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Panasonic HC-VX980M 4K Camcorder

  • $85900



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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.


Features

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.

Smooth Zooming
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.

Exact Panning
Enjoy smooth and exact panning, too, by simply selecting the start and end points.

Easy Tracking
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.

Convenient Stabiliser
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.

Clear Optics
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.

Accurate Scenes
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.


Specification

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
Total Pixels
LENS SECTION LENS FOR MAIN CAMERA F Value F1.8 (WIDE) / F3.6 (TELE)
Optical Zoom 20x
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
Focal Length
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
Speaker Dynamic type
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)
Flash
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)
Touch Panel Yes
View Finder
Manual Ring / Dial Yes (Dial)
Interface AV Yes
HDMI Yes (micro)
Microphones (stereo mini) Yes
Headphone (stereo mini) Yes
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
USB Charge 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
Wi-Fi Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Frequency 2.4GHz band
NFC
STANDARD ACCESSORY AC Adaptor Yes
AC Cable
DC Cable Yes (USB Type)
Rechargeable Battery Pack Yes (1,940mAh)
Battery Charger
IR Remote
HDMI Cable Yes (micro)
AV Multi Cable
AV Cable
Shoe adaptor Yes
Lens Hood Yes
USB Cable Yes
Editing Software HD Writer AE 5.3 (Download)