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Panasonic HC-V520 Full HD Camcorder

You Pay: $376.00
Product Highlights
  • 1/5.8" Backside Illuminated MOS Sensor
  • Full HD Video in AVCHD Progressive
  • 50x Optical Zoom and 80x i.Zoom
  • Fast f/1.8 Maximum Aperture
  • Remote Tethering to Mobile Devices
  • Five Axis Hybrid OIS
  • 10MP Still Photographs
  • Built-in Stereo Microphone
  • 3" LCD Touchscreen Monitor

The Panasonic HC-V520 Full HD Camcorder features a 1/5.8" BSI MOS sensor for recording Full HD 1080/60p video in the AVCHD format. The 50x zoom lens has a fast f/1.8 max aperture and a 35mm equivalent of 28-1748mm, and the optical zoom is supplemented by an 80x Intelligent Zoom. Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC allows users to connect a smartphone or tablet in one touch, and use the dedicated Pansonic Image App to remotely control the camera, and even share videos to social media sites after recording. Other features include a 3" LCD touchscreen monitor, Five Axis Hybrid OIS and iA Mode.

BSI Sensor and Crystal Engine Pro
The BSI Sensor has improved high sensitivity performance to record easy-to-see, clear images even in dimly lit situations. The Crystal Engine Pro instantly processes the huge amount of data that goes into Full-HD images, and further enhances Full-HD quality.
50x Optical Zoom and 80x i.Zoom
The HC-V520 features an ultra-telephoto 50x zoom lens, with a 35mm equivalent of 28mm on the wide end. An Intelligent 80x zoom brings faraway subjects right up close to capture dynamic images that fill the entire frame.
Remote Tethering to Mobile Devices
With NFC (Near Field Communication), you can connect the camera to a smartphone or tablet in one touch. Using the dedicated Panasonic Image App, you can use your smartphone or tablet as a live-view remote controller and operate the camcorder from a distance. After shooting you can enjoy highlight playback and even share scenes to your favorite social network service with simple drag and drop operation.
3" Touchscreen LCD Monitor
The 3.0" LCD screen allows intuitive fingertip touch-operation. When shooting, you can use Touch Zoom to instantly zoom in and out simply by touching your fingertips, and Touch Shutter to focus automatically when shooting still images simply by touching the subject on the screen. For playback, you can also change thumbnail pages by sliding a fingertip across the screen.
5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S. +
5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S. + thoroughly suppresses blurring over the entire shooting range. This makes it possible to capture crisp, clear images with reduced blur in almost every shooting situation.
iA and Scene Modes
iA (Intelligent Auto) senses the shooting conditions and automatically adjusts settings for optimal results. iA makes the bothersome settings for you and makes it easy to capture beautiful, well-focused images. Scene modes include Sports, Portrait, Low Light (motion image only), Spot Light, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Scenery, Night Scenery, Night Portrait (still image only), and Soft Skin Mode.
Creative Control
Four filter effects – Miniature Effect, 8mm Movie, Silent Movie and Time Lapse Recording – further enhance expressive capabilities. The filter results can be checked on the LCD while shooting. This makes it possible to shoot impressive video recordings that are matched to the shooting situation.
2D to 3D Conversion
2D images can be easily transformed into 3D images with the 2D to 3D Conversion function. Simply connect the camcorder to a 3D-compatible TV with an HDMI cable. The 2D to 3D Conversion function then uses the image processing capability of the engine to convert 2D images into 3D.
Level Shot Function
The Level Shot Function automatically detects and corrects the tilting of captured images. It corrects tilt even if when shooting in an unstable or awkward position such as low-angle or high-angle shooting.
10MP Still Photographs
Still Picture Recording mode lets you shoot with a maximum resolution of 10 megapixels.
Highlight Playback and Easy Share
You can enjoy Highlight Playback with a smartphone or tablet right after shooting. Favorite scenes can be shared on SNS with simple drag and drop operation.
Eye-Fi Compatible
The HC-V110 is compatible with Eye-Fi memory cards (sold separately), which allow you to wirelessly transfer recorded content to a PC or upload it to social networking sites. You can also directly transport the data to your smartphone, tablet or other compatible devices without connecting another access point.
