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Expand your capacity and image creativity by capturing your inner vision via 8 Megapixel BSI Sensor / 4K Video Recording with 4K Photo Mode. With a superb detail captured in 20x Optical Zoom controlled by the all new HYBRID O.I.S.+ with Active Mode, O.I.S. Lock, Level Shot Function. The Panasonic HC-WX970 4K Ultra HD Camcorder is capable of picture-in-picture Twin Camera / Wireless Twin Camera recording using its built-in secondary camera or a sub camera in the presence of a smartphone. The additional camera provides an on the side display that gives another point of view of your image. The camcorder has a built-in stereo mini microphone for a clear audio recording complimenting the HDR (High Dynamic Range) Movie which you can watch from the 7.5cm (3") Wide LCD monitor. Its Leica Dicomar lens is developed especially for the camera’s 20x zomm in 4K recording.
Product Features in Detail
Get the detail in 4K video
The WX970 is made to film in 4K. With four times the resolution than Full HD, video is captured in crisp detail.<br/>When footage is down-converted to Full HD, the data will have even better definition and clarity than those filmed in Full-HD.
Recording in 4K resolution gives you greater flexibility when it comes to editing your video. Draw focus to specific actions and shape your stories with creative use of scale, pan and crops.
Capture the perfect moment
The 4K Photo function lets you capture those ‘perfect’ moments by extracting individual frames as 8 MP images.
Leica lens: made for 4K
A specially developed Leica Dicomar lens, with 20x optical zoom (in 4K), will help you find your perfect shot. For those who shoot from the hip, the WX970 has a superior focus speed.
Leica lens: no distortion
The Leica Dicomar lens is designed to alleviate distortion and minimise ghosting and flare. It provides excellent resolution even when footage is enlarged, so your shots are always crisp and clear.
HDR video: perfect exposure
When filming in high contrast environments, such as indoors or in bright sunshine, footage can be underexposed in some areas and over in others. Backgrounds look bleached and subjects in the foreground appear in shadow. The WX970 captures footage in HDR, blending different exposures together to create completely balanced video.
Smoother more stable shots
A number of features are built into the WX970 to counteract unwanted movement. Level Shot Function detects tilt and automatically corrects footage. But sometimes you might want a ‘handheld’ effect so there are three settings: strong, normal and off. The 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S.+ feature also stabilises your footage, automatically compensating blur from camera zooms and walking.
Twin Camera: two points of view
The WX970 has an additional camera on the side of the display to help you capture different points of view, or provide narration for your footage. Video appears as picture-in-picture, and the camera also features an electrical zoom and dedicated titling.
Included in The Box
Panasonic HC-WX970 4K Ultra HD Camcorder
DC Cable (USB type)
Rechargeable Battery Pack (1,940mAh)
HDMI Cable (micro)
12 months Warranty with Panasonic Australia
This Panasonic HC-WX970 4K Ultra HD Camcorder comes with 12 months Warranty with Panasonic Australia
Our products are sourced from authorised Australian suppliers and therefore come with genuine Australian warranty.
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|SENSOR FOR MAIN CAMERA||Image Sensor||1/2.3 type (1/2.3") BSI MOS Sensor|
|Total Pixels||18.91 megapixels|
|Effective Pixels (Motion Image)||4K: 8.29 megapixels [16:9], Full-HD: 6.10 megapixels [16:9], Level Shot Function OFF or Normal|
|Effective Pixels (Still Image)||7.00 megapixels [3:2]/8.29 megapixels [16:9]/6.22 megapixels [4:3]|
|SENSOR FOR SUB CAMERA||Image Sensor||1/4" MOS Sensor|
|Total Pixels||5.27 megapixels|
|LENS FOR MAIN CAMERA||F Value||F1.8 (WIDE) / F3.6 (TELE)|
