User manual Panasonic HC-V770 (English
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|HC-V770 | HC-V770EB-K|
|User manual (PDF)|
|Sensor type||MOS BSI|
|Total megapixels||12. 76 MP|
|Optical sensor size||1/2.3 “|
|Effective megapixels (image)||6.03 MP|
|Effective megapixels (movie)||6.03 MP|
|Optical zoom||20 x|
|Digital zoom||1500 x|
|Focal length range||4.08 – 81.6 mm|
|Focal length (35mm film equivalent)||29. 5 – 612 mm|
|Filter size||49 mm|
|Minimum aperture number||1.8|
|Maximum aperture number||3.6|
|Image stabilizer type||Hybrid Image Stabilization (HIS)|
|Internal storage capacity||– GB|
|Camcorder media type||Memory card|
|Compatible memory cards||SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|Disc types supported||✗|
|Camcorder tape type||✗|
|Camera file system||DCF, Exif 2. 2|
|White balance||Auto, Cloudy, Indoor, Sunny|
|Shoe mounting point||✓|
|Shoe mounting point type||Cold shoe|
|Camera shutter speed||1/2 – 1/8000 s|
|Shutter speed (video)||1/25 – 1/8000 s|
|Shutter speed (photo)||1/2 – 1/2000 s|
|Display diagonal||3 “|
|Display resolution (numeric)||460800 pixels|
|Camcorder type||Handheld camcorder|
|Minimum illumination||1 lx|
|On Screen Display (OSD)||✓|
|On Screen Display (OSD) languages||ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), ENG, PER, THA|
|Maximum video resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Video resolutions||960 x 540,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160 pixels|
|Video formats supported||AVCHD, H. 264, MP4|
|Supported video modes||1080p, 2160p, 540p, 720p|
|Bitrate at maximum video resolution||72 Mbit/s|
|Maximum frame rate||50 fps|
|HD type||Full HD|
|Maximum image resolution||6528 x 3672 pixels|
|Still image resolution(s)||6528 x 3672, 4736 x 2664, 1920 x 1080, 5472 x 3648, 3984 x 2656, 1728 x 1152, 4896 x 3672, 3264 x 2448, 640 x 480|
|Image formats supported||JPG|
|Audio system||Dolby Digital 2. 0/5.1|
|Audio formats supported||AAC|
Ports & interfaces
|Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out||1|
|USB 2. 0 ports quantity||1|
|USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity||0|
|Wi-Fi standards||802.11b, 802.11g, Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)|
|Near Field Communication (NFC)||✓|
|Video recording time||1 h|
|Battery life (max)||1 h|
|Battery capacity||1940 mAh|
|Battery voltage||3. 6 V|
Weight & dimensions
|Bundled software||HD Writer AE 5.2|
|Cables included||DC, HDMI, USB|
|AC adapter included||✓|
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Panasonic HC-V770K Full HD Camcorder HC-V770K
The Panasonic HC-V770K Full HD Camcorder is great for pairing with your smartphone, so you can easily record two camera angles at once. The HC-V770K offers a main image from the sensor’s in full HD and a secondary picture-in-picture image from your phone’s camera. It features a 20x optical zoom lens with a 29.5 to 612mm equivalent focal length, giving you a wide angle when zoomed out, and a substantial amount of telephoto when zoomed in. Able to record slow-motion in Full HD at up to 120 fps, it can also perform in-camera interpolation to bring the final frame rate up to 240 fps
Through their lens design partnership with Leica, Panasonic incorporated a Leica Dicomar 20x optical zoom lens with four separate optical groups and a maximum aperture of f/1.8. To keep excessive image vibration to a minimum, for steadier handheld shooting, the HC-V770K features Panasonic’s HYBRID O. I.S.+, which combines optical and digital image stabilization to provide 5-axis correction. Adjustable settings allow you to find a stabilization mode most appropriate for the kind of shooting you are doing. From OFF for tripod work, to Normal for regular handheld work, all the way up to Strong for those times when things really get shaky.
The HC-V770’s Wi-Fi does more than let you capture video from your phone’s camera as a secondary camera angle. You can preview a live image on your mobile device using the Panasonic Image App and change camera settings. If the camera has Internet access, you can even upload web-friendly copies of videos and photos directly to social media websites. Plus, there’s a Baby Monitor function which lets you use the camera like an IP surveillance camera, viewing a remote feed across the Internet.
Twin Camera Operation
The HC-V770 you can connect to your smartphone via Wi-Fi and use that as the secondary camera. With this functionality you can shoot from alternate distances or angles for a variety of picture-in-picture images.
HDR (High Dynamic Range) Movie Mode
By combining two images taken with different exposure times, the HDR Movie function suppresses blown highlights and blocked shadows for crisper, clearer videos. With HDR you can maintain gradation in your images in difficult shooting situations, like when your subject is back-lit.
Baby Calendar / Stop-Motion Animation Assist
Set the baby’s name and birthday to display thumbnail images of scenes recorded on and around that date, making it easy to find the scenes you want. By moving the subject slightly and shooting still images, you can create a unique animated slideshow. Previously taken photos are displayed with an onion skin effect for easy layering.
