The Twin Camera records two scenes at the same time and doubles your fun. Record your precious memories with the premium picture quality from the world's first* 4-Drive Lens System and improved Level Shot Function.
Which do you want to capture? Lovable animals at play or the ear-to-ear smiles of your
children watching them? Until now, you had to choose only one, but the Twin Camera gives
you both. And the sub camera can shoot at any angle you want. See how much fun dual
shooting can be.
Twin Camera Function
This model Series includes a rotatable sub camera. Parallel 2-system processing with the Crystal Engine PRO+
lets you shoot from the side or rear at the same time.
You can catch a shot of someone at the side, a self portrait, or both a tele and wide-angle shot from the front.
The sub camera records into a sub window, which you can move by dragging & dropping.
Premium Picture Quality
An all-new lens, sensor and engine combine for powerful zooming and high sensitivity.
Level Shot Function
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.
Using Wi-Fi, 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
making a sound, and you can even speak to the baby
over the monitor.
4-Drive Lens System
For the first time* in a consumer video
camera, four lens groups are driven to achieve
both high picture quality and a compact size.
* As of January 6th, 2014
New BSI Sensor
The effective area is increased* to achieve the high image quality of 6.03M effective
This gives you bright, beautiful shots even in dark places.
* Compared to the HC-V720.
Crystal Engine Pro+
The information processing speed has advanced to about 1.5
times* the conventional speed. New Noise Reduction has
reduced noise for crisp, vibrantly colorful Full-HD images.
Intelligent 50x Zoom / Optical 20x Zoom
The wide shooting range expands the breadth of photographic expression, extending from
29.5mm wide angle to Intelligent 50x zooming. This makes it possible to capture everything from
panoramic scenery to telephoto images for obtaining dynamic images of subjects at a distance.
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, without blurring, in almost every
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 to less than 1/3 that of
conventional models*, for clear recording always.
* Compared to the HC-V720 Series.
High-Quality Audio Parts
Four 6mm-diameter, high-S/N mics and aluminum electrolytic
capacitors reduce sound distortion and increase clarity.
Wind Shield Zoom
capacitors for audio use
Remote Shooting /
The “Panasonic Image App” lets you use a
smartphone or tablet as a live-view remote
controller and operate the camcorder from a
Videos and photos inside the camera can be
viewed on a smartphone or tablet, and
uploaded to an SNS site.
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.
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.
Highlight Photo Collage
Create a highlight photo collage with the
best scenes picked out automatically from
One-Touch Connection with 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.
Real Time Broadcasting with
Full HD Recording
You can live-stream events on USTREAM as they are being recorded in
Remote Pan Tilt
Connect to a Remote Pan Tilt Cradle (sold
separately), and you can make the camera
rotate automatically.The motion sensor and face
recognition function allow you to automatically
capture video of everyone’s faces at parties and
other gatherings.The motion sensor even lets
you use the camera to watch over pets when
you are not home.You can operate directly from
the camcorder, or use remote control with the
Panasonic Image App.
Full-HD Slow Motion Video
Records Full-HD (1920 x 1080) at 120 fps.* And the
Intelligent Frame Creation of the New Crystal Engine Pro+
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:60/120/240fps
*For PAL area:50/100/200fps
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 – makes
it possible to shoot impressive video recordings
that are matched to the shooting situation.
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
iA(intelligent Auto)/iA Plus Mode
This powerful function senses the shooting conditions and
automatically makes the settings and activates functions
that deliver optimal results. In addition, the iA Plus Mode
enables you to adjust exposure compensation and white
balance by just pressing the button on the LCD.
Plug and Copy to External HDD
Recorded data can be easily copied to an HDD
without having to use a PC.
• In the following cases, a USB HDD cannot be used by
connecting it to this unit
- A USB HDD with a capacity of below 160 GB or above 2 TB
- When a USB HDD has two or more partitions
- If a USB HDD is in a format other than FAT32
- When connected by using a USB hub
- When a USB HDD is not a desktop type
2 year warranty on new Cameras and Camcorders
Receive 2 year warranty when you purchase a selected Panasonic Camcorder, CSC Camera or Compact Camera between 24/03/2014 - 31/03/2015 in the UK or ROI from participating retailers. Find out more >
Panasonic Camcorder HC-W850 / W858 / W850M Twin Camera Introduction Video
AROUND-THE-WORLD with Panasonic Twin-Camera Camcorder HC-W850 / W858 / W850M
A video collection of impressive scenes of the world shot with the Panasonic's new twin-camera camcorder W850 / W858 / W850M.