|Focal Length||4.08 – 81.6 mm|
|35 mm Film Camera Equivalent (Motion Image)||4K: 30.8 – 626 mm [16:9], Full-HD: 37.0 – 752 mm [16:9], Level Shot Function OFF or Normal|
|35 mm Film Camera Equivalent (Still Image)||34.5 – 690.3 mm [3:2]/30.8 – 626 mm [16:9]/37.6 – 752.8 mm [4:3]|
|Filter Diameter||49 mm|
|Lens Brand||Leica Dicomar Lens|
|LENS FOR SUB CAMERA||F Value||F2.2|
|Focal Length||3.54 mm|
|35 mm Film Camera Equivalent (Motion Image)||37.2 mm (Motion picture recording mode)|
|CAMERA SECTION||Standard Illumination||1400 lx|
|Minimum Illumination||2 lx (Scene Mode Low Light 1/25), 1 lx (Night Mode (Color)), 0 lx (Night Mode (IR))|
|Focus||Auto / Manual|
|Zoom||Intelligent Zoom OFF||20x|
|Intelligent Zoom ON||4K: 25x, Full-HD: 40x|
|Digital Zoom||60x / 1500x (The maximum value of zoom magnification can be set in two patterns)|
|White Balance||Auto / White Set / Sunny / Cloudy / Indoor1 / Indoor2|
|Shutter Speed||Motion Image||[50p / 50i]/Auto Slow Shutter ON : 1/25 – 1/8000/Auto Slow Shutter OFF : 1/50 – 1/8000|
|Still Image||1/2 – 1/2000|
|Iris||Auto / Manual|
|Image Stabilizer||HYBRID O.I.S.+ with Active Mode, O.I.S. Lock, Level Shot Function|
|Creative Control||Miniature Effect, Silent Movie, 8mm Movie, Time Lapse Rec|
|RECORDING SECTION||Recording Media||SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card|
|Recording Format||[AVCHD] AVCHD Progressive/[iFrame / MP4] MP4|
|Compression Method||MPEG-4 AVC/H.264|
|Recording/ Playback Mode||1080/50p (28Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/50p)/PH (24Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/50i)/HA (17Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/50i)/HG (13Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/50i)/HE (5Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/50i)/MP4/2160p(72M) (72Mbps / VBR), (3840 x 2160/25p)/MP4/1080p(50M) (50Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/50p)/MP4/1080p(28M) (28Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/50p)/MP4/720p(9M) (9Mbps / VBR), (1280 x 720/25p)/iFrame (28Mbps / VBR), (960 x 540/25p)|
|Actual Recordable Time with Supplied Battery||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 (MP4 50M)/Approx. 55 min (MP4 28M)/Approx. 1 h 00 min (MP4 720p)/Approx. 1 h 00 min (iFrame)/* Twin Camera OFF|
|Thumbnail Display||20 thumbnails/page, 9 thumbnails/page, 1 thumbnail/page|
|Audio Recording System||AVCHD: Dolby Digital (5.1ch / 2ch)/iFrame, MP4: AAC (2ch)|
|Microphone||5.1ch Surround, Zoom, Focus and Stereo Microphone|
|STILL IMAGE SECTION||Recording Format||JPEG (DCF/Exif2.2)|
|Recording Image Size||Still Image||[16:9] 25.9megapixels (6784 x 3816), 14 megapixels (4992 x 2808), 2.1 megapixels (1920 x 1080)/[3:2] 20 megapixels (5472 x 3648), 10.6 megapixels (3984 x 2656）, 2.0 megapixels (1728 x 1152)/[4:3] 20.4 megapixels (5216 x 3912), 10.9 megapixels (3808 x 2856), 0.3 megapixels (640 x 480)|
|Simultaneous Recording||2160p: [16:9] 20.4 megapixels (6016 x 3384), 8.3 megapixels (3840 x 2160)/Other than 2160p: [16:9] 14.0 megapixels (4992 x 2808), 2.1 megapixels (1920 x 1080)|
|GENERAL SECTION||Power Supply||3.6V (Battery) / 5.0V (AC Adaptor)|
|Power Consumption||Max. 7.6W (Recording) / Max. 7.7W (Charging)|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||Approx. 65 x 73 x 139mm (2.559 x 2.874 x 5.472 inch)|
|Weight (w/o battery and SD card)||Approx. 360g (0.794 lb)|
|LCD Monitor||7.5cm (3") Wide LCD monitor (460,800 dots)|
|Manual Ring / Dial||Yes (Dial)|
|Microphones (stereo mini)||Yes|
|Headphone (stereo mini)||Yes|
|LED Video Light||Yes|
|Accessory Shoe||Yes (cold)|
|Lens Cover||Yes (Auto)|
|On-Screen Display Language||English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Netherlandic, Turkish, Swedish|
|STANDARD ACCESSORY||AC Adaptor||Yes|
|DC Cable||Yes (USB Type)|
|Rechargeable Battery Pack||Yes (1,940mAh)|
|HDMI Cable||Yes (micro)|
|AV Multi Cable||–|
|Editing Software||HD Writer AE 5.2 (Download)|