Record your memories in everlasting 4K with the Panasonic HC-VX980M 4K Camcorder. Capture precious moments as 4K videos or photos – with the LEICA Dicomar lens, clear quality is yours – that result in unique final footage with Wireless Multi Camera recording. Regardless of the situation, HDR Movie gives you crisp detail in bright and dark areas of the film.
4K Video Recording
With four times the resolution of Full-HD, this compact Panasonic HC-VX980M camcorder records in 4K resolution. That means you'll have detailed, true-to-life scenes in any shooting situation. You can even capture impressive 4K still images of special or unique moments with 4K Photo mode. Panasonic's high-speed, high-precision autofocus technology makes 4K shooting easy for everyone.
With Smooth Zoom, you get smooth zooming without any zoom blur. It's also easy to zoom in on an off-centre subject without manoeuvring the camera angle.
Enjoy smooth and exact panning, too, by simply selecting the start and end points.
You can choose a person to be tracked from a video, and the Panasonic HC-VX980M camcorder automatically keeps the object in the cropped area.
Even after shooting, you can compensate for shaking thanks to automatic adjustment of the cropping position. The result is more stable, clear footage. Note: Results are recorded in MP4 1080/25p mode.
In addition to rendering crisp images, the remarkable LEICA Dicomar lens produces the subtle nuances and shading that LEICA lenses are renowned for, with minimised ghosting and flaring.
By increasing the read-out speed of the recording, the advanced BSI Sensor with approx. 8M effective pixels suppresses distortion to give an accurate rendering of the scene.
Crystal Engine 4K
The Crystal Engine 4K features a high-speed, large-scale integrated circuit to process the huge volume of 4K data quickly and accurately while reducing noise.
Level Footage at All Times
The Level Shot function automatically detects and corrects the tilting of images so you can shoot carefree. The setting can be adjusted to one of three levels – OFF, Normal or Strong* – for the shooting condition. * Not available with 4K mode.
Clear, Blurless Results
HYBRID O.I.S.+ uses five-axis correction to thoroughly suppress blurring caused by unwanted shaking – whether you are shooting with a wide angle or at high zoom. This lets you capture crisp, clear images in 4K and other formats, in virtually every shooting situation.
Wireless Multi Camera
Enjoy a new kind of shooting style that lets you add even more emotion to your movies. Using Wi-Fi, you can link to as many as three smartphones and simultaneously record up to two of them as sub-windows. These sub-window images can be interchanged, and their display positions can be switched. This lets you shoot from a variety of angles and viewpoints, to capture a higher level of emotional impact. Note: This function is not available with 4K mode nor with 24p mode.
HDR (High Dynamic Range) Movie
Enjoy crisper, clearer videos thanks to the HDR Movie function. It combines two images taken with different exposures to suppress blown highlights and blocked shadows. Even in difficult shooting situations, such as backlighting, you can easily capture natural videos with excellent gradation. A dedicated HDR button enables quick mode changes when necessary. Note: This function is not available with 4K mode nor with 24p format.
|SENSOR SECTION||SENSOR FOR MAIN CAMERA||Image Sensor||1/2.3-inch BSI MOS Sensor|
|Total Pixels||18.91 megapixels|
|Effective Pixels [Motion Image]||4K: 8.29 megapixels [16:9], Full-HD: 6.10 megapixels [16:9] (Level Shot Function OFF or Normal)|
|Effective Pixels [Still Image]||7.00 megapixels [3:2]|
|Effective Pixels [Still Image]||8.29 megapixels [16:9]|
|Effective Pixels [Still Image]||6.22 megapixels [4:3]|
|SENSOR FOR SUB CAMERA||Image Sensor||–|
|LENS SECTION||LENS FOR MAIN CAMERA||F Value||F1.8 (WIDE) / F3.6 (TELE)|
|Focal Length||4.08 – 81.6 mm|
|35 mm Film Camera Equivalent [Motion Image (16:9)]||4K: 30.8 – 626 mm (Level Shot Function OFF), Full-HD: 37.0 – 752 mm (Level Shot Function OFF or Normal)|
|35 mm Film Camera Equivalent [Still Image]||34.5 – 690.3 mm [3:2]|
|35 mm Film Camera Equivalent [Still Image]||30.8 – 626 mm [16:9]|
|35 mm Film Camera Equivalent [Still Image]||37.6 – 752.8 mm [4:3]|
|Filter Diameter||49 mm|
|Lens Brand||Leica Dicomar Lens|
|LENS FOR SUB CAMERA||F Value||–|
|35 mm Film Camera Equivalent [Motion Image]||–|
|CAMERA SECTION||Standard Illumination||1400 lx|
