Panasonic has expanded their popular range of consumer
Camcorders with a new line-up of 4K Ultra-High Definition
Camcorders including HC-WXF990M and HC-VX980M and Full-HD Camcorder models HC-V380 and HC-V180.
As a leader in 4K technology, Panasonic's new consumer 4K
Camcorder models, HC-WXF990M and HC-VX980M, have a wealth of
advanced imaging technologies including LEICA DICOMAR Lens, BSI
Sensor and Crystal Engine 4K, to produce stunning 4K images with
four times the resolution of Full-HD.
HC-WXF990M and HC-VX980M are equipped with high-speed,
high-precision auto focus technologies to capture sharp, crisp
images, critical for 4K shooting. Furthermore, with these two
Camcorder models, users can capture those once-in-a-lifetime photo
opportunities, and save them as an 8-megapixel still image with 4K Photo Mode.
Panasonic's new 4K Cropping function can be used on HC-WXF990M
and HC-VX980M. It lets users cut out Full-HD images from 4K footage and
effects, such as zooming, panning, tracking and stabilising, can be
added to a recorded video.
Additionally, the high-end HC-WXF990M Camcorder model is packed
with advanced functions and features to satisfy the needs of both
professional and amateur users. With a new tiltable Viewfinder,
it's easier to capture subjects more accurately. Cinema-like
effects are a new feature, allowing the user to use shooting
techniques seen in cinema, such as Slow & Quick Video, Slow
Zoom, and Dolly Zoom.
HC-WXF990M, HC-VX980M and HC-V380 feature Panasonic's new
Wireless Multi Camera function, which enables picture-in-picture
recording using a Wi-Fi connected smartphone as a sub-camera. This
lets users shoot from a variety of angles and viewpoints. They also
feature 'Twin Camera' which allows simultaneous recording of images
from two different angles through a pan/tilt sub-camera located on
the edge of the camcorders LCD monitor.
These Camcorder models also include a Baby Monitor feature.
Users can views video footage of their sleeping baby in another
room via their smartphone, call out of their baby using their
smartphone, be notified when the baby makes a sound, and watch live
video streaming over the Internet using USTREAM
Panasonic's new consumer Full-HD Camcorder range features 50x
Optical Zoom and Intelligent Resolution technology for shooting at
high zoom rates while preserving image resolution. This allows up
to 90x intelligent zoom with images that are sharp and
highly-detailed, without blurred edges.
All new models feature Panasonic's popular Level Shot function,
which detects and corrects the tilting of captured images, as well
as 5-Axis Hybrid O.I.S.+ system which detects blurring caused by
handshake, and automatically corrects images that may be unnoticed
by the camera user while recording.
Andrew Reid, consumer Camcorder Product Manager at Panasonic New
Zealand said, The 2016 range of Panasonic Camcorders offers
something for every filmmaker, from entry-level "point and shoot"
models, to more sophisticated enthusiast models. Each Camcorder in
the new range has an amazing zoom performance to get you closer to
the action and wide-angle shooting so you can include more people
and background in the frame for a truly cinematic result."
"We are incredibly excited to introduce more 4K consumer
Camcorders this year. HC-WXF990 and HC-VX980 both feature Ultra HD
4K recording, and users will enjoy a fabulous new level of creative
freedom with 4K Photo Mode, High Dynamic Range Movie Mode, built-in
Twin Camera and Wireless Multi Camera features."
Panasonic's HC-WXF990M, HC-VX980M, HC-V380 and HC-V180
Camcorders are available from Harvey Norman and specialist Camera
retailers from March 2016.
About Panasonic New Zealand
For almost a century, Panasonic's diverse range of products,
technology systems and services have delighted customers and
businesses in New Zealand and abroad.
At Panasonic, they understand how products can impact people's
lives and this drives them to develop technology which is "clever
made easy." They're passionate about staying true to their brand
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of customer service and market-leading product innovation.
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