Product Highlights
  • 2.10MP BSI MOS Sensor
  • HD 1080p up to 60p
  • 50x Optical Zoom
  • 90x Intelligent Zoom
  • Touchscreen LCD
  • Hybrid Optical Image Stabilization
Panasonic HCV180K Full HD Camcorder Panasonic HCV180K Full HD Camcorder
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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.

Key Features:

  • 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.

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.

What's Included

HC-V180K Camcorder
AC Adaptor
DC Cable
Rechargeable Battery Pack
HDMI Cable
USB Cable


Product Specifications

Panasonic HCV180K Full HD Camcorder

Image Sensor 1/5.8-inch BSI MOS Sensor
Total Pixels 2.51 megapixels
Effective Pixels (Motion Image) 2.20 megapixels [16:9] (O.I.S Standard Mode, Level Shot Function OFF)
Effective Pixels (Still Image) 1.67 megapixels [3:2]
2.20 megapixels [16:9]
1.70 megapixels
F Value F1.8 (Wide) / F4.2 (Tele)
Optical Zoom 50x
Focal Length 2.06 - 103 mm
35 mm Film Camera Equivalent (Motion Image) 28.0 - 1740 mm [16:9] (O.I.S. Standard Mode, Level Shot Function: OFF)
Still Image 33.6 -1714 mm [3:2]
28.0 - 1740 mm [16:9]
34.0 - 1766 mm [4:3]
Lens Brand Panasonic Lens
Camera Section  
Standard Illumination 1400 lx
Minimum Illumination 4 lx (Scene Mode Low Light 1/30), 1 lx (Night Mode (Color))
Focus Auto / Manual
Intelligent Zoom OFF 62x (O.I.S. Standard Mode, Level Shot Function: OFF)
Intelligent Zoom ON 90x (O.I.S. Standard Mode, Level Shot Function: OFF)
Digital Zoom 150x / 500x (The maximum value of zoom magnification can be set in two patterns)
White Balance Auto/White Set/Sunny/Cloudy/Indoor1/Indoor2 (TTL system)
Shutter Speed  
Motion Image Auto Slow Shutter ON: 1/30 - 1/8000
Auto Slow Shutter OFF: 1/60 - 1/8000
Still Image 1/2 - 1/2000
Iris Auto / Manual
Image Stabilizer HYBRID 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
Recording Section  
Recording Media SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
Recording Format [AVCHD] AVCHD Progressive
[iFrame/MP4] MP4
Compression Method MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Recording/Playback Mode  
AVCHD 1080/60p (28Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/60p)
PH (24Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/60i)
HA (17 Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/60i)
HG (13 Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/60i)
HE (5 Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/60i)
MP4 1080p/60p (28M) (28Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080)
720p/30p (9M) (9Mbps / VBR), (1280 x 720)
iFrame 960 x 540/30p (28Mbps / VBR)
Actual Recordable Time with Supplied Battery Approx. 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. 1 h 20 min (iFrame)
Thumbnail Display 20 thumbnails/page, 9 thumbnails/page, 1 thumbnails/page
Audio Recording System AVCHD: Dolby Digital (2 ch)
iFrame, MP4: AAC (2 ch)
Microphone 2ch Stereo, Zoom Microphone
Speaker Dynamic type
Still Image  
Recording Format JPEG (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)
Power Supply 3.6V (Battery) / 5.0V (AC Adapter)
Power Consumption Max. 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")
Weight (w/o battery and SD card) Approx. 211g (0.465 lbs)
LCD Monitor 2.7-inch Wide LCD monitor (230,400 dots)
Touch Panel Yes
AV Yes
HDMI Yes (mini)
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
USB Charge Yes
Lens Cover Yes (Manual)

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Panasonic HCV180K Full HD Camcorder

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