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Panasonic HDC HS700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 487 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the color and zoom. The usability and portability also get good comments. There are some less positive comments about the features, while there are some mixed views about the memory and resolution.

image quality, portability, usability, zoom, color


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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 26 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 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on

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

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

Consumer review by: review summary for Panasonic HDC HS700


alaTest has collected and analyzed 276 user reviews of Panasonic HDC HS700 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on

image quality, value for money, usability, portability, design

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HDC-TM700K Hi-Def Camcorder with Pro Control System & 32GB Internal Flash Memory (Black)Panasonic HDC-HS700K Hi-Def Camcorder with Pro Control System & 240GB HDD (Black)

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Panasonic HDC-TM700


One of the least expensive and most compact camcorders available with a full manual feature set and electronic viewfinder, plus a 1080/60p recording mode, the Panasonic HDC-TM700 presents an attractive option for users dissatisfied by the quality and...

Very good low-light video quality; full set of manual features; 1080/60p recording option

Smallish, low-resolution LCD; coarse EVF; some edge artifacts in video; middling still photo quality

The flash-based Panasonic HDC-TM700 and its hard-disk sibling, the HDC-HS700, stand out for their low-light video quality and broad set of manual controls. However, while the TM700 is very attractively priced for its class, the HS700 is not, and not...


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Panasonic HDC-TM700 Camcorder Review


The Panasonic HDC-TM700 (MSRP $999) is the hotly anticipated successor to last year's HDC-TM300-our pick for

We are very impressed with the Panasonic HDC-TM700 (MSRP $999), and the camcorder appears to be in prime position to capture our coveted year-end awards-although we do still have a lot of 2010 camcorders to test from other manufacturers. So far,...

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Best HD camcorder overall


The Panasonic HDC-TM700 not only costs less than its Sony and Canon rivals, but it can also do something they can't: It records in 1080/60p (progressive) high definition, which is smoother than its rivals' 1080/60i (interlaced) footage. Video...

Stellar 60p footage, great controls, costs less than rivals

Many editing programs can't handle 60p, smaller memory than its rivals, smaller LCD screen than rivals, some owners complain of fan noise

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Panasonic HDC-TM700 HD Camcorder Review


1080/60p recording ; 32GB internal memory + SD, SDHC, SDXC card slot ; External microphone jack ; Accessory shoe adapter ; Focus assist

Port cover supports seem weak and may be susceptible to breaking ; No HDMI cable

The Panasonic HDC-TM700 is a welcome addition to the latest line of camcorders and one you'll definitely want to check out.

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Panasonic HDC-TM700 Camcorder


It is unusual when marketing hype matches reality; more so when “full HD” is the primary selling point. After spending ten days evaluating Panasonic's recently released HDC-TM700, I've had a change of heart -- due in part to one new and one improved...

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Panasonic HDC-TM700


A strong improvement on an already great formula, with a ludicrously low price for its value

Strong color & noise results; Good sharpness and motion in 1080p; Comfortable handling

Touchscreen can be annoying

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Panasonic HDC-TM700K


If you are looking for a high-quality device that is simple, this HDV camcorder is worthy of your consideration.

This Panasonic device has strong zoom capabilities

Only 32GB of internal memory is found on the Panasonic HDC-TM700K

For those individuals who want an HDV camcorder that is simple to use, yet gets the job done, the Panasonic HDC-TM700K is the ideal device for you. The progressive recording, zoom capabilities and strong lens, make capturing images fun yet incredibly...

Editor's Choice!

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Panasonic HDC-HS700 review


Panasonic's HDC-HS700 gets top marks in almost every department and comes with all the storage you'll ever need built in. This is a seriously powerful camcorder, so only serious power users need apply.

Amazing image quality ; 1080p progressive mode ; Wide-angle lens ; Good selection of manual controls ; Lens ring ; Good image stabiliser ; Separate viewfinder

Expensive ; Quite heavy ; and that's it

To be fair, the price of the Panasonic HDC-HS700 has fallen dramatically since its launch. But if 840 whole British pounds is just too much, you could consider one of the other 700-series models instead. The HDC-TM700 is very similar to the HS700 in...


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Panasonic HDC-TM700 review


Proper HD camcorders, as opposed to mini camcorders like Flip's Ultra HD, had a tough time last year. They were seriously threatened by the inclusion of HD video modes in many digital cameras, plus the poor exchange rate between the pound and the...

A brilliant camcorder with lots of manual options. It's easy to use, compact and produces excellent quality video.

Editor's Choice!

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Panasonic HDC-TM700


The high definition camcorder to beat in 2010?

First 1080/50p-capable camcorder ; High quality 35mm lens ; Excellent video quality


Overall, the HDC-TM700 produces a killer combination of consummate manual control and best-of-breed image quality. And with a price already similar to the outgoing models, you should look no further than this if you're in the market for a top-end HD...

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.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Surround


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

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

Digital Camera

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

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.5-2.8
Max Focal Length:41.4mm
Min Focal Length:3.45mm
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.)

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