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PANASONIC HC-WXF991K 4K Cinema-Like Camcorder, 20X Leica DICOMAR Lens, 1/2.3″ BSI Sensor, 5-Axis Hybrid O.I.S, HDR Mode, EVF, WiFi, Multi Scene Twin Camera (USA Black)

Ultra-sharp 4K Ultra HD recording, plus in-camera editing for 1080p displays
Electronic Viewfinder EVF emulates a semi-professional recording experience. Dedicated HDR button enables quick mode changes
LEICA Decoma Lens optical 20x zoom, 5-axis Hybrid Optical Image Stabilization. Image Sensor 1/2.3-inch BSI MOS Sensor. Total Pixels 18.91 megapixels.Focal Length 4.08 – 81.6mm
Built-in Twin Camera, plus Wi-Fi mobile features add multi-camera scene picture-in-picture recording
4K Cinema in-camera editing and effects (Dolly Zoom, Slow/Quick motion, 4K Post Cropping, Stabilization and Zoom)

I'm not going to lie I probably spent more hours researching for my first family video camera than I'll ever spend shooting movies on this one, but it's exactly what I had hoped for. We first used it for our wedding and reception(low light and loud music) and it blew away my expectations for what a home movie camera could look and sound like. HD quality on this completely surpasses memories I've converted to digital format about 30 S-VHS tapes my parents recorded our home movies (with another 50 to go.) I've spent quite a bit of time converting and compressing raw video-which is why I went with the HD format and not 4K; files are too big and take a lot of power to process. I'm not an expert but I learned a lot from my research. If you want some assurance from someone who has already spent the time to make sure you're getting your money's worth, I recommend you hit buy now and save the time.Zoom-Good but stabilization and quality is great!Low Light Scenes- better than you will ever care about as long as you capture the moment and this camera will.-Microphone is good and can handle a wide range and good at blocking winds.Conwish it had a place for a neck strap loop, buts lightweight and fits in your hand well.
Amazon Customer - July 23, 2017
I purchased this camera specifically to film high school lacrosse games and use the high frame rates for slow mo highlights and game film breakdown. Once I found the full manual online(included is abbreviated) I was able to get consistently great slow motion video.Several points to make.#1 The Picture quality is fantastic at 60 FPS and using Adobe Premiere Elements I was able to slow down the 60fps to 12.5% speed and the picture still looks awesome.#2 When capturing slow mo at 120 fps, what actually happens is the camera creates a file that is twice as long as what you just filmed , shown at 60fps. So the file you download off the card is already playing at half speed. Premiere properties shows 59.95 fps . It is a little confusing, but take a ten second video, then look at what is output, it is 20 seconds long , playing at half speed.#3 The 120fps video is still at 1080p and looks fantastic. I then can slow it down even more in Premiere (Right Click-Clip-Time Stretch) and the quality is outstanding. Again I got great results stretching the clips out to 8x their original 1/2 speed duration, effectively 480 fps using Adobe Premiere, the 1080p image still looked great.#4 To get 240 fps, the camera does a post processing operation on the 120fps clip . You do this by going into the Playback Mode, then go into the menu and select the Slw Motion effect and then you are prompted to select the clip on the memory card you wish to post process. It won't let you post process a clip that was not taken in slow mo. You then get a file twice as long as the previous. It does take a reasonable amount of time for the camera to do the post processing.#5 Slo Mo mode does use memory like crazy, so expect to get a big SD card. Battery capacity(duration) decreases also, so I ordered two additional batteries right away. I can imagine having to swap batteries at half time.#6 After playing with the 120fps and generated 240fps files, I was so impressed by picture quality of 120fps slowed down using Adobe Premiere that I don't imagine using the 240fps post processing very often. I am sure I will occasionally, but for my needs as a coach, I doubt it will be necessary to get great quality highlight images.#7 There is a setting in the menu for Recording Setup --Slow Motion Setup. You can choose interval or always. If you use interval, while you are recording the camera will only start recording slow motion when you touch the screen(and keep your finger on the screen) If you use always, then while the camera is recording it will record at 120fps. I switched to always because I kept forgetting to touch the screen.Very impressed so far and happy with the purchase. It may not allow you to record a water ballon breaking or an arrow slicing through an apple, but it also doesn't cost 10k .
Tom McNeil - September 1, 2017
Took this camera for the first time last night to a concert that I took my kid to for her birthday. Captured nearly 2 hours of footage (AT NIGHT), many from ~15X-to-20X optical zoom. Also shot stills while shooting the video. The result? Awesome. I only posted one sample pic (@ 20X) of the guys from the back so I don't infringe on facial likeness copyrights, etc. But take my word I way very impressed at the lens, anti-shake, low light performance, and relative lightness. I held the cam for 2 hours and yes, my arm ached a bit, but not overly so, and my daughter is really happy!I can't wait for Panasonic 4K cams to come down in price!!
Donald - July 12, 2015

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