Panasonic unveils flagship camcorder with Twin Recording technology[i], Full HD Slow Motion Video and Baby Monitor

Panasonic announces new Full-HD Camcorder range including the powerful new HC-W850M, as well as the HC-V750M, HC-V550M, HC-V250M and HC-V130

31st Mar 2014

Panasonic, Full HD, camcorder

Panasonic Australia today announced a new Full HD camcorder range for 2014. The new camcorders are designed with a range of exciting new features such as twin recording technology, Full HD Slow Motion Video and Baby Monitor functionality, offering consumers plenty of fun and creative ways to shoot video.

With more consumers uploading images and video content to services like Facebook, Instagram and YouTube than ever before, the flagship HC-W850M offers consumers the unique ability to capture two scenes simultaneously using a secondary camera located on the side of the LCD screen.

By capturing two scenes at once, whether it be a close up and widescreen shot from the same viewpoint, an object shot front and another side-on, or shots that incorporate both the subject and the person filming, users are able to shoot unique and compelling content. Mums, dads, travellers and party hosts can all get in on the action rather than being faceless entities behind the camera.

The HC-W850M and HC-V750M models both feature Full HD Slow Motion Video capabilities with smooth playback at 200fps[ii] - enabling users to capture high-quality, slow motion footage of everything from kids jumping on a trampoline to the family dog fetching a ball.

The HC-W850M, HC-V750M, HC-V550M, and HC-V250 camcorders include the new Baby Monitor feature, which enables users to monitor a sleeping baby in another room using a mobile device. This feature can send notifications to a smartphone or tablet when a crying baby is detected, and it even lets users speak to their baby using the mobile device’s microphone.

The new Pan Tilt Cradle (sold separately) detects a moving subject when it’s connected to a compatible Panasonic WiFi camcorder and automatically tracks the subject along a horizontal movement range of 180 degrees and a vertical range of 15 degrees. If installed at a party, users can connect it to the camera's motion sensor to automatically capture the festive atmosphere. If used together with the Wi-Fi Home Monitoring function, it can automatically track pets and monitor them from a remote location.

All camcorders offer 1920 x 1080 Full HD video recording. Creativity can be further enhanced with the built-in creative control modes of Miniature Effect, 8mm Movie, Silent Movie and Time Lapse Recording.

Samantha Dawson, Product Marketing Manager – Camcorders, Panasonic Australia, said: “The new camcorder range really has something for everyone. For those that want to document their life and special events with the best quality possible, the HC-W850M with Twin Camera has been engineered to fit a host of premium features within a compact package, making it the ultimate new videography tool.”

The HC-W850M, HC-V750M, HC-V550M, and HC-V250 camcorders include the new Baby Monitor feature 

KEY FEATURES

Wi-Fi connectivity - HC-W850M, HC-V750M, HC-V550M, and HC-V250

Offering consumers a range of ways to create and re-create video content and share it via their social media channels and other devices, the camcorders include built-in Wi-Fi and one-touch connection using NFC (Near Field Communication). This enables quick and easy connection to smartphones without any complicated set-up, and allows for remote control through mobile devices.

For mobile devices without NFC, QR code is available to make Wi-Fi connections as quick and easy as possible. Wi-Fi can also be used to live-stream events on USTREAM.

Using the "Panasonic Image App", smartphones and tablets can be used as a live-view remote controller for operating the camcorder from a distance. Videos and photos taken with the camcorder can be viewed on a smartphone or tablet and uploaded to a social media site.

Excellent image quality - HC-W850M, HC-V750M

An all-new lens, sensor and engine combine for powerful zooming and high sensitivity. A four-drive lens system is controlled by individual motors to allow high-resolution and high-magnification zoom operation within a compact body size. The new Crystal Engine Pro+ provides fast image processing and enhanced noise reduction for crystal-clear images.

Advanced Level Shot Function and 5-Axis Hybrid OIS+ - HC-W850M, HC-V750M, HC-V550M

The Level Shot function automatically detects and corrects the tilting of captured images. 2014 models use hybrid processing based on an acceleration sensor plus a gyro sensor to improve tilt tracking by 30 per cent; for more stable shooting. Images are more level even when shooting in an unstable or awkward position, such as low angle or high angle.

HYBRID O.I.S. + uses five-axis correction to thoroughly suppress blurring all the way from wide-angle to powerful zoom shots. This captures crisp, clear images without blurring in almost every shooting situation.

THE NEW CAMCORDER RANGE

 HC-W850M

  • New Twin Camera function
  • Premium Picture Quality: An all-new lens, sensor and engine combine for powerful zooming and high sensitivity.
  • Advanced Level Shot Function and 5-Axis Hybrid O.I.S.+ (Optical Image Stabiliser) for minimising the effects of hand movement and tilting
  • Full HD Slow Motion Video for enhancing key moments
  • Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC-compatible
  • Baby Monitor

HC-V750M

  • Premium Picture Quality: An all-new lens, sensor and engine combine for powerful zooming and high sensitivity
  • Advanced Level Shot Function and 5-Axis Hybrid O.I.S.+ (Optical Image Stabiliser) for minimising the effects of hand movement and tilting
  • Full HD Slow Motion Video for enhancing key moments
  • Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC-compatible
  • Baby Monitor

HC-V550M

  • 50x Optical Zoom and 90x Intelligent Zoom high-magnification for bringing faraway subjects up close
  • Advanced Level Shot Function and 5-Axis Hybrid O.I.S.+ (Optical Image Stabiliser) for minimising the effects of hand movement and tilting
  • Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC-compatible
  • Baby Monitor

HC-V250

  • Optical 50x Zoom and 90x Intelligent Zoom high-magnification for bringing faraway subjects up close
  • Power O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabiliser) for stable video images even when zooming or walking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC-compatible
  • Baby Monitor

HC-V130

  • Creative Control effects for easily creating artistic video images
  • 38x Optical Zoom and 75x Intelligent Zoom high-magnification for bringing faraway subjects up close

Pricing and availability

HC-W850M Transparent png Black Transparent png RRP$1199 Transparent png Available April Transparent png Visit website
HC-V750M Transparent png Black Transparent png RRP$849 Transparent png Available April Transparent png Visit website
HC-V550M Transparent png Black Transparent png RRP$549 Transparent png Available April Transparent png Visit website
HC-V250 Transparent png Black Transparent png RRP$449 Transparent png Available April Transparent png Visit website
HC-V130 Transparent png Black Transparent png RRP$299 Transparent png Available April Transparent png Visit website

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