New Panasonic Camcorder Lineup Includes Full-Fledged 4K Video-Shooting Capabilities
At CES 2016 on Tuesday, Panasonic rolled out two new camcorders that will expand the company’s lineup ion 4K Ultra High Definition products (HC-WXF991, pictured above, and HC-VX981) as well as three new entrants into its Full-HD camcorder lineup (HC-W580, HC-V380 and HC-V180).
Panasonic said its new 4K camcorders include in-camera 4K editing tools and the company’s 4K PHOTO mode, as well as other features like Wireless Multi Camera and enhanced cinematographic functions that it said simplify ease of use for any user. Panasonic dove into the specs of their 4K cameras a little further in a press release distributed to media at CES 2016:
These new 4K camcorders build on the success of Panasonic’s first 4K camcorders which were introduced to the market last year. By combining a wealth of advanced imaging technologies such as the LEICA DICOMAR Lens, BSI Sensor and Crystal Engine 4K, beautiful 4K images that boast four times the resolution of Full-HD can be captured for later viewing. In addition, high-speed, high-precision auto focus technologies, highly critical for 4K shooting, help to increase image quality further.
Also by recording in 4K PHOTO mode, the user can obtain 8-megapixel still images of decisive moments that even the burst shooting of a DSLR camera struggles to capture.
These 4K technologies are concentrated into a body that is almost as compact and lightweight as Panasonic Full-HD camcorders.