Summary: I've had this camera for a year now and love the style, build quality and how compact the unit is. If you search for more info on this camera you will see there is a white balance issue that is noticeable when panning an area with different lighting. Its the main drawback of this camera. There is also no remote and the zoom button is too delicate to get a even zoom without many takes. Only gets 3 stars for these reasons.
Summary: This camcorder shoots nice videos. However, I was disappointed on the low battery life, around 40 minutes of recording. I was planning to bring this on out of town vacations where it will probably be used for a whole day without recharging. I was hoping to capture around 1.5 hours of videos per day. But with the battery that came with it, it is not possible. So I am now thinking of getting wasabi battery pack (2 x 4000mAH).
Summary: I originally purchased the V500 and found that it was totally unsuited for low light videos so I returned it and purchased the V700MK. The camera is quite hefty and very well built. It takes a 46mm filter. The V500 is not engineered to accept any filters.The menue is pretty straightforward and quite easy to master. It comes with a full printed manual and the camera is "made in Japan" and not China. A big, big plus! Zooming is smooth and quiet.
Summary: Pros: 1. Small and light camera. 2. Great video when not moving camera. 3. SD Cards. Cons: Video quality is not too good if moving the camera, would be bad for sports or generally fast moving objects.
Good camera V700k, V700MK, poor low light performance
James Lee, Amazon
25 May 2012
Summary: Pro - Compact, perfect build, battery sits in a recess, unlike Canon M500/50/52 where the battery is like a separate part. - Wide angle lens (28 equivalent), and larger optical zoom (21), both better the Canons mentioned above - 1080 60p video, while the canons only provide only 30p, even in G10 - perfect large still image up to 6 M, while Canons only go to 2 M - Very responsice touch screen and more conprehensive on-screen menu than Canon Con - Very poor low light...
Summary: Pros: unlike the TM700, no fan noise Cons: unlike the TM700, unimpressive video with significant lens flare. I was thrilled with the larger sensor size (which is why I bought it), which should improve low-light sensitivity, but I'm not very impressed thus far; I think the TM700 was at least as good in low light conditions.
Summary: Selected this camcorder after doing a heavy research on all big brands including canon, sony and panasonic. Panasonic, of course, has the best camcorder. HC-V700 is good for beginners in video shooting and gives a wide range of options including manual mode video shooting. The only thing missing in this was focus ring but I think the price and other options compensates that.
Summary: A really easy to use 'point and shoot' camcorder with some nice extra features should you wish to get more involved with your filming (adjusting white balance, manual focus, iris settings etc). Light, and small enough to carry in a coat pocket. Battery life around 90 mins. Zoom is very good, assisted by good image stabilisation. The still image quality is very good too - as sharp as a reasonable camera.
Excerpt: В целом камера справляется со своими задачами. Снимать умеет. Недостатков много, но придется мириться.
Pros: 1. Хороший стабилизатор. 2. Отличный зум. 3. Запись в 1920x1080 50p. 4. Широкий угол охвата.
Cons: 1. Аккумулятор малой емкости. 2. Плохо снимает в помещении, цвета блеклые, в затемненных местах весьма существенный шум. 3. Хлипкий корпус, пластик очень тонкий, шторки на объективе не выглядят надежными. В сравнении с имеющимся у меня фотоаппаратом, стоящем в 2 раза дешевле, корпус разочаровал. У фотоаппарата корпус наполовину алюминиевый, наполовину из прочного пластика, шторки очень прочные, все выглядит очень надежно. Здесь же какая-то пластмасса. 4. Интерфейс про...