4K Ultra HD Camcorder with Built-in Twin Video Camera: HC-WX970

  • Future Proofed 4K Ultra HD Video Recording with Exclusive 4K Photo Pause and Capture of any Frame
  • Use a Second Built-in Video Camera or Connect a Second Smartphone Video Camera Wirelessly for a Picture in Picture Video Effect
  • Exclusive High Dynamic Range Feature Reduces Bright and Dark Spots for a Professional Look.


4K Video Recording—Preserve Your Memories in All Their Beauty with 4K Ultra HD With four times the resolution of Full-HD, 4K (3,840 x 2,160) delivers true-to-life imaging for a wide variety of shooting situations, in ultra-high definition.
4K Photo Mode—For Capturing Magical Moments in High Resolution 4K photo mode makes it easy to create high-resolution prints from individual in-camera, 4K video playback screen grabs. Recording in 4K lets you capture, print and enjoy spur-of-the-moment images often missed with traditional photography.
The Twin Camera Doubles Your Fun A rotatable sub-camera lets you take shots from two angles at once. You can capture the family and take a selfie in both tele and wide-angle shots. A backup function records a picture-in-picture image and a main camera image. The sub camera image is recorded into any one of various sub windows, and its display position can be changed with a simple touch of a button.
Twin Camera Function Twin Camera lets you record two scenes at the same time. It features a sub camera built into the edge of the LCD monitor to provide 270° panning and ±20° tilting for recording two angles simultaneously. It also features a Narration mode to record ongoing commentary while shooting.
Wireless Twin Camera Now you can use Your smartphone as a Sub Camera. Using your smartphone's Wi-Fi, you can shoot from two angles at the same time. And because you're shooting with two different cameras, you shoot from any distance or angle you choose for a variety of Picture-in-Picture images.
HDR (High Dynamic Range) Movie Capture clear Shots with Excellent Detail in Both Bright and Dark Areas. By combining two images taken with different exposure times, the HDR Movie function suppresses blown highlights and blocked shadows for crisper, clearer videos. This is the world's first* consumer camcorder to feature the HDR Movie function. Even in difficult shooting situations, such as backlighting, you can easily record true-to-life videos with excellent gradation.

*In a consumer Full-HD video camera. As of January 5th, 2015.
20x Optical Zoom with 4-Drive Lens System By driving each lens group separately, drive ranges are reduced to deliver high-image quality and high-powered zooming. It also keeps the body compact, even with a 20x optical zoom and 4K definition.
Baby Calendar / Stop Motion Animation Assist Simply set the baby's name and birthday to display thumbnail images of scenes recorded on and around that date, making it easy to find the scenes you want. By moving the subject slightly and shooting still images, you can create a unique animated slideshow. Previously taken photos are displayed with an onion skin effect for easy layering.
Creative Control Filter effects – Miniature Effect, 8mm Movie, Silent Movie and Time Lapse Recording – let you shoot impressive video recordings to match the shooting situation.
Full-HD Slow Motion Video Records Full-HD (1920 x 1080) at 120 fps.* And the Intelligent Frame Creation of the Crystal Engine interpolates to an equivalent of 240 fps,** for smooth slow motion. Easily switch to slow motion while recording with a simple touch on the LCD screen.

*For NTSC area:60/120/240fps
**For PAL area:50/100/200fps
High-Quality Sound Recording Wind Shield Zoom Microphone - A special damping material between the mic and mic net suppresses wind noise for clear recording.

High-Quality Audio Parts - Four 6mm-diameter, high-S/N mics and aluminum electrolytic capacitors reduce sound distortion and increase clarity.
High-Quality Core Technologies Leica Dicomar Lens — In addition to rendering crisp images, this remarkable lens produces the subtle nuances and shading that Leica lenses are renowned for.

8M* BSI Sensor — Increasing the readout speed, this advanced sensor suppresses the rolling shutter distortion.

Crystal Engine 4K — This high-speed LSI processes the massive volume of 4K data quickly and accurately while reducing noise.

* Effective Pixels
4K High-Precision AF An image sensor with 60-fps* readout and a precise focus lens drive for 4K images enable superior focusing speed, stability and tracking performance. Complex 4K focusing is also automated for comfortable framing of stunning 4K shots.

* For NTSC area: 60-fps
* For PAL area: 50-fps
Level Shot Function Level Shot automatically detects and corrects tilting in images. It can be adjusted to three different levels—OFF, Normal or Strong—depending on shooting conditions. 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S.+ from wide-angle to powerful zoom shots, HYBRID O.I.S. + uses five-axis correction to suppress blurring. It lets you capture crisp, clear images in nearly any shooting situation.
Multi Manual Dial By pushing or rotating the manual dial, you can easily adjust functions, like focusing and changing the iris.
Adjustable Items:
  • Focus
  • White Balance Mode
  • Shutter Speed
  • Iris
  • Sharpness
  • Color Saturation
  • White Balance Fine
  • Brightness
Night Mode Infrared rays and IR-LED lighting let you shoot in the dark (0 lux). You can capture nighttime images without waking the baby up.
Remote Pan Tilt Cradle (optional) Connect to an optional cradle to rotate the camera automatically. The motion sensor and Face Recognition function automatically capture faces at parties. You can also register shooting angles in advance to switch from your smartphone. The camera even watches over pets when you're not home. You can operate the camcorder remotely from your smartphone or tablet with the Panasonic Image App.
Wi-Fi Functions One-touch Connection — NFC lets you instantly connect a smartphone or tablet to the camcorder with just one touch. Even without an NFC phone, QR codes are provided to make Wi-Fi settings.