Wireless TV Playback
An Access Point at home can be used to transfer data wirelessly to a compatible TV or a tablet in the living room, kitchen or other rooms in the home.
Pre-Rec Function
This smart function records three seconds of video even before you actually begin shooting. Before recording begins, the images are held in temporary, internal memory. This helps ensure that you won't miss the start of a moment you want to record, such as when an event begins all of a sudden.
Focus Assist
This function shows which subjects are in-focus by displaying their outlines in blue. You can easily check the focus on the LCD monitor when focusing manually, to ensure sharp images.
Color Night Rec
Color Night Rec captures images with color even in dim lighting (1 lux).
Plug and Copy to External HDD
Recorded data can be easily copied to an HDD without having to use a PC.
Auto Ground-Directional Standby
The O.I.S. linear motor system can detect when the camera is in an unusual shooting position and automatically stops recording, saving both battery power and media storage space. This can be helpful if the user inadvertently engages the recording mode. Of course, this can feature can also be deactivated when necessary.
HD Writer
HD Writer software, included with the camcorder, makes it easy to play or edit videos on your PC and have more fun when the shooting's done. The Short Movie Story function makes it possible to transform still images and videos into dramatic short videos. Once the still images/videos, a theme, and background music are selected, the software takes over to automatically produce the movie. It's easy to add titles, rearrange scenes, provide transition effects, and edit images in single frame units.
Sensor 1x 1/5.8"  MOS Sensor
Backside Illumination Yes
Color Filter Not Specified By Manufacturer
Pixel Gross 2,510,000
Effective Pixels 2,250,000 @ Video 16:9
2,250,000 @ Photo 16:9
1,690,000 @ Photo 3:2
1,690,000 @ Photo 4:3
Focal Length 2.06 - 103 mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 28 - 1748 @ Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (O.I.S. Standard Mode)
33.5 - 1676 @ Aspect Ratio: 3:2 (stills)
34.2 - 1708 @ Aspect Ratio: 4:3 (stills)
Maximum Aperture f/ 1.8 - f/ 4.2
Focusing Distance Not Specified By Manufacturer
Zoom Optical: 50x
Intelligent Off: 62x
Intelligent On: 80x
Digital: 150x
Maximal Value: 3000x
Filter Size Not Specified By Manufacturer
Recording Media SD/SDHC/SDXC  
Recording Time SD/SDHC 4 GB
19 minutes in 1080/60p mode
30 minutes in HA mode
1.5 hours in HE mode
5.3 hours in 1080/60p mode
8.5 hours in HA mode
27.5 hours in HE mode
Video Format AVCHD Progressive
1920 x 1080p / 60 fps
1920 x 1080 (24Mbps)
1920 x 1080 (17Mbps)
1920 x 1080 (13Mbps)
1920 x 1080 (5Mbps)
960 x 540 (28Mbps)
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 10 Megapixel, 4224 x 2376 (16:9)
JPEG: 7.7 Megapixel, 3408 x 2272 (3:2)
JPEG: 7.4 Megapixel, 3136 x 2352 (4:3)
JPEG: 2.1 Megapixel, 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
JPEG: 2.0 Megapixel, 1728 x 1152 (3:2)
JPEG: .3 Megapixel, 640 x 480 (4:3)
Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo
Audio Format AAC
Dolby Digital 2ch
Display Type LCD
Touchscreen No
Screen Size 3"
Pixel Count 460,800
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Image Stabilization Optical & Digital
Scene Modes Preset: Yes
Lux 1400 (Standard Illumination)
4 (Scene Mode Low Light 1/30)
1 (Color Night Rec.)
Shutter Speed 1/30-1/8000sec
White Balance Modes Auto
Indoor 1
Indoor 2
Creative Effects Yes
Built-in Mic Yes
Built-in Speaker Yes
Built-in Light/Flash Light - No
Flash - No
Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11b/g/n
Accessory Shoe None
Tripod Mount Not Specified By Manufacturer
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs 1x USB 2.0 (power and data)
Outputs 1x USB 2.0 (power and data)
1x A/V
1x HDMI C (Mini)
Microphone Input No
Headphone Jack No
Battery Rechargeable Battery Pack, 3.6VDC, 1940mAh
Charging Method AC Adapter
Power Adapter 5.0-VAC
Power Consumption Recording: 5.8 W
Charging: 7.7 W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.1 x 2.4 x 4.6" / 53.0 x 61.0 x 116.0 mm
Weight 8.08 oz / 229 g (without battery and SD card)
Panasonic HC-V520 Full HD Camcorder
  • AC Adapter
  • AC Cable
  • DC Cable
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • HDMI Cable (mini)
  • USB Cable
  • Bundled Software (HD Writer AE 5.0
  • Limited Warranty (1-Year Parts and 90-Days Labor)
  • Required item: A memory card (not included) is required to record your footage.

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