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Panasonic X920 3MOS Ultrafine Full HD Video Camcorder - HC-X920K

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Amazing 3MOS BSI Ultrafine HD Video Quality/ Bright Leica F1.5 12X Optics/ Remote WiFi Mobile Device Tether Plus Ustream Sharing/ Two Way Remote Home Monitor Networking/ 29.8mm Wide-Angle/ Intelligent 25x Zoom/ 20.4-Megapixel Still Picture Recording/ Manual Ring/ 5.1-Ch Surround Sound System/ Full HD 3D Recording/ 3.5 Inch Wide LCD Display/ Black Finish
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Panasonic X920 3MOS Ultrafine Full HD Video Camcorder, Model HCX920K

The WiFi-enabled X920 3MOS BSI Pro HD video camcorder offers the utmost in shooting flexibility. Enjoy professional grade HD video you can share from anywhere. Discover its bright LEICA F1.5 12x optic system with a manual focus ring and electronic viewfinder for professional control in an easy to use design. When you're on the go, Shoot & Share lets you connect via WiFi using the Panasonic Image Connect App. Use it for remote shooting, easy share, instant transfer and remote viewing. You can even stream events live on Ustream as they are being recorded in Full HD resolution. At home, enjoy easy WiFi connections with save & playback, cloud sync, wireless TV playback, auto transfer and wireless print.

Key Features:

  • Amazing 3MOS BSI Ultrafine HD Video Quality
  • Bright Leica F1.5 12X Optics
  • Remote WiFi mobile device tether plus Ustream sharing
  • Two way remote home monitor networking

Features:

Amazing 3MOS BSI Ultrafine HD Video Quality:New 3MOS System Pro
The New 3MOS System Pro is comprised of the F1.5 LEICA Dicomar Lens, the 3MOS BSI Sensor, and Crystal Engine Pro II. In addition to excellent color reproduction and high-resolution images that the 3MOS system is known for, the new 3MOS System Pro delivers beautiful enhanced image quality, particularly in images shot in dimly lit situations.

3MOS BSI Sensor
The X920 Series uses the BSI (Back Side Illumination) Sensor to enhance the three MOS sensors for excellent shooting performance even in low lighting situations. Pixel Shift Technology, which was years in the making, provides an incredible number of effective pixels for moving pictures — equivalent to four times the pixel count of Full-HD. This technology renders ultrafine images with excellent color reproduction and superb detail.

29.8mm Wide-Angle, Intelligent 25x Zoom with 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S.+
The wide shooting range from 29.8mm wide-angle* to an Intelligent 25x zoom expands your photographic creativity. HYBRID O.I.S. + uses 5-Axis correction to thoroughly suppress blurring letting you capture crisp, clear images with reduced blur in almost every shooting situation.
* 35mm camera equivalent.

Level Shot Function
In addition to the 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S. +, the X920 Series is also equipped with Level Shot Function that automatically detects and corrects tilting in your images. The X920 delivers more stable videos even when recording from the hip or shooting from a higher angle where you can't line up the horizon yourself.

LEICA Dicomar Lens
The large-diameter F1.5 lens is mounted with a Nano Surface Coating applied to the lens surface. These advanced lens systems suppress ghosts and flaring when shooting moving pictures, and let you record bright images with very little noise even in dark places.

Crystal Engine Pro II
The X920 Series features an ultra-high speed Crystal Engine Pro II. By using this engine to perform high-speed processing of the large number of pixels that are obtained with pixel shift technology — approximately equivalent to four times the pixel count of Full-HD — superb Full-HD image quality is achieved even in detailed image parts.

1080 TV Lines Horizantal Resolution
Horizontal resolution of 1080 TV lines* make it possible to shoot high-resolution Full-HD with phenomenal image quality, even in small detailed areas.
* According to the JEITA ITE chart and CIPA (for digital cameras) ISO 12233 resolution chart.

20.4-Megapixel Still Picture Recording
In high resolution, extremely beautiful and detailed 20.4-megapixel still pictures* are delivered.
* For images recorded with a 16:9 aspect ratio.

