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Panasonic HC-V720 review

Updated camcorder is big on features

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Product Type
Digital Camcorder
Maximum Video Resolution
1920 x 1080
Touchscreen
No
Number of Image Sensors
1
Effective Image Resolution
4.1 Megapixel
Effective Video Resolution
4.1 Megapixel
HDMI
Yes
Recording Media
Memory Card
Image Stabilization
Electronic, Optical
Optical Zoom
21x
Digital Zoom
1500x
Brand Name
Panasonic
Screen Size
7.6 cm (3")
Video Formats
AVCHD, MP4, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
Recording Formats
Full HD
Built-in Devices
Microphone, Speaker, Flashlight, Video Light
Green Compliant
Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority
REACH
Image Sensor Size
1/2.33"
Maximum Image Resolution
6016 x 3384
Maximum Frame Rate
50 fps
Battery Built-in
No
Battery Rechargeable
Yes
Battery Included
Yes
Audio Channels
Stereo
Wireless LAN
Yes
Display Screen Type
LCD
Image Sensor Type
MOS
Total Camcorder Resolution
17.5 Megapixel
Recommended Illumination
1400 lux
Maximum Video Lines
1080
Interlaced Scan
Yes
Progressive Scan
Yes
USB
Yes
Longest Shutter Speed
1/25 Second
Shortest Shutter Speed
1/8000 Second
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
28 mm to 729.60 mm
Memory Card Supported
Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Height
69.3 mm
Width
60.1 mm
Depth
124.4 mm
Colour
Black
Video System
PAL
Sound System
Dolby Digital
Minimum Illumination
1 lux
Focal Length
2.82 mm to 59.20 mm
Image Formats
JPEG
Audio Formats
AAC
Focus Modes
Auto, Manual
Manufacturer
Panasonic
Product Model
HC-V720
Product Name
HC-V720 HD Camcorder
Aperture Range
f/1.8 to 3.5
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Manufacturer Part Number
HC-V720EB-K
Manufacturer Website Address
http://www.panasonic.co.uk
Marketing Information

All-Round Camcorder Featuring New High Sensitivity Sensor for Clear Images and Wi-Fi Function for Easy Sharing

The combination of the newly developed High Sensitivity Sensor and the Crystal Engine Pro, with its superb noise reduction performance, records bright, high-quality, and low-noise images in both bright and dim lighting situations. Beautiful images can be recorded under a variety of situations, including indoor shooting and night scenery shooting.

The wide shooting range expands the breadth of photographic expression, extending from 28mm wide angle to Intelligent 50x zooming. This makes it possible to capture everything from panoramic scenery to telephoto images for obtaining dynamic images of subjects at a distance.

The Wi-Fi function enables real-time broadcasting of important events via Ustream to share images worldwide, while recording in Full-HD. There is also a function to send e-mail to notify the start of streaming to preregistered e-mail addresses. The NFC achieves one-touch connection with a smartphone. There is no need for cumbersome settings. Home Monitoring lets users check on pets or family at home from the outside. They can even speak to their pets or family while viewing them on the screen, and record images remotely from a smartphone.

The HC-V720 is also equipped with Level Shot Function, in addition to the 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S.+ that thoroughly suppresses blurring over the entire shooting range. Level Shot Function automatically detects and corrects the tilting of captured images. It records crisp, clear and more horizontal images with reduced blur even if when shooting in an unstable or awkward position such as low-angle or high-angle shooting.

Horizontal resolution of 1080 TV lines makes it possible to shoot high-resolution Full-HD images that express even extremely small details.

Package Contents
  • HC-V720 HD Camcorder
  • AC Adaptor
  • AC Cable
  • DC Cable
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • HDMI Cable
  • Shoe Adaptor
  • USB Cable
  • Software CD-ROM
Display Resolution
460800 Pixel
Limited Warranty
1 Year
Weight (Approximate)
277 g
White Balance Modes
  • Auto
  • Indoor1
  • Indoor2
  • Sunny
  • Cloudy
  • White Set

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