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Panasonic HC-VX981K 4K Ultra HD Camcorder

  • mfr: HC-VX981K
  • SKU: HC-VX981K
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Product highlights

  • 18.9MP 1/2.3 inch BSI MOS sensor
  • 4K Ultra HD video at 24/30 fps
  • 3.0-inch Touchscreen LCD
  • 20x Leica Dicomar optical zoom lens
  • Wireless multi-camera support
  • 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S.+ and level shot
  • In-camera 4K cropping and editing
  • Capture stills from 4K video frames
  • HDR movie mode

Panasonic HC-VX981K 4K Ultra HD Camcorder

The Panasonic VX981 4K Ultra HD camcorder brings simplicity to the 4K recording experience. It adds in-camera editing solutions that can enable anyone to capture and produce content without complex software. An innovative HDR mode reclaims highlights and shadows often lost by most compact camcorders. For those without a 4K display option, the VX981 offers in-camera downsampling to 1080p displays. Plus the ability to create multi-camera scene picture-in-picture recordings simply by adding a Wi-Fi link to a mobile device camera.

HDR (High Dynamic Range) Movie

By combining two images taken with different exposures, blown highlights and blocked shadows are eliminated. A dedicated HDR button enables quick mode changes.

High-Quality Core Technologies

The remarkable LEICA Dicomar lens produces the subtle nuances and shading LEICA lenses are renowned for. An advanced BSI Sensor supported by a 4K Crystal Engine suppresses distortion to consistently give an accurate rendering of the scene.

Wireless Multi Camera

Built in Wi-Fi links up to three smartphones simultaneously to record picture-in-picture from multiple angles.

Specifications

Interfaces
Audio Connectors Not Available
Other I/O Not Available
Video Connectors Not Available
Recording
Recording Modes AVCHD 1080/60p (28Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/60p)PH (24Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/60i)HA (17Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/60i)HG (13Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/60i)HE (5Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/60i) MP4 2160p/30p(72M) (72Mbps / VBR), (3840 x 2160)2160p/24p(72M) (72Mbps / VBR), (3840 x 2160)1080p/60p(50M) (50Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080)1080p/60p(28M) (28Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080)1080p/24p(50M) (50Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080)720p/30p(9M) (9Mbps / VBR), (1280 x 720)
Variable Frame Rates Not Available
Audio Recording Yes
Lens
Optical Zoom 20x
Focal Length 4mm
Maximum Aperture f/1.8
Image Stabilization Yes
Focus Type Auto and Manual Focus
Minimum Focus Distance Not Available
Filter Size 49mm
Power
Power Connectors Not Available
Battery Type Lithium-Ion
EVF
Viewfinder Size Not Available
Viewfinder Resolution Not Available

Questions

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Returns

Returns are incredibly simple. Please log into your account, find your item you wish to return and follow the prompts to make a return. If you do not have an account, click here to find your order and make a return.
You will receive a full refund when you return an item in its original manufacturer’s packaging, undamaged and unmarked. If the item you are returning is priced at less than $35, you will be charged a 15% restocking fee. Please note you will not be refunded any shipping charges. 
You have 30 days to make a return. During the holiday season, from November 1 to December 31, we extend the return window to 60 days. 
If your order has been noticeably damaged in transit, we strongly recommend that you refuse delivery and notify us immediately. Claims for missing items or items damaged in transit must be made within 48 hours of delivery. If there is carrier damage, please contact [email protected] with your order number and a description of the damage. 
Oh no! Please contact our customer service team so we can resolve the issue immediately. You can call us on 1.800.221.0828, email us at [email protected], or send us a message here.  
We do not currently offer exchanges. Please return the item you purchased within 30 days and order what you’d like instead. 
If you ordered a kit, you must return all components and accessories to receive a full refund. 
If you ordered a product that included a free item, you must include the free item with your return. If not, your return will not be accepted and you will not receive a full refund. 
We currently only offer camera repairs at our Brooklyn store. The item must be dropped off and collected in person as we do not accept shipped items for repair. For more information, please call our Brooklyn store on 1.718.431.7900. 
Most items can be returned within 30 days for a full refund. Click here to read our full return policy. 

Shipping and Returns

Same Day Shipping

All orders placed by 4PM( EST), Monday through Thursday, and by 11AM (EST) on Friday, are shipped same day. Orders placed outside these times will ship the next business day. We do not ship internationally or to Puerto Rico, Guam and other US territories at this time. For more details click here.

Free Two-Day Shipping

We offer free expedited shipping on thousands of items within the continental USA (this does not include Alaska and Hawaii).

Flexible, Easy Returns

If you're not happy with your purchase for any reason, our flexible 30-day free return policy makes it easy to get a full refund. Click here to view our return policy.

Ratings and reviews

Panasonic HC-VX981K 4K Ultra HD Camcorder

Panasonic HC-VX981K 4K Ultra HD Camcorder SKU: HC-VX981K

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