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Panasonic® Full HD Camcorder
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Panasonic® Full HD Camcorder

Model #: HC-V180K
Panasonic Electronics
At a Glance
This compact, lightweight and easy-to-use handheld camcorder brings a fun, easy experience to high-resolution video capture with a 5-axis image stabilizer, super-long 50x optical zoom and up to 90x intelligent zooming.
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Panasonic V180K Full HD 1080p Handheld Camcorder

This compact, lightweight and easy-to-use handheld camcorder brings a fun, easy experience to high-resolution video capture with a 5-axis image stabilizer, super-long 50x optical zoom and up to 90x intelligent zooming. At the same time, BSI sensors assure low-light video image quality and a two-channel zoom microphone works in tandem with the zoom to ensure crisp, clear audio at any distance.

90x Intelligent / 50x Optical Zoom

Smoothly, clearly and effortlessly the HC-V180K camcorder brings in distant subjects like scenery, athletic events and more with a quick-focus 90x intelligent, 50x optical zoom advantage.

28mm Wide-Angle Lens

Fit more people and scenery into settings like weddings, reunions, vacations and more with the built-in 28mm wide-angle lens. Especially convenient for capturing group images in small spaces.

BSI Sensor Quality

An advanced BSI (Back-Illuminated Sensor) adds exceptional brilliance to all your high-definition video in both bright and dim conditions. Ideal for the beach and sunny outdoor events, as well as sunrises, sunsets, cloud cover and dimly-lit evening settings.

Crisp, Clear Audio

Seamlessly synced to the camcorder's active zooming capability, a two-channel zoom microphone automatically adjusts recording volume higher or lower to ensure crisp, clear audio up close or in the distance.

Creative Controls

Add more personality and creativity to your high-definition imaging with creative filter effects like 8mm Movie, Silent Movie, Miniature Effect and Time Lapse Recording.

Wide Touch-Screen LCD

Compose your images, add filter effects and more with a responsive, 2.7in wide touch-screen LCD monitor (230,400 dots).

Level Shot

With Panasonic's Level Shot function, the HC-V180K camcorder automatically detects and compensates for camera tilting. Ideal for hard-to-get images while hiking, climbing and more.

Clear, Blurless Imaging

Panasonic's HYBRID O.I.S.+ and 5-axis correction effectively suppresses the blurring frequently caused by unwanted handheld movement while shooting. The result is clear, focused and detailed images.

Product Highlights

  • Super-sharp Full HD 1080p recording.
  • Intelligent 90x zoom, with 5 axis Hybrid Optical Image Stabilization provides maximum handheld stability.
  • Responsive touch screen on 2.7” LCD.
  • 2-channel zoom microphone for clear audio at any distance.

Sensor For Main Camera

Image Sensor1/5.8-inch BSI MOS Sensor
Total Pixels2.51 megapixels

Effective Pixels

Motion Image2.20 megapixels [16:9] (O.I.S. Standard Mode, Level Shot Function OFF)
Still Image1.67 megapixels [3:2]; 2.20 megapixels [16:9]; 1.70 megapixels [4:3]

Lens For Main Camera

F ValueF1.8 (WIDE) / F4.2 (TELE)
Optical Zoom50x
Focal Length2.06 - 103 mm

35 mm Film Camera Equivalent

Motion Image (16:9)28.0 - 1740 mm [16:9](O.I.S. Standard Mode, Level Shot Function: OFF))
Still Image33.6 - 1714 mm [3:2]; 28.0 - 1740 mm [16:9]; 34.0 - 1766 mm [4:3]
Lens BrandPanasonic Lens

Camera Section

Standard Illumination1400 lx
Minimum Illumination4 lx (Scene Mode Low Light 1/30), 1 lx (Night Mode (Color))
FocusAuto / Manual


Intelligent Zoom OFF62 x (O.I.S. Standard Mode, Level Shot Function: OFF)
Intelligent Zoom ON90 x (O.I.S. Standard Mode, Level Shot Function: OFF)
Digital Zoom150 x / 500 x (The maximum value of zoom magnification can be set in two patterns)
White BalanceAuto/White Set/Sunny/Cloudy/Indoor1/Indoor2 (TTL system)

Shutter Speed

Still Image1/2 - 1/2000
IrisAuto / Manual
Image StabilizerHYBRID O.I.S.+ with Active Mode, O.I.S. Lock, Level Shot Function
Creative Control (Except 4K Mode)Miniature Effect, Silent Movie, 8mm Movie, Time Lapse Rec

Motion Image

Auto Slow Shutter ON1/30 - 1/8000
Auto Slow Shutter OFF1/60 - 1/8000

Recording Section

Recording MediaSD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
Recording Format[AVCHD] AVCHD Progressive; [iFrame / MP4] MP4
Compression MethodMPEG-4 AVC/H.264

Recording/ Playback Mode

AVCHD1080/60p (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)
MP41080p/60p(28M) (28Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080); 720p/30p(9M) (9Mbps / VBR), (1280 x 720)
iFrame960 x 540/30p (28Mbps / VBR)
Actual Recordable Time with Supplied BatteryApprox. 1 h 0 min (60p mode); Approx. 1 h 5 min (PH mode); Approx. 1 h 5 min (HA mode); Approx. 1 h 5 min (HG mode); Approx. 1 h 5 min (HE mode); Approx. 1 h 0 min (MP4 28M); Approx.1 h 15 min (MP4 720p); Approx. 1h 20 min (iFrame)
Thumbnail Display20 thumbnails/page, 9 thumbnails/page, 1 thumbnail/page
Microphone2ch Stereo, Zoom Microphone
SpeakerDynamic type

Audio Recording System

AVCHDDolby Digital (2ch)
iFrame, MP4AAC (2ch)

Recording Format

Recording Image SizeJPEG (DCF/Exif2.2)
Still Image[16:9] 10 megapixels (4224 x 2376), 2.1 megapixels (1920 x 1080); [3:2] 7.7 megapixels (3408 x 2272), 2.0 megapixels (1728 x 1152); [4:3] 7.4 megapixels (3136 x 2352), 0.3 megapixels (640 x 480)
Simultaneous Recording[16:9] 2.1 megapixels (1920 x 1080)

General Section

Power Supply3.6V (Battery) / 5.0V (AC Adaptor)
Power ConsumptionMax. 4.7W (Recording) / Max. 7.7W (Charging)
Dimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 53 x 59 x 116 mm (2.087 x 2.323 x 4.567 inch)
Weight (w/o battery and SD card)Approx. 211g (0.465lb)
LCD Monitor2.7-inch Wide LCD monitor (230,400 dots)
Touch PanelYes


HDMIYes (mini)
USB2.0 Hi-Speed
USB ChargeYes
Lens CoverYes (Manual)

Standard Accessory

AC AdaptorYes
DC CableYes (USB Type)
Rechargeable Battery PackYes (1,940mAh)
HDMI CableYes (mini)
USB CableYes
Editing SoftwareHD Writer LE 3.0 (Download)

Misc. Specs

Depth (in.)4.57
Width (in.)2.09
Height (in.)2.32
Digital Zoom150x / 500x
Product Weight (lbs.)1.0000
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