Panasonic HC-V770K Full HD Camcorder

BH #PAHCV770 • MFR #HC-V770K
Panasonic HC-V770K Full HD Camcorder
Key Features
  • Record Full HD Video and 24MP Stills
  • 1/2.3" Back-Illuminated MOS Sensor
  • 20x Optical Zoom / 40x Intelligent Zoom
  • HYBRID OIS 5-Axis Image Stabilization
By pairing the HC-V770 Full HD Camcorder from Panasonic with your smartphone you can record two camera angles at once. A main image from the HC-V770's sensor in full HD and a secondary picture-in-picture image from your phone's camera. But the HC-V770 works by itself, too. It features a 20x optical zoom lens with a 29.5 to 612mm equivalent focal length - giving you a wide angle when zoomed out, and a substantial amount of telephoto when zoomed in. Able to record slow-motion in Full HD at up to 120 fps, it can also perform in-camera interpolation to bring the final frame rate up to 240 fps
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Panasonic HC-V770K Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Twin Camera Operation
  • 3HDR (High Dynamic Range) Movie Mode
  • 4Baby Calendar / Stop-Motion Animation Assist
  • 5Creative Control
  • 6Full-HD Slow Motion Video
  • 7High-Speed Precision Autofocus
  • 8Level Shot Function
  • 95-Axis HYBRID OIS
  • 10Multi-Manual Dial
  • 11Wi-Fi Functionality
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By pairing the HC-V770 Full HD Camcorder from Panasonic with your smartphone you can record two camera angles at once. A main image from the HC-V770's sensor in full HD and a secondary picture-in-picture image from your phone's camera. But the HC-V770 works by itself, too. It features a 20x optical zoom lens with a 29.5 to 612mm equivalent focal length - giving you a wide angle when zoomed out, and a substantial amount of telephoto when zoomed in. Able to record slow-motion in Full HD at up to 120 fps, it can also perform in-camera interpolation to bring the final frame rate up to 240 fps

Through their lens design partnership with Leica, Panasonic incorporated a Leica Dicomar 20x optical zoom lens with four separate optical groups and a maximum aperture of f/1.8. To keep excessive image vibration to a minimum, for steadier handheld shooting, the HC-V770K features Panasonic's HYBRID O.I.S.+, which combines optical and digital image stabilization to provide 5-axis correction. Adjustable settings allow you to find a stabilization mode most appropriate for the kind of shooting you are doing. From OFF for tripod work, to Normal for regular handheld work, all the way up to Strong for those times when things really get shaky.

The HC-V770's Wi-Fi does more than let you capture video from your phone's camera as a secondary camera angle. You can preview a live image on your mobile device using the Panasonic Image App and change camera settings. If the camera has Internet access, you can even upload web-friendly copies of videos and photos directly to social media websites. Plus, there's a Baby Monitor function which lets you use the camera like an IP surveillance camera, viewing a remote feed across the Internet.

Twin Camera Operation
The HC-V770 you can connect to your smartphone via Wi-Fi and use that as the secondary camera. With this functionality you can shoot from alternate distances or angles for a variety of picture-in-picture images.
HDR (High Dynamic Range) Movie Mode
By combining two images taken with different exposure times, the HDR Movie function suppresses blown highlights and blocked shadows for crisper, clearer videos. With HDR you can maintain gradation in your images in difficult shooting situations, like when your subject is back-lit.
Baby Calendar / Stop-Motion Animation Assist
Set the baby's name and birthday to display thumbnail images of scenes recorded on and around that date, making it easy to find the scenes you want. By moving the subject slightly and shooting still images, you can create a unique animated slideshow. Previously taken photos are displayed with an onion skin effect for easy layering.
Creative Control
Built-in filter effects including Miniature, 8mm Movie, Silent Movie, and Time Lapse Recording let you match your video recordings to the shooting situation.
Full-HD Slow Motion Video
The HC-V770K records Full-HD (1920 x 1080) video at 120 fps. For a more dramatic slow motion effect the of the Crystal Engine's Intelligent Frame Creation interpolates frames to achieve an equivalent of 240 fps. You can easily switch to slow motion while recording with a simple touch on the LCD screen.
High-Speed Precision Autofocus
The image sensor has a 60 fps readout enabling quick focusing speed, stability, and tracking performance.
Level Shot Function
Level Shot automatically detects and corrects tilting in images. It can be adjusted to three different levels-OFF, Normal or Strong-depending on shooting conditions.
5-Axis HYBRID OIS
Stabilized on 5 axes (pan, tilt, and roll axes, plus horizontal and vertical directions), the HYBRID OIS suppresses blurring in your videos when not using a tripod or other stabilizer.
Multi-Manual Dial
Several in-camera functions can be controlled by the Multi-Manual Dial these features include:
  • Focus
  • White Balance
  • Shutter Speed
  • Iris
  • Sharpness
  • Color Saturation
  • Brightness
Wi-Fi Functionality
  • One-touch Connection - NFC lets you instantly connect a smartphone or tablet to the camcorder with just one touch. Even without an NFC phone, QR codes are provided to make Wi-Fi settings.
  • Remote Shooting / Remote View - The "Panasonic Image App" lets you use a smartphone or tablet as a real-time remote to control the camcorder from a distance. View photos and video directly from the camcorder on a smartphone or tablet, and upload to a social networking site.
  • Real-Time Broadcasting - You can live-stream events on USTREAM as they are being recorded in Full-HD resolution (requires a wireless access point).
  • Baby Monitor - Check on the baby anytime from anywhere with a smartphone or tablet. Push Notification sends an instant alert when the audio sensor detects the baby waking or crying (requires a wireless access point).
  • Home Monitoring - When you are away from home, your camcorder can record high-quality live video and you monitor and speak to your family or pets at home from your smartphone or tablet.
  • Auto Transfer (Wireless PC Copy) - Images are transferred from your camcorder to your PC via the wireless access point at home.
  • 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.
  • Wireless TV Playback - An access point at home can be used to transfer data wirelessly to the TV or a tablet in the living room, or other rooms in the house (requires a wireless access point).

