Media Type:memory card
Video Resolution:Ultra HD (4K)
Frame frequency:50 fps
Optical zoom:24 x
Digital zoom:1500 x
Focal length:25 – 734 mm
Effective megapixels:8.29 MP
Display Diagonal:3 "
Shooting 4K video. High quality optics with wide zoom range. 5-axis stabilization system. Horizon auto leveling. Picture-in-picture feature. Electronic viewfinder. Focus control ring.
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The portfolio of the Japanese company Panasonic was replenished in 2018 with a trinity of amateur video cameras. The most technically savvy of them was the HC-VXF1 model.
The camera is based on a back-illuminated CMOS sensor (8.57 MP). The image sensor is mounted on a movable stabilizing platform with a hinged base (Ball OIS). The stub compensates for the shaking of the operator's hands and the camera's movement up and down, left and right, and also around its own axis. The premium roots of the device in the appendage are issued by Leica Dicomar optics with a set of equivalent focal lengths of 25-600 mm and a “floating” f / 1.8-4 aperture.
As for video shooting, its camera produces a maximum resolution of 4K (3840x2160 pixels) with high frame rates (50 fps) and bit rates (up to 72 Mbps). In parallel with the video sequence, Dolby Digital 5.1 multi-channel audio is recorded. The stub put into service changes the algorithms depending on the current conditions of the shooting process, and the operator will also have the option of auto-leveling the horizon very handy.
A scattering of buttons
On the "carcass" of the video camera, you can see a whole scattering of all kinds of keys, including customizable to user preferences. However, they are scattered randomly, which sometimes causes certain difficulties. Also, the focus wheel around the front lens leaves a double impression — you need to get used to its use. But the electronic viewfinder in the arsenal of the model deserves exceptional praise.
A mandatory attribute of any self-respecting camera from the highest strata of amateur camcorder society is a full range of wireless communication modules. The model not only keeps in touch with smartphones via Wi-Fi, but also superimposes a picture of them on the main video sequence in separate windows. With such data, the camcorder will satisfy almost all the “Wishlist” of ordinary people and will serve as an excellent acquisition in the role of a semi-professional solution for shooting 4K video.