Panasonic HC-V785K Full HD Digital Camcorder *Special Order Item*

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MFR #: HCV785K

Brand: Panasonic Lumix


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Panasonic HC-V785K Full HD Digital Camcorder

By pairing the HC-V785K Full HD Camcorder from Panasonic with your smartphone, you can record two camera angles at once, the main image from the HC-V785K's sensor in Full HD and a secondary picture-in-picture image from your phone's camera. But the HC-V785K works by itself, too. It features a 20x optical zoom lens with a 29.5 to 612mm equivalent focal length, giving you a wide angle when zoomed out and a substantial amount of telephoto when zoomed in, with the ability to record slow motion in Full HD at up to 240 fps. Through their lens design partnership with Leica, Panasonic incorporates a Leica Dicomar 20x optical zoom lens with four separate optical groups and a maximum aperture of f/1.8.

To keep excessive image vibration to a minimum and for steadier handheld shooting, the HC-V785K features Panasonic's HYBRID OIS+, which combines optical and digital image stabilization to provide 5-axis correction. Adjustable settings allow you to find a stabilization mode most appropriate for the kinds of shooting you are doing. From OFF for tripod work to Normal for regular handheld work, all the way up to Strong for the times when things really get shaky.

Twin Camera Operation

The HC-V785K can connect to your smartphone via Wi-Fi and use that as the secondary camera. With this functionality, you can shoot from alternate distances or angles for a variety of picture-in-picture images.

HDR (High Dynamic Range) Movie Mode

By combining two images taken with different exposure times, the HDR Movie function suppresses blown highlights and blocked shadows for crisper, clearer videos. With HDR, you can maintain gradation in your images in difficult shooting situations, like when your subject is backlit.

Baby Calendar / Stop-Motion Animation Assist

Set the baby's name and birthday to display thumbnail images of scenes recorded on and around that date, making it easy to find the scenes you want. By moving the subject slightly and shooting still images, you can create a unique animated slideshow. Previously taken photos are displayed with an onion skin effect for easy layering.

Creative Control

Built-in filter effects, including Miniature, 8mm Movie, Silent Movie, and Time-Lapse Recording let you match your video recordings to the shooting situation.

Full HD Slow-Motion Video

The HC-V785K records Full HD (1920 x 1080) video at 240 fps. For a more dramatic slow-motion effect the of the Crystal Engine's Intelligent Frame Creation interpolates frames to achieve an equivalent of 240 fps. You can easily switch to slow motion while recording with a simple touch on the LCD screen.

High-Speed Precision Autofocus

The image sensor has a 60 fps readout, enabling quick focusing speed, stability, and tracking performance.

Level Shot Function

Level Shot automatically detects and corrects tilting in images. It can be adjusted to three different levels: Off, Normal, or Strong, depending on shooting conditions.


Stabilized on five axes (pan, tilt, and roll axes, plus horizontal and vertical directions), the HYBRID OIS suppresses blurring in your videos when not using a tripod or other stabilizer.

Wi-Fi Functionality

The HC-V785K Wi-Fi does more than let you capture video from your phone's camera as a secondary camera angle. You can preview a live image on your mobile device using the Panasonic Image app and change camera settings. If the camera has Internet access, you can even upload web-friendly copies of videos and photos directly to social media websites. Plus, there's a Baby Monitor function that lets you use the camera like an IP surveillance camera, viewing a remote feed across the internet.

  • One-Touch Connection: NFC lets you instantly connect a smartphone or tablet to the camcorder with just one touch. Even without an NFC phone, QR codes are provided to make Wi-Fi settings.
  • Remote Shooting/Remote View: The Panasonic Image app lets you use a smartphone or tablet as a real-time remote to control the camcorder from a distance. View photos and video directly from the camcorder on a smartphone or tablet and upload them to a social networking site.
  • Real-Time Broadcasting: You can livestream events on USTREAM as they are being recorded in Full HD resolution (requires a wireless access point).
  • Baby Monitor: Check on the baby anytime from anywhere with a smartphone or tablet. Push notification sends an instant alert when the audio sensor detects the baby waking or crying (requires a wireless access point).
  • Home Monitoring: When away from home, your camcorder can record high-quality live video, and you can monitor and speak to your family or pets at home from your smartphone or tablet.
  • Auto Transfer (Wireless PC Copy): Images are transferred from your camcorder to your PC via the wireless access point at home.
  • Highlight Playback and Easy Share: You can enjoy Highlight Playback with a smartphone or tablet right after shooting. Favorite scenes can be shared on SNS with a simple drag-and-drop operation.
  • Wireless TV Playback: An access point at home can be used to transfer data wirelessly to the TV or a tablet in the living room or to other rooms in the house (requires a wireless access point).


