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Panasonic HC-V770

alaTest has collected and analyzed 187 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. Reviewers really like the price and zoom. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical reviews about the battery. Reviews are divided on the reliability.

usability, portability, image quality, zoom, price


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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic HC-V770


alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Panasonic HC-V770 from 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 Opinions about the control panel and durability are overall positive. The zoom and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the image quality and size.

usability, price, zoom, durability, control panel

portability, size, image quality

75% of the reviews on 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

Feb, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic HC-V770


alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 user reviews of Panasonic HC-V770 from 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 Views about the size and zoom are overall positive. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical reviews about the reliability.

portability, usability, image quality, zoom, size


90% of the reviews on 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

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (

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 (

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 (

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

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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 (

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 (

Panasonic leads the way.


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

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (

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

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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

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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

Consumer review (

Great picture quality


I use the 770 for hunting mostly and really like the video quality.

Nov, 2015

Product Specifications


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


3D compatibility: No
Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:1 / 2
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes


Color of product:Black
Product color:Black


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


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


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


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
Headphone outputs:1
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Built-in Projector: No


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


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


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


White Balance

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