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Panasonic Introduces Full Lineup of Full-HD Camcorders

HC-X920 with 3 MOS System PRO with BSI Sensor Achieves New Level of High-Sensitivity Image Quality

HC-X920, HC-V720, HC-V520 with Built-in Wi-Fi Functions Allow Easy Image Sharing

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic announces five new Full-HD camcorders to expand its product lineup for 2013. The new lineup includes the HC-X920, HC-V720, HC-V520, HC-V210 and HC-V110. The high-end HC-X920 model is equipped with the New 3MOS System PRO with BSI (Backside Illumination) Sensor to enhance the three MOS sensors for excellent shooting performance even in dim lighting situations. The use of the BSI Sensor reduces noise to 50% of previous models. The X920 captures and records momentous scenes in high-definition in any environment, including the bright outdoors to dimly lit indoors.

The X920,V720 and V520 all feature the new Level Shot function, which automatically adjusts tilting images, in addition to 5-Axis Correction HYBRID O.I.S., which thoroughly suppresses blurring. The camcorders also offer Built-in Wi-Fi functions that allow live view control from a smartphone and enable Real Time Broadcasting to family and friends who live far away. These models allow users to shoot, play and share images more easily and conveniently. All of the new models also offer new levels of performance and function. Panasonic's wide lineup of camcorders meets the diverse lifestyles of consumers. The cutting-edge technologies incorporated in Panasonic camcorders add to the fun of capturing, viewing, archiving and sharing images.

Ultrafine Image Quality
- 1080 TV Lines Horizontal Resolution
- 20.4-Megapixel Still Picture Recording

Assist Functions for Professional Shooting
- Manual Ring satisfies the needs of high-end amateur photographers wanting full control of camcorder operation. The large manual ring allows intuitive operation of zoom, focus, iris, shutter speed and white balance.
- Level Gauge to detect the horizontal/vertical angle of view with its internal level working with an acceleration sensor. This function corrects even slight tilting that is difficult to see with the naked eye.
- Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) is anextendable 263,424-dot equivalent viewfinder is easy to use and convenient for focusing and other adjustments. The EVF makes it easy to see the shooting scene under bright sunlight when the LCD might be difficult to view.

Built-in Wi-Fi Functionality
- Built-in Wi-Fi function enables Real Time Broadcasting of important events via Ustream, while recording images in Full-HD. This lets users deliver live images to people with Internet access around the world. There is also a function to send e-mail to notify the start of streaming to preregistered e-mail addresses.
- By using the dedicated Panasonic Image App, users can remotely check audio recording, zoom In/Out and shutter ON/OFF, while viewing the live image on a smartphone or tablet. Highlight Playback of recorded images is also possible with a smartphone or tablet. Favorite scenes can be shared on SNS with simple drag-and-drop operation.
- Home Monitoring lets users check on pets or family at home from the outside. They can even talk to their pets or family while viewing them on the screen, and record images remotely from a smartphone.
- DLNA / Wi-Fi Compatible* via an access point at Home that can be used to transfer data wirelessly to the TV or a tablet in the living room, kitchen or other rooms in the home and play back images on the large-screen TV.

* DLNA wireless playback availability depends on the Recording Mode.

Dynamic Wide 29.8mm to 25x Zoom Shooting with Tilt and Blur Correction
- The wide shooting range expands the breadth of photographic expression, extending from 29.8mm wide angle to Intelligent 25x zooming. This makes it possible to capture everything from panoramic scenery to telephoto images for obtaining dynamic images of subjects at a distance.

Other Beneficial Features
- 1,152,000-dot 3.5-inch Touch LCD
- Full HD 3D Recording with Optional 3D Conversion Lens VW-CLT2
- 5.1ch Surround, Zoom and Focus Microphone and New Wind Noise Canceller
- Plug and Copy to External HDD

New High Sensitivity Sensor Records Clear, Beautiful Images Even in Dim Lighting Situations. Versatile Camcorder with Wi-Fi Functions for Easy Image Sharing.

High-Quality Images Even in Dim Lighting Situations

- The combination of the newly developed New High Sensitivity Sensor and the Crystal Engine PRO, with its superb noise reduction performance, records bright, high-quality, and low-noise images in both bright and dim lighting situations. Beautiful images can be recorded under a variety of situations, including indoor shooting and night scenery shooting.
- Horizontal resolution of 1080 TV lines* makes it possible to shoot high-resolution Full-HD images that express even extremely small details.
- 20.4-megapixel Still Picture Recordingwith high resolution
- Dynamic Wide 28 mm to 50x Zoom Shooting with Tilt and Blur Correction
- Built-in Wi-Fi Functions for Extra Convenience and Shooting, Viewing and Sharing of Images
- Real Time Broadcasting with Full-HD Recording
- NFC (Near Field Communication) and Remote Shooting with Smartphone
- Highlight Playback and Easy Share
- Home Monitoring and Remote Video Recording
- DLNA / Wi-Fi Compatible

* According to the JEITA ITE chart and CIPA (for digital cameras) ISO 1233 resolution chart.