Remote Shooting / Remote View — The “Panasonic Image App” lets you use a smartphone or tablet as a real-time remote to control the camcorder from a distance. View photos and video directly from the camcorder on a smartphone or tablet, and upload to a SNS site.

Real-Time Broadcasting* — You can live-stream events on USTREAM as they are being recorded in Full-HD resolution

Baby Monitor* — Check on the baby anytime from anywhere with a smartphone or tablet. Push Notification sends an instant alert when the audio sensor detects the baby waking or crying.

Home Monitoring — When you are away from home, your camcorder can record high-quality live video and you monitor and speak to your family or pets at home from your smartphone or tablet.

Auto Transfer (Wireless PC Copy) — Images are transferred from your camcorder to your PC via the wireless access point at home.

Highlight Playback and Easy Share — You can enjoy Highlight Playback with a smartphone or tablet right after shooting. Favorite scenes can be shared on SNS with simple drag and drop operation.

Wireless TV Playback* — An access point at home can be used to transfer data wirelessly to the TV or a tablet in the living room, or other rooms in the house.

* A wireless access point (router) is required.

SpecificationsExpand All

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    • Effective Pixels (Still Image)
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    • Image Sensor
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    • F Value
    • Optical Zoom
    • Focal Length
    • 35 mm Film Camera Equivalent (Motion Image)
    • 35 mm Film Camera Equivalent (Still Image)
    • 35 mm Film Camera Equivalent (Still Image)
    • 35 mm Film Camera Equivalent (Still Image)
    • Filter Diameter
    • Lens Brand
    • F Value
    • Focal Length
    • 35 mm Film Camera Equivalent (Motion Image)
    • Standard Illumination
    • Minimum Illumination
    • Focus
    • Zoom
    • Intelligent Zoom OFF
    • Intelligent Zoom ON
    • Digital Zoom
    • White Balance
    • Shutter Speed
    • Motion Image
    • Motion Image
    • Motion Image
    • Still Image
    • Iris
    • Image Stabilizer
    • Creative Control
    • Recording Media
    • Recording Format
    • Recording Format
    • Compression Method
    • Recording/ Playback Mode
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    • Recording/ Playback Mode
    • Recording/ Playback Mode
    • Actual Recordable Time with Supplied Battery
    • Actual Recordable Time with Supplied Battery
    • Actual Recordable Time with Supplied Battery
    • Actual Recordable Time with Supplied Battery
    • Actual Recordable Time with Supplied Battery
    • Actual Recordable Time with Supplied Battery
    • Actual Recordable Time with Supplied Battery
    • Actual Recordable Time with Supplied Battery
    • Actual Recordable Time with Supplied Battery
    • Actual Recordable Time with Supplied Battery
    • Thumbnail Display
    • Audio Recording System
    • Audio Recording System
    • Microphone
    • Speaker
    • Recording Format
    • Recording Image Size
    • Still Image
    • Still Image
    • Still Image
    • Simultaneous Recording
    • Simultaneous Recording
    • Flash
    • Power Supply
    • Power Consumption
    • Dimensions (W x H x D)
    • Weight (w/o battery and SD card)
    • LCD Monitor
    • Touch Panel
    • View Finder
    • Manual Ring / Dial
    • Interface
    • AV
    • HDMI
    • Microphones (stereo mini)
    • Headphone (stereo mini)
    • USB
    • USB Charge
    • LED Video Light
    • Accessory Shoe
    • Lens Cover
    • 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
    • Editing Software
    • NOTE
    • UPC


HC-WX970K is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It's a waste of money. The touch screen doesn't work well. The battery won't even last for 40 minutes when recording. The 4k effect will only work if you watch your videos on 4K TV.
Date published: 2015-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Significant Upgrade This product fits our needs and budget. As a small business we made a huge leap coming from basic model GoPro and iPhones. This camera is incredibly easy to work with for us and we are very happy with our purchase so far.
Date published: 2015-04-30
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  • After entering my PC folder name using the "Copying to a PC" feature, I receive "Invalid Input". How can I get my camcorder to recognize my shared folder?
    When using the "Copying to a PC" feature of this camcorder please ensure that the following conditions are met:
    1: PC name (NetBIOS name for Mac) is not greater than 15 characters.
    2: Ensure that there are no spaces in your PC name (NetBIOS name for Mac) If there are spaces or more than
    15 characters in the name, the folder may not be recognized. Detailed information on pages 174-175 of the Advanced Operating Manual.
  • Does this camera have a night vision feature?
    Yes, you would be required to use the infrared option within the Night Mode feature
  • How do I disable the "date and time" when recording to an external recorder?
    This camcorder allows for the display of (operation icon and time code, etc..) when connected to an external device. To Enable/Disable this option go to:
    [Menu] -> [SETUP] ->[EXT.DISPLAY]. Select one of the following options : [SIMPLE], [DETAIL] or [OFF]. This setting is only available in "Motion Picture Recording Mode" or "Still Picture Recording Mode"
  • The Blu-ray player will turn off after 30 minutes of inactivity. Can that feature be turned off?
    No. This feature is not driven by any menu feature. The feature was designed to save energy.
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