Panasonic HC-V700 Camcorder Price in Singapore, Features, and Other Info

Panasonic HC-V700 Camcorder Price in Singapore, Features, and Other Info: The HC-V700 from Panasonic is a midrange camcorder. The defining feature of this product is that it offers a single large CMOS sensor, similar to its higher end brother the HC-X900. The sensor measures 1/2.33 inches and has an incredibly large resolution of 15.3 MP. However, for shooting videos, only 3.55 MP of these is used that would not make it a good choice as a crossover device. It does have high sensitivity that makes it ideal for a variety of environments, even low light ones. High power zooms shots can still maintain an HD pixel count due to the high resolution. The Panasonic HC-V700 also comes with a performance enhancing technology called the Crystal Engine Pro that enables it to respond faster as well as produce stunning and smoother videos with clarity of details.

The Panasonic HC-V700 is pretty easy to use. It has handy functions and interfaces. There’s an intelligent auto function, a Quick Power-on of 1 second, and a Quick Start that enables the camcorder to be ready in only 0.6 seconds. There is also an iFrame Mode, focus assist, composition guide lines for lining up the subject better, a built-in LED video light, an auto lens cover, as well as world time.

The Panasonic HC-V700 is capable of shooting at 1080/60p at AVHCD 2.0 format at up to 28 Mbits/sec, and has full HD videos running at 50 progressive frames per second. This means that the camcorder can convey information as much as 2x of that achieved by cameras with 1080i recording. Fast moving subjects like in sport scenes can be smoothly recorded, and these would still comply with the AVCHD standard. The camcorder doesn’t have a built-in internal memory though and thus relies on a single SDXC card. The card can store up to 5 minutes of footage per gigabyte.

In addition to the large sensor, the Panasonic HC-V700 also uses an advanced piece of hardware called the Crystal Engine PRO. The chip is able to process huge amount of data, even those with Full HD images, and at the same time, enhances their quality. Images tend to be of high quality, with smoothed over noises. Furthermore, the chip uses an Intelligent Resolution technology that identifies the edges of objects in an image and emphasizes those edges to achieve maximum clarity. For those without edges, like skies and other landscape scenes, it enhances their natural smoothness and reduces noise.

Another good thing about the HC-V700 is that it still manages to offer 26x telephoto despite having a large sensor that would have compromised its optical zoom factor. There’s even a so-called iZoom (or intelligent zoom) option which, combined with HYBRID O.I.S.+, enables the camcorder to zoom in as much as 46x, blur free. The image comes out with yet a great resolution since what the application does is, it zooms in into a certain frame of the picture and takes advantage of the excess pixels available. The camcorder also has O.I.S. lock, still picture recording, and a built-in zoom mic and wind noise-canceller.

The Panasonic HC-V700 is compatible with a 3D conversion lens, the VW-CLT2 (should be used along with a Step-up ring because this functionality is not built-in). The special lens is simply mounted into the camcorder and the user can now shoot 3D images. However, it only offers the side-by-side format, not the MVC format that would have maintained full resolution instead of cutting it in half. In addition, it has 2D to 3D conversion capability and has some modes with which to edit the 3D videos.

Clearly, the Panasonic HC-V700 offers more than many other camcorders in the market.

Panasonic HC-V700 Camcorder Price in Singapore Dollar (SGD): Approximately S$ 700.00

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