Panasonic HC-VXF990

Panasonic HC-VXF990

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Key specs

Type of image definition support
Full HD (1080p), HD ready (720p), Ultra HD (4K)
Optical zoom
20
Image stabilization
Yes
Microphone connection
Yes
Headphone jack
Yes

Pros and cons

According to our camcorder expert
  • 4K quality means lifelike movie images.
  • Because the viewfinder is tiltable and slides out, you can record from different positions.
  • Connect up to 3 smartphones to the camcorder via WiFi.
  • You can't send pictures and videos to your smartphone or tablet via NFC.
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Description

The Panasonic Lumix HC-VXF990 is a camcorder that allows you to control every setting yourself. With its 8-megapixel BSI MOS sensor, this camcorder gives you crisp, clear movie images. You'll shoot videos in high-grade, Ultra HD image quality. The viewfinder is tiltable and slides out, allowing you to carefully determine the composition of your images from every position. Connect up to 3 smartphones to the camcorder via WiFi. Use 1 of these to control the camera remotely. The other 2 can serve as subwindows to show the images recorded by the 3 different cameras in 1 screen, so you can record an important scene from multiple positions.

The Panasonic Lumix HC-VXF990 is a camcorder that allows you to control every setting yourself. With its 8-megapixel BSI MOS sensor, this camcorder gives you crisp, clear movie images. You'll shoot videos in high-grade, Ultra HD image quality. The viewfinder is tiltable and slides out, allowing you to carefully determine the composition of your images from every position. Connect up to 3 smartphones to the camcorder via WiFi. Use 1 of these to control the camera remotely. The other 2 can serve as subwindows to show the images recorded by the 3 different cameras in 1 screen, so you can record an important scene from multiple positions.


Included by default

  • Manual
  • Battery
  • AC adapter
  • USB cable
  • HDMI cable
  • Lens hood

Included by default

  • Manual
  • Battery
  • AC adapter
  • USB cable
  • HDMI cable
  • Lens hood

Key specs

Type of image definition support
Full HD (1080p), HD ready (720p), Ultra HD (4K)
Optical zoom
20
Image stabilization
Yes
Microphone connection
Yes
Headphone jack
Yes


Reviews

Most helpful reviews

  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    9,2/10
    everything a hobby filmmaker needs

    Martin Vanhengel | 7 May 2016 | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • seeker
    • zoom
    • image quality
    • no histogram

    I film in nature, especially birds. This camera has a good viewfinder (indispensable in bright sunlight) and an enormous zoom range.
    I have not tested all functions, only AVCHD and that delivers
    beautiful images. I do miss a histogram and the brightness
    indication in percent as with the 920

    Martin Vanhengel | 7 May 2016 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    9,2/10
    Good 4k camera for a reasonable price.

    J. Schmidt | 21 August 2016 | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • 4K for a good price
    • nice size
    • zoom is sensitive

    Slightly larger camera, but that gives more stability. Viewfinder works very well in bright light. Battery consumption is fine, even if you use standby all day. Downsides are that some body parts look cheap. The zoom button is very sensitive, so you sometimes overshoot. 4K for a reasonable price, especially compared to the competitors.
    Totally happy with it!

    J. Schmidt | 21 August 2016 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    9,2/10
    Great camera camera for beginners and advanced

    Wim Meijerink | 27 October 2017 | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • Good quality recording with not the fastest SD cards
    • Handy (not too heavy).
    • Screen and viewfinder
    • Stabilization is superb. Especially if you switch on the extra stabilization on the touch screen. Just a tight image even if you're in the zoom range
    • Most images taken automatically can be used without correction.
    • Audio-in only suitable for microphone.
    • Line in audio only possible with adjustment
    • Atofocus confuses person in front of high contrast background. Solution: Manual focus
    • Manual focus aid (blue edges) works less well with contrast differences subject and background (just like with the automatic)