  • Record Full HD Video and 24MP Stills
  • 1/2.3" Back-Illuminated MOS Sensor
  • 20x Optical/50x Intelligent Zoom
  • HYBRID OIS 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • 1080p Slow-Motion Video up to 240 fps
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) Video Recording
  • Twin Cam with Wi-Fi and NFC Connectivity


Sensor Type:
1/2.3"-Type CMOS Sensor
Sensor Resolution:
Actual: 12.76 Megapixel | Effective: 6.03 Megapixel
Focal Length:
4.08 to 81.6mm
35mm-Equivalent Focal Length:
29.5 to 612mm at 16:9 Video/Photo | 33.5 to 669.9mm at 3:2 Photo | 36.2 to 724.6mm at 4:3 Photo
Maximum Aperture:
f/1.8 to 3.6
Fixed Focus:
Optical: 20x | Intelligent: 50x | Digital: 60x | Digital: 1500x
Filter Size:
Built-In ND Filters:
Media/Memory Card Slot:
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Video Format:
  • 1920 x 1080p at 60 fps (28, 24 Mb/s AVCHD)
  • 1920 x 1080p at 60 fps (50, 28, 24 Mb/s MP4)
  • 1280 x 720p at 30 fps (9 Mb/s MP4)
  • 1920 x 1080p at 60 fps (17, 13, 5 Mb/s AVCHD)
  • 960 x 540p at 30 fps (28 Mb/s iFrame)
  • Variable Recording Speed:
    1080p: 240x
    Still Image Support:
  • JPEG: 24 MP (6528 x 3672) | 12.6 MP (4736 x 2664) | 2.1 MP (1920 x 1080)
  • JPEG: 20 MP (5472 x 3684) | 10.6 MP (3984 x 2656) | 2.0 MP (1728 x 1152)
  • JPEG: 18 MP (4896 x 3672) | 8 MP (3264 x 2448) | .3 MP (640 x 480)
  • Channels:
    Audio Format:
    AAC | Dolby Digital 2ch | Dolby Digital 5.1
    Display Type:
    Articulating Touchscreen LCD
    460,800 Dot
    Shutter Speed:
    1/30 - 1/8000 Second (Video)
    Minimum Illumination:
    2 Lux
    Shooting Modes:
    Auto, Low Light, M (Manual), Miniature Effect, Night, Time-Lapse Movie
    Image Stabilization:
    Optical & Digital
    Scene Modes:
    Preset: Yes
    White Balance Modes:
    Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Indoor 1, Indoor 2
    Creative Effects:
    Built-In Mic:
    Built-In Speaker:
    Built-In Light/Flash:
    Accessory Shoe:
    1 x Cold
    Tripod Mounting Thread:
    1/4"-20 Female
    Video I/O:
    1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRRS A/V Output | 1 x Micro-HDMI Output
    Audio I/O:
    1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input | 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
    Power I/O:
    1 x USB Type-A Input
    Other I/O:
    1 x USB Micro-A (USB 2.0) Output
    2.4 GHz Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n), Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
    Supported Languages:
    English, French, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
    Rechargeable Battery Pack, 3.6 VDC, 1940 mAh | Max Runtime: 1 Hours per Charge
    Charging Method:
    AC Adapter | USB
    Power Consumption:
    Recording: 6.7 W | Charging: 7.7 W
    5.5 x 2.9 x 2.6"
    12.4 oz

    In The Box

  • Panasonic HC-V785K Full HD Camcorder
  • AC Adapter
  • DC Power Cable (USB Type)
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • Micro-HDMI Cable
  • Shoe Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty on Parts
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty on Labor
  • Customer Reviews