Panasonic HC-W850K Digital HD Camcorder (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Movie in Movie effect from twin video cameras
- Super clear audio from wind shielded microphone
- Broadcast anywhere live with WiFi through Ustream
- Video baby monitor mode viewable from your smartphone
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Panasonic W850: Twin Recording HD Camcorder
Key features include: Movie in Movie effect from twin video cameras, Super clear audio from wind shielded microphone, Broadcast anywhere live with WiFi through Ustream, and Video baby monitor mode viewable from your smartphone.
New BSI Sensor
The effective area is increased* to achieve the high image quality of 6.03M effective pixels. This gives you bright, beautiful shots even in dark places.
The Twin Camera Doubles Your Fun
Which do you want to capture? Lovable animals at play or the ear-to-ear smiles of your children watching them? Until now, you had to choose only one, but the Twin Camera gives you both. And the sub camera can shoot at any angle you want. See how much fun dual shooting can be.
Premium Picture Quality
An all-new lens, sensor and engine combine for powerful zooming and high sensitivity.
Crystal Engine Pro+
The information processing speed has advanced to about 1.5 times* the conventional speed. New Noise Reduction has reduced noise for crisp, vibrantly colorful Full-HD images. *Compared to the HC-V720.
4-Drive Lens System
For the first time* in a consumer video camera, four lens groups are driven to achieve both high picture quality and a compact size. *As of January 6th, 2014.
Intelligent 50x Zoom / Optical 20x Zoom
The wide shooting range expands the breadth of photographic expression, extending from 29.5mm wide angle to Intelligent 50x zooming. This makes it possible to capture everything from panoramic scenery to telephoto images for obtaining dynamic images of subjects at a distance.
5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S. +
HYBRID O.I.S. + uses five-axis correction to thoroughly suppress blurring all the way from wide-angle to powerful zoom shots. This lets you capture crisp, clear images, without blurring, in almost every shooting situation.
Level Shot Function
The Level Shot function automatically detects and corrects the tilting of captured images. 2014 models use hybrid processing based on an acceleration sensor plus a gyro sensor to improve tilt tracking by 30% for more stable shooting. Images are more level even when shooting in an unstable or awkward position, such as low angle or high angle.
|Item Dimensions||4 x 5.8 x 8.2 inches|
|Item Weight||1.8 pounds|
|Optical Sensor Technology||MOS|
|Shipping Weight||1.8 pounds|
|Supported Battery Types||Panasonic VW-VBT190/VW-VBT380|
|Video Capture Format||avchd|
|Video Capture Resolution||1080p_hd|
Movie in Movie effect from twin video cameras Super clear audio from wind shielded microphone Broadcast anywhere live with WiFi through Ustream Video baby monitor mode viewable from your smartphone
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Top Customer Reviews
They did not think through the second lens properly. In the normal hand-held position (very uncomfortable, which is one of the reasons why I bought the bracket referred to below) the 2nd lens is too close to the face. The 2nd lens should at least have had the ability to zoom out to avoid nose-hairs shots.
At full zoom (in this case i'm specifically referring to the 20x optical zoom) the lens bounces around on its own causing the focus point to shift uncontrollably.
I watched a review which showed that the built-in mic is very sensitive and picks up noise from when your touching the body of the camera. This is very true. What I also realised on my own is that the mic picks up the person i'm interviewing better than my own voice while i'm holding the camera. It gives me the impression that the mic is front directional. The funny thing is that my mouth was closer to the mic (albeit from behind) than the person who I was interviewing. I'm glad I bought an external mic. One of the advantages of the mic I bought is that I can switch it off while the camera is still shooting. This acts as a mute so I can give instructions 'off air' without interrupting the video.
So far I feel like this camera is not good as an activity camera and I don't even mean for extreme things like bike riding. After all the hype, I expected better image stabilization while walking. Coming to think of it, in all the reviews I watched on Youtube, the camera was stationary and, sometimes, on a tripod.
Things I bought for use with this camera are:
NEEWER® 160 LED CN-160 Dimmable Ultra High Power Panel Digital Camera / Camcorder Video Light
Neewer® Quick Flip Rotating Flash Bracket
Audio-Technica ATR-6550 Video Camera Condenser Shotgun Microphone
Hosa MHE125 1/8 Inch Headphone Extention Cable - 25 foot
Sony 64GB SDXC Class 10 SD Card - From a quick read of the manual there seems to be some benefit to buying a Panasonic SD card instead.
ALL SOLD ON AMAZON
I did not buy the combo packs because I was not happy with the mic and flash included in the package.
That said this cam (which is basically a 750 with a camera tacked on) is probably the best value camcorder at the moment. I would get the 750 instead because really who needs to see a video of my face in the bottom left of what I film.. Even my Mum wouldn't :)
Choosing this camera is easy (don't) , look at the 750 instead and then ask yourself the only real question you need to think of before buying
"Can i live without the electronic viewfinder?" If you can , fine get the v750. The screens are horrible to film with in bright light but what can you do? Nothing I'm afraid because we have to browse the offerings given to us. The 750 and 850 offer brilliant quality and fantastic slow motion. If you want the highest bit rate, slow motion and the latest software you just have to bite the bullet and lose the EVF. Which is a shame but then, wagon wheels used to be bigger and I preferred a maathon to a snickers. Life moves on. It may be possible to use a loupe on the screen in bright sun. So there are a couple of things you might want to go with this...
Neewer Foldable 3X LCD Viewfinder Loupe, Eye-Shutter, 1:1 Standard Viewing, Swivel Screen, Support 3" LCD Screen with Ratio 4:3, compatible for LCD with ratio 3:2, for Nikon D800E/ D700/ D300S/ D300/ D90/ D7000/ D3100/ D3000, CANON 6D/ 7D/ 1D MARK IV/ 5...7
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-Unique second lens lets you record yourself whilst shooting
-Comprehensive manual settings with control dial
-Excellent image quality
-Second lens picture-in-picture lacks customisation options
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