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Panasonic HDC HS700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 reviews of Panasonic HDC HS700. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the size and zoom. The portability and image quality are also appreciated, but there are some less positive comments about the battery. There are some mixed reviews about the price.

usability, image quality, portability, zoom, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC HS700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic HDC HS700


alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Panasonic HDC HS700 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the zoom and price. The image quality and usability also get good feedback, but views are divided on the size.

portability, usability, image quality, price, zoom

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic HDC HS700


alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Panasonic HDC HS700 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and battery. The portability and image quality are also appreciated, but there are some negative opinions about the size.

zoom, image quality, portability, battery, reliability


75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Panasonic HDC-HS700


Excellent low-light video quality and a broad set of manual controls make the HS700 a good camcorder, but its much better priced flash memory SD700 sibling is the one to have.

Very good low-light video quality ; Full set of manual features ; 1080/50p recording option

Smallish, low-resolution LCD ; Coarse EVF ; Some edge artifacts in video ; Middling still photo quality ; SD card only SD700 much better value

Unless you need enough capacity to record all-day sessions there's really no reason to opt for the overpriced hard-drive-based HS700; a hard drive full of video left in the camcorder is an accident waiting to happen. Especially since the SD700 is so...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Mendelson Tiu (

Panasonic HDC-HS700


The Panasonic HDC-HS700 is a camcorder that can shoot and store hours of Full HD footage, thanks to its built-in 240GB HDD. It is also simple to use and is packed with a lot of features that can help you take that perfect shot.

Easy to use; LCD and viewfinder; Quick start-up; Manual settings; Face detection; AF/AE tracking; High-quality video; Good audio; Included software made it easy for us to transfer, edit, and burn videos; SDXC compatible

There were times when we didn’t know if a photo was shot during video mode; Some lag experienced during menu browsing; Price may put off some

Apr, 2010

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Panasonic HDC-HS700


Fantastic product, great image quality.

None that I have noticed as yet.

May, 2011

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Panasonic HDC-HS700


Performs very well under extreme conditions. Produces excellent picture quality, even in subdued lighting conditions. Have recorded two full gigs of approx 2 hours each with no problems encountered. Unlike my Canon HG10 which continually stops...

AGC cannot be turned off in IA mode Instruction manual is very basic, especially with regard to the advanced features

Apr, 2011

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Mar, 2011

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Panasonic HDC-HS700


Out of this world Full HD. 11million + pixels for movie! (The deep black for example, is pretty much broadcast quality) Still Camera 14+ million Mic and Headphone Line in. Simple to Use. Side replacement of battery helpful, save messing about taking it...

If you use Final Cut Pro on an Apple, the Panasonic 1090i/50fps format needs to be converted. However get hold of Aunsofts Video Converter for Mac or their "iMedia Converter" Toast deals with this ok too.They convert AVHD with no loss of res etc to use...

Feb, 2011

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Panasonic HDC-HS700


Pretty much self explanatory

Zoom button too close to handle, making it difficult to operate with one hand.

Feb, 2011

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Panasonic HDC-HS700


The HS700 is quite simply, a fantastic camera which produces top sound and picture quality. It's comfortable to hold, especially with the slight upward curve toward the back that makes the zoom switch and photo button easy to reach. Storage and...

One downside so far... I really dislike the placement of the connectors inside the LCD, since that means it's got to be open while you're attached to other devices, which is just kind of awkward.

Feb, 2011

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Panasonic HDC-HS700


every thing good

the battery supplied is not good

Jan, 2011

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Panasonic HDC-HS700


Very good camera


Jan, 2011

Product Specifications

The HS700's high-sensitivity 3MOS system has achieved 11.49-million effective motion image pixels. This image sensor offers beautiful images with significantly better color quality, detail and gradation than the 1MOS sensor system. The large-diameter F1.5 Leica Dicomar Lens, the developed crystal engine pro, and the high-sensitivity sensors have improved the efficiency of light gathering, increased sensitivity, and reduced noise by one-half to provide users with bright, low-noise recording even in dim lighting. The 12x optical zoom lens is further enhanced by Intelligent Resolution technology in the crystal engine pro image-processing circuit, to produce the 20x intelligent zoom. The zoom achieves even greater image detail. And HS700 is also equipped with a wide-angle lens that is ideal for many different shooting situations, such as self-portraits and group photos indoors, and landscape shots outdoors.


Built-In Microphone: Yes


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)


Minimum illumination:1


Firewire in (IEEE 1394): No
Firewire Out (IEEE 1394): No
HDMI Connection: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
Line-In Audio: Yes
USB Connection: Yes


Colour of product:Black


Display diagonal:7.62
Screen Resolution:230400 pixels
Screen Size:3 in
Screen Type:LCD


Colour of product:Black
Filter Size:7.2
Web Cam Function: No


Built-in Flash: Yes
Internal flash/video light: Yes

Image resolution

Digital Still Pictures:Photo
Effective mega pixels:7.59 Megapixels
Effective Pixels:7.59 Megapixels
Progressive Scan for Photos: Yes
Still Picture Resolutions:4608x3072, 4864x2736, 4032x3024, 3840x2160, 3600x2400, 3200x2400, 2880x1920, 2560x1920, 640x480 pixels
Total MegaPixels:9.15 Megapixels

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4.1
Sensor Type:CMOS / MOS
Total MegaPixels:14.2 / 9.15

Lens System

Filter Size:4.6
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):35 - 420
Focal length range (f-f):3.45 - 41.4 / 35 - 420
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:12


Aperture (Wide-tele):F1.5-2.8
Auto Focus: Yes
Digital Zoom:700 x
Filter Size:46 mm
Focal Length (35mm equiv):35-420 mm
Focal Length (Wide-Tele):3.45-41.4 mm
Image Stabilization:Yes (Optical)
Manual Focus: Yes
Night Shot: Yes
Optical Zoom:12 x
Shutter speeds:1/25-1/8000 s
White Balance:Auto, Indoor1, Indoor2, Sunny, Cloudy, White set


Dimensions (HxWxD):69x65x138 mm
Weight:450 g

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes
Interface:AV multi
Lens focal range:F1.5(WIDE)/2.8(TELE)
Lens system:Leica Dicomar
Manual Focus: Yes
Power consumption (typical):6.3

Packaging Content

Bundled software:HD Writer AE 2.1
Handheld remote control: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power source

Battery Type:Lithium Ion


Miscellaneous:HD Writer AE 2.1, Intelligent Auto with Face Recognition


Sensor Size:1/4.1 in
Sensor Type:3MOS


Camera shutter speed:1/25 - 1/8000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Still image resolution(s):4608 x 3072


Built-in Memory: Yes
Built-in Storage Size:240 GB
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
External Memory Type:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Extra Memory Support: Yes
Internal storage capacity:240


HD Recording:HD 1080p
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Recording Format:HardDrive / SD / SDHC / SDXC
Video Resolution:1920x1080

Weight & Dimensions

Height :6.9

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes