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Panasonic HCV700M 3D Full HD 28mm Wide Angle SD Camcorder with 16GB Internal Memory (Black)

Panasonic HCV700M 3D Full HD 28mm Wide Angle SD Camcorder with 16GB Internal Memory (Black)
Panasonic HCV700M 3D Full HD 28mm Wide Angle SD Camcorder with 16GB Internal Memory (Black)

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Panasonic HCV700M 3D Full HD 28mm Wide Angle SD Camcorder with 16GB Internal Memory (Black)

Panasonic HCV700M 3D Full HD 28mm Wide Angle SD Camcorder with 16GB Internal Memory (Black)

The top-of-the-line 1MOS camcorders, the Panasonic’s HC-V700 and HC-V700M models, capture stunning indoor and nighttime shots, regardless of dark lighting conditions. Thanks to the High Sensitivity Sensor, which greatly improves image quality in low-light conditions, users can record crisp, bright images with minimal noise whether they are shooting in good light or in poor light. After capture, the user can view the video on an ultra-sharp 460K dot LCD with touch control.Connection: Inputs 1x 1/8″ (3.5mm) Stereo Mini, Outputs: 1x USB 2.0, 1x HDMI C (Mini), 1x A/V, Microphone Input: Yes and no Headphone Jack.What’s in the box: Panasonic 16GB HC-V700M Full HD Camcorder, VW-VBK180 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 1700mAh) , AC Adapter (P/PC – VSK0780) (PU – VSK0781), AC Cable (K2CA2CA00025), AV Multi-Cable (K1HY12YY0016), USB Cable (K2KYYYY00201), Shoe Adapter (VYC1055) , HD Writer AE 4.0 Software CD-ROM and 90-Days Labor & 1-Year Parts Limited Warranty.

  • Full 1920x1080p HD
  • 2D to 3 D conversion
  • 28mm Wide Angle lens

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  1. 88 of 89 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Performance, Great Price- You’ll probably need an LCD shade, April 4, 2012
    The Biting Commentator “Al” (Los Angeles, CA) –
    Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)

    I just received my ‘baby’ today. I’m VERY impressed! I’m sure some of the expensive prosumer cameras can top it, but it’s the best camcorder I’ve ever owned in the consumer/midrange arena! I’ve only used it on full auto so far.

    The colors in the recorded footage filmed in sunlight are nicely saturated, lifelike and vivid. The image stabilization even while zooming is highly effective in all directions. The intelligent zoom image is indistinguishable from the optical portion of the zoom. (I viewed on a 47″ Bravia TV)
    The camera is very light, but feels solid, all buttons and controls have a firm feel to them.

    I was able to shoot great indoor footage with shades drawn, and no lights on! The color was still accurate if a little muted, and there was a little graininess, but that’s to be expected. The low-light image had no excessive noise, no strange orange cast, or washed out cast like my Sony and Sanyo used to produce! With just a little help, such as a 150 watt bulb the indoor picture becomes amazing compared to my older cameras.

    Photographs are OK for a camcorder, but if you’ve been using high MP images or DSLR, then they are NOT impressive as they are only 6MP.

    This version of the Camera only has the one slot, so a decent size SD(HC/XC) card is needed so that you don’t fill it up too quickly.

    If you want a camera that produces superb video without any effort, and can produce great footage in less than ideal lighting, the V700K is a great buy and lives up to its own marketing hype which is rare.

    * Allows in-camera editing of AVCHD clips
    * Auto lens cover
    * Low Light performance is amazing
    * Can be used while plugged into AC Power
    * Image Stabilization(5 axis)actually STABILIZES the IMAGE, unlike my last 2 cameras!
    * Wide-Angle 28mm lens gets more of a scene without moving farther back from subject

    * Included standard battery is only average stamina
    * The LCD is very hard to see in sunlight (Forcing me to order an LCD Hood)
    * Filming a quiet scene I was able to hear zoom lens moving(I did NOT hear fan noise)
    * If you intend to use this outdoors, an LCD shade is a MUST.. I found LCD Hood for Canon DSLR by Cowboystudio to be inexpensive, and effective.

    4/15 Edit: I have uploaded some rudimentary sample vids to youtube, search for V700K or BitingCommentator.

    I added some comments about the Audio, in the comments area.
    I have uploaded images of the camera with the LCD shade in operation, and showing the Built-In Lens Cover, hope all this is helpful for you!
    Uploaded a low light clip from the Auto Museum to my YouTube channel.