Built-in filter effects including Miniature, 8mm Movie, Silent Movie, and Time Lapse Recording let you match your video recordings to the shooting situation.
Full-HD Slow Motion Video
The HC-V770K records Full-HD (1920 x 1080) video at 120 fps. For a more dramatic slow motion effect the of the Crystal Engine’s Intelligent Frame Creation interpolates frames to achieve an equivalent of 240 fps. You can easily switch to slow motion while recording with a simple touch on the LCD screen.
High-Speed Precision Autofocus
The image sensor has a 60 fps readout enabling quick focusing speed, stability, and tracking performance.
Level Shot Function
Level Shot automatically detects and corrects tilting in images. It can be adjusted to three different levels-OFF, Normal or Strong-depending on shooting conditions.
5-Axis HYBRID OIS
Stabilized on 5 axes (pan, tilt, and roll axes, plus horizontal and vertical directions), the HYBRID OIS suppresses blurring in your videos when not using a tripod or other stabilizer.
Several in-camera functions can be controlled by the Multi-Manual Dial these features include:
- White Balance
- Shutter Speed
- Color Saturation
- One-touch Connection – NFC lets you instantly connect a smartphone or tablet to the camcorder with just one touch. Even without an NFC phone, QR codes are provided to make Wi-Fi settings.
- Remote Shooting / Remote View – The “Panasonic Image App” lets you use a smartphone or tablet as a real-time remote to control the camcorder from a distance. View photos and video directly from the camcorder on a smartphone or tablet, and upload to a social networking site.
- Real-Time Broadcasting – You can live-stream events on USTREAM as they are being recorded in Full-HD resolution (requires a wireless access point).
- Baby Monitor – Check on the baby anytime from anywhere with a smartphone or tablet. Push Notification sends an instant alert when the audio sensor detects the baby waking or crying (requires a wireless access point).
- Home Monitoring – When you are away from home, your camcorder can record high-quality live video and you monitor and speak to your family or pets at home from your smartphone or tablet.
- Auto Transfer (Wireless PC Copy) – Images are transferred from your camcorder to your PC via the wireless access point at home.
- 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.
- Wireless TV Playback – An access point at home can be used to transfer data wirelessly to the TV or a tablet in the living room, or other rooms in the house (requires a wireless access point).
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Budget FullHD camcorder Panasonic HC-V770 | Reviews | Photo, video, optics
- 1/2.3-inch BSI CMOS sensor 12.76 megapixels.
- 20x optical zoom; 50x hybrid zoom.
- Hybrid image stabilization.
- Video recording in AVCHD 2.0 and MP4 at 1080/50p at 28Mbps (50Mbps for MP4).
- WiFi connection.
The HC-V770 is Panasonic’s advanced HD camcorder. Unlike the flagship models, the HC-VX870 and HC-WX970 (and newer), it doesn’t shoot in 4K.
If you don’t plan to upgrade to 4K anytime soon, the HC-V770 can be a versatile camcorder with all the options you need. It’s a lot cheaper than the 4K models, and it comes with a lot of high-end features. It is thanks to the combination of a low price, a wide range of functions and excellent shooting quality that the HC-V770 is still popular among Russian users.
The HC-V770 is equipped with a 1/2.3-inch back-illuminated CMOS sensor with a resolution of 12.76 megapixels. Movies use only 6.03 megapixels, but that’s almost three times the number of pixels needed for Full HD. Panasonic uses an extra resolution for Intelligent Zoom, which increases the 20x optical zoom to 50x.
Additional resolution is also used for the Hybrid OIS system, which combines optical and in-body image stabilization. Most users note the high performance of the system in most shooting conditions.
As we noted above, the HC-V770 does not shoot in 4K. The maximum resolution is 1080p Full HD at 50 full frames per second. Material is recorded at 28Mbps in AVCHD and 50Mbps in MP4. MP4 also allows you to shoot 720p and iFrame at 960 x 540 resolution (a quarter of Full HD) at 25 full frames per second and 28Mbps bitrate. This mode has the least aggressive compression among all presented.
Full HD slow motion recording available at 100 fps. The proprietary Crystal Engine interpolates video up to 200 fps before playing it at 50 fps. This option can be enabled by default or activated by pressing the button on the screen, which turns off the microphone and records slow motion until you release it.
The HC-V770 provides a full range of Wi-Fi capabilities, from remote control of the camcorder, as a baby monitor or as a surveillance camera. The camcoder can also be used for online broadcasts via USTREAM.
Another function – Wireless Twin Camera: the front and rear camera of a smartphone can be used as a secondary camera – the image from the smartphone will be placed in the main frame of the camcorder as a picture-in-picture. The option is also available when connecting other Panasonic cameras equipped with Wi-Fi.
Design, ergonomics and operation
The design of the HC-V770 follows the older model HC-W850, but the HC-V770 lacks a second camera. The second camera is certainly nice, but not necessarily an addition, and by removing it, Panasonic was able to further reduce the price of the camera. On the other hand, where the second camera was located in the HC-W850, there was a large bare piece of plastic.
