Panasonic - Video camera with a sub-camera able to shoot 2 different images at a time

Panasonic is going to release new digital video camera HC-W850M on February 20.

HC-W850M has a movable sub-camera at the side of the LCD monitor. The sub-camera is capable of rotating 270 degrees so that it allows you to film 2 different images at the same time, for example, "regular distance & close-up image", " front & side", and "subject & cameraman", and display the sub-image in the main image.

Panasonic's website suggests some situations where you can make big use of HC-W850M. For example, wouldn't it be fun to shoot both the dolphin show and your son's excited face watching it next to you at an aquarium?



HC-W850M features 64GB built-in memory, MOS sensor (effective 6 million pixels), optical 20X and iA50X zoom, image processor "Crystal Engine Pro+" that is great at shooting sharp colorful images and night view.

Size: 65W x 73H x 161D mm
Weight: About 362g
Color: black, brown, white

 

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