Remote WiFi Mobile Device Tether Plus Ustream Sharing: Panasonic Image App
The power of sharing and convenience is in your hands with the free Panasonic Image App for iOS/Android smartphones/tablets.

Real Time Broadcasting with Full-HD Recording
Built-in WiFi enables Real Time Broadcasting of important events via Ustream, while recording images in Full-HD. You can deliver live images to people with Internet access around the world during recording. There is also a function to send an e-mail to notify the start of broadcasting to preregistered e-mail addresses.

Remote Shooting
By using the dedicated Panasonic Image App, you can remotely check audio recording, zoom IN/OUT and shutter ON/OFF, while viewing the live image on a smartphone or tablet.

Highlight Playback and Easy Share
You can enjoy Highlight Playback from a smartphone or tablet right after shooting, and favorite scenes can be shared on SNS with a simple drag and drop operation.

Two-Way Remote Home Monitor Networking
When you are away from home, you can monitor and record what is going on there with high-quality live video using your smartphone or tablet.

Wireless TV Playback
An Access Point at home can be used to transfer data wirelessly to a TV or a tablet in the living room, kitchen or other room in the house where images can be played back on a large-screen TV*.
* A wireless access point (router) is required.

Manual Ring
The Manual Ring gives you easy, fingertip control over the iris, focus, zoom and exposure settings. You'll find using the ring is a much more intuitive, comfortable, user-friendly process than accessing a menu screen.

Electronic View Finder (EVF)
This extendable 263,424-dot equivalent viewfinder is easy to use and convenient for focusing and other adjustments. The EVF makes it easy to see your shooting scene in bright sunlight that may be difficult to see on the LCD.

Level Gauge
The X920 Series comes with a Level Gauge that visibly assists you to shoot straight, level scenes with horizontal and vertical gauge lines. This function helps correct even slight tilting that is difficult to see with the naked eye.

Creative Control
The X920 Series features four filter effects — Miniature Effect, 8mm Movie, Silent Movie and Time Lapse Recording — to further enhance your creativity. The filter results can be viewed on the LCD while shooting. Easily create impressive videos that match the look and feel of your shooting location or your mood.

5.1-Ch Surround Sound System
The X920 Series is equipped with multiple electret condenser microphones. These help capture the sound source and distance accurately to get a more 3-dimensional effect. The result is a more realistic sound space that compliments the true-to-life HD images.

Wind Noise Canceller
The Wind Noise Canceller automatically detects and suppresses only wind noise, giving you natural sounds with lifelike ambience.

iA (Intelligent Auto) iA Plus
In the iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode, the camera does all the work, leaving you free to compose your shot and capture the moment. This powerful function senses the shooting conditions and automatically adjusts the settings and activates the proper functions to deliver optimal results. In addition, the iA Plus Mode enables you to adjust exposure compensation and white balance by simply touching the button on the LCD.

Full HD 3D Recording with 3D Conversion Lens
By simply mounting the VW-CLT2 3D Conversion Lens, you can record FULL HD 3D images with the MVC (Multiview Video Coding) recording system of the AVCHD 3D format. Right-eye and left-eye images are both recorded and played in Full-HD quality, using the Frame Sequential Method to produce FULL HD 3D images. This brings all the lifelike ambience of the actual scene right into your living room.

Operation and Usability: 3.5" Wide LCD
The X920 Series features a 1,152,000-dot 8.8-cm / 3.5-inch wide LCD that allows intuitive fingertip touch-operation. When shooting, you can use Touch Shutter by simply touching your fingertip on the screen. For playback, you can change thumbnail pages by sliding your fingertip across the screen. The result is smooth, intuitive operation without taking your eyes off the action on LCD screen.

Intuitive Touch Operation: Touch Shutter
You can touch the subject on the LCD screen to instantly focus on it and take a still picture.

Mic and Headphone Terminal
There's a mic input terminal and a headphone jack on the side of the camcorder. You can plug in an external mic or headphones (both optional) if desired.

