Product code: 82961059
Get the footage of your dreams with Panasonic’s sublime camcorder. Blending beautiful 4K Ultra HD and the brand’s top-line optics with a host of cinema effects, this unit puts professional power in your hands. Topped by such features as the tilting EVF, 5-axis image stabiliser and state-of-the-art Wi-Fi, you’ll be amazed at what you can do. Whether you’re nature-watching, short-film producing or memory-capturing, the HC-VXF990EBK will deliver outstanding results.
Cinema-Standard 4K Shooting
Not only can you shoot in four-times the resolution of Full HD, you’ll create super-crisp images with Panasonic’s LEICA Dicomar lens. As the 8M sensor clamps down on distortion, the Crystal Engine 4K gives rapid processing speeds, making for a perfect storm of optical brilliance. The huge 20x optical zoom lets you hone in on your subjects, such as a faraway animal or sportsperson, without blur. Whatever you shoot, your results will look ready for the cinema.
Advanced 4K Control
Before or after your shot, the editing options are extraordinary. With post-zooming, you can zoom in on subjects after the shot’s taken while, with the post-panning, you can select the start and end points of the clip to pan. Use post-tracking to select a person for the camcorder to follow and, backed by Panasonic’s 5-axis image stabiliser, you can even iron out blur with the post-stabiliser feature.
Flexible, Tilting EVF
Have a clear view at any time of the day with Panasonic’s pro-grade Electronic Viewfinder (EVF). It features a slide-and-tilt mechanism too, so you can shoot with comfort on a tripod or by hand.
Creative Cinema-Style Effects
Channel your inner-Kubrick with a host of stunning cinematic effects. Speed up or slow-down footage with the Slow & Quick Video feature, build suspense with the Dolly Zoom, load on the drama with the Slow Zoom. There's even an HDR Movie mode that blends two images to deliver a clip with added lustre and clarity. With all these features, it’s never been easier to make Hollywood-like movies.
Using Wi-FI, you can hook this camcorder up as many as 3 smartphones and record different angles. Once linked, each smartphone’s view is shown as a sub-window on the camcorder’s touch screen. This way, you’ll shoot a scene from multiple viewpoints.
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- 360° Video Recording
360° Video Recording
Camcorder can film in 360°, resulting in panoramic videos perfect to experience with VR headsets like Google Cardboard
- Accessories Included
- AC Adaptor, DC Cable, Rechargeable Battery Pack, USB Cable, Lens Hood
- Augmented and Virtual Reality
Augmented and Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality cameras can film in 360°, resulting in panoramic videos perfect to experience with VR headsets like Google Cardboard
This feature fixes onto the main subject and enhances focus on a snap's hot spots
- Battery Compatibility
- Battery Size & Number
- 3.6V Rechargeable Battery
- Battery life
An estimate of how long the battery lasts before needing recharging, based on standard tasks and usage
- Approx. 45 min (4K MP4)/Approx. 55 min (50p mode)/Approx. 55 min (PH mode)/Approx. 55 min (HA mode)/Approx. 55 min (HG mode)/Approx. 55 min (HE mode)/Approx. 50 min (2160p/24p)/Approx. 1 h 0 min (1080p/24p)/Approx. 50 min (MP4 50M)
- Built-in light
- Camera Type
- 4K Ultra HD
- AV, HDMI, Stereo Mini, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi
- Connectivity Type
The Types of connectivity available on the device.
- Packaged: H17 x W11 x D24cm. Unpackaged: H16.3 x W7.8 x D6.8cm
- Direct printing
Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
- Wi-Fi Direct
- 7.5cm (3.0-type) Wide LCD monitor (460,800 dots )
- File Formats
- MP4, AVCHD, iFrame, JPEG (DCI/Exif 2.2)
- Image Stabilisation
Irons out blur and shake, so your shots are super-sharp and your videos are stable
- Lens Aperture
Measures the lens' light exposure. This affects the depth of field (the distance beween the nearest and furthest objects that can be kept in focus)
- F1.8 (Wide) - F3.6 (Tele)
- Lens Details
- Leica Dicomar Lens
- Lens Size
The distance from the sensor and the optical centre of the lens when focused to infinity. A smaller focal length will generally result in a wider angle of view
- Manual White Balance
Manual White Balance
Lets you manually adjust colour settings in different scenes
- Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
- Memory Card Slots
Memory Card Slots
A memory card slot allows you to transfer photos and files directly from a memory card. Please check that the slot type is compatible with your memory card type
- microSD card
- Memory Card Type
- Model name / number
- Panasonic HC HC-VXF990EBK
- NFC Payment Enabled
NFC Payment Enabled
Devices with NFC (Near Field Connection) can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
- No NFC Payment method
- Picture Or Video Resolution
Picture Or Video Resolution
The number of pixels that make up the image. A higher picture resolution makes for greater clarity, depth and detail in the image. Higher resolutions screens also make it harder to distinguish individual pixels from a close distance
- 4K Ultra HD
- Power Supply
- Panasonic HC
- Stills Mode
- Stills Resolution
- Video Megapixels
- Video Resolution
- 4K Ultra HD
- Vision Features
Unpackaged weight of the product
- Packaged: 0.82kg. Unpackaged: 0.4kg
- Zoom (digital)
Enlarges video captured by the optical zoom and makes it seem even closer. This involves zooming in on an existing image, so it gives slightly less detailed results than an equivalent optical zoom
- Zoom (optical)
Allows you to zoom the image closer to the subject. Optical zooms feature physically moving lens components, so it maintains the image quality as you zoom in. Digitial zooms essentially crop an existing image, so may lose image quality as they zoom in
Delivery & returns
- Click & Collect
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- Evening delivery within M25
Evening delivery to addresses within the M25 on the day of your choice, 7 - 10pm, 7 days a week. You'll receive a text on the day of delivery with a 1-hour delivery window.
- Morning Delivery
Delivery on the day of your choice, by 10.30am available 7 days a week.
- Next or Named Day Delivery
Delivery on the day of your choice, 8am - 8pm, 7 days a week. You'll receive a text on the morning of delivery with a 1-hour delivery window.
- Standard Delivery
UK delivery within 5 days, 7.30am - 6pm, Monday to Saturday. Free on orders over £50, otherwise £3.95.
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