Panasonic HC-VX980M 4K Ultra HD Camcorder
- Product Info
Panasonic HC-VX980M 4K Ultra HD Video Camera
We Think YOU Should Know
- Genuine Australian Panasonic 1 Year Warranty (via registration)
- Peace of Mind Purchase Guarantee (bottom of page)
- 4K Ultra HD Resolution
- 20x Optical Zoom
- Leica Dicomar Lens
- Wireless Multi Camera
- HDR Movie Recording
- BSI sensor
- WiFi Connectivity
- Creative Control
Your memories in everlasting 4K
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 - Preserve your memories in all their beauty.
With four times the resolution of Full-HD, this compact Panasonic 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 camcorder automatically keeps the object in the cropped area.
- Convenient stabilizer
Even after shooting, you can compensate for shaking thanks to automatic adjustment of the cropping position. The result is more stable, clear footage.
High-Quality Core Technologies
- 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 minimized 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 for camera tilting.
Clear, Blurless Results
HYBRID O.I.S.+ and 5-axis correction thoroughly suppress blurring caused by unwanted handheld shaking.
Wireless Multi Camera - Add extra emotion to your footage
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 smart phones 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 - Get clear shots with excellent detail
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.
Panasonic - The Company, The Brand
In 2018 one of the world's largest electronics companies will turn 100. If you are old enough you will remember the National brand which then went on to become National Panasonic. Panasonic holds a worldwide reputation for producing highly reliable, cutting edge and very affordable products. Panasonic has a large and varied range of products from Automotive, Aviation, Communications and Entertainment only to name a few. Nearly 30 years later we have no hesitation in recommending Panasonic products to our customers.
Peace of Mind Purchase Guarantee & Declaration of Warranty
This product is supplied directly via Panasonic Australia and enjoys the FULL benefits of the 'Genuine Panasonic AUSTRALIAN MANUFACTURERS WARRANTY'. (You may also be entitled to other consumer warranties as provided by the Australian Consumer Guarantee and these entitlements are not limited by this warranty). In the event that this product should fail please contact our service department to arrange service for this product or you also have the option of speaking with Panasonic Australia directly.
We ARE an AUTHORISED Australian retailer for Panasonic Australia.
This product will be shipped from our Sydney Warehouse and you are welcome to pick it up directly from our store in Sydney. This product is NOT DROP SHIPPED from overseas.
- Tech Specs
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)
- In The Box
- Panasonic HC-VX980M 4K Ultra HD Camcorder
- Rechargeable 1940mAh Battery
- AC Adapter
- Mini-HDMI Cable
- USB Cable
- DC Cable (USB type)
- Lens hood
- Shoe adaptor
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