14 Nov 2012

Paul, Bromsgrove Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Great Image Stabilisation, incredible zoom, Pre- video and image quality
Bad points:
Position of controls could be better... I have large hands and find it difficult to operate Zoom and record buttons... although these functions can be done on the touch screen which is useful.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 10 Jul 2012

Michael, Crowthorne Berks Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
good hand focus . the use of sound attachments. very light
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Battery life 5.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Dec 2012

Patricia, Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
image clarity
Bad points:
sound quality
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Sound quality 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Dec 2012

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Product Features

Resolution quality Full HD
3D Yes
Optical zoom ratio 21
Media format SD Card
Media format SDHC Card
Media format SDXC Card
Connections HDMI
Connections USB
Type of memory card SDXC
Shape of camcorder Horizontally held
Digital zoom ratio 1500
Type of image stabiliser Optical Image Stabiliser
Widescreen recording Yes
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1
Weight (g) 270
Screen size (Inches) 3
Maximum aperture telephoto 3.5
Maximum aperture wide 1.8
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 28
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 717.4
Type of chip CMOS
Release date 2012-03-28

Also known as: Panasonic HC V700, Panasonic V700, HC-V700

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Manufacturer's Description

  • Newly Developed High Sensitivity Sensor
  • 28mm Wide-Angle* and Intelligent 46x Zoom * 35mm camera equivalent.
  • Blur-Free Images with HYBRID O.I.S. +
  • 3D Recording and 2D to 3D Conversion
  • AVCHD Progressive Compliant 1080/50p Recording
  • Advanced Highlight Playback

Full HD Camcorder HC-V700 – Stunning Image Quality with Newly Developed High Sensitivity Sensor, 28mm Wide-Angle and Intelligent 46x Zoom*

Panasonic’s newly developed High Sensitivity Sensor portrays brightly lit scenes beautifully, and also captures dimly lit scenes with crisp, bright images and minimal noise. It produces stunning images in all kinds of situations, such as shooting indoors and at night. Because the pixels of this sensor are densely aligned, Intelligent Resolution Technology can be used when the Intelligent 46x Zoom exceeds the optical 21x zoom level, while maintaining the HD pixel count for high-powered zoom shots with incredible beauty.

The HC-V700 feature a 28mm wide-angle* setting and ultra-telephoto Intelligent 46x Zoom. The 28mm wide-angle* is especially convenient for recording indoors or in tight spaces. It makes it possible to shoot at a close distance from the subject while fitting both the subject and the surrounding area into the frame. The Intelligent Zoom incorporates the Image Processing LSI “Crystal Engine PRO”, a super-high resolution technology to achieve ultra-telephoto 46x shooting beyond the optical zoom range of 21×. * 35mm camera equivalent.

HYBRID O.I.S. + uses five-axis correction to thoroughly suppress blurring all the way from wide-angle shots to powerful zoom shots. It also achieves superb effects when shooting while walking. This lets the user capture crisp, clear images, without blurring, in almost every shooting situation. This revolutionary five-axis correction function corrects the kind of roll direction hand-shake that often occurs when shooting while walking, in addition to horizontal, vertical, yawing, and pitching four-axis correction.

3D images can be taken with the HC-V700 by simply mounting a 3D Conversion Lens.* Even scenes that have already been watched several times take on a fresh new excitement with the lifelike depth, texture and leaping effects of 3D. And even without mounting the 3D Conversion Lens, images shot in 2D can be converted to 3D by the image processing of the new 2D to 3D Conversion Function for viewing on a TV. * The optional set of VW-CLT2 3D Conversion Lens and Step-up Ring are required for shooting 3D images.

1080/50p recording (Full-HD 1920 × 1080, 50 progressive recording) at a 28-Mbps bit rate conveys about twice the information of 1080i (interlace) recording to produce ultimately beautiful image quality. It minimizes afterimages and flickering caused by subject motion, and renders crisp, detailed images with smooth-looking motion even when shooting a fast-moving subject in a sports event. The progressive recording fully complies with the new AVCHD Progressive standard.


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