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Panasonic HC-V720

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the build quality. The design is also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the image quality, and many are less positive about the features and value for money.

usability, design, build quality

battery, value for money, features

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 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 63 reviews)

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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

The Panasonic HC-V720 ($549.99 direct) is a midrange camcorder with a modest (for its class) 26x zoom lens, a 5.1-channel internal microphone, Wi-Fi, and 1080p60 video capture. Its zoom range isn't as impressive as some lesser priced Panasonic...

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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.


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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.


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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

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Panasonic HC-V720 review


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

We like the Panasonic HC-V720, especially its Wi-Fi features, but we don’t like the cheap feel of the controls, particularly the zoom lever. We can forgive this, though, thanks to great image quality for the price, a 3MOS camera is far better but then...

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Panasonic HC-V720 Review


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

Panasonic HC-V720 reviewDon’t let the 720 in the name fool you: this Panasonic goes the whole hi-def hog, trumping the JVC GZ-VX815 with 1080p recording at 50fps. Arty video effects and a time-lapse

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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...

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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...

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Panasonic HC-V720 camcorder review


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

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/2.33''


Near Field Communication: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Card
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/25
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/8000


Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
HD Video Format:AVCHD Progressive
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3