Panasonic Small twin camera for twice as much fun - HCW580K

HCW580K

$599

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90x Intelligent / 50x Optical Zoom

Equipped with Intelligent 90x zoom and Optical 50x zoom, this model lets you easily shoot distant subjects that are two far away to capture clearly with a conventional zoom.

28mm Wide-Angle

The 28 mm Wide-Angle function (35 mm camera equivalent) makes it possible to fit more people and more of the background into the frame, which is especially handy when you want to take a group shot in a small room. It fits objects in, even when you shoot from up close, and makes it possible to pick up even small sounds with MIC. 35mm camera equivalent

Twin Camera Function

This model includes a rotatable sub camera that lets you take shots from two angles at once. For example, you can capture the family and a selfie, or both tele and wide-angle shots. A Backup function records a picture in picture image and a main camera image without a sub window for backup. The sub camera image is recorded into any one of various sub windows, and its display position can be changed by touch operation.

Wireless Multi Camera

Enjoy a new kind of shooting style that lets you add even more emotion to your movies. Using Wi-Fi, you can link to as many as three smartphones and simultaneously record up to two of them as sub-windows. These sub-window images can be interchanged, and their display positions can be switched. This lets you shoot from a variety of angles and viewpoints, to capture a higher level of emotional impact.

HDR (High Dynamic Range) Movie

Enjoy crisper, clearer videos thanks to the HDR Movie function. It combines two images taken with different exposures to suppress blown highlights and blocked shadows. Even in difficult shooting situations, such as backlighting, you can easily capture natural videos with excellent gradation. A dedicated HDR button enables quick mode changes when necessary.

Level Footage at All Times

 

So you can film carefree, the Level Shot function automatically detects and corrects the tilting of images. The setting can be adjusted to one of three levels – OFF, Normal or Strong – for the shooting condition.

Clear, Blurless Results

 

HYBRID O.I.S.+ uses five-axis correction to thoroughly suppress blurring caused by unwanted shake – whether you are shooting with a wide angle or at high zoom. This lets you capture crisp, clear images in virtually every shooting situation.

 