Accessory Shoe
Optional accessories can be attached here to increase shooting versatility.

Other Functions

  • O.I.S. Lock
  • iA Mode
  • On-Screen Assist
  • Focus Assist
  • Pre-Rec Function
  • AGS (Auto Ground-Directional Standby)
  • Color Night Rec/Color Night View
  • Scene Mode
  • Advanced Highlight Playback
  • Face Highlight, Highlight and Time Frame Index
  • HD Writer
  • 2D to 3D Conversion
  • Easy Editing 3D Images

Specifications:

Sensor

  • Image Sensor 1/2.3" BSI MOS Sensor x 3
  • Total Pixels 38.28 megapixels (12.76 megapixels x 3 )
  • Effective Pixels
    • Motion Image 8.49 megapixels (2.83 megapixels x 3) [16:9]
    • Still Image
      • 8.49 megapixels (2.83 megapixels x 3) [16:9]
      • 7.62 megapixels (2.54 megapixels x 3) [3:2]
      • 6.78 megapixels (2.26 megapixels x 3) [4:3]

Lens

  • F Value F1.5 (WIDE) / F2.8 (TELE)
  • Optical Zoom 12x
  • Focal Length 2.84 - 34.1 mm
  • 35mm Film Camera Equivalent
    • Motion Image 29.8 - 399.2 mm [16:9]
    • Still Image
      • 29.8 - 399.2 mm [16:9]
      • 33.1 - 397.1 mm [3:2]
      • 36.0 - 431.7 mm [4:3]
  • Filter Diameter 49mm
  • Lens Brand Leica Dicomar Lens

Camera

  • Standard Illumination 1400 lx
  • Maximum Illumination 1.6 lx (Scene Mode Low Light 1/30), 1 lx (Color Night Rec.)
  • Focus Auto / Manual
  • Zoom
    • Intelligent Zoom OFF 12x
    • Intelligent Zoom ON 25x
    • Digital Zoom1 40 x / 700 x (The maximum value of zoom magnification)
  • White Balance Auto / Indoor1 / Indoor2 / Sunny / Cloudy / White set
  • Shutter Speed
    • Motion Image [60p / 60i] / Auto Slow Shutter ON : 1/30 - 1/8000 / Auto Slow Shutter OFF : 1/60 - 1/8000 / [30p] / Auto Slow Shutter ON : 1/30 - 1/8000 / Auto Slow Shutter OFF : 1/60 - 1/8000
    • Still Image 1/2 - 1/2000, (Video Flash ON : 1/2 - 1/500)
  • 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

  • Recording Media SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
  • Recording Format [AVCHD] AVCHD 3D / Progressive / [iFrame] MP4
  • Compression Method [2D] MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 / [3D] MPEG-4 MVC/H.264
  • Recording / Playback Mode
    • 1080/60p (28Mbps / VBR)
    • (1920 x 1080) / PH (24Mbps / VBR)
    • (1920 x 1080) / HA (17Mbps / VBR)
    • (1920 x 1080) / HG (13Mbps / VBR)
    • (1920 x 1080) / HE (5Mbps / VBR)
    • (1920 x 1080) / iFrame (28Mbps / VBR)
    • (960 x 540) / AVCHD 3D (28Mbps / VBR)
    • (1920 x 1080) / SbS (17Mbps / VBR)
    • (1920 x 1080)
  • Thumbnail Display 20 thumbnails/page, 9 thumbnails/page, 1 thumbnail/page
  • Audio Recording System 1080/ 60p, PH, HA, HG, HE: Dolby Digital (5.1ch / 2ch) / iFrame, MP4: AAC (2ch)
  • Microphone 5.1ch Surround, Zoom, Focus and Stereo Microphone
  • Speaker Dynamic type

