With four times the resolution of Full HD, this model records in 4K (3,840 x 2,160) definition, delivering true-to-life images for a wide variety of shooting situations.
Twin Camera Function
This model includes a rotatable sub camera that lets you take shots from two angles at once: you can capture the family and a selfie, or both tele and wide-angle shots. A backup function records a picture-in-picture image and a main camera image without a sub window for backup. The sub camera image is recorded into any one of various sub windows, and its display position can be changed by touch operation.
HDR (High Dynamic Range) Movie
Clear shots with excellent detail in both bright and dark areas
By combining two images taken with different exposure values, the HDR Movie function suppresses blown highlights and blocked shadows for crisper, clearer videos. This is the world's first* consumer camcorder to feature the HDR Movie function. Even in difficult shooting situations you can easily capture natural videos with excellent gradation.
Note: This function is not available with 4K mode.
* For a consumer Full HD video camera as of January 5th, 2015.
4K Photo Mode
Capture magical moments in high resolution
4K also offers more options in extracting still images from your footage with four times the resolution of Full HD Video, it allows for sharp, detailed prints of single frames up to the size of A3. Filming in 4K means you can easily grab those impressive moments in your video footage that are hard to capture with traditional photography.
High Quality Core Technologies
Leica Dicomar Lens
In addition to rendering crisp images, this remarkable lens produces the subtle nuances and shading that Leica lenses are renowned for.
8M* BSI Sensor
By increasing the readout speed, this advanced sensor suppresses rolling shutter distortion. * Effective Pixels
Crystal Engine 4K
This high-speed LSI processes the massive volume of 4K data quickly and accurately while reducing noise.
20x Optical Zoom with 4-Drive Lens System
By driving each of four lens groups separately, the drive ranges are reduced, resulting in high image quality, high-powered zooming, and a compact camera body. This keeps the body compact even with a 20x optical zoom and 4K definition.
Level Shot Function
The Level Shot function automatically detects and corrects the tilting of captured
images. The setting can be adjusted to one of three levels (OFF, Normal, Strong*)
depending on the shooting conditions.
* Except 4K mode
5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S. +
HYBRID O.I.S. + uses 5-axis correction to thoroughly suppress blurring all the way
from wide-angle to powerful zoom shots. This lets you capture crisp, clear images in 4K
and other formats, without blurring, in almost every shooting situation.
4K High-Speed, High-Precision AF
An image sensor with 60 fps* readout and a precise focus lens drive for 4K images, enable superior focusing speed, stability and tracking performance. Complex 4K focusing is also automated for comfortable framing of stunning 4K shots.
* For NTSC area: 60 fps
* For PAL area: 50 fps
High Quality Sound Recording
Wind Shield Zoom Microphone
A special damping material is provided in the space between the MIC and the MIC grill suppress wind noise for clear recording.
High Quality Audio Parts
Four 6 mm diameter, high-S/N MICs and aluminum electrolytic capacitors reduce sound distortion and increase clarity.
Twin Camera Function
The twin camera models let you take two shots at the same time. They feature a sub camera on the edge of their LCD monitor that provides 270° panning and ±20° tilting operation and enables shooting in two angles simultaneously. They also have a Narration mode, which emphasizes the user's voice. In addition to the sub cameras pan/tilt function, they feature a 2x zoom*.
* Except 4K mode
Wireless camera function : Stream video from a separate device
Place a point of view right in the heart of the action and stream footage back to the WX970 from your tablet or smartphone as a picture in picture. This flexible option allows you to push your creativity by combining different angles together to create unique footage.
Slow Motion Video in Full HD
The model records Full HD (1920 x 1080) video at 120 fps.* And, the Intelligent Frame Creation of the Crystal Engine interpolates to an equivalent of 240 fps,* for smooth slow motion. Switch to slow motion while you touch the icon on the LCD screen during shooting.
* For NTSC area: 60 / 120 / 240 fps
* For PAL area: 50 / 100 / 200 fps
Infrared rays and IR LED lighting let you shoot in the dark (0 lux) so you can capture nighttime images without waking the baby up.
Filter effects – Miniature Effect, 8 mm Movie, Silent Movie and Time Lapse Recording – makes it possible to shoot impressive video recordings that are matched to the shooting situation.
When a baby's birthday and name are registered, scenes recorded since the baby's birthday are displayed as thumbnails for each age in months.
Stop Motion Animation Assist
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
Multi Manual Dial
Simply push or rotate the manual dial to adjust the settings of several allocated functions, such as focusing and changing the iris.
• Colour Saturation
• White Balance Fine
One-Touch Connection with NFC
NFC lets you connect a smartphone or tablet to the camcorder in one touch, without bothersome initial settings. You can use QR codes to make Wi-Fi setting quickly and easily, even without NFC.
Remote Shooting / Viewing
The "Panasonic Image App" lets you use a smartphone or tablet as a live-view remote control to operate the camcorder from a distance. Videos and photos on the camera can be viewed on a smartphone or tablet, and uploaded to an SNS site.
Real Time Broadcasting with Full HD*
You can live-stream events on USTREAM as they are being recorded in Full HD resolution.
You can check on the baby with a smartphone or tablet in another room. The Push Notification function alerts the smartphone or tablet if a voice sensor detects the baby waking up and crying.
* A wireless access point (router) is required
When you are away from home, you can monitor and record with high-quality live video, and speak to your family or pets using your smartphone or tablet.
Auto Transfer (Wireless PC Copy)
Images are transferred from your camcorder to a computer 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 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 other rooms in the house. You can play images on the large-screen display.
* A wireless access point (router) is required.
Remote Pan / Tilt Cradle (optional)
Connect to a Remote Pan / Tilt Cradle (sold separately), and you can make the camera rotate automatically. The motion sensor and Face Recognition function automatically capture video of everyone's faces at parties and other gatherings. The camera even watches over pets when you're not home. You can operate it directly from the camcorder, or use remote control with the Panasonic Image App.