Panasonic HC-VX870K 4K Ultra HD Camcorder

Panasonic HC-VX870K 4K Camcorder Basic Kit

Panasonic HC-VX870K 4K Camcorder Basic Kit

B&H # PAHCVX870K (B&H Kit)
Panasonic HC-VX870K 4K Camcorder Basic Kit

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Panasonic HC-VX870K 4K Ultra HD Camcorder SanDisk 32GB Extreme UHS-I SDHC Memory Card Panasonic VW-ACT190 Camcorder Accessory Kit Tiffen 49mm UV Protector Filter Pearstone Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, 18% Gray (7 x 7.9") Panasonic HC-VX870K 4K Camcorder Basic Kit

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  • HC-VX870K 4K Twin Cam Camcorder
  • 32GB UHS-1 U3 SDHC Memory Card
  • Panasonic VW-ACT190 Accessory Kit
  • Soft-Sided Camera Bag
  • Tiffen 49mm UV Filter
  • Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
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  • 1Description

This B&H Kit is assembled to provide you with a basic, but well-outfitted, shooting kit built around the Panasonic HC-VX870K Twin Cam Camcorder. Included with the basic kit is a Panasonic VW-ACT190 Camcorder Accessory Kit, a Tiffen 49mm UV Filter, a microfiber cleaning cloth, and a Sandisk 32GB Extreme SDHC media card.

The HC-VX870K captures 4K at up to 30fps and Full HD at up to 120 fps and 24MP stills to SD/SDHC/SDXC media cards. It is able to capture the images from a secondary camera via Wi-Fi, hence the Twin Cam name. It features an integrated 20x zoom lens, and a 3" flip out touch panel LCD viewscreen. The SanDisk 32GB UHS-1 media card features a U3 speed class rating, and the battery that is included with the accessory kit matches the battery that originally shipped with your camera, providing you a total of two batteries. The UV filter protects your images from UV haze and offers protection to the front element of your lens. A microfiber cleaning cloth is useful for keeping your optics clean, and the soft-sided shoulder bag allows you to transport and store your camera package.

  • Panasonic HC-VX870K 4K Ultra HD Camcorder

    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
  • SanDisk 32GB Extreme UHS-I SDHC Memory Card

    Built to meet the demands of photographers and passionate shutterbugs who are using advanced cameras and HD camcorders, the 32GB Extreme UHS-I SDHC Memory Card from SanDisk allows users to take advantage of functions such as fast action shots, continuous burst mode, and multiple frames per second. It features a capacity of 32GB, is compatible with the UHS-I bus, and delivers maximum read speeds of up to 90 MB/s and maximum write speeds of up to 40 MB/s. This Extreme UHS-I SDHC card supports the V30 speed class, which guarantees minimum write speeds of 30 MB/s. If your device does not support the V30 speed class, this card also supports the U3 speed class, which likewise guarantees minimum write speeds of 30 MB/s. If your device only supports the Class 10 standard, minimum write speeds are guaranteed not to drop below 10 MB/s.

    Built for extreme conditions, SanDisk's 32GB Extreme UHS-I SDHC Memory Card is water, shock, and x-ray proof, while also being able to withstand temperatures from -13 to 185°F, allowing for use in environments such as snow and deserts. A built-in write protect switch further helps to safeguard your content, while advanced Error Correction Code engine offers improved data integrity and card reliability during read and write operations. Downloadable RescuePRO data recovery software helps you restore accidentally deleted images. The card also has a writable label on its surface and the included jewel case makes for easy storage and organization. This card is backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

    General Features

    Faster Performance and Downloads
    With write speeds up to 40 MB/s, this card unleashes the full shooting potential of your advanced camera or DSLR. Take advantage of advanced functions such as fast action shots, continuous burst mode, and multiple frames per second. Photos are written to your card almost instantly so you'll get your best shot, and you'll save time moving it all from your camera to your computer.
    Capacity for High-Resolution Photos and Videos
    With a capacity of 32GB to capture it all, this SanDisk Extreme UHS-I Card offers enough room for thousands of high-resolution photos. The card can accommodate high-volume image formats, such as RAW and JPEG, and also provides plenty of room for Full HD videos.
    4K and Full HD Video Recording
    With Class 10, UHS Speed Class 3 (U3), and V30 video ratings, you'll be ready to capture 4K Ultra HD, cinema quality 3D, and Full HD video (1080p), which require more performance than ordinary cards can handle. This memory card's accelerated minimum sustained write speeds help ensure that video data isn't lost during recording, by reducing dropouts and stuttering.
    Error Correction for Enhanced Relability
    Thanks to its Advanced Error Correction Code engine, this SanDisk Extreme UHS-I SDHC card helps reduce the chance for errors during data storage and retrieval. It prevents potential data corruption, providing high data integrity.
    Fast Transfer Speeds Reduce Upload Times
    SanDisk Extreme UHS-I SDHC cards boast a read speed of up to 90 MB/s, so you can transfer photos and videos to your computer quickly. You'll spend less time uploading photos and more time editing, storing, and sharing.
    Durable Design
    Designed and tested to withstand the tough conditions, this card has a capacity of 32GB and is waterproof, shockproof, and X-ray proof. It can operate in temperatures ranging from -13 to 185°F, so you can work in almost any climate.
    RescuePRO Software
    SanDisk RescuePRO and RescuePRO Deluxe software are file and data recovery products for recovering deleted files from all types of digital media.
    UPC: 619659147037
  • Panasonic VW-ACT190 Camcorder Accessory Kit

    The Panasonic VW-ACT190 Camcorder Accessory Kit includes a VW-VBT190 Lithium-Ion Battery, a VW-BC10 Battery Charger and a Soft Camcorder Case. The battery is compatible with several Panasonic camcorders and the charger features a convenient remaining battery life indicator. The included case features soft padding and an adjustable shoulder strap.

