Breathtaking 4K Quality Preserves Special Memories
Save precious memories in 4K videos. And let the world’s first* HDR (High Dynamic Range) Movie technology deliver clear photos even with backlighting. The Wireless Twin Camera function takes sub camera shots with a smartphone.
* In a consumer Full-HD video camera. As of January 5th, 2015.
Preserve Your Memories in All Their Beauty with 4K Definition
With four times the resolution of Full-HD, this model records in 4K (3,840 x 2,160) definition. It delivers true-to-life images for a wide variety of shooting situations, in extremely high detail.
HDR (High Dynamic Range) Movie
Clear Shots with Excellent Detail in Both Bright and Dark Areas
By combining two images taken with different exposure times, 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, such as backlighting, you can easily capture natural videos with excellent gradation.
Note: This function is not available with 4K mode.
* In a consumer Full-HD video camera. As of January 5th, 2015.
Wireless Twin Camera
Use Your Smartphone as a Sub Camera
Using your smartphone with Wi-Fi operation as a sub camera, you can shoot from two angles at the same time. Since you are shooting with different cameras, you can use one at a distance, or at any angle you choose. This gives you a wide variety of Picture in Picture images.
4K Photo Mode
For Capturing Magical Moments in High Resolution
4K also offers more options in extracting still images from your footage. 4K has four times the resolution of Full-HD Video and allows 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
Increasing the readout speed, this advanced sensor suppresses the 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 five-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-Precision AF
High-Speed, High-Precision AF Technology in 4K
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 net to suppress wind noise for clear recording always.
High-Quality Audio Parts
Four 6mm diameter, high-S/N mics and aluminum electrolytic capacitors reduce sound distortion and increase clarity.
Full-HD Slow Motion Video
Records Full-HD (1920 x 1080) at 120 fps.* And the Intelligent Frame Creation of the Crystal Engine interpolates to an equivalent of 240 fps,* for smooth slow motion. Switches 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). You can capture nighttime images without waking the baby up.
Filter effects – Miniature Effect, 8mm Movie, Silent Movie and Time Lapse Recording – make it possible to shoot impressive video recordings that are matched to the shooting situation.
Simply set the baby's birth date and name to display thumbnail images of scenes arranged by month around that date. Easy to find the scenes you want.
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 easy layering.
Multi Manual Dial
By pushing or rotating the manual dial, you can easily adjust allocated functions, like focusing and changing the iris.
• Color Saturation
• White Balance Fine
Without bothersome initial settings, NFC lets you connect a smartphone or tablet to the camcorder in one touch.
QR codes are also provided for use by those who don’t have an NFC phone.
Real Time Broadcasting*
You can live-stream events on USTREAM as they are being recorded in Full-HD resolution.
Remote Shooting / Remote View
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 to an SNS site.
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 there with high-quality live video, and speak to your family or pets using your smartphone or tablet.
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.
Auto Transfer (Wireless PC Copy)
Images are transferred from your camcorder to a computer via the wireless access point at home.
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 an optional cradle and the camera will rotate automatically. The motion sensor and Face Recognition function automatically capture faces at parties. You can also register shooting angles in advance to switch from your smartphone. The camera even watches over pets when you're not home. You can operate from the camcorder or use remote control with the Panasonic Image App.