SENSOR SECTION
SENSOR FOR MAIN CAMERA - Image Sensor1/5.8-inch BSI MOS Sensor
SENSOR FOR MAIN CAMERA - Total Pixels2.51 megapixels
SENSOR FOR MAIN CAMERA - Effective Pixels [Motion Image]2.20 megapixels [16:9] (O.I.S. Standard Mode, Level Shot Function OFF)
SENSOR FOR MAIN CAMERA - Effective Pixels [Still Image]1.67 megapixels [3:2] 2.20 megapixels [16:9] 1.70 megapixels [4:3]
SENSOR FOR SUB CAMERA - Image Sensor1/5-inch MOS Sensor
SENSOR FOR SUB CAMERA - Total Pixels2 megapixels
LENS SECTION
LENS FOR MAIN CAMERA - F ValueF1.8 (WIDE) / F4.2 (TELE)
LENS FOR MAIN CAMERA - Optical Zoom50x
LENS FOR MAIN CAMERA - Focal Length2.06 - 103 mm
LENS FOR MAIN CAMERA - 35 mm Film Camera Equivalent [Motion Image (16:9)]28.0 - 1740 mm [16:9] (O.I.S. Standard Mode, Level Shot Function OFF)
LENS FOR MAIN CAMERA - 35 mm Film Camera Equivalent [Still Image]33.6 - 1714 mm [3:2] 28.0 - 1740 mm [16:9] 34.0 - 1766 mm [4:3]
LENS FOR MAIN CAMERA - Filter Diameter-
LENS FOR MAIN CAMERA - Lens BrandPanasonic Lens
LENS FOR SUB CAMERA - F ValueF2.8
LENS FOR SUB CAMERA - Focal Length2.48 mm
LENS FOR SUB CAMERA - 35 mm Film Camera Equivalent [Motion Image]30.6 mm
CAMERA SECTION
Standard Illumination1400 lx
Minimum Illumination4 lx (Scene Mode Low Light 1/30), 1 lx (Night Mode (Color))
FocusAuto / Manual
Zoom - Intelligent OFF62x (O.I.S. Standard Mode, Level Shot Function OFF)
Zoom - Intelligent ON90 x (O.I.S. Standard Mode, Level Shot Function: OFF)
Zoom - Digital150x / 3000x (maximum value of zoom magnification)
White BalanceAuto / White Set / Sunny / Cloudy / Indoor1 / Indoor2
Shutter Speed - Motion ImageAuto Slow Shutter ON : 1/30 - 1/8000 Auto Slow Shutter OFF : 1/60 - 1/8000
Shutter Speed - Still Image1/2 - 1/2000
IrisAuto / Manual
Image StabilizerHYBRID O.I.S.+ with Active Mode, O.I.S. Lock, Level Shot Function
HDR Movie (Except 4K Mode)Yes
Creative Control (Except 4K Mode)Miniature Effect, Silent Movie, 8mm Movie, Time Lapse Rec
RECORDING SECTION
Recording MediaSD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
Recording Format[AVCHD] AVCHD Progressive [iFrame / MP4] MP4
Compression MethodMPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Recording/ Playback Mode - AVCHD1080/60p (28Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/60p) PH (24Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/60i) HA (17Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/60i) HG (13Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/60i) HE (5Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/60i)
Recording/ Playback Mode - MP41080p/60p(50M) (50Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080) 1080p/60p(28M) (28Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080) 720p/30p(9M) (9Mbps / VBR), (1280 x 720)
Recording/ Playback Mode - iFrame960 x 540/30p (28Mbps / VBR)
Actual Recordable Time with Supplied BatteryApprox. 1 h 10 min (60p mode) Approx. 1 h 10 min (PH mode) Approx. 1 h 10 min (HA mode) Approx. 1 h 10 min (HG mode) Approx. 1 h 10 min (HE mode) Approx. 1 h 05 min (MP4 50M) Approx. 1 h 10 min (MP4 28M) Approx. 1 h 20 min (MP4 720p) Approx. 1 h 20 min (iFrame) Twin Camera OFF
Thumbnail Display20 thumbnails/page, 9 thumbnails/page, 1 thumbnail/page
Audio Recording SystemAVCHD: Dolby Digital (2ch) iFrame, MP4: AAC (2ch)
Microphone2ch Stereo, Zoom Microphone
SpeakerDynamic type
STILL IMAGE SECTION
Recording FormatJPEG (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)
Recording Image Size - Simultaneous Recording[16:9] 2.1 megapixels (1920 x 1080)
Flash-
GENERAL SECTION
Power Supply3.6V (Battery) / 5.0V (AC Adaptor)
Power ConsumptionMax. 5.4W (Recording) / Max. 7.7W (Charging)
Dimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 60 x 62 x 129 mm (2.362 x 2.441 x 5.079 inch)
Weight (w/o battery and SD card)Approx. 264g (0.582 lb)
LCD Monitor3.0-inch Wide LCD monitor (460,800 dots)
Touch PanelYes
View Finder-
Manual Ring / Dial-
Interface - AVYes
Interface - HDMIYes (mini)
Interface - Microphones (stereo mini)-
Interface - Headphone (stereo mini)-
Interface - USB2.0 Hi-Speed
Interface - USB ChargeYes
LED Video Light-
Accessory Shoe-
Lens CoverYes (Auto)
On-Screen Display LanguageEnglish, French, Spanish, Chinese Traditional
Wi-Fi
StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Frequency2.4GHz band
NFC-
STANDARD ACCESSORY
AC AdaptorYes
AC Cable-
DC CableYes (USB Type)
Rechargeable Battery PackYes (1,940mAh)
Battery Charger-
IR Remote-
HDMI CableYes (mini)
AV Multi Cable-
AV Cable-
Shoe adaptor-
Lens Hood-
USB CableYes
Editing SoftwareHD Writer LE 3.1 (Download)

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