The Panasonic HC-V720 Live Streaming HD Camcorder
features a 1/2.33" MOS sensor for recording Full HD 1080/60p video in
the AVCHD format. The 21x zoom lens has a fast f/1.8 max aperture and a
35mm equivalent of 28-729.6mm, and the optical zoom is supplemented by
an 50x Intelligent Zoom. Built-in Wi-Fi enables real time broadcasting
via Ustream, and Near Field Communication technology allows users to
connect a smartphone or tablet in one touch. Other features include a
3" LCD touchscreen monitor, Five Axis Hybrid OIS, 5.1-channel surround
sound, and iA Plus Mode.
- High Sensitivity Sensor
- The newly developed High Sensitivity Sensor records
high-quality, low-noise images in both bright and dim lighting
situations. Beautiful images can be recorded under a variety of
situations, including indoor shooting and night scenery shooting.
- Crystal Engine Pro
- The Crystal Engine Pro instantly processes the huge amount
of data that goes into Full-HD images, and further enhances Full-HD
quality. It also enables smooth, high-resolution zoom shots, even when
the range exceeds the limit for optical zooming.
- 21x Optical Zoom and 50x i.Zoom
- The HC-V720 features an ultra-telephoto 21x zoom lens,
with a 35mm equivalent of 28mm on the wide end. An Intelligent 50x zoom
brings faraway subjects right up close to capture dynamic images that
fill the entire frame.
- Live Channel Video Streaming
- The built-in Wi-Fi function enables real time broadcasting
of important events via Ustream. This lets you deliver live images to
people with Internet access around the world. There is also a function
to send e-mail to notify the start of broadcasting to preregistered
- Remote Tethering to Mobile Devices
- With NFC (Near Field Communication), you can connect the
camera to a smartphone or tablet in one touch. A smartphone or tablet
can be used as a live-view remote controller and operate the camcorder
from a distance.
- 3" Touchscreen LCD Monitor
- The 3.0" LCD screen allows intuitive fingertip
touch-operation. When shooting, you can use Touch Zoom to instantly
zoom in and out simply by touching your fingertips, and Touch Shutter
to focus automatically when shooting still images simply by touching
the subject on the screen. For playback, you can also change thumbnail
pages by sliding a fingertip across the screen.
- 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S. +
- 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S. + thoroughly suppresses blurring over
the entire shooting range. This makes it possible to capture crisp,
clear images with reduced blur in almost every shooting situation.
- iA and Scene Modes
- iA (Intelligent Auto) senses the shooting conditions and
automatically adjusts settings for optimal results. iA makes the
bothersome settings for you and makes it easy to capture beautiful,
well-focused images. Scene modes include Sports, Portrait, Low Light
(motion image only), Spot Light, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks,
Scenery, Night Scenery, Night Portrait (still image only), and Soft
- Creative Control
- Four filter effects – Miniature Effect, 8mm Movie, Silent
Movie and Time Lapse Recording – further enhance expressive
capabilities. The filter results can be checked on the LCD while
shooting. This makes it possible to shoot impressive video recordings
that are matched to the shooting situation.
- 5.1-Channel Surround Sound
- The HC-V720 is equipped with multiple electret condenser
microphones for a realistic sound space to match true-to-life HD
images. Other audio features include Wide mode, 12x Zoom Mic mode,
Focus Mic mode and a Wind Noise Canceller.
- 2D to 3D Conversion
- 2D images can be easily transformed into 3D images with
the 2D to 3D Conversion function. Simply connect the camcorder to a
3D-compatible TV with an HDMI cable. The 2D to 3D Conversion function
then uses the image processing capability of the engine to convert 2D
images into 3D.
- Level Shot Function
- The Level Shot Function automatically detects and corrects
the tilting of captured images. It corrects tilt even when shooting in
an unstable or awkward position such as low-angle or high-angle
- 20.4MP Still Photographs
- Still Picture Recording mode lets you shoot with a maximum
resolution of 20.4 megapixels.
- Highlight Playback and Easy Share
- You can enjoy Highlight Playback with a smartphone or
tablet right after shooting. Favorite scenes can be shared on SNS with
simple drag and drop operation.
- Eye-Fi Compatible
- The HC-V110 is compatible with Eye-Fi memory cards (sold
separately), which allow you to wirelessly transfer recorded
content to a PC or upload it to social networking sites. You can also
directly transport the data to your smartphone, tablet or other
compatible devices without connecting another access point.
- Wireless TV Playback
- An Access Point at home can be used to transfer data
wirelessly to a compatible TV or a tablet in the living room, kitchen
or other rooms in the home.
- Pre-Rec Function
- This smart function records three seconds of video even
before you actually begin shooting. Before recording begins, the images
are held in temporary internal memory. This helps ensure that you won't
miss the start of a moment you want to record, such as when an event
begins all of a sudden.
- Focus Assist
- This function shows which subjects are in focus by
displaying their outlines in blue. You can easily check the focus on
the LCD monitor when focusing manually, to ensure sharp images.
- Color Night Rec
- Color Night Rec captures images with color even in dim
lighting (1 lux).
- A Variety of Interfaces
- A mini jack on the side of the camcorder enables the use
of an external microphone (sold separately), and
the accessory shoe provides an interface for optional accessories.
- Plug and Copy to External HDD
- Recorded data can be easily copied to an HDD without
having to use a PC.
- Auto Ground-Directional Standby
- The O.I.S. linear motor system can detect when the camera
is in an unusual shooting position and automatically stops recording,
saving both battery power and media storage space. This can be helpful
if the user inadvertently engages the recording mode. Of course, this
can feature can also be deactivated when necessary.
- HD Writer
- HD Writer software, included with the camcorder, makes it
easy to play or edit videos on your PC and have more fun when the
shooting's done. The Short Movie Story function makes it possible to
transform still images and videos into dramatic short videos. Once the
still images/videos, a theme, and background music are selected, the
software takes over to automatically produce the movie. It's easy to
add titles, rearrange scenes, provide transition effects, and edit
images in single frame units.