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Panasonic HC-V700 Camcorder Review

Panasonic's HC-V700 is a powerful HD camcorder with a shockingly-low price.

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Introduction

Panasonic's HC-V700 is a powerful HD camcorder with a shockingly-low price tag. The V700 isn't a flagship model, so you won't get all the special features you'd see on a top-market camcorder (no viewfinder, no lens ring or control dial). But Panasonic loaded this little guy with plenty of controls, excellent video performance, and a solid auto mode for beginners. With prices ranging from $400 - $600, the V700 is currently one of the best bargains on the market.

Panasonic offers two versions of the HC-V700: one comes with 16GB of internal memory (the HC-V700M) and one comes without any internal memory (the HC-V700). The model we reviewed and scored was the HC-V700M, but the performance of the two camcorders should be identical. The only difference being the internal memory and a few related features (like the ability to copy from a memory card to the internal memory, or vice versa).

Video Review

Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Product Tour
  4. Performance
  5. Color Performance
  6. Low Light Performance
  7. Motion Performance
  8. Sharpness Performance
  9. Usability
  10. Ease of Use
  11. Handling
  12. Controls
  13. Features
  14. Recording Options
  15. Hardware
  16. 3D Features
  17. Other Features
  18. Panasonic HDC-TM90 Comparison
  19. Canon Vixia HF M52 Comparison
  20. JVC Everio GZ-GX1 Comparison
  21. Conclusion
  22. Photo Gallery

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