Panasonic HC-VX981K

About the product

- Ultra-sharp 4K Ultra HD recording, plus in-camera editing for 1080p displays.

- LEICA dicomar lens optical 20x zoom, 5-axis optical image stabilization.

- 4K in-camera post cropping, panning, zooming, subject tracking stabilization.

-  Features eliminate the need for complex editing software.

- 4K PHOTO captures high-quality photos from 4K video frames.

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Editing solutions

Equipped with a 20x Optical Zoom LEICA Dicomar lens and 5-axis Hybrid Optical Image Stabilization function, the Panasonic 4K Ultra HD Camcorder HC-VX981K brings simplicity to the 4K recording experience. It adds in-camera editing solutions such as cropping, panning, zooming and subject tracking stabilization that can enable anyone to capture and produce content without the need for complex software. 

The Wi-Fi functions 

An innovative HDR mode captures clear shots with excellent detail in both bright and dark areas. The Wi-Fi functions make the camcorder competent in a variety of tasks: remote shooting and view via the Panasonic smartphone app, picture-in-picture style video recording with your smartphone as a sub camera. 


High Dynamic Range

For those without a 4K display option, the HC-VX981K offers in-camera down sampling to 1080p displays for convenient playback. 4K Photo captures high-quality photos from 4K video frames. High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode reduces high-contrast look created by overexposed and underexposed shooting conditions.

Item Weight

351g (0.774 lb)

Product Dimensions 

65 x 73 x 139 mm (2.559 x 2.874 x 5.472 inch)


Connectivity technology
USB: 2.0 Hi-Speed, HDMI: Micro, Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
5.1ch Surround, Zoom, Focus and Stereo Microphone
LCD Monitor
3.0-inch Wide LCD monitor (460,800 dots)
3.6V (Battery) / 5.0V (AC Adaptor)
Recording Media
SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
Digital Zoom
60 x / 1500 x
Intelligent Zoom
 ON 4K: 25x, Full-HD: 40x


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