|Minimum Illumination||2 lx (Scene Mode Low Light 1/25), 1 lx (Night Mode (Color)), 0 lx (Night Mode (IR))|
|Focus||Auto / Manual|
|Zoom||Intelligent Zoom OFF||20x|
|Intelligent Zoom ON||4K: 25x, Full-HD: 40x|
|Digital Zoom||60x / 1500x (The maximum value of zoom magnification can be set in two patterns)|
|White Balance||Auto / White Set / Sunny / Cloudy / Indoor1 / Indoor2|
|Shutter Speed||Motion Image||Auto Slow Shutter ON : 1/25 – 1/8000 (50p / 50i / 25p), 1/24 – 1/8000 (24p)|
|Motion Image||Auto Slow Shutter OFF : 1/50 – 1/8000 (50p / 50i / 25p), 1/48 – 1/8000 (24p)|
|Still Image||1/2 – 1/2000|
|Iris||Auto / Manual|
|Image Stabilizer||HYBRID O.I.S.+ with Active Mode, O.I.S. Lock, Level Shot Function (Strong mode: 2K only)|
|HDR Movie (Except 4K Mode)||Yes|
|Creative Control (Except 4K Mode)||Miniature Effect, Silent Movie, 8mm Movie, Time Lapse Rec|
|RECORDING SECTION||Recording Media||Built-in memory (64GB), SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card|
|Recording Format||[AVCHD] AVCHD Progressive|
|Recording Format||[iFrame / MP4] MP4|
|Compression Method||MPEG-4 AVC/H.264|
|Recording/ Playback Mode||AVCHD||1080/50p (28Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/50p)|
|AVCHD||PH (24Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/50i)|
|AVCHD||HA (17Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/50i)|
|AVCHD||HG (13Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/50i)|
|AVCHD||HE (5Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/50i)|
|MP4||2160p/25p(72M) (72Mbps / VBR), (3840 x 2160)|
|MP4||2160p/24p(72M) (72Mbps / VBR), (3840 x 2160)|
|MP4||1080p/50p(50M) (50Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080)|
|MP4||1080p/50p(28M) (28Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080)|
|MP4||1080p/24p(50M) (50Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080)|
|MP4||720p/25p(9M) (9Mbps / VBR), (1280 x 720)|
|iFrame||960 x 540/25p (28Mbps / VBR)|
|Actual Recordable Time with Supplied Battery||Approx. 45 min (4K MP4)|
|Actual Recordable Time with Supplied Battery||Approx. 55 min (50p mode)|
|Actual Recordable Time with Supplied Battery||Approx. 55 min (PH mode)|
|Actual Recordable Time with Supplied Battery||Approx. 55 min (HA mode)|
|Actual Recordable Time with Supplied Battery||Approx. 55 min (HG mode)|
|Actual Recordable Time with Supplied Battery||Approx. 55 min (HE mode)|
|Actual Recordable Time with Supplied Battery||Approx. 50 min (2160p/24p)|
|Actual Recordable Time with Supplied Battery||Approx. 1 h 0 min (1080p/24p)|
|Actual Recordable Time with Supplied Battery||Approx. 50 min (MP4 50M)|
|Actual Recordable Time with Supplied Battery||Approx. 55 min (MP4 28M)|
|Actual Recordable Time with Supplied Battery||Approx.1 h 0 min (MP4 720p)|
|Actual Recordable Time with Supplied Battery||Approx. 1 h 0 min (iFrame)|
|Thumbnail Display||20 thumbnails/page, 9 thumbnails/page, 1 thumbnail/page|
|Audio Recording System||AVCHD: Dolby Digital (5.1ch / 2ch)|
|Audio Recording System||iFrame, MP4: AAC (2ch)|
|Microphone||5.1ch Surround, Zoom, Focus and Stereo Microphone|
|STILL IMAGE SECTION||Recording Format||JPEG (DCF/Exif2.2)|
|Recording Image Size||Still Image||[16:9] 25.9megapixels (6784 x 3816), 14 megapixels (4992 x 2808), 2.1 megapixels (1920 x 1080)|
|Still Image||[3:2] 20 megapixels (5472 x 3648), 10.6 megapixels (3984 x 2656）, 2.0 megapixels (1728 x 1152)|
|Still Image||[4:3] 20.4 megapixels (5216 x 3912), 10.9 megapixels (3808 x 2856), 0.3 megapixels (640 x 480)|
|Simultaneous Recording||4K MP4: [16:9] 20.4 megapixels (6016 x 3384), 8.3 megapixels (3840 x 2160)|
|Simultaneous Recording||Other than 4K MP4: [16:9] 14.0 megapixels (4992 x 2808), 2.1 megapixels (1920 x 1080)|
|GENERAL SECTION||Power Supply||3.6V (Battery) / 5.0V (AC Adaptor)|
|Power Consumption||Max. 7.1W (Recording) / Max. 7.7W (Charging)|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||Approx. 65 x 73 x 139 mm (2.559 x 2.874 x 5.472 inch)|
|Weight (w/o battery and SD card)||Approx. 352g (0.776 lb)|
|LCD Monitor||3.0-inch Wide LCD monitor (460,800 dots)|
|Manual Ring / Dial||Yes (Dial)|
|Microphones (stereo mini)||Yes|
|Headphone (stereo mini)||Yes|
|LED Video Light||Yes|
|Accessory Shoe||Yes (cold)|
|Lens Cover||Yes (Auto)|
|On-Screen Display Language||English, Chinese Traditional, Chinese Simplified, Thai, Arabian, Persian, Hindi|
|STANDARD ACCESSORY||AC Adaptor||Yes|
|DC Cable||Yes (USB Type)|
|Rechargeable Battery Pack||Yes (1,940mAh)|
|HDMI Cable||Yes (micro)|
|AV Multi Cable||–|
|Editing Software||HD Writer AE 5.3 (Download)|