Panasonic’s 2018 camcorder range delivers outstanding image quality and ultra smooth handheld shooting, incorporating 4K, large sensors, and a new LEICA 24X Zoom with advanced stabilisation system. We’ve announced four new camcorders designed to inspire. The new 4K and Full HD models feature excellent low-light performance delivered by a large back-illuminated MOS sensor; a high-performance LEICA lens with a bright F1.8 aperture and 24x optical zoom; plus a newly-designed ultra-smooth optical image stabilisation system incorporating ‘Ball O.I.S’ and ‘Adaptive O.I.S’.
“There’s a model to suit your shooting style, from those who simply want to capture fantastic moments with family and friends; to advanced users stepping up to manual controls. Now everyone can easily capture vibrant videos in impressive quality.”
– Scott Mellish, Product Marketing Manager, Imaging, Panasonic
Brilliant videos even under low light
The new large back-illuminated MOS sensor, combined with the bright F1.8 LEICA lens, provides excellent low-light shooting in situations from dimly lit indoor party scenes to outdoor events. When shooting in 4K, low-light performance is improved by around 70% compared to the previous Panasonic 4K models.
Versatile 24x optical zoom LEICA lens
The new LEICA lens has a powerful 24x optical zoom that ranges from 25mm wide angle to 600mm telephoto. The stunning wide-angle capability makes it easy to fit large groups into the frame, and is also convenient for v-logging with the rotatable LCD. A 4-Drive lens system drives the four lens groups independently, and achieves high zoom in a compact body.
Enhanced optical image stabilisation
Panasonic’s latest camcorders offer 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S. + which now incorporates the ‘Ball O.I.S. System’ and ‘Adaptive O.I.S’. This maximises the shooting capabilities of the 24x zoom lens, further reducing blur caused by hand-shake and ensuring smooth movement and clear, sharp images even at full zoom. In addition, the Level Shot function automatically detects and corrects tilt.
Premium image quality with 4K
HC-WXF1M, HC-VXF1, HC-VX1
The new Panasonic 4K camcorders offer 4K Video, 4K Cropping and 4K Photo modes, allowing even the novice user to create polished videos and amazing stills. 4K Cropping takes advantage of the stunning quality of 4K, allowing the user to edit in-camera after shooting, select the best angles and achieve smooth panning and zooming, while still retaining Full HD resolution and crisp detail. When recording in 4K Photo mode, the camcorders can capture 8-megapixel still images of decisive moments, shot at an incredible 30 frames per second.
2018 Video Camera Range
4K Ultra HD, Twin Camera, Wireless Multi Cam, Large MOS Sensor, 25m Wide-Angle, Optical 24x Zoom, LEICA Dicomar, EVF, Manual Ring, Cinema-like Effects, Wi-Fi App Connectivity.HC-WXF1M Camcorder
4K Ultra HD, Wireless Multi Cam, Large MOS Sensor, 25m Wide-Angle, Optical 24x Zoom, LEICA Dicomar, EVF, Manual Ring, Cinema-like Effects, Wi-Fi App Connectivity.HC-VXF1 Camcorder
4K Ultra HD, Wireless Multi Cam, Large MOS Sensor, 25m Wide-Angle, Optical 24x Zoom, LEICA Dicomar, Cinema-like Effects, Wi-Fi App Connectivity.HC-VX1 Camcorder
Full-HD Camcorder, Large MOS Sensor, 25m Wide-Angle, Optical 24x Zoom, LEICA Dicomar, Cinema-like Effects, Wi-Fi App Connectivity.HC-V800 Camcorder