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Panasonic HC-V785 Camcorder


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The Panasonic HC-V785 Camcorder is a Full HD camcorder with 20x optical zoom and HDR (High Dynamic Range) Movie technology that delivers bright, detailed shots even in low lighting. With a highly sensitive BSI MOS Sensor, 4-drive lens system and 5-axis hybrid O.I.S, the V785 incorporates the high-end specs of first-rate units into a compact body, achieving premium picture quality with a wider dynamic range.

Features of the Panasonic HC-V785 Camcorder

  • 1/2.3-inch BSI MOS Sensor ideal for bright shots in low lighting
  • 20x optical zoom extending to 50x with intelligent zoom ON
  • 4.08 – 81.6 mm focal length span for near and far subjects
  • 5-axis hybrid optical image stabilisation for capturing action
  • O.I.S Active Mode, Auto O.I.S. Lock and Level Shot Function
  • 3.0-inch Wide LCD monitor (460,800 dots) for clear playback
  • 1080/50p full HD recording provides professionals results
  • Perfect exposures with High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode
  • Up to 1 hour recording time with supplied battery pack
  • Creative functions including timelapse, silent movie etc
  • Flexible 5.1ch Surround, Zoom, Focus and Stereo Mic
  • USB 2.0 port for Hi-speed data transfer and charging
  • WiFi connectivity for remote viewing and shooting
Full-HD Beauty Meets High Sensitivity

The Panasonic HC-V785 Camcorder incorporates the high-end specs of first-rate units into a compact body to achieve premium picture quality even in dimly lit scenarios. Designed to combine the beauty of HD with the clarity of a high-sensitivity BSI MOS Sensor, the V785 benefits from a much larger effective area with 34% larger pixels compared to a commonly used 1/5.8-inch sensor. The 1/2.3-inch Sensor with 12.76M Total Pixels impressively suppresses noise even in your indoor scenes and nightscapes.

Added Auto O.I.S Lock Feature

Designed to further enhance user experience, Panasonic has taken customer feedback from the popular V770 predecessor to improve O.I.S on the Panasonic HC-V785 Camcorder. With conventional O.I.S locks, users are required to press and hold buttons for stronger stabilisation. With Panasonic’s improved Auto O.I.S Lock feature, the V785 controls image stabilisation strength by automatic discrimination. This camcorder detects scenes needing strong stabilisation, (when zooming or walking, for example) and automatically activates the O.I.S Lock – so you can shoot confidently knowing you’re capturing all of the action.

Premium Audio with Wind Protection

Audio is just as important as the picture when it comes to videography. Thankfully, Panasonic doesn’t let audio become an afterthought. Built into the V785 are four 6mm-diameter, high-S/N mics and aluminium electrolytic capacitors that are designed to reduce sound distortion and increase clarity. The added windshield and buffering material inserted between the ECM and the Mic Net also prevent wind from striking the microphone and reduce unwanted noise.

Users can also be sure to capture audio ‘just as they hear it’ by using the Sound Scene feature to automatically alter frequency characteristics depending on their environment. This makes it easier to capture the ambient sounds of nature or the ear-piercing festival bass without experiencing distortion.

Greater Creative Control

Whilst the V785 takes leaps into more convenient, automated technology, Panasonic also empowers users with the creative freedom of manual preferences and idiosyncrasies. Included on the V785 are Intelligent Auto, Intelligent Auto Plus, Creative Control, HDR Movie, Scene, manual, HD Slow Motion and Stop Motion Animation Assist modes. For every automated response, Panasonic provides a counterpart for manual adjustments.

Creative Control mode also allows users to experiment with different effects. You can choose between Miniature Effect, Silent Movie, 8mm Movie, and Time-Lapse Recording modes to replicate popular shooting styles and find your favourites.

What’s in the box?

  • 1 x Panasonic HC-V785 Camcorder
  • 1 x AC Adaptor
  • 1 x Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • 1 x HDMI Cable
  • 1 x Shoe Adaptor
  • 1 x USB Cable
  • 1 x HD Writer AE 5.2 Software Download

Specifications of the Panasonic HC-V785 Camcorder

Connectivity AV Yes HDMI Yes (micro) Microphones (stereo mini) Yes Headphone (stereo mini) Yes USB 2.0 Hi-Speed USB Charge Yes
Max Resolution 1920 * 1080
Optical Zoom [x] 20.0
Recording Media SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
Size 65 x 73 x 139 mm
Weight [g] 351.00

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Weight 351 g
Dimensions 65 × 73 × 139 mm

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