The Panasonic HC-WX970M is designed for professionals and enthusiasts filmmakers in mind. Its 4K video recording offers four times the resolution of Full HD camcorders, equipping you with considerable creative versatility. The unique built-in sub-camera also adds to your creative arsenal, allowing you to record simultaneous picture-in-picture video clips.
18.91 Megapixel Image Sensor
Its 4K capabilities are delivered via a large 18.91 Megapixel BSI sensor designed to produce ultra-sharp Quad HD video recording and brilliant 8.29 megapixel photos that can be comfortably printed in sizes up to A3. The Crystal Engine 4K image processor delivers footage at up to 72Mbps for superior image quality and features improved noise reduction for crisp, vibrant results across a wide range of lighting conditions.
Unique Twin Camera
The secondary camera is strategically embedded at the edge of the flip-out tilting LCD screen. It features a 1/4” MOS sensor with a constant f/2.2 aperture and a fixed 37.2mm focal range (35mm equivalent).
180° Lens Rotation
It can be rotated up to 180° to enable you to film backwards at yourself, the scene to your immediate left, or a broader, wide-angle shot of what is directly in front of the camera to accompany a tighter zoom shot of the main camera and its 20x optical zoom lens.
Versatile Flip-Out Screen
The flip-out screen can also tilt on its horizontal axis to ensure composition from both high and low angles are easy and allows you to tilt the secondary camera for even more unique perspectives.
Adjustable Picture-in-Picture Location
The picture-in-picture windows can be set to one of any four corners in the frame, or may be disabled to allow you to concentrate on just one viewpoint.
Wireless Twin Sub-Camera
For more adventurous results, you can utilise the innovative Wireless Twin Camera function in conjunction with a compatible WiFi enabled smartphone2 as a secondary camera. This handy function allows you to shoot from another viewpoint simultaneously, saving the footage from the smartphone to the camera and creating an all-encompassing picture-in-picture video file. This unique feature opens up a world of creative and story-telling possibilities.
High Dynamic Range (HDR) Video Recording
Setting a new standard for usability, the WX970M also features built-in HDR technology. Borrowed from digital stills cameras, HDR incorporates the multiple exposure technique with full motion video, producing clear shots with excellent detail throughout the frame in real time. Ideal when shooting in difficult lighting conditions, the camera combines two exposure values which help supress blown highlights and blocked shadows, delivering better overall clarity and detail across the entire frame.
0 Lux Night Mode Shooting
For extremely dark situations the camera features a Night Mode which utilises Infrared rays and a built-in IR-LED light to allow you to shoot in 0 lux, extreme low-light situations. The mode is handy for night time explorations or filming babies without waking them up.
Native 120fps Full HD Video Recording
An amazing slow-motion mode allows the camera to record in Full HD resolution at 120fps then uses an Intelligent Frame Creation algorithm to interpolate the footage and slow it down even further at 240fps for truly spellbinding slow-motion action like you’ve never seen before.
For more advanced users, a Multi-Manual Dial is available to deliver fast, intuitive on-the-fly adjustment to a range of exposure and shooting settings including Focus, Aperture, Shutter Speed, White Balance, Brightness and more.
Leica Dicomar 20x Optical Zoom Lens
The Leica Dicomar Lens uses an innovative 4-drive lens system which allows for a powerful 20x optical zoom focal range while remaining compact and lightweight. Its 35mm equivalent focal range of 29.5mm to 612mm enables you to film a broad range of subjects including sweeping landscapes, up-close interviews and far-away on-stage music or on-field sports action. Additionally, manual focus and manual iris control allow you to fine-tune your framing and exposure for complete creative control.
5-Axis Optical Image Stabilisation
A Hybrid O.I.S + (Optical Image Stabiliser) complements the powerful lens by helping to minimise the effects of camera shake across an incredible 5-axis of movement. The end result is smooth, crisp footage that does justice to the 4K resolution allowing you to film while walking and utilise the telephoto end of the zoom with confidence.
Immersive Dolby Digital Audio Recording
Immersive Dolby Digital sound is captured via four 6mm-diameter microphones that combine to deliver clear audio with a manual zoom function for customisable audio pickup. Special damping material incorporated into the microphone acts as a wind shield, effectively minimising wind noise and distortion when shooting outdoors.
Built-in WiFi and NFC Connectivity
Built-in WiFi plus NFC connectivity enables real-time broadcasting1 via Ustream and opens up a world of time-saving and creative possibilities by allowing you to turn your compatible smartphone or tablet into a live-view remote control.2
Wireless Baby Monitor Function
A unique baby monitor function can be utilised over a Wi-Fi network and allows the camera to be set up to stream video to your smart device wirelessly. Additionally a push notification function can be configured to alert you if the camera detects noise or movement, such as the baby waking up.
16GB Internal Memory
Featuring 16GB of internal memory, the Panasonic HC WX970M is ready to record out of the box, making it a truly capable 4K shooter that combines tack-sharp Leica optics with a high-resolution sensor and the convenience of WiFi and NFC.
1 Requires Internet Connection. 2 Requires download and installation of Panasonic Image App on compatible devices.
SENSOR FOR MAIN CAMERA
1/2.3 type (1/2.3") BSI MOS Sensor
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]
Effective Pixels (Still Image)
8.29 megapixels [16:9]
Effective Pixels (Still Image)
6.22 megapixels [4:3]
SENSOR FOR SUB CAMERA
1/4" MOS Sensor
LENS FOR MAIN CAMERA
F1.8 (WIDE) / F3.6 (TELE)
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