V720: Mobile Live Streaming Creative HD Video Camcorder

  • Remote WiFi mobile device tether with Ustream sharing
  • Built-in Creative Control effects add excitement to your videos
  • Level Shot automatically corrects horizon for a more natural looking video


You can easily create and share videos instantly from just about anywhere with the Panasonic HC-V720 camcorder. Discover the power of instant sharing with Ustream, the ability to add excitement to your videos with built-in creative effects, and the delight in making high quality HD videos with ease.

Remote WiFi Mobile Device Tether With Ustream Sharing

Panasonic Image App

The power of sharing and convenience is in your hands with the free Panasonic Image App for iOS/Android smartphones/tablets.

Real Time Broadcasting with Full-HD Recording

Built-in WiFi enables Real Time Broadcasting of important events via Ustream, while recording images in Full-HD. You can deliver live images to people with Internet access around the world during recording. There is also a function to send an e-mail to notify the start of broadcasting to preregistered e-mail addresses.

(Left) Level Shot Function OFF:

Images are often tilted without realizing it.

(Right) Level Shot Function ON:

An acceleration sensor detects the tilt and automatically levels the scene.

High Sensitivity Sensor

The combination of the High Sensitivity Sensor and the Crystal Engine PRO with its superb noise reduction performance, delivers bright, high-quality, low-noise images in both bright and dimly lit scenes. Beautiful images can be recorded under a variety of situations, including indoor shooting and night scenery shooting.

The wide shooting range of the lens expands your creativity and ability to capture your most precious moments. The 28mm wide-angle to Intelligent 50x zoom, combined with 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S. +, thoroughly suppresses blurring over the entire shooting range making it possible to capture crisp, clear images with reduced blur in almost every shooting situation.

* 35mm camera equivalent.

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 produces smooth, high-resolution zoom shots even when the range exceeds the limit for optical zooming. Crystal Engine Pro clearly delineates even the tiniest details of your subject, producing natural looking, beautiful images.

1080 TV Lines Horizontal Resolution

Horizontal resolution of 1080 TV lines* make it possible to shoot high-resolution Full-HD with phenomenal image quality, even in small detailed areas.

* According to the JEITA ITE chart and CIPA (for digital cameras) ISO 12233 resolution chart.

(left) X720 Series

Record up to 1080 TV lines in amazing high quality resolution.

(right) Conventional

Horizontal resolution cannot be maintained so the image is unclear.

20.4-Megapixel Still Picture Recording

In high resolution, extremely beautiful and detailed 20.4-megapixel still pictures* are delivered.

* For images recorded with a 16:9 aspect ratio.

5.1-Ch Surround Sound System

The V720 Series is equipped with multiple electret condenser microphones. These help capture the sound source and distance accurately to get a more 3-dimensional effect. The result is a more realistic sound space that compliments the true-to-life HD images.

(Left) Wide (1x)

Picks up audio from all directions to reproduce a natural, lifelike sound field.

(center) Zoom Mic (12x)

Links the microphones to the lens action. When you zoom in on a subject, the microphones focus on the sound in that same direction.

(right) Focus Mic

Enables the microphones to focus on sounds coming from right in front of you, even when the lens is not zooming.

Wind Noise Canceller

The Wind Noise Canceller automatically detects and suppresses only wind noise, giving you natural sounds with lifelike ambience.

iA (Intelligent Auto) / iA Plus

In the iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode, the camera does all the work, leaving you free to compose your shot and capture the moment. This powerful function senses the shooting conditions and automatically adjusts the settings and activates the proper functions to deliver optimal results. In addition, the iA Plus Mode enables you to adjust exposure compensation and white balance by simply touching the button on the LCD.

iA Plus ¿ Easily Customize Settings Without Releasing iA Mode

Brightness Control

You can adjust the exposure compensation accurately and easily.

Color Control

You can adjust the white balance from warm red to cool blue.

