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Panasonic HC-W850 Twin Camera Full HD Camcorder

B&H # PAHCW850B Mfr # HC-W850K
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Product Highlights
  • Capture two Camera Angles at Once
  • 6.03 Megapixel MOS Main Sensor
  • 3.8MP Sub Camera on Flip-Out LCD
  • 20x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 5-Axis Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Second Camera Rotates 270°
  • Advanced Level Shot Function
  • Full HD Slow-Motion Video at 120 Fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and NFC Connectivity
  • Monochrome IR Night Mode

The Panasonic HC-W850 Twin Camera Full HD Camcorder is a Full HD camcorder that features a secondary, "B-angle" sub camera built-in to the flip-out LCD display. The camcorder can record 1920 x 1080p video at up to 60 frames per second and also features a push-button slow-motion capability that can record slow-motion video in HD resolution at up to 120 frames per second. The camera features a 6.03MP effective resolution, back-illuminated MOS sensor and a 20x optical zoom lens with 5-axis image stabilization. In addition, it features Wi-Fi for streaming and wireless control, and includes support for NFC tap-to-configure connectivity.

6.03MP Sensor with Back-illumination
The camcorder's 1/2.3", 6.03MP effective resolution MOS image sensor features back-illumination and improvided image processing for up to 1.3 times better low-light performance compared to the previous generation, with image processing speeds that are approximately 1.5 times faster
Twin Camera Design
In addition to the main 6.03MP camera built into the body, the HC-W850 features a 5.3MP sub camera attached to the flip-out LCD screen. The secondary camera rotates horizontally 270° allowing you to capture two separate camera angles at once and record them simultaneously. For example, you can use the main camera with its zoom lens for your close-up shots and the second camera for a wide shot to cover the whole scene. Alternative, you can use it to catch reaction shots of yourself while filming your subject with the main camera. Video from the secondary camera is superimposed at VGA (640 x 480) resolution, picture-in-picture-style, in a corner of the main image
O.I.S+ Optical Image Stabilizer
Uses a combination of optical and electronic image stabilization working across five axes to counteract unwanted camera shake. This feature can be disabled for tripod shooting or other situations where image stabilization is not required
Advanced Level Shot Function
Applies correction algorithm to compensate for unwanted side-to-side tilt especially when shooting handheld. This features offers three setting depending on the amount of tilting correction required: Off, Normal, and Strong
Capture Slow Motion at Full HD
Records natively at up 120 fps in Full HD resolution. In addition, the Intelligent Frame Creation feature allows you to apply a 2x slow-down to your footage in-camera, allowing you to create videos with an effective 240 fps for extreme slow-motion effects
4-Drive Lens System
Designed to keep the form-factor compact while incorporating the drive system required to move a 20x zoom lens
Built-In Wi-FI and NFC
Allows you to connect the camcorder to a smartphone, tablet, or other mobile device that supports the Panasonic Imaging App so you can share your images through social media websites and stream live video using Ustream. With NFC (Near Field Connection) you will be able to configure the wireless connection simply by tapping your mobile device to the camcorder
Baby Monitor
Set up the camera in your baby's room and view a live video feed using the Panasonic Imaging App. In addition, you can program the app to trigger an automated alert when your baby start's crying or a voice is detected
Supports Remote Pan Tilt Cradle
This optional accessory, sold separately, uses a motion sensor featured on the camcorder to automatically track a moving subject when mounted between the camera and a tripod. The cradle has a 180° range of horizontal motion and a 15° vertical range. In addition, when combined with Wi-Fi connectivity, the cradle can be used as a remote pan/tilt control system for the camera, allowing you to operate the camcorder even if mounted in an inaccessible location or from another room
Creative Effects
The Creative Effects menu allows you to add the following stylistic effects to your movies in camera: Miniature Effect, 8mm Movie, and Silent Movie. In addition, Time Lapse Recording allows you to capture a series of still images at intervals and play them back as video to compress an event into a fraction of real time for an accelerated effect
IR Night Mode
The IR Night Mode removes the IR-blocking filter normally present over the MOS sensor. This allows the camcorder to use an invisible IR emitter mounted near the lens to illuminate the portion of the scene in front of the camera; making it possible to capture monochrome video even when there is no visible light. The area of IR illumination can be extended by adding separately available off-camera IR lights
Sensor 1x 6.03 Megapixel 1/2.3"  MOS Sensor 1
Please Note:

For main camera; sub camera uses 1/4" MOS sensor

Backside Illumination Yes
Pixel Gross 12,760,000 2
Please Note:

For main camera; sub camera is 5.21 MP

Effective Pixels 6,030,000 @ Video 16:9 (Image Stabilizer Off)
6,030,000 @ Photo 16:9
5,210,000 @ Photo 3:2
4,720,000 @ Photo 4:3
Focal Length 4.08 - 81.6 mm 3
Please Note:

For main lens; sub lens 3.54 mm

35mm Equivalent Focal Length 29.5 - 612 @ Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Level Shot function OFF or Normal -- still image or video
33.5 - 669.9 @ Aspect Ratio: 3:2 Still image only 4
Please Note:

For main lens; sub lens 37.2 mm

Maximum Aperture f/ 1.8 - f/ 3.6 5
Please Note:

For main lens; sub lens f/2.2

Lens Elements 4
Zoom Optical: 20x
Intelligent: 50x
Digital: 60x
Digital: 1500x 6
Please Note:

Resolution will decrease the more digital zoom is used

Filter Size 49 mm
System NTSC
Recording Media SD/SDHC/SDXC  
Recording Time SDHC 32 GB
1920 x 1080 80 minutes
Video Format High Definition
1920 x 1080p / 60 fps (50Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 30 fps (28Mbps)
1280 x 720p / 30 fps (9Mbps)
High Definition
1920 x 1080p / 60 fps (28Mbps)
1920 x 1080i / 60 fps (24Mbps)
1920 x 1080i / 60 fps (17Mbps)
High Definition
1920 x 1080i / 60 fps (13Mbps)
1920 x 1080i / 60 fps (5Mbps)
Standard Definition
960 x 540p / 30 fps (28Mbps)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Slow Motion Mode 120 fps recorded @ 1920 x 1080p
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 24 Megapixel, 6528 x 3672 (16:9)
JPEG: 12.6 Megapixel, 4736 x 2664 (16:9)
JPEG: 2.1 Megapixel, 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
JPEG: 20 Megapixel, 5472 x 3648 (3:2)
JPEG: 10.6 Megapixel, 3984 x 2656 (3:2)
JPEG: 2 Megapixel, 1728 x 1152 (4:3)
JPEG: 18 Megapixel, 4896 x 3672 (4:3)
JPEG: 8 Megapixel, 3264 x 2448 (4:3)
JPEG: .3 Megapixel, 640 x 480 (4:3)
Channels 5.1-Channel Stereo
Audio Format AAC
Dolby Digital 2ch
Dolby Digital 5.1 7
Please Note:

1080/60p, PH, HA, HG, HE: Dolby Digital / iFrame, MP4: AAC (2ch)

Display Type LCD
Touchscreen Yes
Screen Size 3"
Pixel Count 460,800
Add-on Lens
Image Stabilization Optical & Digital 8
Please Note:

HYBRID O.I.S.+ with Active Mode, O.I.S. Lock, Level Shot Function

Scene Modes Preset: YesCustom: Yes
Lux 1400 (Standard Illumination)
2 (Low Light Mode)
1 (Color Night Mode)
0 (IR Night Mode)
Shutter Speed 1/30-8000sec
1/2-1/2000sec 9
Please Note:

Auto Slow Shutter ON / Auto Slow Shutter OFF / still image

Creative Effects Yes 10
Please Note:

Miniature Effect, 8mm Movie, Silent Movie, and Time Lapse Recording

Built-in Mic Yes 11
Please Note:

5.1-channel Surround, Zoom, Focus, and Stereo

Built-in Speaker Yes 12
Please Note:

Dynamic type

Built-in Light/Flash Light - Yes
Flash - Yes
Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11b/g/n 13
Please Note:

2.4 GHz band

Accessory Shoe 1x Cold 14
Please Note:

Uses detachable cold shoe adapter

Tripod Mount 1/4" - 20
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs 1x Microphone In on 1/8" stereo mini jack
1x USB 2.0 Requires supplied USB cable: K2KYYYY00236
Outputs 1x HDMI C (Mini)
1x USB Micro-B
1x Analog A/V Output on 1/8" mini jack
Microphone Input Yes
Headphone Jack Yes
Languages English
Spanish 15
Please Note:

