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Panasonic Black HD Camcorder - HC-V520K

Abt Model: HCV520K | UPC Code: 885170115286
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Panasonic Black HD Camcorder, Model HCV520K

You need a camcorder that does more than just record images, and the Panasonic HCV520K fits the bill perfectly. Of course, this HD camcorder will fulfill all that you require in a high-powered camcorder, allowing you to shoot video in resolution up to 1080, take still shots and zoom up to 80x using Intelligent Zoom Technology. All of the advanced features you've come to expect in such a device are present, including manual or automatic focus, an image stabilizer, various effect settings and different options for white balance, but the HCV520K comes with so many more features, many of which are not currently standard on even high-definition video cameras.

This wonderful Panasonic camera is compatible with Eye-Fi Compatible wireless cards, so you can save files to your computer or upload them to your smartphone without the need for an external connection.

Even if you do not use an Eye-Fi wireless card, the HCV520K has the ability to connect to your wireless home network, giving you the option to playback directly to a smartphone or tablet or to play wirelessly to a smart TV. In addition, unlike most video camers, you can utilize the power of Ustream while recording, so you to broadcast in real time and, if need be, can send an email out to notify people that your broadcast is about to begin.

Further integration with your smartphone gives you the ability to activate and control the camcorder from a distance. This will allow you to use your smartphone as a remote control. And, when away from home, the HD camcorder can act as a home monitoring system, providing a way for you to keep an eye on things via your smartphone or tablet. An app is available for both iOS and Android to allow this expanded camera functionality.


  • Amazing 80X zoom optically stabilized on 5 axes 28mm Wide-Angle - Intelligent 80x Zoom with 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S. +
    The wide shooting range of the lens expands your creativity and ability to capture your most precious moments. The 28mm wide-angle to Intelligent 80x zoom, combined with 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S. +, thoroughly suppresses blurring over the entire shooting range making it possible to capture crisp, clear images with reduced blur in almost every shooting situation
  • Remote WiFi Mobile Device Tether With Ustream Sharing
    The power of sharing and convenience is in your hands with the free Panasonic Image App for iOS/Android smartphones/tablets
  • Real Time Broadcasting
    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
  • NFC (Near Field Communication)
    With NFC you can connect a smartphone or tablet to your camcorder in just one touch
  • Remote Shooting
    Use your smartphone or tablet as a live-view remote controller and operate the camcorder from a distance
  • 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
  • Home Monitoring
    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
  • Eye-Fi Compatible
    By using the Eye-Fi™ wireless card, you can save your files to your computer or upload them to Social Network Services with a wireless network. You can also directly transport the files to your smartphone or tablet without connecting another access point
    • The functions of the Eye-Fi™ card (including wireless transmission) are not guaranteed to work on this product. In the case of a malfunction of the card, please contact the card manufacturer.
    • Check with Eye-Fi™ manufacturer for terms and conditions of use.
    • Install the software supplied with the Eye-Fi™ card in advance on your computer and configure the Eye-Fi™ settings. (For settings, methods etc., please read the card operating instructions or consult the card manufacturer)
    • The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Logo is a certification mark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
    • Android and Google Play are trademarks or registered trademarks of Google Inc.
    • iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
    • DLNA, the DLNA Logo and DLNA CERTIFIED are trademarks, service marks, or certification marks of the Digital Living Network Alliance
    • Facebook is a registered trademark or trademark of Facebook, Inc.
    • Picasa is a registered trademark or trademark of Google Inc.
    • YouTube is a registered trademark or trademark of Google Inc.
    • Flickr is a registered trademark or trademark of Yahoo! Inc.
    • The Twitter name and logos are trademarks of Twitter, Inc.
  • Built-In Creative Control Effects Add Excitement to Your Videos
    The V520 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
    • (top left) Miniature Effect
      This effect defocuses peripheral areas while keeping the focus point sharp and clear making life-size subjects look like a diorama
    • (top right) 8 mm Movie
      You can record motion pictures with a faded retro effect
    • (bottom left) Silent Movie
      You can record motion pictures that are similar to black-and-white silent films by lowering the amount of incoming light
    • (bottom right) Time Lapse Recording
      A scene that moves slowly for a long period of time is recorded frame by frame with an interval, and is recorded as a short time motion picture
  • 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
    • iA Plus — Easily Customize Settings Without Releasing iA Mode
    • Brightness Control
      You can adjust the exposure compensation accurately and easily
    • Color Control
      You can adjust the white balance from warm red to cool blue
  • Level Shot Function
    In addition to the 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S. +, the V520 Series is also equipped with Level Shot Function that automatically detects and corrects tilting in your images. The V520 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
    • (Left) Level Shot Function OFF: Images are often tilted without realizing it
    • (Right) Level Shot Function ON: An acceleration sensor detects the tilt and automatically levels the scene
  • 3.0-inch Wide Touch LCD
    The V520 Series features a 3.0" 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 Zooming
      You can easily zoom in and out by simply touching the LCD with your fingertips
    • Touch Shutter
      You can touch the subject on the LCD screen to instantly focus on it and take a still picture
    • Touch for Playback
      You can flip through thumbnail pages and display one of the thumbnail scenes
  • 2D to 3D Conversion
    2D images can be easily transformed into 3D images with the 2D to 3D Conversion function. Simply connect the camcorder to a 3D-compatible TV with an HDMI cable. The 2D to 3D Conversion function uses the image processing capability of the engine to convert 2D images into 3D images. This is an easy way to enjoy the excitement of 3D
  • BSI Sensor
    The BSI Sensor has improved high sensitivity performance to record easy-to-see, clear images even in dimly lit situations
  • Crystal Engine Pro
    The Crystal Engine Pro instantly processes the huge amount of data that goes into Full-HD images, and further enhances Full-HD quality. It produces smooth, high-resolution zoom shots even when the range exceeds the limit for optical zooming. Crystal Engine Pro clearly delineates even the tiniest details of your subject, producing natural looking, beautiful images
  • 10-Megapixel Still Picture Recording
    Still Picture Recording mode lets you shoot with a maximum resolution of 10 megapixels.*
    • * For images recorded with a 16:9 aspect ratio.
  • Plug and Copy to External HDD
    Recorded data can be easily copied to an HDD without using a computer
  • State-Of-The-Art Features And Technologies
    • O.I.S. Lock
    • iA Mode
    • Focus Assist
    • Pre-Rec Function
    • AGS (Auto Ground-Directional Standby)
    • Color Night Rec/Colour Night View
    • Scene Mode
    • Advanced Highlight Playback
    • Face Highlight, Highlight and Time Frame Index
    • HD Writer
    • 2D to 3D Conversion