Operation and Usability

3.0-inch Wide Touch LCD

The V720 Series features a 3.0" wide LCD that allows intuitive fingertip touch-operation. When shooting, you can use Touch Shutter by simply touching your fingertip on the screen. For playback, you can change thumbnail pages by sliding your fingertip across the screen. The result is smooth, intuitive operation without taking your eyes off the action on LCD screen.

Intuitive Touch Operation

Touch Shutter

You can touch the subject on the LCD screen to instantly focus on it and take a still picture.

Touch for Playback

You can flip through thumbnail pages and display one of the thumbnail scenes.

Variety of Interfaces

(Left) Mic and Headphone Terminal

There's a mic input terminal and a headphone jack on the side of the camcorder. You can plug in an external mic or headphones (both optional) if desired.

(Right) Accessory Shoe

Optional accessories can be attached here to increase shooting versatility.

Plug and Copy to External HDD

Recorded data can be easily copied to an HDD without using a computer.

State-Of-The-Art Features And Technologies

  • O.I.S. Lock
  • iA Mode
  • Focus Assist
  • Pre-Rec Function
  • AGS (Auto Ground-Directional Standby)
  • Color Night Rec/Color Night View
  • Scene Mode
  • Advanced Highlight Playback
  • Face Highlight, Highlight and Time Frame Index
  • HD Writer
  • 2D to 3D Conversion

SpecificationsExpand All

    • Image Sensor
    • Total Pixels
    • Effective Pixels
    • Motion Image
    • Still Image
    • F Value
    • Optical Zoom
    • Focal Length
    • 35 mm Film Camera Equivalent
    • Motion Image
    • Still Image
    • Filter Diameter
    • Lens Brand
    • Standard Illumination
    • Minimum Illumination
    • Focus
    • Zoom
    • Intelligent Zoom OFF
    • Intelligent Zoom ON
    • Digital Zoom
    • White Balance
    • Shutter Speed
    • Motion Image
    • Still Image
    • Iris
    • Image Stabilizer
    • Creative Control
    • Recording Media
    • Recording Format
    • Compression Method
    • Recording/ Playback Mode
    • Thumbnail Display
    • Audio Recording System
    • Microphone
    • Speaker
    • Recording Format
    • Recording Image Size
    • Still Image
    • Simultaneous Recording
    • Flash
    • Power Supply
    • Power Consumption
    • Dimensions (W x H x D)
    • Weight (w/o battery and SD card)
    • LCD Monitor
    • View Finder
    • Manual Ring
    • Interface
    • AV
    • HDMI
    • Microphones (stereo mini)
    • Headphone (stereo mini)
    • USB
    • USB Charge
    • AV Multi
    • LED Video Light
    • Accessory Shoe
    • On-Screen Display Language
  • Wi-Fi
    • Standard
    • Frequency
    • NFC
    • AC Adaptor
    • AC Cable
    • DC Cable
    • Rechargeable Battery Pack
    • Battery Charger
    • IR Remote
    • HDMI Cable
    • AV Multi Cable
    • AV Cable
    • Shoe adaptor
    • Lens Hood
    • USB Cable
    • Lens cap
    • Stylus pen
    • Bandled Software
  • Further Specifications
    • NOTE
    • UPC


HC-V720K is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nearly Professional Results I got this camcorder just before Christmas. I shot a couple of minutes in very poor light to familiarize myself with the camera. With no lighting from the camera or other sources results were grainy and disappointing. I would have given up. However, next morning I shot another three minute clip in moderate, hazy SoCal light. WOW! I couldn't believe my eyes. It looked like HDTV! Hand held, the shots were stable and focusing seemed to follow my eye movements. Yes, I know that's impossible but, zooming from far telephoto to near wide angle, focus followed the subject. Didn't get "lost" between far and near. I'm delighted with resolution and very pleased with the excellent color rendition. Scenes show up with subtle nuanced very natural coloring. I use it as much as I can.
Date published: 2014-02-23
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