LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic announces five new Full-HD camcorders to expand its product lineup for 2013. The new lineup includes the HC-X920, HC-V720, HC-V520, HC-V210 and HC-V110. The high-end HC-X920 model is equipped with the New 3MOS System PRO with BSI (Backside Illumination) Sensor to enhance the three MOS sensors for excellent shooting performance even in dim lighting situations. The use of the BSI Sensor reduces noise to 50% of previous models. The X920 captures and records momentous scenes in high-definition in any environment, including the bright outdoors to dimly lit indoors. The X920,V720 and V520 all feature the new Level Shot function, which automatically adjusts tilting images, in addition to 5-Axis Correction HYBRID O.I.S., which thoroughly suppresses blurring. The camcorders also offer Built-in Wi-Fi functions that allow live view control from a smartphone and enable Real Time Broadcasting to family and friends who live far away. These models allow users to shoot, play and share images more easily and conveniently. All of the new models also offer new levels of performance and function. Panasonic's wide lineup of camcorders meets the diverse lifestyles of consumers. The cutting-edge technologies incorporated in Panasonic camcorders add to the fun of capturing, viewing, archiving and sharing images. HC-X920Ultrafine Image Quality - 1080 TV Lines Horizontal Resolution- 20.4-Megapixel Still Picture Recording Assist Functions for Professional Shooting- Manual Ring satisfies the needs of high-end amateur photographers wanting full control of camcorder operation. The large manual ring allows intuitive operation of zoom, focus, iris, shutter speed and white balance. - Level Gauge to detect the horizontal/vertical angle of view with its internal level working with an acceleration sensor. This function corrects even slight tilting that is difficult to see with the naked eye. - Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) is an extendable 263,424-dot equivalent viewfinder is easy to use and convenient for focusing and other adjustments. The EVF makes it easy to see the shooting scene under bright sunlight when the LCD might be difficult to view. Built-in Wi-Fi Functionality- Built-in Wi-Fi function enables Real Time Broadcasting of important events via Ustream, while recording images in Full-HD. This lets users deliver live images to people with Internet access around the world. There is also a function to send e-mail to notify the start of streaming to preregistered e-mail addresses.- By using the dedicated Panasonic Image App, users can remotely check audio recording, zoom In/Out and shutter ON/OFF, while viewing the live image on a smartphone or tablet. Highlight Playback of recorded images is also possible with a smartphone or tablet. Favorite scenes can be shared on SNS with simple drag-and-drop operation. - Home Monitoring lets users check on pets or family at home from the outside. They can even talk to their pets or family while viewing them on the screen, and record images remotely from a smartphone. - DLNA / Wi-Fi Compatible* via an access point at Home that can be used to transfer data wirelessly to the TV or a tablet in the living room, kitchen or other rooms in the home and play back images on the large-screen TV. * DLNA wireless playback availability depends on the Recording Mode.
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