    UPC: 885170110502
  • Tiffen 49mm UV Protector Filter

    The Tiffen 49mm UV Protector Filter is a general use, clear filter that helps to absorb ultraviolet light and reduce the bluish cast of daylight. This filter is especially useful when photographing at high altitudes or around bodies of water. No additional coloration or contrast is provided, allowing you to pair this filter with others.

    The UV filter is also useful as a general protective filter to leave on lenses at all times. Filters help to reduce dust and moisture from reaching your lens element and provide additional protection in case of drops or situations where scratching could occur.

    Tiffen filters are made using ColorCore technology; a process that involves laminating the filter substrate between 2 pieces of optical glass, grinding flat to a tolerance of 1/10,000th of an inch, then mounting to precision metal rings.

    Absorbs some ultraviolet light and reduces bluish cast of daylight.
    Clear filter provides no additional coloration or contrast, allowing you to pair this filter with others.
    General protection filter reduces dust, moisture, and scratches from reaching lens elements.
    UPC: 049383099386
  • Pearstone Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, 18% Gray (7 x 7.9")

    This Microfiber Cleaning Cloth from Pearstone is ideal for cleaning lenses, televisions, computer screens, or any equipment that needs gentle care during cleaning. The cloth contains an easy grip, textured surface that makes it more effortless to use.

    Ideal for cleaning lenses, televisions, computer screens, iPods, and more
    18% Grey color of this cloth can assist in achieving the most accurate exposure setting
    UPC: 847628015517
In the Box
  • 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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    • 1Description
    • Panasonic HC-VX870K 4K Ultra HD Camcorder
      Camera
      Sensor 1x 18.91 Megapixel 1/2.3"  MOS Sensor
      Backside Illumination Yes
      Pixel Gross 18,910,000
      Effective Pixels 8.3 @ Video 16:9
      6.1 @ Video 16:9
      8.3 @ Photo 16:9
      7 @ Photo 3:2
      6.2 @ Photo 4:3
      Optics
      Focal Length 4.08 - 81.6 mm
      35mm Equivalent Focal Length 30.8 - 626 @ Aspect Ratio: 16:9 4K
      37 - 752 @ Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Full HD-Level Shot Function Off or Normal
      30.8 - 626 @ Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Photo
      34.5 - 690.3 @ Aspect Ratio: 3:2 Photo
      37.6 - 752.8 @ Aspect Ratio: 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 UltraHD
      MP4
      3840 x 2160p / 30 fps (72 Mbps)
      High Definition
      MP4
      1920 x 1080p / 60 fps (50 Mbps)
      1920 x 1080p / 60 fps (28 Mbps)
      1280 x 720p / 60 fps (9 Mbps)
      AVCHD Progressive
      1920 x 1080p / 60 fps (28 Mbps)
      AVCHD
      1920 x 1080i / 60 fps (24 Mbps)
      1920 x 1080i / 60 fps (17 Mbps)
      1920 x 1080i / 60 fps (13 Mbps)
      1920 x 1080i / 60 fps (5 Mbps)
      iFrame
      960 x 540p / 30 fps (28 Mbps)
      Aspect Ratio 16:9
      Slow Motion Mode 120 fps recorded @ 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 sec
      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 1x HDMI D (Micro)
      1x A/V
      1x USB 2.0
      Microphone Input Yes
      Headphone Jack Yes
      General
      Languages English
      French
      Spanish
      Traditional Chinese
      Battery Rechargeable Battery Pack Batteries, 3.6 VDC, 1940 mAh,
      Providing up to 1 Hours per Charge
      Charging Method AC Adapter
      USB
      Power Consumption Recording:7.6 W
      Charging:7.7 W
      Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.6 x 2.9 x 5.5" / 65.0 x 73.0 x 139.0 mm
      Weight 12.45 oz / 353 g
      Packaging Info
      Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.8 x 5.9 x 4.1"
    • SanDisk 32GB Extreme UHS-I SDHC Memory Card
      Card Type SDHC
      Storage Capacity 32 GB
      Speed Class 10
      UHS Speed Class U3
      Bus Interface Speed UHS Class I
      Data Transfer Read Speed 90 MB/s Maximum
      Write Speed 40 MB/s Maximum
      Write Speed 30 MB/s Minimum
      Durability Shockproof, Temperature Extremes, Waterproof, X-Ray Proof
      Insertion/Removal Cycles Not Specified By Manufacturer
      Operating Temperature -13 to 185°F/ -25 to 85°C
      Storage Temperature -40 to 185°F/ -40 to 85°C
      Error Correction Yes
      Built-in Write-Protect Switch Yes
      File System Not Specified By Manufacturer
      RoHS Compliant Not Specified By Manufacturer
      Packaging Info
      Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.5 x 4.0 x 0.1"
    • Panasonic Lithium-Ion Camcorder Battery Pack (3.6V, 1940mAh)
      Packaging Info
      Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.8 x 5.0 x 4.6"
    • Panasonic VW-BC10 Battery Charger
      Packaging Info
      Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.8 x 5.0 x 4.6"
    • Tiffen 49mm UV Protector Filter
      Filter Type UV
      Filter Factor 1 (0 Stop)
      Shape Circle
      Circular Size 49 mm
      Front Thread / Bayonet 49 mm
      Packaging Info
      Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.5 x 2.9 x 0.6"
    • Pearstone Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, 18% Gray (7 x 7.9")
      Dimensions (LxW) 7 x 7.9" (178 x 200mm)
      Packaging Info
      Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.8 x 3.3 x 0.2"

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