    The Panasonic HC-VXF990 is highly recommended for both novice and advanced video filmmakers.
    You can very well film many things "on the machine" in great HD or in 4K. You don't need the most expensive SD cards. This means that you can simply include more material per €.
    My advice is to purchase an extra larger battery. Then you can, for example, be on vacation or otherwise on the road all day long filming here and there and in between just close the screen. With the quick power on option on it works nice and fast.
    The lens is also fine, albeit that when zooming in far, the light sensitivity decreases somewhat, but that is the case with most cameras.
    The stabilizer works very well and you can make it work even better with a "hand" on the touchscreen.
    If you still film swaying images, you should put a tripod underneath.
    You can choose from many buttons, some of which you can put on your screen. Very handy.
    As you become more handy with the camera, you can switch to manual. The advantage here is that most functions simply remain automatic until you set something manually. I find that very useful.
    Unfortunately, autofocus remains a problem with all cameras in the lower price ranges if, for example, you are filming someone with a wall or something else with a lot of contrast at some distance behind it. at some point the focus flips to the background. Then you need to know how to set it manually. But otherwise the machine works very well. And then for me it remains a great camera for the money with which you can film very nice without difficulty. Also in 4K.

    Wim Meijerink | 27 October 2017 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4 / 5 stars
    8,4/10
    A good 4K camera and nice for hobby purposes.
    • Wide number of possibilities
    • Good image stabilization
    • Built-in video light
    • Light weight
    • In addition to 4K video, also 4K photos!
    • Microphone does not fit on the shoe, shoe is lowered... (Microphone was advised by coolblue but does not fit!)
    • If the microphone is mounted (which you actually don't want) you can no longer reach the zoom function
    • no carrying strap

    This camera has a wide number of options, a good menu structure and very good image stabilization, so that you also get smooth images while walking.
    The viewfinder on the camera is very useful if you have to film against the sunlight.

    Furthermore, the shoe is a huge drawback because you cannot mount every microphone that Coolblue recommends! I bought the Rode Rycote myself, but it doesn't fit!!
    After a lot of effort (and a little damage) it was finally there, but you can no longer reach the zoom button.
    a deadcat is completely out of the question, since it then comes into the picture despite the lens hood.

    Jan Appeldorn | 15 January 2018 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    Great device
    • Spectacular movie quality
    • the device fits well in the hand
    • It offers enormous possibilities
    • I would have liked to see a carrying strap

    My video camera is usually used to make travel reports. The highest possible image quality is very important if I am going to edit the images afterwards. The enormous resolution of this camera makes it possible to remove parts from recordings afterwards or to stabilize images afterwards, and then still have 1080p film quality.
    It is important for me to be able to work even in low light, e.g. in a museum, to be able to shoot high-quality images without having to use flash or video light to also obtain images of objects behind glass. This camera meets all my needs almost perfectly. The only downside is that it doesn't have a carrying strap. This would be useful to take it with you under a raincoat, for example, or to have your hands free during rapid succession shots, for which storage in the carrying case can be too time-consuming in my opinion.

    Christian Dekoninck | 27 December 2016 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    9,6/10
    Very good camcorder
    • Superb image in HD and 4K
    • Responds very quickly to changes in light and focus
    • Even against light no problem
    • The manual settings are useful to you
    • Highly recommended
    • Zoom is very sensitive so be careful not to overshoot
    • the sensitivity of the screen could be better

    I've already used some camcorders but this one is the best of them all, Super stabilization, good viewfinder, very easy to use Super 4K image, fast focus, easy to hold, is super light, the energy consumption is not too bad,
    very good screen, it is not all perfect but the most sensitive things sensor output 4K image HD image slow motion HDR etc all work as planned This camcorder also needs some improvement. All beep small details that you have to take into account.

    marnix claus | 4 December 2017 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    9,2/10
    is ok
    • light
    • Good menu structure
    • Not yet

    Beautiful camera with many possibilities

    Wim Koster | 16 October 2016 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4 / 5 stars
    8,0/10
    Good, solid camera
    • compact
    • energy efficient
    • many possibilities
    • menu structure requires some study
    • downloadable manual in NL is terrible (very badly translated)

