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Panasonic - Panasonic HC-V770 HD Flash Memory Camcorder - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 110 reviews

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would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Private investigators dream camera

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    SoCalPrivateEye
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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camcorder for fast action sports

    Posted
    cmm2
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    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

    Great digital camcorder for the beginner

    Posted
    Newbee
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    I did a lot of searching on the internet for what I thought would be a good fit. I didn't think it was necessary to get a 4k, plus I didn't want to spend the $700. So this was a good fit and I was recording in a large auditorium and it was my sons play, and they didn't have microphones, and therefore I needed to have the ability to measure the level of sound. This camcorder was able to turn on the db level sound and adjust the sensitivity of the mic to get the best sound. Great option. Also the picture was awesome. I would recommend this camcorder to another, and it seems durable, since I accidentally had the camcorder fall to the ground off of the stand once and it still worked just fine.

    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: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not as advertised on Best Buy site

    Posted
    willbjeff
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    Nothing bad to say about the camera itself, but what really irritated me was that I purchased this particular camcorder because the specs on the best buy site said "HDMI and USB 2.0 interfaces For high-speed video transfer. USB streaming capability allows the camcorder to function as a webcam." Wrong answer. I could not get it to work as a webcam (which is what I really need) so I went to the Panasonic support site and low and behold it says that it cannot be used as one, so I had to purchase a $100 capture device to make it work. Very disappointed in Best Buy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good video camera at a good price.

    Posted
    DecaturGaGirl
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    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

    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

    Excellent vidcam - flexible, nicely featured

    Posted
    3historybuff3
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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great mid-level camcorder

    Posted
    dpeterso56
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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Gear for the Price

    Posted
    DiVasDad
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    I bought this for both YouTube and other customer videos. This camera performs better than some of my others I have at TWICE the cost. Cuts wind and background noise without sacrificing sound quality. The picture quality is sharp and clear. The only (very minor) downside is that it feel a bit cheap and flemsy. At least at first. But, then I figured out its mostly due to the fact I'm used to carrying a larger and heavier camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Stable picture, good sound

    Posted
    mama201
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    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

    Nice camcorder!`

    Posted
    55yrold
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    Like the pic in a pic! Just can't really be moving around with the second wireless cell phone. Had to learn to use the software because it allows creation of HD video and also DVD's. Giving it to my daughter so I can get mpeg4's on my soon to be born grandson :) The low light capability is great and I like how it will automatically turn on the light when recording to brighten up the picture.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super Camcorder

    Posted
    JohnG43
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    This is the first camcorder that I have purchased, mainly to make some memorable movies of my young granddaughter who is now 15 months and into everything. I have found the Panasonic HC-V770 HD easy to use and it gives some excellent results and I am extremely pleased with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    stopped working

    Posted
    sadpurchaser

    This is a total waste of money! I used it 4 times over 3 months and it has stopped working! The record button turns on, but doesn't actually record and then won't shut off. I have to take the battery out to even get the lens to close. Sadly I didn't purchase the warranty and it's too late to return, so I'm out $600 (yeah, I bought it at full price). DO NOT BUY THIS!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Panasonic Camcorder

    Posted
    William
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    Great camera. really enjoy using it. I used it primarily for my Varsity sports team to film their games. Has unreal camera quality. The only problem I had with it was the fact I could not film one clip and another clip to make a big clip. They were all sperate clips, hope that makes sense! Great buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It does the job, but not the best!

    Posted
    SandraT
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    I am a YouTuber and I got this to film videos ... My camera is usually a foot or so from my head while I am filming. The quality of the video visually is good..... the audio STINKS! I have to use a wireless mic or you cannot hear me

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    4 Months

    Posted
    ConnieGW
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    I got 4 months of use from this camera, and thereafter I have been getting an error message asking that I turn the camera off and back on again... attempted to get information on where to send it to get it repaired given that it was within one year, never got an appropriate response.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie Camera!

    Posted
    Athensmarine
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    Was extremely easy to use and was able to start filming youth football games immediately. The quality of the videos are incredible even from the 50 yard line high up in the bleachers. There are many features I haven't even tried yet, but this camera has already exceeded my expectations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera easy to use

    Posted
    Diana
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    This camcorder was easy to use and set up. It handles well and is not bulky to hold. I would definitely recommend this camera to anyone who wants to purchase a camcorder for the first time. The price was reasonable and I'm sure I will have many years of wonderful memories using this camera on vacations and family events.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Panasonic - Panasonic HC-V770 HD Flash Memory Camc

    Posted
    Turner1
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    my son bought it and never use it so much! so i use it it's good for sports and family too. lets the fun and make a video :) nice color video .it was not a sale! very expensive if u plan to buy it then use it often! don't waste your money :)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend