High Definition video capture made easy

Panasonic launches new high definition, high zoom camcorder


Panasonic today introduced the HC-V10 camcorder, offering High Definition video recording and a powerful 70x enhanced optical zoom in a compact and easy-to-use design.

Packed with advanced features – including Panasonic’s popular Intelligent Auto (iA) mode, POWER O.I.S with Active Mode as well as convenient Quick Start and Pre-Record functionality – the HC-V10 camorder makes it easy to point, shoot and capture impressive HD video with confidence.

With a powerful 63x optical zoom lens that steps up to an Enhanced Optical 70x zoom, users can capture beautiful images of subjects up close or pull in distant subjects for truly dynamic close-ups. A 31.6mm wide-angle lens makes shooting indoors or in tight spaces more effective by allowing more to be incorporated into the frame.

For greater flexibility, HD video can be recorded in MP4 format, offering broad compatibility and high compression for small, easy-to-share files.

Model Colour Availability
HC-V10 Black April 2012


Key features

Advanced imaging

The HC-V10 camcorder features a powerful 63x optical zoom lens with an Enhanced Optical 70x Zoom function to further extend the zooming power at the wide-angle setting. This allows the user to capture beautiful images of sweeping landscapes and pull in distant subjects for truly dynamic close-ups.

The camcorder’s 31.6mm wide-angle lens is especially convenient for recording indoors or in tight spaces. The wide-angle setting also offers versatility for capturing either landscapes or large groups.

POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabiliser) with Active Mode

The HC-V10 is equipped with a high-quality optical hand-shake compensation function that  suppresses hand-shake while maintaining high image quality.

Creative flexibility

When Panasonic’s iA mode is activated, it automatically selects the most suitable shooting mode at the press of a button. Intelligent Scene Selector automatically selects the best Scene Mode to record in based on detected light and objects; and Face Detection, which senses ambient lighting to adjust exposure and capture faces beautifully even in dim or backlit scenes.

Pre-Record and Quick Start are ideal for capturing spur-of-the-moment shooting opportunities. The Pre-Record function continuously records three seconds of buffer memory so you don’t miss those spontaneous moments.



Uploading and editing

Archiving and editing videos taken with the HC-V10 camcorder has never been easier.  HD video can be recorded in the MP4 or iFrame formats.

The camcorder’s HD Writer HE 1.0 included software allows for highly versatile PC editing and sharing functions.  The software is compatible with YouTube™ and Facebook© allowing even the most inexperienced users to share videos online with ease. Image data can also be transferred to a Mac computer for editing in applications such as iMovie.

2 CommentsLeave a comment

  • At nearly $200 and looking at still shots from video that appear crisp and bright, unless I’m doing something wrong – this camera is crap. Add to its soft/grainy quality, the support software HD Writer HE 1.0 is crap too. You can’t eve delete files after downloading them.

  • Hi Daniel, in relation to the quality of the photos, it is difficult for us to comment on this, without knowing further information in relation to the conditions and the settings in which the camera was used in. In regards to the software, Page 38 of the OI for the Software (HD Writer HE 1.0) outlines how to delete files using the software. Alternatively you can delete them on the camera itself.