For on-screen display

Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.6VDC, 1940mAh
Providing up to 1 Hours per Charge
Charging Method AC Adapter
Charging Time 1 hours
Power Adapter 5-VDC
Power Consumption Recording: 6.7 W
Charging: 7.7 W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.6 x 2.9 x 5.5" / 6.6 x 7.4 x 14.0 cm
Weight .8 lb / 363 g 16
Please Note:

Without battery and SD card

Panasonic HC-W850 Twin Camera Full HD Camcorder
  • VW-VBT190 Lithium-ion Camcorder Battery Pack (Black)
  • VSK0815F AC Adapter
  • K2GHYYS00002 DC Cable
  • K1HY19YY0021 HDMI Mini Cable
  • VYC1055-A Shoe Adapter
  • Software CD
  • K2KYYYY00236 USB Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty on Parts, 90-Days on Labor

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    PanasonicHC-W850 Twin Camera Full HD Camcorder

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.


    • Zoom range/performance (4)
    • Image stabilization (3)


      Best Uses

      • HD shooting (3)
      • Home movies (3)

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      Astonishing resolution

      By light in the dark studio

      from Tortola BVI

      About Me Semi-pro Videographer

      Verified Buyer


      • Easy to Use
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Zoom range/performance


      • Poor In Low Light

      Best Uses

      • HD Shooting
      • Home Movies
      • Travel

      Comments about Panasonic HC-W850 Twin Camera Full HD Camcorder:

      I usually buy a number of small camcorders trying them out for varied aspects. I usually stick with the consumer level because even though professional ones beat them in resolution, everyone has their reason I prefer more Zoom.This one has a dual camera which by far is not the reason it was bought for although I like the added feature and have a bit of fun using it In checking the specifications, this one was bought to test it's low lux capability as in research it had the best reading, so I said this would be my night camera; and surprisingly I haven't tested it at night as yet, as most of my holiday shooting was in the day time. The spectacular thing about this camera is that the resolution is very dynamic and superb. I love the clarity so much that it has become the favorite of many that I own. So whether it would loss in it's Lux debate or the least of zoom the quality of it's pictorial resolution, puts it far ahead. and the extended zoom of 50 is not in any way less than others boasting much more.It also has a dynamic feel in your hand as if you really holding something. I went to buy a memory card for it and the store owner was delighted in it's beauty On the slightly down side. the low light settings is not in the general shooting mood, so when it is set to it's utmost low light setting; you cannot hand held the camera or allow it to move or sway, or the image blurs. And Panasonic could do with a more better extended battery for this line of camera. Sony will always beat them with this. you can take up 2 Sony Batteries and shoot all day, for other brands you have to walk with many batteries.

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      Great Dual-Shot Camera

      By Mr. Adam

      from Columbus,OH

      About Me Video Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer


      • 240 Megapixel Dig Stills
      • Dual Filming Lens
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Great Zoom
      • Wifi Smart P App Control


        Best Uses

        • Action Sports
        • HD Shooting
        • Home Movies
        • Skateboardingrollerblade

        Comments about Panasonic HC-W850 Twin Camera Full HD Camcorder:

        {{{Powerful zoom function that doesn't zoom too fast, nice and smooth. I have found the jumpiness of the zoom on previous camcorders to be terrible, if you don't have just the right touch, you end up zooming way too quickly. The wind shield function is also useful for outside shooting. The dual camera is a novel concept, but you're paying for it as it's main feature. Just be sure if you buy this camera you will actually use that function. I have a .3X fisheye lens (also purchased through B&H) on the main lens which is great if you want to be close to what your filming and still get everything in the shot. Additionally, this camcorder takes better digital stills at 24.0 megapixels.}}}
        ***But the best feature which has many uses is the built-in Wifi that allows you to remotely control your camera by way of your computer or a smartphone app that's free to download. All you need for your phone is a connection. You can turn it on and off, zoom, etc. right from your phone in another room, or a different location altogether.***

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        Awesome camcorders

        By Dave

        from Milwaukee

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer


        • Easy to Use
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Great Sound
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD


          Best Uses

          • HD Shooting
          • Home Movies

          Comments about Panasonic HC-W850 Twin Camera Full HD Camcorder:

          Really great, easy to use. slow-motion and night vision just rocks!

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