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V520: Mobile Live Streaming Long Zoom HD Video Camcorder

Model: HC-V520K

V520: Mobile Live Streaming Long Zoom HD Video Camcorder

Videos & 360 View
  • Amazing 80X zoom optically stabilized on 5 axes
  • Remote WiFi mobile device tether with Ustream sharing
  • Built-in Creative Control effects add excitement to your videos

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The HC-V520 is a long zoom HD video camcorder that empowers you to capture near to far, and share on-the-go with anyone. Enjoy maximum zoom with easy of use features in a stylish design. It's a great travel camcorder and you can even share videos instantly from anywhere with Ustream.

Amazing 80X zoom optically stabilized on 5 axes

28mm Wide-Angle - Intelligent 80x Zoom with 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S. +

The wide shooting range of the lens expands your creativity and ability to capture your most precious moments. The 28mm wide-angle to Intelligent 80x zoom, combined with 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S. +, thoroughly suppresses blurring over the entire shooting range making it possible to capture crisp, clear images with reduced blur in almost every shooting situation.

Remote WiFi Mobile Device Tether With Ustream Sharing

Panasonic Image App

The power of sharing and convenience is in your hands with the free Panasonic Image App for iOS/Android smartphones/tablets.

Real Time Broadcasting

Built-in WiFi enables Real Time Broadcasting of important events via Ustream, while recording images in Full-HD. You can deliver live images to people with Internet access around the world during recording. There is also a function to send an e-mail to notify the start of broadcasting to preregistered e-mail addresses.

NFC (Near Field Communication)

With NFC you can connect a smartphone or tablet to your camcorder in just one touch.

Remote Shooting

Use your smartphone or tablet as a live-view remote controller and operate the camcorder from a distance.

Highlight Playback and Easy Share

You can enjoy Highlight Playback from a smartphone or tablet right after shooting, and favorite scenes can be shared on SNS with a simple drag and drop operation.

Home Monitoring

When you are away from home, you can monitor and record what is going on there with high-quality live video using your smartphone or tablet.

Wireless TV Playback

An Access Point at home can be used to transfer data wirelessly to a TV or a tablet in the living room, kitchen or other room in the house where images can be played back on a large-screen TV*.

* A wireless access point (router) is required.

You can make your camcorder wireless.

Eye-Fi Compatible

By using the Eye-Fi™ wireless card, you can save your files to your computer or upload them to Social Network Services with a wireless network. You can also directly transport the files to your smartphone or tablet without connecting another access point.

  • The functions of the Eye-Fi™ card (including wireless transmission) are not guaranteed to work on this product. In the case of a malfunction of the card, please contact the card manufacturer.
  • Check with Eye-Fi™ manufacturer for terms and conditions of use.
  • Install the software supplied with the Eye-Fi™ card in advance on your computer and configure the Eye-Fi™ settings. (For settings, methods etc., please read the card operating instructions or consult the card manufacturer)
  • The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Logo is a certification mark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
  • Android and Google Play are trademarks or registered trademarks of Google Inc.
  • iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
  • DLNA, the DLNA Logo and DLNA CERTIFIED are trademarks, service marks, or certification marks of the Digital Living Network Alliance.
  • Facebook is a registered trademark or trademark of Facebook, Inc.
  • Picasa is a registered trademark or trademark of Google Inc.
  • YouTube is a registered trademark or trademark of Google Inc.
  • Flickr is a registered trademark or trademark of Yahoo! Inc.
  • The Twitter name and logos are trademarks of Twitter, Inc.

Built-In Creative Control Effects Add Excitement to Your Videos

Operation and Usability

Creative Control

The V520 Series features four filter effects — Miniature Effect, 8mm Movie, Silent Movie and Time Lapse Recording — to further enhance your creativity. The filter results can be viewed on the LCD while shooting. Easily create impressive videos that match the look and feel of your shooting location or your mood.

(top left) Miniature Effect

This effect defocuses peripheral areas while keeping the focus point sharp and clear making life-size subjects look like a diorama.

(top right) 8 mm Movie

You can record motion pictures with a faded retro effect.

(bottom left) Silent Movie

You can record motion pictures that are similar to black-and-white silent films by lowering the amount of incoming light.

(bottom right) Time Lapse Recording

A scene that moves slowly for a long period of time is recorded frame by frame with an interval, and is recorded as a short time motion picture.

iA (Intelligent Auto) / iA Plus

In the iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode, the camera does all the work, leaving you free to compose your shot and capture the moment. This powerful function senses the shooting conditions and automatically adjusts the settings and activates the proper functions to deliver optimal results. In addition, the iA Plus Mode enables you to adjust exposure compensation and white balance by simply touching the button on the LCD.

iA Plus — Easily Customize Settings Without Releasing iA Mode

Brightness Control

You can adjust the exposure compensation accurately and easily.

Color Control

You can adjust the white balance from warm red to cool blue.

Level Shot Function

In addition to the 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S. +, the V520 Series is also equipped with Level Shot Function that automatically detects and corrects tilting in your images. The V520 delivers more stable videos even when recording from the hip or shooting from a higher angle where you can't line up the horizon yourself.

(Left) Level Shot Function OFF:

Images are often tilted without realizing it.

(Right) Level Shot Function ON:

An acceleration sensor detects the tilt and automatically levels the scene.

3.0-inch Wide Touch LCD

The V520 Series features a 3.0" wide LCD that allows intuitive fingertip touch-operation. When shooting, you can use Touch Shutter by simply touching your fingertip on the screen. For playback, you can change thumbnail pages by sliding your fingertip across the screen. The result is smooth, intuitive operation without taking your eyes off the action on LCD screen.

Intuitive Touch Operation

Touch Zooming

You can easily zoom in and out by simply touching the LCD with your fingertips.

Touch Shutter

You can touch the subject on the LCD screen to instantly focus on it and take a still picture.

Touch for Playback

You can flip through thumbnail pages and display one of the thumbnail scenes.

2D to 3D Conversion

2D images can be easily transformed into 3D images with the 2D to 3D Conversion function. Simply connect the camcorder to a 3D-compatible TV with an HDMI cable. The 2D to 3D Conversion function uses the image processing capability of the engine to convert 2D images into 3D images. This is an easy way to enjoy the excitement of 3D.

BSI Sensor

The BSI Sensor has improved high sensitivity performance to record easy-to-see, clear images even in dimly lit situations.

Crystal Engine Pro

The Crystal Engine Pro instantly processes the huge amount of data that goes into Full-HD images, and further enhances Full-HD quality. It produces smooth, high-resolution zoom shots even when the range exceeds the limit for optical zooming. Crystal Engine Pro clearly delineates even the tiniest details of your subject, producing natural looking, beautiful images.

10-Megapixel Still Picture Recording

Still Picture Recording mode lets you shoot with a maximum resolution of 10 megapixels.*

* For images recorded with a 16:9 aspect ratio.

Plug and Copy to External HDD

Recorded data can be easily copied to an HDD without using a computer.

State-Of-The-Art Features And Technologies

  • O.I.S. Lock
  • iA Mode
  • Focus Assist
  • Pre-Rec Function
  • AGS (Auto Ground-Directional Standby)
  • Color Night Rec/Colour Night View
  • Scene Mode
  • Advanced Highlight Playback
  • Face Highlight, Highlight and Time Frame Index
  • HD Writer
  • 2D to 3D Conversion