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Panasonic Introduces 2013 Line-up of Full-HD Camcorders

Press Release   •   Feb 11, 2013 09:00 GMT

The HC-X920 with 3 MOS System PRO Achieves New Level of High-sensitivity Image Quality

Smart Capturing, Smart Archiving & Sharing and Smart Viewing

Nice, 11th February 2013 – Panasonic announces six new Full-HD camcorders to expand its product line-up for 2013.  The new line-up includes the HC-X920, HC-V720, HC-V520, HC-V510, HC-V210 and HC-V110.

Outstanding shooting performance even in dim light

The high-end HC-X920 model is equipped with the new 3MOS System PRO which is comprised of a F1.5 LEICA Dicomar Lens, 3MOS BSI Sensor and Crystal Engine Pro II.  In combination, these three elements not only produce the excellent colour reproduction and high-resolution images that the 3MOS system is known for but deliver greatly enhanced image quality with noise reduced by up to 50 percent than that of its predecessors.  The X920 captures and records momentous scenes in high-definition in any environment, including the bright outdoors to dimly lit indoors.

Smart Capturing, Smart Archiving & Sharing and Smart Viewing

Panasonic’s new built-in Wi-Fi on the HC-X920, HC-V720 and HC-V520 models, offers a number of functionalities that can not be experienced with conventional camcorders when it comes to capturing video and still images, sharing recorded content and playing back content to family and friends.

By using the Wi-Fi to wirelessly connect the camcorder to a mobile device or smartphone, you can now fully control your photography remotely with a live view and audio directly from the connected device.  This content can then be recorded and shared, via a live video streaming website, directly to a TV, smartphone, PC or other viewing device.

Furthermore, the cameras can even be used as a home monitoring system.  After the camera detects movement, users can view what is happening in their home in high quality live video on a mobile device or tablet.  The HC-X920 and HC-V720 models can even record this.

The perfectly level shot

The HC-X920, HC-V720 and HC-V520 all feature the new Level Shot function, which automatically adjusts tilting images to appear straight when played back, in addition to 5-Axis Correction HYBRID O.I.S., which thoroughly suppresses blurring. The camcorders also offer built-in Wi-Fi functions that allow live view control from a mobile device or tablet and enable Real Time Broadcasting to family and friends who live far away.

Camcorders to suit all lifestyles

Panasonic's wide line-up of camcorders meets the diverse lifestyles of consumers who are looking to shoot, play and share high quality images more easily and conveniently.  The cutting-edge technologies incorporated in all of its camcorders enhance the fun of capturing, viewing, archiving and sharing images.

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Notes to Editors

HC-X920 features:

·  Ultrafine Image Quality

·  1080 TV Lines Horizontal Resolution

·  20.4-Megapixel Still Picture Recording

Assist Functions for Professional Shooting

·  Manual Ring satisfies the needs of high-end amateur photographers wanting full control of camcorder operation. The large manual ring allows intuitive operation of zoom, focus, iris, shutter speed and white balance.

·  Level Gauge to detect the horizontal/vertical angle of view with its internal level working with an acceleration sensor. This function corrects even slight tilting that is difficult to see with the naked eye.

·  Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) is an extendable 263,424-dot equivalent viewfinder is easy to use and convenient for focusing and other adjustments. The EVF makes it easy to see the shooting scene under bright sunlight when the LCD might be difficult to view.

Built-in Wi-Fi Functionality

·  Built-in Wi-Fi function enables Real Time Broadcasting of important events via Ustream, while recording images in Full-HD. This lets users deliver live images to people with Internet access around the world. There is also a function to send e-mail to notify the start of streaming to preregistered e-mail addresses.

·  By using the dedicated Panasonic Image App, users can remotely check audio recording, zoom In/Out and shutter ON/OFF, while viewing the live image on a mobile device or tablet. Highlight Playback of recorded images is also possible with a mobile device or tablet. Favourite scenes can be shared on social networking sites with a simple drag-and-drop operation.

·  Home Monitoring lets users check on pets or family at home from the outside.

·  DLNA / Wi-Fi Compatible* via an access point at Home that can be used to transfer data wirelessly to the TV or a tablet in the living room, kitchen or other rooms in the home and play back images on the large-screen TV.

* DLNA wireless playback availability depends on the Recording Mode.

