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Panasonic HC-V700MK Dual Flash Memory HD Camcorder

July 10, 2012 by  
Filed under Digital Camcorders

Panasonic HC-V700MK  Dual Flash Memory HD Camcorder

Panasonic HC-V700MK Dual Flash Memory HD Camcorder with 3D compatiblity

Rated 4 1/2 Stars

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*New for 2012. Panasonic’s midrange HC-V700MK Dual Flash Memory Camcorder with 3D Compatibility. This model replaces the extremely popular TM90 series. It records to its 16GB internal memory or to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards in Full HD video. ( This camcorder features High-density, ultra-smooth video at 1080/60p Recording (Full-HD 1920 x 1080, 60 Progressive frames Recording). It also includes a fast F1.8-F3.4 lens that was created for the HC-V700MK to help in low light situations. The new lens has a wider 28mm wide-angle lens which can fit more people and more of the background into the frame than a conventional lens. When the optional 3D Conversion Lens is attached, the V700mk can record in 3D. The new imaging sensor is a large 1/2.33″ High Sensitivity MOS Sensor which can provide up to 1,920 x 1,080 of HD resolution. Takes 6.1 megapixel still pictures. Included are advanced features such as the new Hybrid optical/digital image stabilization with HYBRID O.I.S. which uses five-axis correction to suppress blurring, 21x optical zoom (Intelligent Zoom function can go up to 46x), accessory shoe, and an external microphone jack. At full resolution the camcorder records to MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (original format) at a 28mbps bit rate. All other video is recorded with AVCHD. At maximum quality , you can record over 1 hours and 20 minutes of video to its internal drive, or more using SDHC memory cards.

Optional 3D Lens

Optional 3D Lens

The Panasonic HC-V700MK has an HDMI Mini Connector (output) for best quality when hooking this camcorder directly to an HDTV. Accessory Shoe to add an external light or microphone. Built-in Video Light and Flash. Features a 3.0″ LCD with (460,800 pixels). Sound is recorded by a 2 ch Stereo Zoom microphone. Includes an External Microphone Jack. Card slot can take SDHC and SDXC cards. Wind Noise Canceller detects and reduces wind noise. Crystal Engine PRO processor.

HC-V700MK Dimensions: 2.17″ x 2.72″ x 4.70″ (9.52 ounces. w/o battery).
Camcorder HD Recording Modes: 1080p @ 60fps, 1080p @ 24fps
Lens 35mm equivalent range: 28.0-717mm . (46mm filter) Shutter Speed: 1/2 to 1/2,000

Smart-Review Commentary: Last years’s TM90 series was a bargain for the features that were included. This year’s replacement V700 series is even better. With its new imaging sensor and 28mm wide angle lens, this model will perform better in low light situations. This is a dual flash camcorder, which gives you the option to record to its internal drive or use SDHC type memory cards. If you opt for the 3D conversion lens, it has improved as well, with better low light sensitivity, more wide angle, and smaller in size. The 60 frames/second recording mode will give you smoother and more lifelike HD video, especially for fast moving action, like sports. A rarity on inexpensive camcorders is an external microphone jack, which will provide you with many options to get better audio to go with the exceptional video of this camcorder. The resolution of the 3.0-inch LCD screen has doubled from last year, making it easier for you to compose your video. As with last year’s model, this is an excellent low priced and feature packed HD camcorder. The Panasonic V700mk is a Smart-Review top pick for 2012.

Panasonic HC-V700MK HC-V700MK
16GB Flash Memory
Sandisk Extreme 32GB Memory Card
    Camcorder Features

  • *New 2012 Model
  • 1080p Full HD Recording
  • 3D Recording/Playback
  • 21x Optical Zoom
  • Wide Angle Lens
  • Video Light
  • 60p Progressive Mode
  • HDMI for HDTV
  • Uses SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1/2.33-inch imager

Is this the best price?

Is this the best price?

** Playback of 3D content (if you use the optional 3D conversion lens) requires an HDTV that is capable of 3D playback using the side-by-side method (most 3D sets) and 3D glasses (such as the Panasonic, Sony and Samsung 3D TVs).


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