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Panasonic HC-V770

alaTest has collected and analyzed 177 reviews of Panasonic HC-V770. 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 price and zoom. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability, while some have doubts about the battery.

usability, portability, image quality, zoom, price

battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HC-V770 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HC-V770

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Panasonic HC-V770 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the control panel and durability. The zoom and price also get good comments, but there are some critical opinions about the image quality and size.

usability, price, zoom, durability, control panel

portability, size, image quality

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HC-V770EB-W High Defination Video CameraPanasonic HC-V770EB-W High Defination Video Camera

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HC-V770

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 user reviews of Panasonic HC-V770 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and zoom. The image quality and usability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

portability, usability, image quality, zoom, size

reliability

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HC-V770 HD Camcorder with Wireless Smartphone Twin Video CapturePanasonic HC-V770 HD Camcorder with Wireless Smartphone Twin Video Capture

Nov, 2017

TopTenREVIEWS - Silver Award - Awarded for excellence in design, usability and feature set

Expert review by: Caleb Cross (toptenreviews.com_old)

Panasonic HC-V770K Review

 

Although its image quality and features aren't quite up to par with our number one product, the Panasonic HC-X920, we think that the V770K is the best camera for most people. It offers great video quality, an intuitive and good-looking design and a...

The camcorder has excellent image quality.

It suffers from sluggish touchscreen performance.

The Panasonic HC-V770K is easy to use and produces clear and accurate video. At this price point, we really couldn’t ask for more out of an HD camcorder.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Richard Baguley (thewirecutter.com)

The Best Video Camera

 

After 30 hours of research and testing, the Panasonic HC-V770K is the best video camera for those who want more than what their smartphone or DSLR has to offer.

For anyone who wants to capture better quality and more useful video of their family and friends, the way to go is the $600 Panasonic HC-V770K . Its 20x zoom, top-of-the-line stabilization, excellent sharpness, and deep, saturated colors put it not...

Jan, 2016

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic HC-V770

 

The HC-V770 is Panasonic's top HD-only camcorder. Its flagship models, the HC-VX870 and HC-WX970, have moved up to 4K.

Good value ; Comprehensive manual settings with control dial ; Wi-Fi connectivity

No lens ring ; Small sensor compared to a DSLR ; No 4K shooting

If your budget doesn't stretch to 4K, the Panasonic HC-V770 provides feature-rich and high-quality Full HD video that's sure to impress.

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Cyberwolf2 (panasonic.com)

Panasonic 4k camcorder

 

" Price is reflected in the overall quality of this little gem. Feature rich cinema 4k is offered with a host of nice improvements in camcorders. "

Exceeded expectations

needs an extra battery

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: geekj1k (panasonic.com)

I wish I would have never sold it.

 

" I purchased this camera in December of 2014. I unfortunately had to sell it in August 2015. I regret that decision. I'm a Panasonic only camera user. I own the GH3, GH4, and X920. Each has its place and purpose, and the v770 was perfect for high...

Inexpensive , Compact , Durable , Exceeded expectations , Convenient , Easy to use , amazing audio

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Carlay (bhphotovideo.com)

Excellent product, easy to use.

 

Microphone needs to be more sensitive and record at a greater volume. Operating it is easy and accurate. Video images are clear and detailed. Operating buttons inside of the viewer could be a little larger

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Sam (bhphotovideo.com)

Panasonic leads the way.

 

I plan to use this camcorder on my two months in India.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: PasoBill (panasonic.com)

HC-V770K - great intro-level videocam

 

" Mostly easy to use, nice screen features, zoom is pretty impressive. I use with a Zoom H5 audio recorder (meaning this item has added versatility) and it's great for a break-in indy news reporter, interviews, as well as wildlife recording. "

Inexpensive , Easy to use , comfortable shape , lightweight , shoe adapter (for light external audio etc.)

battery life could be a bit better (bring spare)

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Maggie (bhphotovideo.com)

Very Good Camcorder !!!

 

I've had this camcorder for less than 2 weeks. I read a lot of reviews before purchasing it. I'm upgrading from my previous camcorder (Canon HG10), which I've had for many years and never failed me. However, after so many years, the zoom button blew a...

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Rich (bhphotovideo.com)

Very Pleased

 

I bought this camera to tape high school soccer games. It shoots clear, high quality video. I tried a less expensive camera but it seemed to be unable to focus clearly beyond, say, 50 feet.

Nov, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC / AAC, MP4
Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm

Battery

Battery Capacity:1940
Battery life (max):1
Battery performance:1940
Battery voltage:3.6
Video recording time:1

Camera

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:1 / 2
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, PER, POL, SWE, THA, TUR / ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), ENG, PER, THA

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Built-in display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):460800
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes

Flash

Built-in flash: No
Built-in light: No
Shoe mounting point:Y
Shoe mounting point type:Cold

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (image):5.21 / 6.03
Effective megapixels (movie):6.03
Optical sensor size:1 / 2.3
Sensor Type:MOS BSI
Total megapixels:12.76

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.16 - 24.1 / 1.16 - 29.6
Digital Zoom:1500
Filter size:1.93
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.16 - 24.1 / 1.16 - 29.6
Focal length range (f-f):0.161 - 3.21
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Hybrid
Interchangeable Lens: No
Maximum aperture number:3.6
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):29.6
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.16
Optical Zoom:20

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:HD Writer AE 5.2
Cables included:DC, HDMI, USB / HDMI, USB

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Projector

Built-in Projector: No

Shutter

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

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:6528 x 3672
Still image resolution(s):4736 x 2664\n1920 x 1080\n5472 x 3648\n3984 x 2656\n1728 x 1152\n4896 x 3672\n3264 × 2448\n640 x 480 / 6528 x 3672, 4736 x 2664, 1920 x 1080, 5472 x 3648, 3984 x 2656, 1728 x 1152, 4896 x 3672, 3264 x 2448, 640 x 480

Storage

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

Technical Details

Audio output channels:5.1
USB charging: Yes

Video

Bitrate at maximum video resolution:72
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:50
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p, 2160p, 540p, 720p
Video compression format:AVCHD, H.264, MP4
Video formats supported:AVCHD,H.264,MP4
Video Resolutions:960 x 540,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.47
Height:2.87
Weight:12.5
Width:2.56

White Balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Indoor, Sunny / Auto, Cloudy, Sunny