Panasonic HC-WX970ME 16GB 4K Ultra HD Camcorder with Twin Video Camera (PAL, Black)

Panasonic HC-WX970ME 16GB 4K Ultra HD Camcorder with Twin Video Camera (PAL, Black)

Panasonic HC-WX970ME 16GB 4K Ultra HD Camcorder with Twin Video Camera (PAL, Black)

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Panasonic HC-WX970ME 16GB 4K Ultra HD Camcorder with Twin Video Camera (PAL, Black)

Panasonic HC-WX970ME 16GB 4K Ultra HD Camcorder with Twin Video Camera (PAL, Black)

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Product Highlights

  • 4K Ultra HD Video and 8 MP Still Photos
  • 1/2.3" Back-Illuminated MOS Sensor
  • Articulating 5.27 MP Secondary Camera
  • 20x Optical Zoom / 1500x Digital Zoom
  • HYBRID OIS 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) Video Recording
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) Video Recording
  • Capture 4K Frame Grabs from Video
  • IR Night Shooting Mode
  • Wi-Fi for Remote Operation and Live View
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WARNING: This is a "PAL" product and CANNOT be used with USA/NTSC systems.

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  • 1Description

Record 4K and picture-in-picture video with the PAL Panasonic HC-WX970ME 16GB 4K Ultra HD Camcorder with Twin Video Camera in black. This camcorder is designed to be compatible with European broadcast standards and is not compatible with NTSC. It can capture video at 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution, four times the resolution of full-HD video, at 50 frames-per-second. With that resolution, you can us the 4K Photo Mode to extract individual frames from your videos and create high-quality photographs. Panasonic's CrystalEngine 4K chipset reduces rolling shutter artifacts from the sensor by increasing readout speed. When stepping down to full HD resolution, the CrystalEngine 4K can record slow-motion video in camera. This model incorporates 16GB of internal memory, allowing you to record to the camera's memory or to optional media cards.



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, Panasonic included its HYBRID OIS system into this camcorder. The HYBRID OIS system is capable of compensating for five directions of vibration using both optical and electronic stabilization.

The camcorder is capable of recording two video streams simultaneously with its picture-in-picture mode. The HC-WX970ME incorporates a small camera on the side of the flip-out screen. This rotatable secondary camera can be used to capture a self-portrait or another angle. You can record 4K or HD using the main camera, and still record the images from the secondary camera into the picture and picture mode. Using the camera's built-in Wi-Fi you can use your smartphone's camera to provide the second camera angle instead of the HC-WX970ME's built-in second camera. The Wi-Fi functionality also allows you to control the HC-WX970ME from your smartphone.

Languages
Included with the camera are quick start guides in German, French, Italian, Dutch, and Turkish.
Twin Camera Operation
The HC-WX970ME features a secondary camera built into the edge of the LCD monitor. This additional camera provides 270° panning and ±20° tilting for recording two angles simultaneously. The twin camera operation also features a narration mode to record ongoing commentary while shooting. For more versatility, you can connect your smartphone via Wi-Fi and use that instead of the built-in secondary camera. With this functionality you can shoot from alternate distances or angles for a variety of picture-in-picture images.

The built-in camera features the following specs:
Sensor
1 x 1/4" MOS sensor
5,270,000 pixels


Lens
Max Aperture: f/2.2
Focal Length: 3.54mm
35mm Equivalent: 37.2mm
Minimum Focusing Distance: 11.8" / 30.0 cm
HDR (High Dynamic Range) Movie Mode
Included with the camera are quick start guides in German, French, Italian, Dutch, and Turkish
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-WX970ME records Full-HD (1920 x 1080) at high frame rates, for slow motion video. 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 50 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).
In the Box
Panasonic HC-WX970ME 16GB 4K Ultra HD Camcorder with Twin Video Camera (PAL, Black)
  • Removable Lens Hood
  • Lithium-Ion Camcorder Battery Pack (3.6V, 1940mAh)
  • European AC to USB Adapter
  • USB to DC Coax Charging Cable
  • USB -A to USB micro-B Cable
  • HDMI Type-A to Type-D Cable
  • Accessory Shoe Adapter
  • Limited 90-Day B&H Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Camera
    Sensor 1x 18.91 Megapixel 1/2.3"  MOS Sensor
    Backside Illumination Yes
    Pixel Gross 18,910,000
    Effective Pixels 8,290,000 @ Video 16:9
    6,100,000 @ Video 16:9
    8,290,000 @ Photo 16:9
    6,220,000 @ Photo 4:3
    7,000,000 @ Photo 3:2
    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
    30.8 - 626 @ Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Photo
    37.6 - 752.8 @ Aspect Ratio: 4:3 Photo
    34.5 - 690.3 @ Aspect Ratio: 3:2 Photo
    Maximum Aperture f/ 1.8 - f/ 3.6
    Zoom Optical: 20x 4K
    Intelligent: 25x 4K
    Intelligent: 40x (in HD)
    Digital: 60x
    Digital: 1500x
    Filter Size 49 mm
    Recording
    System PAL
    Recording Media Internal Flash Memory Up To 16 GB 
    SD/SDHC/SDXC  
    Video Format UltraHD
    MP4
    3840 x 2160p (72 Mbps)
    High Definition
    MP4
    1920 x 1080p / 50 fps (50 Mbps)
    1920 x 1080p / 25 fps (28 Mbps)
    1280 x 720p / 25 fps (9 Mbps)
    AVCHD Progressive
    1920 x 1080p / 50 fps (28 Mbps)
    AVCHD
    1920 x 1080i / 50 fps (24 Mbps)
    1920 x 1080i / 50 fps (17 Mbps)
    1920 x 1080i / 50 fps (13 Mbps)
    1920 x 1080i / 50 fps (5 Mbps)
    iFrame
    960 x 540p / 30 fps (28 Mbps)
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Still Image Resolution JPEG: 25.9 Megapixel, 6784 x 3816 (16:9)
    JPEG: 20 Megapixel, 5472 x 3684 (3:2)
    JPEG: 20.4 Megapixel, 5216 x 3912 (4:3)
    Channels 5.1-Channel
    Audio Format Dolby Digital 5.1
    LPCM
    Display
    Display Type LCD
    Touchscreen Yes
    Screen Size 3"
    Pixel Count 460,800
    Rotation Opening Angle: 90°
    Turning Angle: 270°
    Features
    Image Stabilization Optical & Digital
    Scene Modes Preset: Yes
    Lux 2 (1/25)
    1 (Night Mode (Color))
    0 (Night Mode IR)
    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
    Inputs 1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Stereo Input (Jack)
    Outputs 1x HDMI D (Micro)
    1x A/V
    1x USB Micro-AB
    Microphone Input Yes
    Headphone Jack Yes
    General
    Battery Rechargeable Battery Pack Batteries, 3.6 VDC, 1940 mAh,
    Providing up to 1 Hours per Charge
    Charging Method AC Adapter
    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 12.70 oz / 360 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.9 x 5.8 x 4.0"

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