Panasonic HC-V770K Specs

Key Specs
Image Sensor
1/2.3"-Type CMOS
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 12.76 Megapixel
Effective: 6.03 Megapixel
Image Stabilization
Optical & Digital
Zoom
Optical: 20x
Intelligent: 25x 4K
Intelligent: 40x (in HD)
Digital: 60x
Digital: 1500x
Built-In Mic
Yes
Built-In Speaker
Yes
Built-In Light/Flash
Light - Yes
Flash - Yes
Wireless
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Battery
Rechargeable Battery Pack, 3.6 VDC, 1940 mAh
Max Runtime: 1 Hours per Charge
Imaging
Image Sensor
1/2.3"-Type CMOS
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 12.76 Megapixel
Effective: 6.03 Megapixel
Image Stabilization
Optical & Digital
Exposure Control
Shooting Modes
Auto
Low Light
M (Manual)
Miniature Effect
Night
Time-Lapse Movie
White Balance Modes
Auto
Cloudy
Custom
Daylight
Indoor 1
Indoor 2
Lens
Focal Length
4.08 to 81.6mm
35mm-Equivalent Focal Length
29.5 to 612mm at 16:9 Video: Image stabilization OFF
29.5 to 612mm at 16:9 Photo
33.5 to 669.9mm at 3:2 Photo
36.2 to 724.6mm at 4:3 Photo
Maximum Aperture
f/1.8 to 3.6
Zoom
Optical: 20x
Intelligent: 25x 4K
Intelligent: 40x (in HD)
Digital: 60x
Digital: 1500x
Filter Size
49 mm
Recording
System
NTSC
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Internal Recording Modes
AVCHD
1920 x 1080p at 59.94 fps [28 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080i at 59.94 fps [5 to 24 Mb/s]
iFrame
960 x 540 at 29.97 fps [28 Mb/s]
MP4
3840 x 2160 at 29.97 fps [72 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 59.94 fps [28 to 50 Mb/s]
1280 x 720 at 59.94 fps [9 Mb/s]
Still Image Support
JPEG
24 MP (6528 x 3672)
JPEG
12.6 MP (4736 x 2664)
JPEG
2.1 MP (1920 x 1080)
JPEG
20 MP (5472 x 3684)
JPEG
10.6 MP (3984 x 2656)
JPEG
2.0 MP (1728 x 1152)
JPEG
18 MP (4896 x 3672)
JPEG
8 MP (3264 x 2448)
JPEG
.3 MP (649 x 480)
Channels
5.1-Channel
Audio Format
AAC
Dolby Digital 2ch
Dolby Digital 5.1
Monitor
Display Size
3.0"
Resolution
460,800 Dot
Features
Scene Modes
Preset: Yes
Creative Effects
Yes
Built-In Mic
Yes
Built-In Speaker
Yes
Built-In Light/Flash
Light - Yes
Flash - Yes
Accessory Shoe
1 x Cold
Tripod Mounting Thread
1/4"-20 Female
Input/Output Connectors
Video I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRRS A/V (Composite) Output
1x Mini-HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Other I/O
1x Micro-USB (USB 2.0) Output
Wireless
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
General
Supported Languages
English
French
Spanish
Traditional Chinese
Battery
Rechargeable Battery Pack, 3.6 VDC, 1940 mAh
Max Runtime: 1 Hours per Charge
Charging Method
AC Adapter
USB
Power Consumption
Recording: 7.6 W
Charging: 7.7 W
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.695 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.2 x 5.85 x 4"

Panasonic HC-V770K Reviews

Excellent Camcorder

By Owen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-25

Lots of features. Works great. Great on board mic. HDMI out I use all the time.

