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Panasonic HDC HS700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 reviews of Panasonic HDC HS700. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and zoom. The portability and image quality are also appreciated. Many are negative about the battery. There are some mixed comments about the price.

usability, image quality, portability, zoom, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC HS700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Panasonic HDC HS700 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the zoom and price. The image quality and usability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed reviews about the size.

portability, usability, image quality, price, zoom

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic TM700 Full HD 1920x1080p (50p) Camcorder With 3MOS Sensor, 32GB Inbuilt Flash, SD Card Recording and Manual Control Ring - BlackPanasonic TM700 Full HD 1920x1080p (50p) Camcorder With 3MOS Sensor, 32GB Inbuilt Flash, SD Card Recording and Manual Control Ring - Black

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Panasonic HDC HS700


alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Panasonic HDC HS700 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Opinions about the portability and zoom are generally positive. The price and image quality also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the size.

usability, image quality, price, zoom, portability


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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HDC-HS700K Hi-Def Camcorder with Pro Control System & 240GB HDD (Black)Panasonic HDC-HS700K Hi-Def Camcorder with Pro Control System & 240GB HDD (Black)

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (

Panasonic HDC-HS700


Excellent low-light video quality and a broad set of manual controls make the HS700 a good camcorder, but its much better priced flash memory SD700 sibling is the one to have.

Very good low-light video quality ; Full set of manual features ; 1080/50p recording option

Smallish, low-resolution LCD ; Coarse EVF ; Some edge artifacts in video ; Middling still photo quality ; SD card only SD700 much better value

Unless you need enough capacity to record all-day sessions there's really no reason to opt for the overpriced hard-drive-based HS700; a hard drive full of video left in the camcorder is an accident waiting to happen. Especially since the SD700 is so...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Mendelson Tiu (

Panasonic HDC-HS700


The Panasonic HDC-HS700 is a camcorder that can shoot and store hours of Full HD footage, thanks to its built-in 240GB HDD. It is also simple to use and is packed with a lot of features that can help you take that perfect shot.

Easy to use; LCD and viewfinder; Quick start-up; Manual settings; Face detection; AF/AE tracking; High-quality video; Good audio; Included software made it easy for us to transfer, edit, and burn videos; SDXC compatible

There were times when we didn’t know if a photo was shot during video mode; Some lag experienced during menu browsing; Price may put off some

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: DAB (

Very Pleased with Camcorder Purchase


Have used camcorder only limited to date, but look forward to taking more advantage of the features as time permits.

Easy to Use, Great Picture Quality, Good in Low Light, Good Image Stabilization, Large Clear LCD

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Mick (

Panasonic HDC-HS700


GZ-HM1 is better indoors I found

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: matt (

Panasonic HDC-HS700


This is the top of range HD camcorder. Colours are very accurate. Frame rates are superb. The video quality is amazing! Very impressive 14MP still camera with built-in flash. Battery life is about 100 mins depending on full image quality which is just...

Best Image Quality (1080 50p). Easy to use

Expensive extra battery >$300, A/C port located behind battery. No case provided

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: Alasdair (

Panasonic HDC-HS700


Fantastic product, great image quality.

None that I have noticed as yet.

May, 2011

Consumer review by: Denimac (

Panasonic HDC-HS700


Performs very well under extreme conditions. Produces excellent picture quality, even in subdued lighting conditions. Have recorded two full gigs of approx 2 hours each with no problems encountered. Unlike my Canon HG10 which continually stops...

AGC cannot be turned off in IA mode Instruction manual is very basic, especially with regard to the advanced features

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: COLIN (

Panasonic HDC-HS700




Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Dave (

Panasonic HDC-HS700


Out of this world Full HD. 11million + pixels for movie! (The deep black for example, is pretty much broadcast quality) Still Camera 14+ million Mic and Headphone Line in. Simple to Use. Side replacement of battery helpful, save messing about taking it...

If you use Final Cut Pro on an Apple, the Panasonic 1090i/50fps format needs to be converted. However get hold of Aunsofts Video Converter for Mac or their "iMedia Converter" Toast deals with this ok too.They convert AVHD with no loss of res etc to use...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Panasonic HDC-HS700


Pretty much self explanatory

Zoom button too close to handle, making it difficult to operate with one hand.

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications

The HDC-HS700 uses the progressive method to record twice as much image data as the interlace method. Whereas interlacing requires two images to produce a complete picture, the progressive method records a single image as a complete picture. Plus, the 60 Progressive Recording of the HDC-HS700 produces 60 images per second. This extremely dense image information creates intricate detail and silky smooth motion. Even when subjects move quickly, afterimages are minimized to create more natural images. The 35mm wide-angle lens on the HDC-HS700 fits more people and more of the background into the frame than a conventional lens. This is especially handy when you want to take a group photo in a small room. The HDC-HS700 features a 12x optical zoom and an Intelligent Zoom function that goes all the way up to 18x. When using intelligent zoom, Intelligent Resolution technology lets you shoot at high zoom rates while preserving image sharpness. You get crisp images of highly detailed objects - without the blurry edges.


Built-in Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Surround


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes


Minimum illumination:1


Color of product:Black

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SDXC Memory Card / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight



Display Diagonal:3

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display


Color of product:Black
Filter size:2.83


Built-in flash: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 4.1
Sensor Type:CMOS / MOS
Total megapixels:14.2 / 9.15

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.38 - 16.5
Filter size:1.81
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.38 - 16.5
Focal length range (f-f):0.136 - 1.63 / 1.38 - 16.5
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.5-2.8
Max Focal Length:41.4mm
Min Focal Length:3.45mm
Optical Zoom:12
Optical Zoom:12
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:2.63Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2.53Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:3.05Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4.1 / 1/4.1"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.2 mm ( 1/4.1 ) / 6.2 mm ( 1/4.1" )
Optical Sensor Type:MOS
Sensor Qty:3MOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (POWER O.I.S.)

Other Features

Auto focus: Yes
Interface:AV multi
Lens focal range:F1.5(WIDE)/2.8(TELE)
Lens system:Leica Dicomar
Manual focus: Yes
Power consumption (typical):6.3

Packaging Content

Bundled software:HD Writer AE 2.1
Handheld remote control: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/25 - 1/8000

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG
Still image resolution(s):4608 x 3072


Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal storage capacity:240


Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVCHD
Digital Zoom:700
Face Detection: Yes
Media Type:Hard disk drive / Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD

Weight & Dimensions


White Balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes