Panasonic HC-V785K Full HD Camcorder

BH #PAHCV785K • MFR #HC-V785K
Panasonic HC-V785K Full HD Camcorder
Key Features
  • Record Full HD Video and 24MP Stills
  • 1/2.3" Back-Illuminated MOS Sensor
  • 20x Optical/50x Intelligent Zoom
  • HYBRID OIS 5-Axis Image Stabilization
By pairing the HC-V785K Full HD Camcorder from Panasonic with your smartphone, you can record two camera angles at once, the main image from the HC-V785K's sensor in Full HD and a secondary picture-in-picture image from your phone's camera. But the HC-V785K works by itself, too. It features a 20x optical zoom lens with a 29.5 to 612mm equivalent focal length, giving you a wide angle when zoomed out and a substantial amount of telephoto when zoomed in, with the ability to record slow motion in Full HD at up to 240 fps. Through their lens design partnership with Leica, Panasonic incorporates a Leica Dicomar 20x optical zoom lens with four separate optical groups and a maximum aperture of f/1.8.
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Panasonic HC-V785K Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Twin Camera Operation
  • 3HDR (High Dynamic Range) Movie Mode
  • 4Baby Calendar / Stop-Motion Animation Assist
  • 5Creative Control
  • 6Full HD Slow-Motion Video
  • 7High-Speed Precision Autofocus
  • 8Level Shot Function
  • 95-Axis HYBRID OIS
  • 10Multi-Manual Dial
  • 11Wi-Fi Functionality
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By pairing the HC-V785K Full HD Camcorder from Panasonic with your smartphone, you can record two camera angles at once, the main image from the HC-V785K's sensor in Full HD and a secondary picture-in-picture image from your phone's camera. But the HC-V785K works by itself, too. It features a 20x optical zoom lens with a 29.5 to 612mm equivalent focal length, giving you a wide angle when zoomed out and a substantial amount of telephoto when zoomed in, with the ability to record slow motion in Full HD at up to 240 fps. Through their lens design partnership with Leica, Panasonic incorporates 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 and for steadier handheld shooting, the HC-V785K features Panasonic's HYBRID OIS+, 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 kinds of shooting you are doing. From OFF for tripod work to Normal for regular handheld work, all the way up to Strong for the times when things really get shaky.

Twin Camera Operation
The HC-V785K 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 backlit.

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-V785K records Full HD (1920 x 1080) video at 240 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 five 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
  • The HC-V785K 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 that lets you use the camera like an IP surveillance camera, viewing a remote feed across the internet.
  • 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 them to a social networking site.
  • Real-Time Broadcasting: You can livestream 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 away from home, your camcorder can record high-quality live video, and you can 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 a 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 to other rooms in the house (requires a wireless access point).
UPC: 885170389489

Panasonic HC-V785K Specs

Key Specs
Image Sensor
1/2.3"-Type CMOS
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 12.76 Megapixel
Effective: 6.03 Megapixel
Image Stabilization
Optical & Digital
Zoom
Optical: 20x
Intelligent: 50x
Digital: 60x
Digital: 1500x
Built-In Mic
Yes
Built-In Speaker
Yes
Built-In Light/Flash
Light - Yes
Flash - Yes
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone 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 App
Functionality: Adjust Settings, Remote Control, View Live Feed
*As of January, 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
1/2.3"-Type CMOS
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 12.76 Megapixel
Effective: 6.03 Megapixel
Image Stabilization
Optical & Digital
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed
1/8000 to 1/30 Second in Video Mode
Minimum Illumination
2 Lux
Shooting Modes
Auto
Low Light
M (Manual)
Miniature Effect
Night
Time-Lapse Movie
White Balance Modes
Auto
Cloudy
Custom
Daylight
Indoor 1
Indoor 2
Lens
Focal Length
4.08 to 81.6mm
35mm-Equivalent Focal Length
29.5 to 612mm at 16:9 Video: Image stabilization OFF
29.5 to 612mm at 16:9 Photo
33.5 to 669.9mm at 3:2 Photo
36.2 to 724.6mm at 4:3 Photo
Maximum Aperture
f/1.8 to 3.6
Fixed Focus
No
Zoom
Optical: 20x
Intelligent: 50x
Digital: 60x
Digital: 1500x
Filter Size
49 mm
Built-In ND Filters
No
Recording
System
NTSC
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Internal Recording Modes
AVCHD
1920 x 1080p at 59.94 fps [5 to 28 Mb/s]
iFrame
960 x 540 at 29.97 fps [28 Mb/s]
MP4
1920 x 1080p at 59.94 fps [24 to 50 Mb/s]
1280 x 720 at 29.97 fps [9 Mb/s]
Video Format
1920 x 1080p at 60 fps (28, 24 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080p at 60 fps (50, 28, 24 Mb/s MP4)
1280 x 720p at 30 fps (9 Mb/s MP4)
1920 x 1080p at 60 fps (17, 13, 5 Mb/s AVCHD)
960 x 540p at 30 fps (28 Mb/s iFrame)
Variable Recording Speed
1080p: 240x
Still Image Support
JPEG
24 MP (6528 x 3672)
12.6 MP (4736 x 2664)
2.1 MP (1920 x 1080)
JPEG
20 MP (5472 x 3684)
10.6 MP (3984 x 2656)
2.0 MP (1728 x 1152)
JPEG
18 MP (4896 x 3672)
8 MP (3264 x 2448)
.3 MP (640 x 480)
Channels
5.1-Channel
Audio Format
AAC
Dolby Digital 2ch
Dolby Digital 5.1
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 - Yes
Flash - Yes
Accessory Shoe
1 x Cold
Tripod Mounting Thread
1/4"-20 Female
Input/Output Connectors
Video I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRRS A/V Output
1x Micro-HDMI Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
Power I/O
1x USB-A 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 App
Functionality: Adjust Settings, Remote Control, View Live Feed
*As of January, 2023: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
General
Supported Languages
English
French
Spanish
Traditional Chinese
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 Consumption
Recording: 6.7 W
Charging: 7.7 W
Dimensions (W x H x D)
5.5 x 2.9 x 2.6" / 139 x 73 x 65 mm
Weight
12.4 oz / 351 g (Body Only)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.25 x 5.88 x 4.06"

Panasonic HC-V785K Reviews

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What is the purpose of the Wifi on this ...

What is the purpose of the Wifi on this camcorder? Does it have streaming capabilities?
Asked by: Team
Hello. The Wi-Fi function allows you to connect the unit to a smartphone and control it remotely, you can review more details on page 129 of the Owner's Manual. The unit can be used for streaming purposes, but kindly note that it requires a capture card and an HDMI connection. -G
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2023-03-07

Does this camera have an external audio input?

Does this camera have an external audio input?
Asked by: Paul
Hi Paul! The camcorder has an A/V port. -G
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2023-03-07

Can you manually focus the camera?

Can you manually focus the camera?
Asked by: grant
Hello! In manual mode, you can do adjustments for focus manually. For more details, you can review page 59 of the owner's manual.-G
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2023-02-06

What is the purpose of the wifi on this ...

What is the purpose of the wifi on this camcorder? Does it stream?
Asked by: Team
Hello. The Wi-Fi function allows you to connect the unit to a smartphone and control it remotely, please review page 129 of the Owner's Manual for more information. The unit can be used for streaming, but it does require a capture card and an HDMI connection. -G
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2022-08-15

Can you do a music video with this camera ?

Can you do a music video with this camera ?
Asked by: Darius
Hi, Darius! It is possible to do a music video with the camcorder, however it will not reach the highest quality, as it does not have an XLR microphone which is designed for music videos. -C
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2023-06-16

What size lens hood or filters for this ...

What size lens hood or filters for this camcorder?
Asked by: Michael
Hi Michael! The filter diameter is 49mm. -G
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2022-08-16

While connected to external monitor via HDMI out, ...

While connected to external monitor via HDMI out, can you still record on the camera?
Asked by: Rick
Yes. When connected to an external monitor via hdmi out, you can still record onto the camcorders SD card.
Answered by: Whitney H
Date published: 2023-03-07

Does this have clean hdmi out?

Does this have clean hdmi out?
Asked by: Joshua
Hello! Yes, the unit has clean HDMI output. -C
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2023-06-09
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