Great camcorder

By Brian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-10

Great camcorder.

Panasonic HC-V770K

By Peyton
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-30

Great camera for the price I make whitewater rafting videos on the New and Gauley rivers for Adventures on the gorge this camera has the quality im looking for at a price that does not scare me too taker it too the river

Nice camcorder, easy to operate

By Julie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-16

I love this camcorder. I am new making videos and have found this camcorder easy to learn and operate. It is nice and small, lightweight, easy to use on the go.

Great camera for the price

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-30

Use as an additional camera for livestream from balcony. Plenty of light in our fairly dark space. Does a great job when zoomed in. Easy to remove icons from camera for clean signal.

This is a great camera

By Bobby
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-19

I am new to Camcorders, the hi-v770k being my first. I have taken excellent videos of Hummingbirds in my back yard, with a tripod and handheld. I went to my Granddaughters High school graduation and was able to take an awesome video of her walking across the stage. We were sitting at the back of the gym, the zoom and audio worked great. I find the camcorder very easy to operate, right out of the box. To be fair, it is the only camcorder I have ever used, so I can't compare it to other camcorders. However I have no regrets with this purchase and I have no problem recommending it.

Good

By Owen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-07

Working well

Good camcorder

By Owen
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-05

Works well, but needs some white balance. I use it only indoors and it turns background a yellow color.

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question

What fps can this camcorder shoot in?
Asked by: Anonymous
120 fps.
Answered by: vanit n.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

24mp stills? Really? Ive read pics r no better than a p&s. Cannot find any conclusive answer...plz help this newbie...just trying to find right unit for Hawaii trip. Thanks
Asked by: Bill P.
I've used this for simultaneous video and stills and the output is pretty darn good considering you can roll video AND capture a frame at the same time without interruption. For the price I'm not complaining and I haven't seen any better options.
Answered by: Edmund
Date published: 2020-05-08

question

Can the panasonic hc-v770 be controlled with a video liens controller?
Asked by: Pierre L.
Hello, There is a remote of sorts if you do some home work on it. There is a device that will make the Panny camera follow a target and stay on the target if you can make the target wear a component, such as if you were videoing a track meet. The wearer puts on a component like an arm band. And the video camera has a under mount component for a tripod. The tripod mount follows the band. Very cool stuff, read up on it it is a couple of hundred dollars but might be worth it.
Answered by: Bldaz
Date published: 2018-08-25

can this camcorder directly stream (via wifi) to ...

can this camcorder directly stream (via wifi) to Facebook Live? Also, can it do this while using a smartphone as a 2nd camera?
Asked by: Athur
We think it will work but we do not use that function. Sorry
Answered by: Darlene
Date published: 2020-11-04

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Can you control this with a LANC or other remote for events?
Asked by: Luke D.
Unfortunately the Panasonic HC-V770K can not be controlled with a LANC. The only remote option the camera will have comes from using the Panasonic Image App. You would download the app to your smartphone or tablet, and connect it to the camera via WiFi. A WiFi signal that the camera transmits out. Once connected you will be able to monitor what your camera is seeing from the smart device, as well as control the camera.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Has anyone tried a 128GB or higher card in the v770?
Asked by: Bryan E.
I use the 128GB SanDisk class 10 uhs 1 and shoot 1080p with no issues whatsoever. You don't need higher uhs unless you have a 4K camera.
Answered by: MARCO P.
Date published: 2019-02-23

question

I have some question How can I remove the time/date stamp? Almost all be taken off the menu , still it comes stamped with the stamp image.where is the date/time stamp menu?
Asked by: Anonymous
This camcorder does not record date and time stamp directly onto the video/still image. The date and time stamp is saved on the information of the video file or still digitally
Answered by: Whitney H.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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What is the difference between this camera and Panasonic HC-VX870 4K Ultra HD Camcorder? Only 4k record possibility? I preffer to record in full hd. Would it be some difference in quality between this 2 camcoders?
Asked by: Anonymous
It is a small difference I did not see the value in that and stayed with this one after reading about each. I am very happy with this machine.
Answered by: Bldaz
Date published: 2018-12-07
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