Dynamic Wide 29.8mm to 25x Zoom Shooting with Tilt and Blur Correction

·  The wide shooting range expands the breadth of photographic expression, extending from 29.8mm wide angle to Intelligent 25x zooming. This makes it possible to capture everything from panoramic scenery to telephoto images for obtaining dynamic images of subjects at a distance.

·  1,152,000-dot 3.5-inch Touch LCD

·  Full HD 3D Recording with Optional 3D Conversion Lens VW-CLT2

·  5.1ch Surround, Zoom and Focus Microphone and New Wind Noise Canceller

·  Plug and Copy to External HDD

HC-V720 features

·  New High Sensitivity Sensor Records Clear, Beautiful Images Even in Dim Lighting Situations.

·  Versatile Camcorder with Wi-Fi Functions for Easy Image Sharing.

·  High-Quality Images Even in Dim Lighting Situations

·  Horizontal resolution of 1080 TV lines* makes it possible to shoot high-resolution Full-HD images that express even extremely small details.

·  20.4-megapixel Still Picture Recording with high resolution

·  Dynamic Wide 28 mm to 50x Zoom Shooting with Tilt and Blur Correction

·  Built-in Wi-Fi Functions for Extra Convenience and Shooting, Viewing and  Sharing of Images

·  Real Time Broadcasting with Full-HD Recording

·  NFC (Near Field Communication) and Remote Shooting with mobile device

·  Highlight Playback and Easy Share

·  Home Monitoring and Remote Video Recording

·  DLNA / Wi-Fi Compatible

* According to the JEITA ITE chart and CIPA (for digital cameras) ISO 1233 resolution chart.

·  3.0-inch Touch Wide LCD

·  5.1ch Surround, Zoom and Focus Microphone and New Wind Noise Canceller

·  2D to 3D Conversion Function

·  Plug and Copy to External HDD

HC-V520 features

·  Super-Powerful Optical 50x/Intelligent 80x Zoom in a Compact Body.

·  Built-in Wi-Fi Functions Allow Highlight Playback and Image Sharing the Easy Way.

·  Equipped with Intelligent 80x Zoom/Optical 50x Zoom, these models can capture even the images of craters on the moon in Full-HD image quality. The V520 Series lets users easily shoot distant subjects that are too far away to capture clearly with conventional zoom functions.

·  5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S. + and Level Shot

·  Built-in Wi-Fi Functions for Extra Convenience and Shooting, Viewing and Sharing of Images

·  Real Time Broadcasting

·  NFC (Near Field Communication) and Remote Shooting with mobile device

·  Highlight Playback and Easy Share

·  Home Monitoring and Remote Video Recording

·  DLNA / Wi-Fi Compatible*

·  2.25-Megapixel BSI Sensor with 10-Megapixel Still Images

* DLNA wireless playback availability depends on the Recording Mode.

·  3.0-inch Touch Wide LCD

·  New Wind Noise Canceller

·  2D to 3D Conversion Function

·  Plug and Copy to External HDD

HC-V210 features

·  Light Weight and Compact Size for Extra Portability.  Full-HD Camcorder with a wealth of convenient functions including Intelligent 72x Zoom and POWER O.I.S.

Intelligent 72x Zoom with POWER O.I.S.

·  The HC-V210 enables ultra-telephoto Intelligent 72x zoom shooting with a compact body. These models are also equipped with POWER O.I.S. that eliminates blurring without any degradation in image quality. As a result, the original image quality captured by the lens remains intact, all the way from wide-angle to powerful zoom.

·  32.3mm wide-angle lens will fit an expansive landscape or a large group of people into the frame. This lens boasts F1.8 brightness to allow shooting in dim lighting situations.

·  Full-HD 1920 x 1080/50p Recording and 10-Megapixel Still Pictures with 2.20-Megapixel BSI Sensor

·  Highlight Playback

·  Eye-Fi Compatible

·  Plug and Copy to External HDD

HC–V110 features

·  Full-HD Recording and Intelligent 72x Zoom compact camcorders suitable for easy recording of high-quality images.

·  Intelligent 72x Zoom

·  Full-HD Recording and 8.9-Megapixel Still Pictures with 2.07-Megapixel BSI Sensor

·  Image stabilizer to suppress blurring


About Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and engineering of electronic technologies and solutions for customers in residential, non-residential, mobility and personal applications. Since its founding in 1918, the company has expanded globally and now operates over 500 consolidated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.30 trillion yen (68 billion euros) for the year ended March 31, 2013. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company strives to create a better life and a better world for its customers. For more information about Panasonic, please visit the company's website at http://panasonic.net/.