    UPDATE 5/15/12
    After one month I’m still happy, but I did witness the Auto White Balance adjustment delay during filming. 2 commenters mentioned this, but until now I never saw it. I’ll try to explain what seemed to trigger the issue. On both occasions I was filming indoors, and my subject matter/lighting source changed drastically – each time with large areas of white in the image. Each time, the camera took about 3-4 seconds to recalibrate and correct the setting, and in each case the end result was correct and stable.

    1st occurrence was camera sitting on my white gas range, which took up most of the image (daytime, but dark room; warm colors). I moved the camera and aimed at the window with BRIGHT sunlight, & lots of green plants, the image first appeared with a blue cast, then Auto White Balance was able to find an appropriate setting to match the sunlight. 2nd occurrence was shooting against white bed linens under very bright, very cool temperature ALZO lights -ALZO Photo Light Bulb – Pack of 4 – CFL 45 watt – Daylight balanced 5500K – pure white light – 2800 Lumens. (Excellent light source, use with a Y adapter socket for bright clean light!) I zoomed in until my girlfriend’s skin-very tan/bronze filled the viewfinder, and when I zoomed back out, the entire image got a blue cast as the white (re)filled the majority of the image. The Auto White Balance again took about 4 seconds, (which feels like forever) to get itself to back to optimal settings, and stayed there.

    My personal verdict on the Auto White Balance is that since it never drifted once it recalibrated itself, and since the Balance settings it chose were spot on, I’m still happy with the camera, and still rate it highly. Also affecting my verdict is that on my other inexpensive cameras Sanyo VPC-GH2, Canon S80, Sony HC45-when the white balance was wrong or changed- the cameras NEVER self-corrected,…

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  2. 85 of 87 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great mid-range consumer HD camcorder; Much better than my DSLR for video purposes, May 9, 2012
    JC (California) –
    (TOP 500 REVIEWER)

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    I havent bought/used a camcorder in 10+ years. However, I do enjoy digital photography as a hobby of mine. For the past 2.5 years I have been shooting with a Pentax K-X DSLR, with either the Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 lens or the Pentax DA 50mm f1.4 prime. The K-x does HD video also so my main comparisons and thoughts will be based on what I had seen the K-x do in terms of video. Decided to ultimately buy a dedicated camcorder b/c the lack of active auto-focus in the K-x was a deal breaker in terms of shooting video of my baby girl

    Comparisons to other camcorders in price range:
    This HC-V700K is Panasonic’s mid-range camcorder, its so-to-speak “top of the line consumer” camcorder (next step up being prosumer, Panasonic X900MK). The HC-V700K is for all intents and purposes the 2012 version of the 2011 TM-90K, a very highly rated camcorder in 2011.

    The two main camcorders i was considering in this price range was this Panasonic V700 and the Canon M500. The Canon M500 is Canon’s 2012 successor to 2011′s M400. The M400 was probably the best rated mid-range camcorder of 2011, most notably touted for its awesome pro-level sensor and low-light capabilities. The Canon M500 retains basically the same sensor and good low-light capabilities.

    Why did I end up choosing the Panasonic over the Canon? To be honest, one reason was price. Currently, the Panasonic could be had for about $100 cheaper than the Canon. I think if both were the same price, I would have gone with the Canon. But $100 is a lot of dough these days, and I felt like from my research the differences in video quality between the Canon and Panasonic were probably not great enough (in my needs) to justify the extra money. Second (now I am just going to rationalize my decision more :) ), the Panasonic has a higher resolution LCD than the Canon. Third, the Panasonic is capable of greater zoom than the Canon. Fourth, based on reviews and comments online I have read, the image stabilization in the Panasonic slightly edges out Canon’s. Based on my own personal experience, the stabilization is VERY good, especially when zoomed in.

    First Impressions:
    Like I said i havent really handled a camcorder in a very long time. I was shocked to see how small and light this thing is. It seems well built enough, although the lack of heft does make it feel a tiny bit “cheap” or “plasticky.” However I can tell that it is a quality product. This camcorder is so small it fits in the side pocket of my DSLR bag. Buttons seem to be in ergonomic areas, and i never found it awkward to use the camcorder. The touch screen LCD seems responsive enough. Yes, in direct sunlight it may be a little hard to see the LCD and a viewfinder would have been nice, but i never found it impossible to shoot outdoors.

