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Panasonic HDC-HS700

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Overall 8
8.0

Absolutely amazing

OldNickToo, CNET
19 June 2013
  • Summary: 4 stars for the aperture thing. FGor general shooting this thing can't be beat. Still shots are not up to DSLR standard, but still very good. For video this thing puts out stuff that looks like it cost 2-3 times as much.
  • Pros: Wonderful image quality and the 50P (Australia) is just swimmingly smooth. The Image Stabilisation has to be seen to be believed.I have used the camera, hand held, to track dogs at play and this camera makes it a dream.
  • Cons: in manual mode, changing the shutter speed alters the "aperture" which adds noise. You then have to go back to aperture and it will at least leave the shutter alone.
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Overall 8
8.0

"Absolutely amazing"

OldNickToo, CNET
19 June 2013
  • Pros: Wonderful image quality and the 50P (Australia) is just swimmingly smooth. The Image Stabilisation has to be seen to be believed.I have used the camera, hand held, to track dogs at play and this camera makes it a dream.
  • Cons: in manual mode, changing the shutter speed alters the "aperture" which adds noise. You then have to go back to aperture and it will at least leave the shutter alone.
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Overall 10
10

Love my Panasonic

Nathanael C Dodge, Amazon
7 August 2012
  • Summary: I wish it did better in low light but it works and has great quality overall. I enjoy the ring for rack focus and other features. I have recommended this kind of camera to several friends and they all enjoy it. Some got a simpler version for shooting family stuff but I use it for shooting short films and documentary. I have increased it's capability with the rig that I bought for it. It's stable and great quality in decent lighting.
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Overall 10
10

The best hi-def Cmacorder out there under $2,000!

cincycousins, Ebay
1 April 2012
  • Summary: This camera is simply awesome, period! I initially was looking at the "little brother" of this cam that has but one MOS sensor (this one has THREE) and there is no comparison; if you're gonna jump, jump in BIG! If you record at an event and want to playback on hi def TV this is second to none for the money. This camera is a LOT more machine than I waa ready for and every time I use it I learn more.
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointing autofocus

Lawrence Dunn "LawrenceADunn", Amazon
30 January 2012
  • Summary: This is my first High Def camcorder and I was excited about using it for spontaneous shoots outside, often in woods or other natural settings, where I don't have a lot of time to fool with settings, so rely heavily on auto-focus. My experience with this camcorder is that the auto-focus is terrible. Earlier Mini-DV camcorders I've owned from Panasonic have worked very well in these spontaneous shoots, but this one is constantly out of focus.
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Overall 8
8.0

Best camcorder for the money!

Dr. Gary Erkfritz, Amazon
26 August 2011
  • Summary: This is by far the best camcorder I've owned! The videos are amazing. I generally use a Rode mic with it, but the camcorder mics are fine with very little noise. My only complaint is having to find an adapter to attach the Rode mic. The design of the shoe makes it impossible to fit any I wanted to use. I had to pay $50 for an adapter from a company in England <sigh>. This is a design issue that I hope Panasonic will address in the future. Overall, I'm very pleased.
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Overall 10
10

best camcorder in this world

marek niebudek, Amazon
2 August 2011
  • Summary: nothing in this time can bit this camera up to 5000$.I tray and return mani of them the new canons xf100 cost 3000$ and i return it the picture quality was bed very bed moire and moskito effect.im not recomed it this xf100..
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Overall 10
10

I have three of these and they rock for the price and features!!

jackie-blue, Ebay
20 July 2011
  • Summary: I have 6 camcorders and use these professionally. I have three of this model and they are very dependable and excellent in low light and ease of use. i am going to buy another one soon.
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Overall 9
9.0

Panasonic HDC-HS700 - camcorder - hard disc drive, storage: flash card

CNET
13 July 2011
  • Summary: In answer to Tropi, it comes with HD-Writer software to transfer stuff to PC via USB cable (supplied), but no editor. Adobe Premiere Elements (about 80 quid) is recommended and can handle all formats; Cyberlink Power Director (cheaper) can handle most, but not the top-whack 1080p. This is a serious camera and needs a serious PC to work with it. Mine has an i5 CPU and 6GB RAM, but you could probably get away with less if you don't mind waiting longer for the results.
  • Pros: Just about everything, especially the image stabiliser
  • Cons: Availability of filters etc (only a 46mm thread)
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Overall 10
10

Great hi def camera

Dan E. Ladermann, Amazon
24 June 2011
  • Summary: This is my second one. I use it for multiple camera shoots at our culinary school in conjuction with a pro video camera that costs 3 times as much. Shoots full hd at 60p.
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