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Panasonic HC-V720

alaTest has collected and analyzed 216 reviews of Panasonic HC-V720. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the zoom and price. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, but reviews are divided on the battery. Some have doubts about the viewfinder.

usability, portability, image quality, price, zoom

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HC-V720 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HC-V720

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Panasonic HC-V720 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the image quality and zoom are overall positive. The portability and price also get good opinions, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the durability and reliability.

usability, price, portability, zoom, image quality

98% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic V720 Full HD Camcorder - Black (20.4MP, 1920 x 1080P, New MOS High Sensitivity Sensor, 50x Intelligent Zoom) 3 inch LCDPanasonic V720 Full HD Camcorder - Black (20.4MP, 1920 x 1080P, New MOS High Sensitivity Sensor, 50x Intelligent Zoom) 3 inch LCD

2017-10

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HC-V720

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 user reviews of Panasonic HC-V720 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the zoom and design. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the viewfinder. Reviews about the size and battery are mixed.

usability, portability, image quality, design, zoom

viewfinder

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HC-V720 3D Ready 1MOS HD Digital Camcorder with Wi-fi (black)Panasonic HC-V720 3D Ready 1MOS HD Digital Camcorder with Wi-fi (black)

2017-10

Techradar Recommended 2013

Expert review by: Matthew Bolton (techradar.com)

Panasonic HC-V720 review

 

Updated camcorder is big on features

Excellent zoom ; Brilliant image stabilisation ; 1080p at 50fps ; Clever Wi-Fi features

Image quality could be better ; Menus often confusing ; Pretty expensive ; Limited controls for serious users

2013-04

Expert review by: Andrew Unsworth (expertreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic HC-V720 review

 

A good mid-range camcorder with great Wi-Fi features and good image quality for the money

2014-01

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Panasonic HC-V720

 

The Panasonic HC-V720 captures sharp 1080p60 HD video and supports Wi-Fi remote control, earning it our Editors' Choice award.

26x f/1.8-3.5 zoom lens. 20-megapixel still capture. Excellent image stabilization. 1080p60 video capture. Wi-Fi. Mic input.

Pricey. Limited battery life.

Video Quality and Conclusions The V720 uses an image sensor that is large for a camcorder. Others in this class use 1/5.8-inch sensors, but the V720 has a 1/2.3-inch chip, the same size that's found in point-and-shoot cameras. Video quality is...

2013-12

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Panasonic HC-V720 review

 

Wi-Fi controlled via apps ; Arty effects and time-lapse mode ; Great zoom, even when hand-held

Short-lived kit battery

Top marks for footage, zoom and stabilisation, but bring a spare battery

2013-03

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic HC-V720

 

The HC-V720 brings WiFi and 5.1 surround to the middle of Panasonic's range.

Good image quality ; Comprehensive manual controls ; 5.1 surround sound

No headphone minijack

Aside from the single CMOS rather than three, the other key area where the HC-V720 offers a reduced feature set over the flagship HC-X920 is the lack of the multi-purpose lens ring. So most functions must be accessed via the 3in touch-screen LCD. There...

2013-01

Expert review by: Gavin Stoker (macworld.co.uk)

Panasonic HC-V720 review: More features than certain other camcorders of a similar class

 

Stereo sound courtesy of a large front microphone and wider overall proportions have allowed for more features than certain camcorders in its class

More solid feel less plastic-y build than cheaper camcorder rivals, more comprehensive feature set

Broader dimensions means this unit sits less comfortably in the palm than narrower rivals, or is better suited to those with big hands

While the ‘core’ optical zoom here appears comparably modest at 21x, with a focal range stretching from a wide 28mm-729.6mm and a bright f/1.8 maximum aperture, this can be digitally extended via what Panasonic calls its 50x ‘intelligent’ zoom, though...

2013-05

Expert review by: Christopher Snow (reviewed.com)

Panasonic HC-V720

 

The V720 appeals to beginners, but plenty of advanced features are there when you need them.

It's hard to get excited about a camcorder that offers so few performance improvements, but bear with us, because the Panasonic HC-V720—like its predecessor—is a great deal.

2013-03

Expert review by: Paul Davies (telegraph.co.uk)

Panasonic HC-V720 camcorder review

 

Reports of the camcorder's demise are slightly premature, if Panasonic's new range is anything to go by

2013-03

TOP TEN REVIEWS - EXELLENCE

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

Panasonic HC-V720

 

The Panasonic HC-V720 is one of the best HD camcorders on the market not only because of the gorgeous full HD video it can capture, but also because it includes many special features. An integrated memory, built-in Wi-Fi and NFC sharing technology are...

One of the most unique features on any HD camcorder is the HC-V720's NFC technology, which allows you to instantly share video with other devices, like tablets or smartphones, with NFC technology

The battery life is only average

This is one of the best HD camcorders. It is feature-rich with convenient extras for sharing home videos; however, the extras drain the battery quickly.

Consumer review by: Michael (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V720EB-K

 

Great to use fits my large hands.

None yet not had it that long.

2013-12
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1940
Charging source:AC, USB
Number of Batteries Supported:1

Camera

3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:1 / 3
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE / CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POL, SWE, TUR / CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, POL, SWE, TUR / ENG, ESP, FRE

Design

Colour of product:Black / Brown

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):460800
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes

Flash

Built-in Flash: Yes
Built-in light: Yes
Shoe mounting point: Yes

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):4.14
Effective megapixels (movie):4.14
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.33
Sensor Type:CMOS / MOS
Total MegaPixels:17.52

Lens System

Digital Zoom:60
Filter Size:4.6
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):28 - 729.6
Focal length range (f-f):2.82 - 59.2
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:HYBRID
Interchangeable lens: No
Optical Zoom:21

Networking

Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

AV output: Yes
Display Type:LCD
Photo mode: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:HD Writer AE 5.0
Cables included:AC, DC, HDMI, USB / HDMI, USB
Lens hood: No
Quick start guide: Yes
Stylus pen: No
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

HDMI:No / Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out:No / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/2000
Shutter speed (video):1/25 - 1/8000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPEG XR / JPG
Maximum image resolution:6016 x 3384
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480, 1728 x 1152, 1920 x 1080, 3456 x 2304, 4752 x 3168 / 640 x 480,1728 x 1152,1920 x 1080,3456 x 2304,4752 x 3168

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Camera file system:DCF, Exif 2.2
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Memory slots:1

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:960 x 540,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.4
Height :6.93
Weight:277
Width:6.01

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Sunny