Panasonic HC-V550 HD 1080p Camcorder, 10MP, 50x Optical Zoom, Wi-Fi, NFC, 3” LCD Screen

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Powerful and connected, the Panasonic HC-V550 Full HD camcorder captures the moment with superb detail. Blur-suppression technology makes every moment pin-sharp, and the HC-V550 it’s also capable of live streaming via the internet, ideal for vlogging (video blogging) to friends and family. It’scan also connect via Near Field Communication (NFC), making one-touch sharing with compatible devices like smartphones simple.

Richer images
The combination of the 10MP High Sensitivity Sensor and Crystal Engine PRO, with its superb noise reduction performance, records bright, high-quality, and low-noise images in both bright and dim lighting situations. Beautiful images can be recorded under a variety of situations, including indoor shooting and night scenery shooting.

50x optical zoom
Equipped with Intelligent 90x Zoom/Optical 50x Zoom. This model lets you easily shoot distant subjects that are too far away to capture clearly with conventional zoom functions.

28mm wide angle
The wide shooting range expands the breadth of photographic expression, extending. This makes it possible to capture everything from panoramic scenery to telephoto images for obtaining dynamic images of subjects at a distance

Wi-Fi & NFC
Without bothersome initial settings, NFC lets you connect a smartphone or tablet to the camcorder in one touch. Even without NFC, you can use QR code to make Wi-Fi settings quickly and easily. The "Panasonic Image App" lets you use a smartphone or tablet as a live-view remote controller and operate the camcorder from a distance. Videos and photos inside the camera can be viewed on a smartphone or tablet and uploaded.

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

Level shot
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% for more stable shooting. Images are more level even when shooting in an unstable or awkward position, such as low angle or high angle.

Accessories Included
AC Adaptor, AC Cable, DC Cable, Rechargeable Battery Pack, USB Cable, Bandled Software
Built-in light
Camera Type
High Definition
AV, HDMI, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi, NFC
Digital stills Information Use the camcorder to take still photos
10 megapixels
H61 x W53 x D116mm
Direct printing Information Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
File Formats
[AVCHD] AVCHD Progressive / [iFrame / MP4] MP4
Frames Per Second (FPS)
Image Stabilisation
Internal Memory
Lens Information Lens type – please see Buying Digital Camera guide for more information
2.06 - 103 mm
Manual White Balance
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Megapixels Information 1 Megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels. A pixel is an individual element of a digital image. Megapixels determine the resolution of an image and the more you have the higher the quality of the image.
Memory Card Slot Information A memory card slot allows you to transfer photos and files directly from a memory card.
Memory Card Type
Minimum LUX Value
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Night recording Information Ability to record at night or in complete darkness by using built-in infrared illumination
1 lx (Night Mode(Colour))
Power Supply
Li-ion battery
Stills Mode
Stills Resolution
Type of Battery
Video Resolution
Full HD 1080p
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
Zoom (digital) Information Enlarges video captured by the optical zoom and makes it seem even closer
Zoom (optical) Information A 7 x zoom will get you closer to your subject than a 5 x zoom


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Panasonic HC-V550 HD 1080p Camcorder, 10MP, 50x Optical Zoom, Wi-Fi, NFC, 3” LCD Screen 5 5 3 3
Great camcorder in a good price bracket Based on the price bracket that this camcorder is sat in, the quality of the recording is extremely good. The image stabilising works very well in good light. The best feature is the wifi remote control. I was apprehensive about using an app for remote control, however the range from which you can operate the camera is approximately 40m and the delay is pretty small. Can't fault the product for its price! 09 September 2014
Ideal for young families Apart from offering superb picture quality in High Definition, this camcorder has a few other tricks up its sleeve! Light and compact therefore easy to handle, it not only has great zoom capability, from 28mm wide angle to 50X optical, it offers 'Level Shot' where it tells you if you have wandered away from the horizontal, direct wi-fi uploading to pc and baby monitor mode that allows you to keep an eye on the little ones remotely. A very nice camcorder in a small package. 03 July 2014
Brilliant picture quality Bought this for my daughter's wedding and the results were excellent. Superb picture quality and very easy to use. Nicely compact camera and would definitely recommend. 10 June 2014
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