    The manual is a challenge! Excels in ambiguities due to the terrible translation. Fortunately, there are interesting youtube videos from Panasonic that offer much more clarity. I find the choice of format unnecessarily complex (4K, MP4/iFrame/AVCHD/24p), but once you get used to the camera, it's not that bad. Nice functions, such as time lapse, slow motion, the highlight summary that you can make of the best fragments, with all kinds of effects and music (ideal for quickly making a nice summary), ... Displays beautiful 4K images, directly play on the 4K TV via HDMI, or edit on PC with HD Writer AE from Panasonic and save as UHD MP4 (I don't make DVDs anymore because they "only" offer 1080p). In short, not a cheap camera, but solid and with many possibilities.

    Peter Christiaens | 7 September 2017 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4 / 5 stars
    8,0/10
    solid device with a lot of possibilities
    • beautiful images
    • a lot of possibilities
    • quite complex in terms of possibilities
    • no written Dutch manual (but available on the internet)

    good but still a lot to learn

    Jean-Paul De Bontridder | 17 September 2017 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4 / 5 stars
    8,0/10
    Top
    • Good picture
    • Easy operation
    • Standard battery

    Just make him very happy. Just a pity that the supplied battery is small. Larger ones so but immediately added with an external charger.

    Rob Dam | 11 January 2018 | Automatically translated from Dutch

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Specifications

Product

Product number
690493
Manufacturer code
HC-VXF990EGK
Brand
Panasonic
Warranty
2 years
Warranty type
Carry-in warranty
Old product returned for free
Yes

General properties

Height
7,8 cm
Depth
16,3 cm
Width
6,8 cm
Weight
396 g
Color
Black
Material
Plastic
Water-resistant
No
Dustproof
No
Shockproof
No
Hot shoe
Yes
Hot shoe type
Cold Shoe

Image and lens

Optical zoom
20
Digital zoom
250
Wide-angle
Yes
Image stabilization
Yes
Location of image stabilization
Digital image stabilization, In the camera body, Optical image stabilization
Aperture
1,8 - 3,6
Type of image sensor
1/2.3"
Technology image sensor
BSI MOS
Effective number of megapixels
8,29 MP
Total number of megapixels
18,91 MP
Image processor type
Panasonic Crystal Engine
Type of image definition support
Full HD (1080p), HD ready (720p), Ultra HD (4K)
HD ready (720p), frames per second
25p
Full HD (1080p), frames per second
24p, 50p
Ultra HD, frames per second
2.7K, 24p, 2.7K, 25p
Video file format
AVCHD, MP4
Audio file format
aac

Screen and viewfinder

LCD screen
Yes
Screen size
3 inches
Number of pixels
1555200 pixels
Tiltable
Yes
Ways of tilting
Horizontal tilt, Vertical tilt
Viewfinder
Yes
Viewfinder type
Electronic

Storage and power supply

Programmable buttons
Yes
Memory card
SD
SD memory card version
SD, SDHC, SDXC
Total number of RAM slots
1
Minimum requirements storage system
Class 10
Expandable storage capacity up to
128 GB
Internal memory (Byte)
64 GB
Power supply type
Battery
Rechargeable battery
Yes
Replaceable battery
Yes
Type of battery
Specific battery
Battery type
Panasonic VW-VBT190
Maximum battery life
75 min

Connectivity

HDMI loop-through
No
Microphone connection
Yes
Hot shoe type
Cold Shoe
Type of microphone connection
3.5mm jack
Number of microphone connectors
1
XLR line connector
No
Bluetooth
No
Optional wireless Bluetooth adapter
No
NFC
No
Integrated WiFi
Yes
WiFi standards
Wireless B, Wireless G, Wireless N
Radio frequency (RF)
No
Infrared (IrDA)
Yes
Record via USB storage device
No
GPS sensor
No
Rechargeable battery
Yes