Panasonic HC-VX870K 4K Ultra HD Camcorder

Panasonic HC-VX870K 4K Ultra HD Camcorder

Panasonic HC-VX870K 4K Ultra HD Camcorder

B&H # PAHCVX870 MFR # HC-VX870K
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Product Highlights

  • 4K Ultra HD Video and 25.9MP Stills
  • 1/2.3" Back-Illuminated MOS Sensor
  • 20x Optical Zoom / 50x Intelligent Zoom
  • HYBRID OIS 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • 1080p Slow Motion Video up to 240 fps
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) Video Recording
  • Capture 4K Frame Grabs from Video
  • Twin Cam with Wi-Fi and NFC Connectivity
  • IR Night Mode
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Panasonic HC-VX870 overview

  • 1Description

Not only can you capture Ultra HD 4K (3840 x 2160) with the HC-VX870 4K Ultra HD Camcorder from Panasonic, but you can superimpose a secondary video image from your smartphone's camera via a Wi-Fi connection. In this way, covering two camera angles at once within a single recording becomes possible. Other notable features include a 20x optical zoom lens with a 29.5 to 626mm equivalent focal length - giving you a wide angle when zoomed out, a substantial amount of telephoto when zoomed in, and a lot to work with in between. For slowing fast action, the HC-VX870 captures 120 fps native slow-motion at 1080p resolution, which can be slowed down even further using in-camera interpolation - giving you a 240 fps final video.

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-VX870K 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-VX870'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-VX870 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-VX870K 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).
UPC: 885170229464
In the Box
Panasonic HC-VX870K 4K Ultra HD Camcorder
  • Lens Hood
  • AC Adapter
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Micro HDMI Cable
  • Shoe Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty on Parts
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty on Labor
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    Panasonic HC-VX870 specs

    Camera
    Sensor 1 x 1/2.3" MOS
    Backside Illumination Yes
    Pixel Gross 18.91 MP
    Effective Pixels 8.3 MP (16:9 Video)
    6.1 MP (16:9 Video)
    8.3 MP (16:9 Photo)
    7 MP (3:2 Photo)
    6.2 MP (4:3 Photo)
    Optics
    Focal Length 4.08 - 81.6mm
    35mm-Equivalent Focal Length 30.8 - 626 at 16:9 4K
    37 - 752 at 16:9 Full HD-Level Shot Function Off or Normal
    30.8 - 626 at 16:9 Photo
    34.5 - 690.3 at 3:2 Photo
    37.6 - 752.8 at 4:3 Photo
    Maximum Aperture f/1.8 - f/3.6
    Zoom Optical: 20x
    Intelligent: 25x 4K
    Intelligent: 40x (in HD)
    Digital: 60x
    Digital: 1500x
    Filter Size 49 mm
    Recording
    System NTSC
    Recording Media SD/SDHC/SDXC
    Video Format 3840 x 2160p at 30 fps (72 Mbps MP4)
    1920 x 1080p at 60 fps (50 Mbps MP4)
    1920 x 1080p at 60 fps (28 Mbps MP4)
    1280 x 720p at 60 fps (9 Mbps MP4)
    1920 x 1080p at 60 fps (28 Mbps AVCHD)
    1920 x 1080i at 60 fps (24 Mbps AVCHD)
    1920 x 1080i at 60 fps (17 Mbps AVCHD)
    1920 x 1080i at 60 fps (13 Mbps AVCHD)
    1920 x 1080i at 60 fps (5 Mbps AVCHD)
    960 x 540p at 30 fps (28 Mbps iFrame)
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Slow Motion Mode 120 fps Recorded at 1920 x 1080p
    Still Image Resolution JPEG: 25.9 Megapixel, 6784 x 3816 (16:9)
    JPEG: 14 Megapixel, 4992 x 2808 (16:9)
    JPEG: 2.1 Megapixel, 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
    JPEG: 20 Megapixel, 5472 x 3684 (3:2)
    JPEG: 10.6 Megapixel, 3984 x 2656 (3:2)
    JPEG: 2.0 Megapixel, 1728 x 1152 (3:2)
    JPEG: 20.4 Megapixel, 5216 x 3912 (4:3)
    JPEG: 10.9 Megapixel, 3808 x 2856 (4:3)
    JPEG: .3 Megapixel, 640 x 480
    Channels 5.1-Channel
    Audio Format AAC
    Dolby Digital 2ch
    Dolby Digital 5.1
    Display
    Display Type LCD
    Touchscreen Yes
    Screen Size 3"
    Pixel Count 460,800
    Rotation Opening Angle: 90°
    Turning Angle: 270°
    Exposure Control
    Shutter Speed 1/30 - 1/8000 Second ()
    Shooting Modes Auto
    Low Light
    M (Manual)
    Miniature Effect
    Night
    Time-Lapse Movie
    Features
    Image Stabilization Optical & Digital
    Scene Modes Preset: Yes
    Lux 1400 (Standard Illumination)
    2 (Low Light Scene Mode)
    1 (Night Mode (Color))
    0 (Night Mode)
    White Balance Modes Auto
    Cloudy
    Custom
    Daylight
    Indoor 1
    Indoor 2
    Creative Effects Yes
    Built-In Mic Yes
    Built-In Speaker Yes
    Built-In Light/Flash Light - Yes
    Flash - Yes
    Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11b/g/n
    Accessory Shoe 1x Cold
    Tripod Mount 1/4" - 20
    Input/Output Connectors
    Outputs 1 x Micro-HDMI (Type-D)
    1 x A/V
    1 x USB 2.0
    Microphone Input Yes
    Headphone Jack Yes
    General
    Menu 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
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.6 x 2.9 x 5.5" / 65.0 x 73.0 x 139.0 mm
    Weight 12.452 oz / 353 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.8 x 5.9 x 4.1"

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