Panasonic has released a new 4K ultra-high definition camcorder WXF990. The year 2016 marks the second year of Panasonic’s consumer 4K camcorders. This model is combined with LEICA DICOMAR lens, BSI sensor and Crystal Engine 4K, to produce 4K images. It is equipped with high-speed, high-precision auto focus technologies to capture sharp, crisp images because […]
The year 2016 marks the second year of Panasonic’s consumer 4K camcorders. This model is combined with LEICA DICOMAR lens, BSI sensor and Crystal Engine 4K, to produce 4K images. It is equipped with high-speed, high-precision auto focus technologies to capture sharp, crisp images because focusing is highly critical for 4K shooting.
In addition, by recording in 4K photo mode, the user can obtain 8-megapixel still images of decisive moments that can’t be captured even by the burst shooting of an SLR camera. These 4K technologies are concentrated into a body that is almost as compact and lightweight as Panasonic full-HD consumer-grade camcorders.
Hitesh Ojha Deputy General Manager AV Department, PMMAF commented: WXF990 is our high-end model packed with advanced functions to satisfy the needs of both professionals and high-amateurs. With the new tilt-able viewfinder, the camcorder makes it easier to capture subjects more precisely.
The camcorder comes with a new feature for cinema like effects that allows the use of shooting techniques which are seen in cinemas, such as Slow & Quick Video, Slow Zoom and Dolly Zoom. WXF990 is a compact 4K camcorder which gives a great deal of fun for creating cinema style videos. he added.
TheWXF990 showcases the newly added 4K cropping feature that cuts out Full-HD images from 4K footage using only the camcorder. It allows effects to be added to a recorded video, such as zooming, panning, tracking and stabilising. The edited video is saved in full-HD format.
The WXF990 also boasts Wireless Multi Camera technology, which is a new function evolved from Panasonic’s original Wireless Twin Camera that enables picture-in-picture recording using a Wi-Fi-connected smartphone as a sub-camera. While Wireless Twin Camera links to only one smartphone, Wireless Multi Camera connects to as many as three smartphones and records up to two sub-window images instead of one. This lets the user shoot from a variety of angles and viewpoints to capture a level of emotional impact that simply isn’t possible with a single camera. WXF990 offers both Wireless Multi Camera and Wireless Twin Camera technology.
All the new models feature Panasonics original Level Shot function, which detects and connects the tilting of captured images. These new camcorders also have the 5-Axis Hybrid O.I.S.+ (Optimal Image Stabiliser); which uses the 5-axis hand detection to prevent hand-shake blur, making it possible to capture crisp, clear images without blurring in almost every shooting situation.