Users report that the HC-V770 is comfortable to hold when shooting with two hands. Most settings are made using the touch screen. There is also a separate dial next to the lens for quick access to manual settings. Unlike the lens ring, the dial is not as well suited for tasks such as maintaining focus, but it is quite effective for a number of other options. For example, it can be used to switch to manual mode (with adjustment of focus, white balance, shutter speed and aperture) and manual image adjustment mode.
White balance options include a standard set of indoor and outdoor presets, as well as manual adjustment. Shutter speeds are available from 1/25 to 1/8000 and apertures from f/1.8 at wide end or f/3.6 at full zoom all the way up to f/16.
Image settings include sharpness, color, and white balance shift, and exposure control is available only when aperture and shutter speed have not been adjusted manually. Even in Intelligent Auto mode, some picture settings are available. There are special effects, as well as the ability to shoot time-lapse.
There are 11 different modes for the slow motion video already mentioned above. Finally, the camera also has an HDR mode, so the HC-V770 got a really serious set of modes and settings.
Although the HC-V770 is not equipped with an accessory shoe, there is a dedicated adapter slot on the back that is included.
The front of the camcorder has a row of microphones that allow you to record 5.1 surround sound, there is also a stereo mini-jack for connecting an external microphone. Another 3.5 mm jack under the lens allows you to connect headphones to monitor the sound level.
Removable battery lasts for approximately 2 hours, while an external battery can be connected.
Many users appreciate the video quality of the HC-V770: in good light, the camera produces deep and true-to-life colors with lots of fine detail.
These qualities are retained even when lighting is dimmed – the HC-V770 has no problem capturing a bright image in a moderately lit room, such as during a family reunion. Of course, don’t expect miracles from a camera with a small sensor in terms of low-light performance. If the light becomes insufficient, a small built-in lamp with a range of several meters is available.
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In Slow Motion mode, the camera produces much softer video with less detail than in normal mode, most likely due to frame interpolation. In this case, the movement in any case comes out very smooth.
The camera captures 6 megapixel still images and 24 megapixel photo mode in a variety of aspect ratios including 16:9 and 4:3. Users note that for a camcorder, the quality of photos comes out quite decent.
Pros Panasonic HC-V770:
- Value for money.
- Good video quality.
- Effective stabilization.
- Wide range of manual settings.
- No 4K shooting.
- No lens ring.
- Small sensor compared to DSLRs.
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a fairly typical high-end Panasonic camcorder with a lot of features. Of course, the age of the camera is already starting to show – the main drawback is the lack of 4K, but if FullHD resolution is enough for you, then the HC-V770 can be a great option. High image quality, many manual settings and excellent stabilization are the undoubted advantages of this fairly budget camera.
Panasonic HC-V770 Full HD Camcorder
Description Panasonic HC-V770 Camcorder
The Panasonic HC-V770 Camcorder captures the clarity and warmth of your Full HD memories. Even with bright lighting behind the subject, you will get rich and detailed scenes. Thanks to the system of independent control of lens groups, the drive ranges are reduced, and at the same time the dimensions of the housing are reduced. The BSI sensor and powerful processor instantly process the image, smoothing out noise and other noticeable flaws. The camera has internal intelligent shooting modes that adapt to the type of scene. All functions are controlled in an intuitive menu via the touch screen.
Built-in Wi-Fi allows you to not only share content wirelessly, but also connect additional devices to capture multiple angles in parallel. With this technology, Panasonic HC-V770 can serve as a baby monitor and home monitoring tool, as well as transmit a signal in the conditions of live content broadcast to the server.
Specifications Panasonic HC-V770 Camcorder:
Main Color – Black
Matrix type – BSI MOS
Matrix size – 1/2.33″
Number of matrices – 1
Total number of matrix megapixels – 12.76 megapixels
Number of effective pixels when taking photos – 6. 03 MP
Number of effective pixels video recording pixels – 6.03 Mpix
High definition video support – Full HD
Maximum video recording resolution – 1920×1080
Progressive – yes (50p)
3D shooting – no
Recording format – MP4, AVCHD
Compression formats – H.264, MPEG4
901 27 Minimum focal length – 4.08 mm
Maximum focal length – 81.6mm
35mm film equivalent – 29.5mm – 612mm
Minimum focusing distance – 10mm
Optical zoom – 20x
Digital zoom – 1500x
Aperture – f/1.8-3.6
Minimum shutter speed – 1/8000 sec
Maximum shutter speed – 1/25 sec
Filter diameter – 49mm
901 27 Camera and functions
Image stabilizer – optical
Focus – manual, automatic
Face detection – yes
Exposure control – automatic
White balance – auto, preset
Minimum illumination – 1 lx
Shooting Modes – Night
Special Effects – 8mm Film, Time Lapse, Silent Film, Miniature Effects
Quick Launch – No
Additional Functions and Features – Slow Motion
Maximum photo resolution – 6528× 3672
Movie photography – yes
Image formats – JPEG
Display and viewfinder
Display diagonal – 3″
Display resolution – 460800 pix
Touch screen – yes
Swivel screen – yes
Viewfinder – no
Audio system – 5.