Panasonic HC-V380K HD Camcorder

BH #PAHCV380K • MFR #HC-V380K
Panasonic HC-V380K HD Camcorder
Key Features
  • 1080p Video at 60 fps
  • 1/5.8" BSI MOS Sensor
  • 50x Optical Zoom & 90x Intelligent Zoom
  • Wireless Multi-Camera Support
Combining intuitive controls and innovative features, the Panasonic HC-V380K HD Camcorder aims to bring a sense of fun and creativity to the traditional handheld camcorder, while still yielding high-quality results. Chief among these features is a Wireless Multi-Camera function that lets you record up to two additional camera angles as picture-in-picture windows from Wi-Fi connected mobile devices. The creative features are complimented by a 28mm equivalent wide-angle lens that offers a large 50x optical and 90x intelligent zoom range to get you closer to the action, along with 5-axis image stabilization and a Level Shot function to produce clear, level, and more stable looking handheld footage.
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Panasonic HC-V380K Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Wireless Multi-Camera
  • 328mm Wide-Angle Lens
  • 450x Optical Zoom / 90x Intelligent Zoom
  • 55-Axis HYBRID O.I.S.+
  • 6Level Shot
  • 7Wi-Fi Control and Streaming
  • 8Baby Monitor Feature
  • 9Creative Control Effects
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Combining intuitive controls and innovative features, the Panasonic HC-V380K HD Camcorder aims to bring a sense of fun and creativity to the traditional handheld camcorder, while still yielding high-quality results. Chief among these features is a Wireless Multi-Camera function that lets you record up to two additional camera angles as picture-in-picture windows from Wi-Fi connected mobile devices. The creative features are complimented by a 28mm equivalent wide-angle lens that offers a large 50x optical and 90x intelligent zoom range to get you closer to the action, along with 5-axis image stabilization and a Level Shot function to produce clear, level, and more stable looking handheld footage.

The camcorder features built-in Wi-Fi connectivity for pairing with compatible mobile devices. This lets you use the Panasonic Image App to remotely control the camcorder, view photos and video, and upload your content directly to a social networking site. You can even broadcast 1080p video in real time using the USTREAM video service to share moments with family and friends all over the world. There is also a Baby Monitor feature that allows you to check in on a sleeping baby from anywhere, as long as the camcorder is connected to your home network. You can speak to the baby using your smartphone and even be notified when the baby cries or when a voice is detected in the room.

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.
28mm Wide-Angle Lens
Featuring a 28mm (35mm equivalent) focal length at the wide end, the lens allows you to fit more people and more of the background into the frame when working in tight spaces. And because it fits in your subjects even when you shoot from up close, you can get the camcorder's microphone closer to the action for improved audio pick up.
50x Optical Zoom / 90x Intelligent Zoom
Get closer to the action with the camcorder's large 50x optical zoom range. When you need to get even closer, you can push in up to 90x using the intelligent zoom function. Intelligent zoom combines digital zoom, sharpening, and advanced image up-scaling technology to deliver crisper images.
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
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 Control and Streaming
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.
Baby Monitor Feature
The camera includes a Baby Monitor feature which enables you to check on a sleeping baby in another room with the camcorder connected to home network with a smartphone. You can speak to the baby using your smartphone, or have notification sent to your smartphone when your baby's crying voice or other sound is detected.
Creative Control Effects
Add effects to your video for further enhancing your creativity. Built-in Creative Control modes include Miniature Effect, 8mm Movie, Silent Movie, and Time Lapse Recording.

Panasonic HC-V380K Specs

Key Specs
Image Sensor
1/5.8"-Type MOS
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 2.51 Megapixel
Effective: 2.2 Megapixel
Image Stabilization
Optical & Digital
Zoom
Optical: 50x
Intelligent: 90x
Digital: 150x
Digital: 3000x
Built-In Mic
Yes
Built-In Speaker
Yes
Built-In Light/Flash
Light - No
Flash - No
Audio I/O
No
Wireless
2.4 GHz Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: Panasonic Image
*As of November, 2023: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Battery
Rechargeable Battery Pack, 3.6 VDC, 1940 mAh
Max Runtime: 1 Hours per Charge
Imaging
Image Sensor
1/5.8"-Type MOS
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 2.51 Megapixel
Effective: 2.2 Megapixel
Image Stabilization
Optical & Digital
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed
1/8000 to 1/30 Second in Video Mode
White Balance Modes
Auto
Cloudy
Custom
Daylight
Indoor 1
Indoor 2
Lens
Focal Length
2.06 to 103mm
35mm-Equivalent Focal Length
28 to 1740mm at 16:9 Video; O.I.S. Standard Mode, Level Shot Function OFF
28 to 1740mm at 16:9 Photo
34 to 1766mm at 4:3 Photo
33.6 to 1714mm at 3:2 Photo
Maximum Aperture
f/1.8 to 4.2
Zoom
Optical: 50x
Intelligent: 90x
Digital: 150x
Digital: 3000x
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
1920 x 1080p at 59.94 fps [28 Mb/s]
1280 x 720 at 29.97 fps [9 Mb/s]
Video Format
1920 x 1080p at 60 fps (50 Mb/s MP4)
1920 x 1080p at 60 fps (28 Mb/s MP4)
1280 x 720p at 30 fps (9 Mb/s MP4)
1920 x 1080p at 60 fps (28 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080i at 60 fps (24 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080i at 60 fps (17 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080i at 60 fps (13 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080i at 60 fps (5 Mb/s AVCHD)
960 x 540p at 30 fps (28 Mb/s iFrame)
Still Image Support
JPEG
10 MP (4224 x 2376)
JPEG
2.1 MP (1920 x 1080)
JPEG
7.7 MP (3408 x 2272)
JPEG
2.0 MP (1728 x 1152)
JPEG
7.4 MP (3408 x 2272)
JPEG
.3 MP (640 x 480)
Audio Format
AAC
Dolby Digital 2ch
Monitor
Display Type
Articulating Touchscreen LCD
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 - No
Flash - No
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
Audio I/O
No
Power I/O
1x Barrel Input
Other I/O
1x Micro-USB (USB 2.0) Output
Wireless
2.4 GHz Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: Panasonic Image
*As of November, 2023: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
General
Color
Black
Battery
Rechargeable Battery Pack, 3.6 VDC, 1940 mAh
Max Runtime: 1 Hours per Charge
Charging Method
AC Adapter
USB
Charging Time
2.3 Hours
Power Adapter
5 VDC
Power Consumption
Recording: 5.4 W
Charging: 7.7 W
Dimensions (W x H x D)
2.4 x 2.4 x 5.1" / 60 x 62 x 129 mm
Weight
8.89 oz / 252 g (Body Only)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.5 x 5.55 x 3.65"

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