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$700 is a great price point to buy some of the higher end offerings from Canon, Panasonic and Sony in the consumer camcorder category. The pro-grade feature which makes an appearance at this price point includes the 3CCD sensors which offers superior low light performance.

The best camcorders under $700 should necessarily support high-definition video with great low-light performance.

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Panasonic HC-V720

Panasonic HC-V720 3D Ready 1MOS HD Digital Camcorder


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Panasonic HC-V720 3D Ready 1MOS HD Digital Camcorder
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Release Date
Feb 2013
Jan 2012
Jan 2013
Apr 2011
Jan 2011
HDD Size
32.0 GB
8.0 GB
32.0 GB
120.0 GB
Optical Zoom
21.0 x
10.0 x
30.0 x
12.0 x
40.0 x
Recording Format
Flash Media, High Definition
Flash Media
High Definition
Flash Media, High Definition
High Definition, HDD
Recording System
NTSC, PAL
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC
Camcorder Type
Digital
Digital
Digital
Digital
Digital
Memory Still Resolution
4.14 MegaPixels
2.07 MegaPixels
8.9 MegaPixels
2.63 MegaPixels
1.5 MegaPixels
Recordable Media
High Definition, AVCHD, MPEG-4
Flash Media
Internal Flash Memory, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD/SDHC/SDXC
Flash Media, High Definition
AVCHD
Use
Video
Video
Video
Video

Sharpness is outstanding

Fantastic low light performance

Zoom mic function is poor.

Advanced image stabilizer,