Twin camera gives users a picture-in-picture recording option. Recorded shots offer vivid color and no blur thanks to true 4K picture reproduction and stabilization technology. Impressive illumination levels means users get great shots in virtually any normal lighting conditions. Playback is simple on this model, as is video sharing, thanks to the built-in WiFi connection.
Recording time is not visible when the LCD screen is flipped to view mode.
While the picture quality and zoom capabilities are top notch, this unit combines those features with enhanced creative control features such as additional filters and sound effects options. All of this makes an ideal unit for those who want to make creative projects, while still having the ability to capture and share important personal or family moments with the built-in WiFi. The five-axis balancing and stabilization control compares favorably with similar Panasonic models.
The hand strap and grip for this camera are smaller than other models, meaning users with larger hands may have difficulty with this unit.
This model is a good option for those who record often in the afternoon or evenings, when lighting conditions are not optimal. Has an HDR mode that can be engaged in less than optimal lighting conditions, avoiding the image contrast problems common to some other camcorders in low or variable lighting. WiFi is built in for easy streaming and sharing. Impressive 90x zoom along with the 1080p playback offers users a high-quality picture and lots of control.
There is no option to connect an external microphone, and the built-in microphone is average.
Wi-Fi feature makes sharing among family members easy. Bright spot reduction technology eliminates glare for viewers during playback of outdoors events like birthday parties or baseball games. 20x zoom technology is powerful enough when combined with the full HD picture to capture important details clearly. 5-axis balancing gives users a stable picture, even when capturing a lot of motion.
Camera icons remain visible during streaming playback on WiFi.
1080p and 90x zoom compare favorably with other Panasonic models, but it is the 2x zoom microphone that makes this model stand out, offering a recording quality on par with higher end Panasonic models. Includes touch screen control during playback. Popular five-axis stabilization technology results in less motion blur during handheld recording.
With no built-in WiFi on this model, video sharing must be done through a memory card.
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While most digital mirrorless and DSLR cameras are quite capable of producing great videos in addition to still photos, there is still no substitute for a dedicated camcorder, especially from a company like Panasonic. Having better recording capabilities, optical and digital zooms suited for live action recording, and a more ergonomic form factor for holding the device steady for long periods of time, camcorders are ideal for special events and professional shots alike. Pay attention to the specific features each Panasonic model offers. You will find a wide range of capabilities like 3D capture, onboard editing, video effects, and more that can extend your recording abilities and creativity at the same time. For modern TVs, make sure the camcorder has 16:9 aspect ratio recording capabilities.
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