V201: Full HD Optically Stabilized Long Zoom Camcorder

  • 72x Intelligent zoom
  • Full HD 60p Video
  • 10 Megapixel photo capture


Discover the HC-V201 and you'll embrace a camcorder that corrects even slight hand-shake with ultra high-power zoom shots. Let your creativity soar with superb image quality, amazingly long 72x stable zooming capability, and Full HD recording. A 10-Megapixel still image can be simultaneously captured while shooting a video, and in the iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode, the camera does all the work leaving you free to compose your shot and capture the moment.

Corrects Even Slight Hand-Shake and High-Power Zoom Shots

Intelligent 72x Zoom with POWER O.I.S

The V201 Series enables ultra-telephoto Intelligent 72x zoom shooting with a compact body. The V201 Series camcorders are also equipped with POWER O.I.S. that minimizes blurring and degradation in image quality resulting in clear, stable videos. The original image quality captured by the lens remains intact from wide-angle to powerful zoom.

BSI Sensor

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

Simultaneous 10-megapixel Still Picture Recording

A 10-Megapixel still image* can be simultaneously captured while shooting a video. This makes it possible to record important scenes in both video and still images.

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

135 Minute Long-Time Recording*

The V201 delivers low power consumption, allowing it to record continuously for up to 135 minutes.* You can continue recording without worrying about remaining battery power and it's especially convenient and reassuring when it's difficult to charge the battery, such as on a trip or in outdoor shooting.

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

iA (Intelligent auto)

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 letting you focus on capturing the moment.

* The functions included in iA may not be applied when conditions do not call for them.

Highlight Playback

This innovative function automatically selects the most exciting scenes, arranges them, and then plays them along with music.

Plug and Copy to External HDD

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

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 Service 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)

State-Of-The-Art Features And Technologies

  • iA Mode
  • Focus Assist
  • Pre-Rec Function
  • AGS (Auto Ground-Directional Standby)
  • Color Night Rec/Colour Night View
  • Scene Mode
  • Advanced Highlight Playback
  • HD Writer

SpecificationsExpand All

    • Image Sensor
    • Total Pixels
    • Effective Pixels
    • Motion Image
    • Still Image
    • F Value
    • Optical Zoom
    • Focal Length
    • 35 mm Film Camera Equivalent
    • Motion Image
    • Still Image
    • Filter Diameter
    • Lens Brand
    • Standard Illumination
    • Minimum Illumination
    • Focus
    • Zoom
    • Intelligent Zoom OFF
    • Intelligent Zoom ON
    • Digital Zoom
    • White Balance
    • Shutter Speed
    • Motion Image
    • Still Image
    • Iris
    • Image Stabilizer
    • Creative Control
    • Recording Media
    • Recording Format
    • Compression Method
    • Recording/ Playback Mode
    • Thumbnail Display
    • Audio Recording System
    • Microphone
    • Speaker
    • Recording Format
    • Recording Image Size
    • Still Image
    • Simultaneous Recording
    • Flash
    • Power Supply
    • Power Consumption
    • Dimensions (W x H x D)
    • Weight (w/o battery and SD card)
    • LCD Monitor
    • View Finder
    • Manual Ring
    • Interface
    • AV
    • HDMI
    • Microphones (stereo mini)
    • Headphone (stereo mini)
    • USB
    • USB Charge
    • AV Multi
    • LED Video Light
    • Accessory Shoe
    • On-Screen Display Language
  • Wi-Fi
    • Standard
    • Frequency
    • NFC
    • AC Adaptor
    • AC Cable
    • DC Cable
    • Rechargeable Battery Pack
    • Battery Charger
    • IR Remote
    • HDMI Cable
    • AV Multi Cable
    • AV Cable
    • Shoe adaptor
    • Lens Hood
    • USB Cable
    • Lens cap
    • Stylus pen
    • Bandled Software
  • Further Specifications
    • NOTE
    • UPC


HC-V201K is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from battery very poor the included battery is very poor, the duration of recordable time is less than 30 min.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the price of the replacement battery is about 40% of the original price of the camcorder!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2013-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use, and great value It has been a while since I bought a camcorder. This one is the best value for the money, and the 1080p with massive zoom and perfect video quality is nice to have. The image stabilizer works very good. The battery life is weak, so you need to buy an extra one for sure. Why Panasonic ships these in the box with the lense cover opened is a mystery to me.
Date published: 2013-04-21
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