Panasonic HC-V700 Camcorder Review
Panasonic didn't skimp on recording options with the HC-V700, offering a plethora of Full HD record modes, including a 1080/60p record mode that is among the highest-quality options available in today's consumer camcorder market. The camcorder only has one standard definition record mode, though, and its the Apple-developed iFrame setting that was created for use with the iMovie software. Plenty of manual controls are found on the V700, including full focus, aperture, shutter speed, and white balance adjustment, as well as a gain setting that is controllable when the aperture is opened to its widest setting. Despite this large set of controls, the HC-V700 does not have a sophisticated method for adjusting these controls, leaving the user too often stuck with the frustrating touchscreen interface as their only option for altering manual controls.