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Capture clear shots by using this Panasonic Camcorder with HDR that reduces bright spots and enhances dark areas. Connect your smartphone's video camera by using Wi-Fi for picture-in-picture video, and reduce sound distortion with the Wind Shield Zoom Microphone for high-quality recording. This Panasonic Camcorder uses Level Shot Function to suppress distortion and tilting to minimize blurred, slanted videos.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • HD Flash Memory Camcorder
    • 3.6V, 1940 mAh rechargeable battery pack
    • AC adapter, DC cable, HDMI cable, USB cable
    • Shoe adapter
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (77 out of 84)

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    Features


    20x optical/1500x digital zoom


    Motorized drive zoom lens brings you up close to distant objects and scenes.

    3" color touch-screen LCD display


    Gives you a clear view of the action you're recording or reviewing.

    BSI MOS sensor


    Offers stunning detail and clarity with both video and still images.

    Crystal Engine PRO+ image processor


    Delivers vivid and accurate coloring for natural, lifelike images.

    Zoom lens


    With instant autofocus to eliminate blurry images.

    Optical image stabilizer


    Minimizes shake and vibration distortion to keep footage steady.

    Night mode


    For full-color shooting in low-light conditions.

    Digital still photo mode


    Captures images at 9 selectable resolutions (1920 x 1080, 4736 x 2664, 6528 x 3672, 5472 x 3648, and more).

    Built-in surround microphone


    With zoom and wind noise reduction features.

    SD card slot


    Supports SD Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card and SDHC Memory Card.

    HDMI and USB 2.0 interfaces


    For high-speed video transfer. USB streaming capability allows the camcorder to function as a webcam.

    Panasonic HD Writer AE 5.2 software


    For professional-quality editing and titling.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 84 reviews

    92%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

    Pros

    Cons

    Looks like there aren't enough negative mentions yet.

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Camcorder for fast action sports

      Posted
      cmm2
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I wanted to film my son's hockey games for the team and looked at several camcorders and read about filming hockey from whatever online articles and forums I could find. The Panasonic 770 was suggested as a good camera for hockey as it has an action setting and performs well in low light situations. I've filmed several games in various arenas and they all have come out quite well. The forums also steered me away from the 4k cameras due to the amount to data storage needed, and I quickly realized that filming at 720 was enough. My only complaint is the MP4 codec used by the camcorder. I made the assumption that it was H264 and would be compatible with most devices, and that was wrong. I have to use a converter like Handbrake to convert to H264 in order to share and work with most devices and smart tvs.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Private investigators dream camera

      Posted
      SoCalPrivateEye
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I work as a private investigator and I've been looking for a good solution to upgrade my cameras to and this camera was perfect. Because of legal requirements for evidence for court use, we are required to use cameras that can produce a date and time stamp on the video. I am currently using a Lumix which is a Panasonic brand. The software I use to convert a video takes the metadata that the camera generates and display the date and time stamp onto the video during the conversion process. I've tried multiple cameras from various companies and most do not convert. Panasonic and Lumix both do. What I love most about this camera is that it has a very clear night vision function. I decided to spend even more and go to the vx981 model. If you're on a budget, this camera is great for investigators as well as for everyday use. The images are super sharp and the functions are easy to understand.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Worked fine for 2 months - then STOPPED Working!

      Posted
      MMedrano

      I used this camera to film my child's games -- for a total of approximately 15 hours. 2 1/2 months after purchase, the camera gives "Error occurred please turn off and on again" when trying to record. No buttons respond at all after that. Since camera practically new, thought Best Buy would help --- they kept it for two weeks, then called me to pick it up unrepaired because parts needed to repair are no longer available. Best Buy (Geek Squad) gave me the faulty camera, Panasonic's number, and said good luck. Panasonic requires I mail camera to them (no help from Best Buy) to evaluate for another 10 to 14 days. Still waiting to hear back. So much for capturing video of my child's games. The season ends by then... Don't recommend this camera or Best Buy.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        PanasonicAnswers

        We are sorry to hear about the issue you have with your camera. We suggest that you send your camera in to follow the steps provided in this link http://bit.ly/2dw7JUR, to get your camera into our repair center. This camera carries a limited warranty of 1 year parts 90 days labor. It is not much the repair center or Panasonic can do to resolve the issue with your camera unless they have it in their possession. Once there you will be able to receive updates. Panasonic

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good video camera at a good price.

      Posted
      DecaturGaGirl
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      This was a replacement for a similar model which stopped working all of a sudden. This version feels much cheaper given that more parts are plastic on this model. That said, it has a lighter weight feel to it and has the bonus Wi-Fi features -- and was less expensive than the older model. The quality of video is great as with our last Panasonic. Video transfer is also a similar process. I would recommend an extra battery and battery charger with this video camera. It's always good to have an extra battery handy, and using an external charger is more convenient than hooking the cord up to the camera. In my last camera, the charger was included (not the extra battery). this time around it's a separate purchase.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent vidcam - flexible, nicely featured

      Posted
      3historybuff3
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Got this when my old Canon proved beyond repair. Was delighted by how many features were packed into a small, light, easily-worked package. If you're coming off a tape model, as I was, the contrast is pheomenal: the SanDisk memory card holds as much as a ton of the cassettes! Note: this is compatible with a Mac – I found that a Sony that I had bought was not, and had to be returned. Worked out well: this proved better in every way.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Stable picture, good sound

      Posted
      mama201
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This was easy to set up, and gave a stable picture when handheld. The product came with a manual, but you have to go online to download a more detailed manual to understand all the features. The record button wasn't immediately obvious, and is also in an odd place so you have to be careful where your hands are or you may accidentally stop your recording. However, the end product comes out well.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great camcorder

      Posted
      reviewer10000002

      My camcorder was 7 years old so I decided to upgrade to this one. I researched and researched and felt that this was the best way to go. I was surprised that there weren't more reviews on this one but after looking on other sights all I saw was positive things. I'm really happy with my purchase. I bought this camcorder on sale for $499 and it was totally worth it. I actually only set It for 720 (to save space and it plays back better off the hard drive) and it looks wonderful on my 55 inch hdtv. I highly recommend this camcorder.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great mid-level camcorder

      Posted
      dpeterso56
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I had bought this Panasonic HC-V770 camcorder after buying a Sony HDR-CX440. I wasn't impressed with the low light video quality of the Sony and hoped the larger image sensor in the Panasonic would perform better. I was very happy with the improvement the Panasonic provided in low light conditions and most conditions overall. I returned the Sony.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

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    The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about color, viewfinder, control panel and memory. Editors are less positive about battery and have mixed opinions about reliability. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 86/100 = Very good quality.
    • The WirecutterRichard Baguley on January 6, 2016
      The Best Video Camera
      After 30 hours of research and testing, the Panasonic HC-V770K is the best video camera for those who want more than what their smartphone or DSLR has to offer.Full Review
    • Trusted Reviews (UK)Rating, 4.5 out of 5James Morris on August 14, 2015
      Panasonic HC-V770
      The HC-V770 is Panasonic's top HD-only camcorder. Its flagship models, the HC-VX870 and HC-WX970, have moved up to 4K.Full Review



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