Panasonic HC-VX981K 4K Ultra HD Camcorder

Panasonic HC-VX981K 4K Ultra HD Camcorder

Panasonic HC-VX981K 4K Ultra HD Camcorder

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Product Highlights

  • 4K Ultra HD Video at 24/30 fps
  • 1/2.3" BSI MOS Sensor
  • 20x Leica Dicomar Optical Zoom Lens
  • Wireless Multi-Camera Support
  • 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S.+ and Level Shot
  • 3.0" Touchscreen LCD
  • In-Camera 4K Cropping and Editing
  • Capture Stills from 4K Video Frames
  • HDR Movie Mode
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  • 1Description

Combining 4K Ultra HD video recording with in-camera 4K cropping and editing tools, the Panasonic HC-VX981K 4K Ultra HD Camcorder offers simple yet powerful operation to enable users of all levels to capture high-quality 4K UHD and Full HD video. The camcorder is packed with advanced features, including an HDR Movie Mode to retain more highlight and shadow information, and a Wireless Multi-Camera function that lets you add and record up to two picture-in-picture video feeds from mobile devices connected via Wi-Fi. This gives you the ability to capture multiple angles and viewpoints simultaneously for a unique video experience.

The camcorder features a 1/2.3" backside-illuminated (BSI) MOS sensor with an 8.29 megapixel effective resolution that combines with a Crystal Engine 4K image processor to support 4K UHD video at 24/30 fps and 1080p video up to 60 fps. The camera is also able to take up to 25.9 megapixel interpolated still images, and also offers the ability to extract still photos directly from your 4K video frames using the 4K Photo Mode. It also adds 4K editing tools that allow you to perform in-camera cropping, zooming, panning, tracking, and stabilizing to your 4K footage. The edited video is saved in 1080p resolution.

Optically, the camcorder utilizes a Leica Dicomar lens that provides a 20x optical zoom range and a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 30.8mm at the wide end. Intelligent zoom boosts that range up to 40x for Full HD and 25x for 4K recording. To keep excessive image vibration to a minimum, for steadier handheld shooting, the HC-VX981K features Panasonic's HYBRID O.I.S.+, which combines optical and digital image stabilization to provide 5-axis correction, which can be combined with Panasonic's Level Shot function to produce clearer, level, and more stable looking hand-held footage.

The camcorder's built-in Wi-Fi supports the Wireless Multi-Camera feature, along with other functionality through the Panasonic Image App. These functions include remote camera control, live image monitoring, and file uploading directly to social media sites. Once connected to your smartphone, you can even live stream video using USTREAM to share moments and events with your friends and family as they are being recorded. Additionally, there's a Baby Monitor function which lets you use your smartphone to quickly check in on a sleeping baby in another room when both the camcorder and mobile device are connected to the same home network.

Wireless Multi-Camera
Wireless Multi-Camera enables picture-in-picture recording using Wi-Fi connected mobile devices. You can connect up to three mobile devices at a time and use two of them to record picture-in-picture images. This makes it easy and fun to capture multiple angles and viewpoints at once.
In-Camera 4K Cropping and Editing Tools
Built-in editing tools allow you to crop your 4K video and add effects such as zooming, panning, tracking, and stabilizing. The edited videos are saved at 1080p resolution.
4K Photo Mode
Pause and extract 4K (8.29 megapixel) still images from 4K video frames using the 4K Photo Mode.
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.
5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S.+
Stabilized on 5 axes (pan, tilt, and roll axes, plus horizontal and vertical directions), the HYBRID O.I.S+ suppresses blurring and jitters in your videos when not using a tripod or other stabilizer.
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.
Wi-Fi Functionality
In addition to Wireless Multi-Camera, the camera is also able to take advantage of remote control and image sharing from a smartphone or tablet using Panasonic's mobile app. Once connected to your smartphone, you can even live stream video using USTREAM to share moments and events with your friends and family as they are being recorded.

Built-in Wi-Fi also enables you to take advantage of the Baby Monitor feature, which lets you use your smartphone to quickly check in on a sleeping baby in another room when both the camcorder and mobile device are connected to the same home network. You also have the ability to speak to your baby via your smartphone or have a notification sent to you when the camera detects that your baby is crying.
UPC: 885170266285
In the Box
Panasonic HC-VX981K 4K Ultra HD Camcorder
  • Rechargeable 1940mAh Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Micro-HDMI Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Lens Hood
  • Shoe Adapter
  • HD Writer AE 5.3 (Download)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty on Parts
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty on Labor
  • 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 8,300,000 @ Video 16:9
    6,100,000 @ Video 16:9
    8,300,000 @ Photo 16:9
    7,000,000 @ Photo 3:2
    6,200,000 @ 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 
    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 MP4
    3840 x 2160p / 30 fps (72 Mbps)
    3840 x 2160p / 24 fps (72 Mbps)
    1920 x 1080p / 60 fps (50 Mbps)
    1920 x 1080p / 60 fps (28 Mbps)
    1920 x 1080p / 24 fps (50 Mbps)
    1280 x 720p / 30 fps (9 Mbps)
    AVCHD
    1920 x 1080p / 60 fps (28 Mbps)
    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)
    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 (4:3)
    Audio Format AAC
    Dolby Digital 2ch
    Dolby Digital 5.1
    Display
    Display Type LCD
    Touchscreen Yes
    Screen Size 3"
    Pixel Count 460,800
    Exposure Control
    Shutter Speed 1/24-1/8000 sec
    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 - No
    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
    Battery Rechargeable Battery Pack Batteries, 3.6 VDC, 1940 mAh,
    Providing up to 1 Hours per Charge
    Charging Method AC Adapter
    USB
    Power Adapter 5 VDC
    Power Consumption Recording: 7.1 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 12.38 oz / 351 g without battery and SD card
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.9 x 5.9 x 4.1"

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