  • Image Sensor: 1/5.8" BSI MOS Sensor
  • Total Pixels: 2.51 megapixels
  • Effective Pixels
    • Motion Image: 2.25 megapixels [16:9] (O.I.S. Standard Mode)
    • Still Image: 2.25 megapixels [16:9] / 1.69 megapixels [3:2] / 1.69 megapixels [4:3]


  • F Value: F1.8 (WIDE) / F4.2 (TELE)
  • Optical Zoom: 50x
  • Focal Length: 2.06 - 103 mm
  • 35 mm Film Camera Equivalent
    • Motion Image: 28.0 - 1748 mm [16:9] (O.I.S. Standard Mode)
    • Still Image: 28.0 - 1748 mm [16:9] / 33.5 - 1676 mm [3:2] / 34.2 - 1708 mm [4:3]
  • Lens Brand: Panasonic Lens


  • Standard Illumination: 1400 lx
  • Minimum Illumination: 4 lx (Scene Mode Low Light 1/30), 1 lx (Color Night Rec.)
  • Focus: Auto / Manual
  • Zoom
    • Intelligent Zoom OFF: 62 x
    • Intelligent Zoom ON: 80 x
    • Digital Zoom: 150 x / 3000 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
    • 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 Media: SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
  • Recording Format: [AVCHD] AVCHD Progressive / [iFrame] MP4
  • Compression Method: MPEG-4 AVC/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)
  • Thumbnail Display: 20 thumbnails/page, 9 thumbnails/page, 1 thumbnail/page
  • Audio Recording System: 1080/60p, PH, HA, HG, HE: Dolby Digital (2ch) / iFrame: AAC (2ch)
  • Microphone: 2ch Stereo, Zoom Microphone
  • Speaker: Dynamic type

Still Image

  • Recording Format: JPEG (DCF/Exif2.2)
  • Recording Image Size
    • Still Image: [16:9] 10 megapixels (4224 x 2376), 2.1 megapixels (1920 x 1080) / [3:2] 7.7 megapixels (3408 x 2272), 2.0 megapixels (1728 x 1152) / [4:3] 7.4 megapixels (3136 x 2352), 0.3 megapixels (640 x 480)
    • Simultaneous Recording: [16:9] 2.1 megapixels (1920 x 1080)


  • Power Supply: 3.6V (Battery) / 5.0V (AC Adaptor)
  • Power Consumption: Max. 5.8W (Recording) / Max. 7.7W (Charging)
  • LCD Monitor: 3.0" Wide LCD monitor (460,800 dots)
  • Interface
    • AV: Yes
    • HDMI: Yes (mini)
    • USB: 2.0 Hi-Speed
    • USB Charge: Yes
  • On-Screen Display: Language English, French, Spanish
  • Wi-Fi
    • Standard: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
    • Frequency: 2.4GHz band
    • NFC: Yes

Standard Accessory

  • AC Adaptor: Yes
  • AC Cable: Yes
  • DC Cable: Included AC adaptor
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack: Yes (1,940 mAh)
  • HDMI Cable: Yes (mini)
  • USB Cable: Yes
  • Bundled Software: HD Writer AE 5.0

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 2.402"
  • Width: 2.087"
  • Depth: 4.567"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.5 lbs
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
Key Features
Intelligent 80x Zoom With 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S. +/ Built-In Wi-Fi/ 3.0 " Wide Touch Screen LCD Display/ 2D To 3D Conversion/ BSI Sensor/ Crystal Engine Pro/ 10-Megapixel Still Picture Recording/ Plug And Copy To External HDD/ Eye-Fi Compatible/ Black Finish
More reasons to buy the Panasonic HC-V520K from Abt Electronics
  • is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Panasonic HC-V520K is Brand New.
  • The Panasonic HC-V520K Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
Storage TypeFlash Memory
LCD Screen Size (inches)3
Total Pixel Count2.51 Megapixels
Effective Pixel Count2.25 Megapixels
Manual FocusingYes
Optical Zoom50x
Digital Zoom80x
Night ModeYes
Image StabilizationYes
White BalanceAuto / Indoor1 / Indoor2 / Sunny / Cloudy / White set
Built In Video LightNo
Mic InputYes
Digtial Still CameraYes
Effective Pixel Count for Still10 Megapixels
Still Image FormatsJPEG
Computer ConnectivityUSB
Included Removeable MemoryNo
Weight With Battery (pounds)0.5
Width (inches)2.1
Height (inches)2.4
Depth (inches)4.57
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
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