Panasonic HC-V180K Full HD Camcorder (Black)

BH #PAHCV180K • MFR #HC-V180K
Panasonic HC-V180K Full HD Camcorder (Black)
Key Features
  • 1080p Video at 60 fps
  • 1/5.8" BSI MOS Sensor
  • 50x Optical Zoom & 90x Intelligent Zoom
  • 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S.+ and Level Shot
The black Panasonic HC-V180K Full HD Camcorder makes it easy to capture your subjects in Full HD 1080p resolution, whether far away or close-up. It features a wide-angle lens with a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 28mm to fit more of your subjects into the shot, and a large 50x optical and 90x intelligent zoom range to bring the action front-and-center. For worry-free operation, the camcorder offers 5-axis image stabilization and a Level Shot function that combine to produce clear, level, and more stable looking handheld footage, even when zoomed in. A two-channel zoom microphone keeps pace with the zoom lens to provide clearer audio capture.
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Panasonic HC-V180K Overview

  • 1Description
  • 228mm Wide-Angle Lens
  • 350x Optical Zoom / 90x Intelligent Zoom
  • 45-Axis HYBRID O.I.S.+
  • 5Level Shot
  • 6Backside Illuminated Sensor
  • 7Creative Control Effects

The black Panasonic HC-V180K Full HD Camcorder makes it easy to capture your subjects in Full HD 1080p resolution, whether far away or close-up. It features a wide-angle lens with a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 28mm to fit more of your subjects into the shot, and a large 50x optical and 90x intelligent zoom range to bring the action front-and-center. For worry-free operation, the camcorder offers 5-axis image stabilization and a Level Shot function that combine to produce clear, level, and more stable looking handheld footage, even when zoomed in. A two-channel zoom microphone keeps pace with the zoom lens to provide clearer audio capture.

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.

Backside Illuminated Sensor

A backside illuminated sensor is incorporated in the camcorder, letting you shoot in lower light situations with reduced image noise.

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.
UPC: 885170266018

Panasonic HC-V180K Specs

Camera
Sensor1-Chip 1/5.8" MOS
Backside IlluminationYes
Effective Pixels2,200,000 MP (16:9 Video)
2,200,000 MP (16:9 Photo)
1,700,000 MP (4:3 Photo)
1,670,000 MP (3:2 Photo)
Optics
Focal Length2.06 to 103mm
35mm-Equivalent Focal Length28 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 Aperturef/1.8 - f/4.2
ZoomOptical: 50x
Intelligent: 90x
Digital: 150x
Digital: 3000x
Recording
SystemNTSC
Recording MediaSD/SDHC/SDXC
Video Format1920 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 SupportJPEG
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 FormatAAC
Dolby Digital 2ch
Display
Display TypeLCD
TouchscreenYes
Screen Size2.7"
Screen Resolution230,400 Dots
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed1/30 - 1/8000 Second ()
Features
Image StabilizationOptical & Digital
Scene ModesPreset: Yes
Lux1400 (Standard Illumination)
4 (Low Light Scene Mode, 1/30)
1 (Night Mode, Color)
White Balance ModesAuto
Cloudy
Custom
Daylight
Indoor 1
Indoor 2
Creative EffectsYes
Built-In MicYes
Built-In SpeakerYes
Built-In Light/FlashLight - No
Flash - No
Tripod Mount1/4" - 20
Input/Output Connectors
Outputs1 x Mini-HDMI (Type C)
1 x A/V
1 x USB 2.0
Microphone InputNo
Headphone JackNo
General
BatteryRechargeable Battery Pack, 3.6 VDC, 1940 mAh
Max Runtime: 1 Hours per Charge
Charging MethodAC Adapter
USB
Power Adapter5 VDC
Power ConsumptionRecording: 4.7 W
Charging: 7.7 W
Dimensions (W x H x D)2.1 x 2.3 x 4.6" / 53.0 x 59.0 x 116.0 mm
Weight7.44 oz / 211 g without battery and SD card
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.4 x 5.5 x 3.7"

Panasonic HC-V180K Reviews

Simple and proficient

By Mario
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-20

It does way more than I thought! Very good product! Great quality video recording at a low price

Happy with results from this camcorder.

By Bill
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-27

I was in the market for an inexpensive camcorder that I could use for a possibly one-off use. An indoor interview of a family member. While testing I was disappointed with the audio quality of the playback. However, once downloaded and played on my Mac, it was very audible. Image quality was good, not exceptional, but I still have to play with it some. I used this in Intelligent Auto mode and only tested that mode against Screen mode, set to portrait. Plenty of options, and if I stick with some video occasionally for grandkids, I may actually utilize all of the options. I am very happy with my choice.

Good value

By George
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-01

I already had the Panasonic X920 but the zoom was only 12x and I bought the V180K for its 50x optical zoom. I don't use the enhanced zooms because there always seems to be some degradation of the picture quality. The V180K works very well in daylight but I cannot recommend it for use in dim light. The good: It focuses rapidly enough to suit my needs, birds flying, etc.. It's very small and light, you can keep it in your pocket. The battery capacity is quite good and you can buy a larger battery which will last three hours. It's inexpensive because Panasonic left out the gizmos that are in the similar V380K and W580K that I don't need. The Time Lapse feature is very good although I wish there was a 5sec interval between the 1 and 10 sec choices. The bad: At full zoom on a solid carbon fiber tripod, I can record some shake/vibration if it's windy. This seems to be regardless of the setting of the Optical Image Stabilizer. Reduce the zoom somewhat and the shake is absent. The viewing screen is very small and it's difficult to find a bird in the sky without zooming in and out. I taped a trimmed bamboo skewer to the top of the camera to help me point it initially in the right direction and save time. Check Panasonic Support for manuals and further information.

Great zoom camcorder

By Michael
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-11-28

Great little camcorder for the price. The zoom is awesome

So... where is the CLEAN hdmi?

By david
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-16

Bought one of these because I was told it had a clean HDMI output... well, IT DOES NOT HAVE A CLEAN HDMI OUTPUT. If it exists, I can't find it. The output has data on it and I can find no way, of any kind, to get a clean HDMI out. Not recommended as a webcam. Buy a Zoom 2qn4K handy... cheap and has clean HDMI.

Perfect for soccer sidelines

By Alejo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-27

I'm just using it to film soccer games for now. The zoom is fantastic, camera is easy to use with the standard settings. Great color at night, amazing definition and color during the day.

Good camera for streaming

By MHCC Tech
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-08

I bought this for Zoomcasting our worship services through a BMD ATEM Mini Pro. You can set it to stay on and to provide a clear HDMI output with no on-screen icons. There is a separate on/off button making it easier to leave the viewfinder open so you don't have to disconnect the video cable at the end of the session. Picture quality is way better than Zoom needs. I think I might get a second one, especially at under $200.

A great travel camera

By Lance
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-27

I had a desire to have an inexpensive video camera, with a long zoom range. This camera fulfills those desires well. It is small and produces nice video footage making it a great travel camera to document the vacations or events you go to. My one worry prior to purchase was its ability to connect to computers with non-standard, unix-like operating systems via the usb cable. Luckily, the camera is recognized as a usb mass storage device, so connecting to my computer to download the video files was no problem. Of course, I can also take the micro sd card out of the camera and use a card reader if I needed to.

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Does it have an external mike connector?
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Asked by: Philip
The Panasonic HC-V180K Full HD Camcorder (Black) will provide about 5hrs of video depending on the settings used when recording to a 64GB.
Answered by: Whitney H
Date published: 2021-11-18

Is a sd card provided ?

Is a sd card provided ?
Asked by: The Study House
Unfortunately no. SD are to be purchased separately.
Answered by: Whitney H
Date published: 2021-11-16

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Can anyone confirm the HDMI output on the camera is 1080p and 60fps?
Asked by: Tim
It is capable of outputting 1080 60p if you are recording at that resolution.
Answered by: Jabari
Date published: 2021-03-11

how can we have hdmi out while recording?

how can we have hdmi out while recording?
Asked by: The Study House
The Panasonic HC-V180K Full HD Camcorder will not provide a clean hdmi out when recording.
Answered by: Whitney H
Date published: 2021-11-22

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Does this camera pause then resume or does it start a new file ?
Asked by: Anonymous
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