Still Image

  • Recording Format JPEG (DCF/Exif2.2), MPO
  • Recording Image Size
    • Still Image [16:9] 20.4 megapixels (6016 x 3384), 9.4 megapixels (4096 x 2304), 2.1 megapixels (1920 x 1080) / [3:2] 16 megapixels (4896 x 3264), 8.0 megapixels (3456 x 2304), 2.0 megapixels (1728 x 1152) / [4:3] 15.1 megapixels (4480 x 3360), 5.8 megapixels (2784 x 2088), 0.3 megapixels (640 x 480) / [3D] 2.1 megapixles (1920 x 1080) [16:9]
    • Simultaneous Recording [16:9] 20.4 megapixels (6016 x 3384), 9.4 megapixels (4096 x 2304), 2.1 megapixels (1920 x 1080) / [3D] 2.1 megapixles (1920 x 1080)
  • Flash Yes

General

  • Power Supply2 7.2V (Battery) / 9.3V (AC Adaptor)
  • Power Consumption Max. 9.3W (Recording) / Max. 10.3W (Charging)
  • LCD Monitor3 3.5" Wide LCD monitor (1,152,000 dots)
  • View Finder Yes
  • Manual Ring Yes
  • Interface
    • HDMI Yes (mini)
    • Microphones (stereo mini) Yes
    • Headphones (stereo mini) Yes
    • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
    • AV Multi Yes
  • Accessory Shoe Yes (cold)
  • On-Screen Display Langage English, French, Spanish
  • WiFi
    • Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n
    • Frequency 2.4GHz band

3D Shooting Mode

  • Conversion Lens VW-CLT2
  • F Value F2.0
  • Focal Length 1.64mm
  • 35mm Film Camera Equivalent 36mm
  • Stereo Base 18.3mm
  • Minimum Shooting Distance 1.2mm
  • Minimum Illumination 12 lx (1/30, Low Light, Scene Mode)

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 2.83"
  • Width: 2.64"
  • Depth: 5.9"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.919 lbs
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer):
    • One Year Parts
    • 90 Days Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details

Footnotes:

  1. As digital magnification increases, resolution significantly decreases.
  2. The battery for this unit is not included and must be purchased separately.
  3. Video feature is designed to function only when vehicle is parked and emergency brake is applied.
  4. Use only if your program service provides digital signals via HDMI. If ordering a framed plasma, an HDMI input module must be ordered in order to use this cable.
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Storage TypeMemory Stick
LCD Screen Size (inches)3.5
ViewfinderYes
Total Pixel Count38.28 Megapixels
Effective Pixel Count8.49 megapixels
Manual FocusingYes
Optical Zoom12x
Digital Zoom40x; 700x
Night ModeYes
Image StabilizationYes
White BalanceAuto / Indoor1 / Indoor2 / Sunny / Cloudy / White set
Built In Video LightYes
Mic InputYes
Digtial Still CameraYes
Effective Pixel Count for Still8.49 megapixels
Computer ConnectivityUSB
Included Removeable MemoryNo
Weight With Battery (pounds)0.92
Width (inches)2.64
Height (inches)2.83
Depth (inches)5.9
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty90 Days
  

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Panasonic X920 3MOS Ultrafine Full HD Video Camcorder
 
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      4.0

      moving in the right direction

      By chicago videoworks

      from chicago

      About Me Pro Videographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Zoom range/performance

      Cons

      • Complicated To Operate

      Best Uses

      • Documentaries
      • HD Shooting
      • Home Movies
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Movies/Short Films
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Panasonic X920 3MOS Ultrafine Full HD Video Camcorder:

      image is a little cooler than we like but easily fixed in post; the streaming is a bit on the convoluted side and it would be really nice if it were open so you could rtmp stream to other points beside Ustream, like our own streaming servers. This could be the only reason we return this camera but otherwise we love it.

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      5.0

      BEST CAMCORDER

      By AKTEN

      from Raleigh, NC

      About Me Video Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Great Sound
      • Great Zoom
      • Zoom range/performance

      Cons

      • Complicated To Operate

      Best Uses

      • Documentaries
      • HD Shooting
      • Home Movies
      • Travel

      Comments about Panasonic X920 3MOS Ultrafine Full HD Video Camcorder:

      There is no camera memory in this model! Just SDHC !

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