Other Beneficial Features
- 3.0-inch Touch Wide LCD
- 5.1ch Surround, Zoom and Focus Microphone and New Wind Noise Canceller
- 2D to 3D Conversion Function
- Plug and Copy to External HDD

Super-Powerful Optical 50x/Intelligent 80x Zoom in a Compact Body.

Built-in Wi-Fi Functions Allow Highlight Playback and Image Sharing the Easy Way.
- Equipped with Intelligent 80x Zoom/Optical 50x Zoom, these models can capture even the images of craters on the moon in Full-HD image quality. The V520 Series lets users easily shoot distant subjects that are too far away to capture clearly with conventional zoom functions.
- 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S. + and Level Shot
- Built-in Wi-Fi Functions for Extra Convenience and Shooting, Viewing and Sharing of Images
- Real Time Broadcasting
- NFC (Near Field Communication) and Remote Shooting with Smartphone
- Highlight Playback and Easy Share
- Home Monitoring and Remote Video Recording
- DLNA / Wi-Fi Compatible*
2.25-Megapixel BSI Sensor with 10-Megapixel Still Images

* DLNA wireless playback availability depends on the Recording Mode.

Other Beneficial Features
- 3.0-inch Touch Wide LCD
- New Wind Noise Canceller
- 2D to 3D Conversion Function
- Plug and Copy to External HDD

Light Weight and Compact Size for Extra Portability, and a 135-Minute Battery* for Extended Shooting. Full-HD Camcorder with a Wealth of Convenient Functions Including Intelligent 72x Zoom and POWER O.I.S.

* 135 minutes of recording time with a fully charged battery (HG mode) in NTSC areas.

Intelligent 72x Zoom with POWER O.I.S.
The HC-V210/V210M enables ultra-telephoto Intelligent 72x zoom shooting with a compact body. These models are also equipped with POWER O.I.S. that eliminates blurring without any degradation in image quality. As a result, the original image quality captured by the lens remains intact, all the way from wide-angle to powerful zoom.
- 32.3mm wide-angle lens will fit an expansive landscape or a large group of people into the frame. This lens boasts F1.8 brightness to allow shooting in dim lighting situations.
- Full-HD 1920 x 1080/60p Recording and 10-Megapixel Still Pictures with
2.20-Megapixel BSI Sensor

Other Beneficial Features
- Highlight Playback
- Eye-Fi Compatible
- Plug and Copy to External HDD

HC – V110
Full-HD Recording and Intelligent 72x Zoom Compact Camcorders Suitable for Easy Recording of High-Quality Images.

- Intelligent 72x Zoom
- Full-HD Recording and 8.9-Megapixel Still Pictures with 2.07-Megapixel BSI Sensor
- Image stabilizer to suppress blurring

About Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America
Based in Secaucus, N.J., Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America, a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American Subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC) and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. marketing, sales, service and R&D operations, offers a wide-range of consumer solutions in the U.S. and Canada. The Company's portfolio of innovative consumer products ranges from VIERA Full HD 3D Televisions, Blu-ray players, LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Home Audio, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Wellness and Personal Care products and more.

Panasonic is pledged to practice prudent, sustainable use of the earth's natural resources and protect our environment through the company's Eco Ideas programs. In the 2012 Interbrand Annual Best Global Green Brands ranking, the Panasonic brand jumped four spots to number six: http://www.interbrand.com/en/best-global-brands/Best-Global-Green-Brands/2012-Report.aspx. Follow Panasonic on Twitter @PanasonicUSA, and additional company information for media is available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.

SOURCE Panasonic

Posted by Shane Sturgeon, January 10, 2013 4:28 PM

About Shane Sturgeon

Shane Sturgeon is the Co-Publisher and Chief Technologist of HDTV Magazine, an industry publication with HDTV roots going back to 1984, when Dale Cripps founded The HDTV Newsletter. Today, HDTV Magazine is a leading online resource for HDTV news and information and captures the eyes and imaginations of over 3 million visitors annually. Mr. Sturgeon has a background in information technology and has served in various consulting capacities for Fortune 500 companies such as J.P. Morgan Chase, Verizon Communications, Proctor & Gamble and Nationwide Insurance. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Wright State University.