    Performance Impressions:
    Compared to the video my K-x has taken (and note that the K-x has been heralded for its low-light capabilites, and also I am using very fast lenses), I am VERY impressed with the video this camcorder is capturing. I have compared similar scenes (say, bathtime with my baby) and in all circumstances I prefer the V700′s video over my DSLR’s video. I will note that I am shooting in the highest quality setting on the V700 (AVCHD 1920×1080/60p), a resolution that my DSLR is not capable of. The image stabilization on the V700 is fantastic. The low-light performance is great as well, and very suitable for any indoor (household) lighting situations i have come across. If you are going to be filming primarily in low-light (think dim restaurant lighting, bar lighting, or nightlight) then maybe spring for the Canon. But typical household lighting conditions, this camcorder will be good enough.

    Typically Panasonic camcorders have been dinged for less than stellar white balance performance. I have seen some minor issues. For example, take a typical problematic white balance situation: household tungsten light (your typical slightly yellow light bulbs) are on, and there is also a window in the room letting in natural light. The light bulbs are outputting light at a very different temperature than the natural light coming in through the window. The camera will get confused and you will often see your recording change white balances throughout: sometimes your video will be good, sometimes it will be overly yellow, then it will be overly washed out, etc. You can remedy this pretty easily by just setting the white balance manually, if you run into this problem. I set my white balance manually quite frequently when taking pictures with my K-x, so this was a non-issue for me. But if you are the “set it and forget it” type, maybe this will bother you. I will note that even if I didnt adjust the white balance, none of these “issues” would make me want to return the camera. The video is still good, just sometimes the color will be off slightly.

    Final thoughts:
    This camcorder does…

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  3. 43 of 44 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    1/2″ Sensor and Wide Angle Make This Great., May 10, 2012
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    Like another person here, i narrowed it down to the Canon HF 500 and this, the Panasonic HCV700. There is one reason i chose the Panasonic, it’s wide angle lens. You can fit more in to the picture, quite a bit more. My girlfriend and i vlog on You Tube. We often hold the camera and point it at ourselves, or have to shoot in tight spaces. We tried the Canon HF500, and at arm’s length you could barely fit your face in to the shot. With the Panasonic HCV700, we can fit much of our upper bodies! So, i think Panasonic is smart to advertise this as a “28mm Wide Angle” camcorder. It’s true, and it’s really nice.

    I haven’t tested this camera in all situations yet, but i can say that it’s already looking nice in a somewhat dimly lit room. The 1/2″ sensor in a camera this small is pretty amazing. If you’re trying to decide between this and any of the lower priced models. Think about spending a little bit more on this because i believe the less expensive models come with a 1/5″ sensor, and that’s actually a huge difference in performance. Built in memory is the first thing i’d pass on. You can get SD cards relatively cheap, and save your money right there for the better sensor.

    One thing i found to be really curious about this camera, however, is that it does 1080p 60 frames per second. I thought it would be a nice option to have, yet i figured i’d shoot mostly 30fps. Well, it never occurred to me that there ISN’T a 30fps (or 24fps) option on this camera! At 1080p, your only option is 60fps. I don’t mind, but i’ve never seen a camera offer only 60fps. It’s a look and feel some people may not like for all situations, and traditionally saved for fast action. Now, you can shoot 30p in half resolution of 960x 540, but of course that’s not nearly as nice. There’s also plenty of 60i options, but i would never recommend shooting Interlaced.

    To me, the wide angle, larger sensor and frame rate are the big topics when talking about this camera. Covered those. Overall, it’s an excellent camera. Seems well built, i like how the battery fits and doesn’t extend out the back (like some other camcorders). The touch screen is nice and responsive, and there are quite a few nice options. Auto mode works well, yet it has all the proper manual functions if you like. The optional shoe mount (say for an external mic) is really nice. It looks like the hand grip thing is built in, and i wouldn’t mind taking it off. No big deal though. I also wouldn’t mind more actual buttons rather than always having to use the touch screen. Overall, no complaints, except i’d actually like to shoot at 24 or 30fps in 1080p.

    Like i said, what sold me was the wide angle and the 1/2″ sensor. Really makes for some nice looking images. I bought this camera for $449 through Amazon! I’m not sure how they managed to offer it for $100 less than everyone else, but for the price you’d be hard pressed to find a better camcorder! Highly recommended. I can’t give it 5 stars, because it’s somewhat strange that you can’t shoot in traditional 1080 30p(and 24p would have been nice too), but it’s really my only complaint.

    I’d like to give it 4.5, but you can’t give half stars! So, it’s a 4 from me.

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