Sony HXR-MC2500 Shoulder-Style HD Camcorder

Sony HXR-MC2500 Shoulder-Style HD Camcorder

Panasonic HC-VX980M

Out of stock

text missing..!text missing..!text missing..!text missing..!text missing..!text missing..!text missing..!text missing..!text missing..!text missing..!text missing..!text missing..!text missing..!text missing..!text missing..!text missing..!text missing..!text missing..!text missing..!text missing..!text missing..!text missing..!text missing..!

4K Ultra HD Video Recording

Preserve your memories in 4 times higher image resolution than Full HD. The HC-VX980M captures stunningly vibrant video in Ultra High Definition 4K 3840 x 2160 that expresses extremely small details with incredible clarity. The camera can also take up to 25.9 megapixel interpolated still images. The high megapixel count equips you with the creative versatility to crop and print poster sized images without losing image quality.

BSI MOS Sensor with Crystal Engine 4K

A 1/2.3" backside-illuminated, 18.91 megapixel BSI MOS sensor is coupled with Panasonic’s advanced high speed Crystal Engine image processor, a perfect combination to deliver 4K footage at up to 72Mbps. With increased read-out recording speeds, the advanced sensor effectively minimises distortion of fast moving subjects to produce perfectly rendered images.

Premium LEICA Optics with High Precision AF

To support the 4K resolution image quality, the HC-VX980M utilises a LEICA Dicomar Lens that reproduces crisp footage with true-to-life colours. The lens system is equipped with a high-speed, high-precision AF technology to quickly focus on the subject, making 4K shooting truly simple and easy for anyone.

Intelligent Zoom with Image Stabilisation

A 20x optical zoom extendable up to 40x using the intelligent zoom function is complimented by a 5-axis Hybrid Optical Image Stabilization system to reduce camera shake. The Image Stabilizer provides 5-axis vibration correction by using a combination of optical and digital image stabilization, producing blur free images while in motion, in low light or at a higher telephoto range. The image stabilisation system also features a Level Shot function that automatically detects and corrects tilting photos and video.

30mm f/1.8 Wide Angle Lens

The 30mm (35mm equivalent) wide angle lens is complemented with an f/1.8 maximum aperture allowing you to capture sweeping landscapes and beautiful portraits with ease, even in low light.

4K Photo Mode

Post shooting, view your 4K video and extract the best frame as a high quality 4k (8.29 megapixel) still image. This feature can be used in a variety of scenarios such as getting the perfect moment of a live sports event or wildlife in action. You can even extract a series of still images simulating the motion, creating a flip book type experience.

In-Camera 4K Editing

The VX980M also enables you to view and instantly edit your 4K footage on the touch screen. The camera features several in-built easy to use editing features eliminating the need for complex external editing software. Use your ingenuity to add special effects and create Full HD videos with the following editing features.

Smooth Zooming: Zoom-in and crop an off-center subject from the recorded video. 
Exact Panning: Pan a scene by just selecting the start and end points from the video. 
Easy Tracking: Select a moving subject in your video and the editing software retains the subject within the  cropped area. 
Tracking Stabilizer: Compensates for hand held camera shake by adjusting the cropping position resulting  in a stable footage.

Integrated Wi-Fi Functions

The built-in Wi-Fi enables seamless connection with smartphones or other compatible devices. Using the Panasonic Image App, you can access a host of Wi Fi associated functionalities. 

Photo Sharing: Instantly share photos and video with friends and upload directly on social media sites. 
Remote Camera Operation: Open a window of creative imagination by controlling a host of camera  features remotely through the Wi-Fi connected smart device. Shoot discreetly from unique angles and  vantage points through the smart phone. 
Multi-Camera Picture-in-Picture: Connect the camera with up to three smartphones to record multiple  scenes from different angles with up to two smartphones, simultaneously, as picture-in-picture. Taking  creativity to a higher level, you can use this feature to add a whole new angle to shooting. Use the Wireless  Multiple Camera picture-in-picture mode to shoot an event such as your kid’s birthday party with the main  camera focus on the cake cutting ceremony while two smartphones, as a sub-cameras could be operated by  someone else, capturing a different perspective of the party, giving up to 3 varied views. 
Live Video Streaming: Stream your video recordings live to friends and family around the world and share  the fun and joy instantaneously. The Wi-Fi connected camera can simultaneously record and broadcast  images and video over the internet*. 
Baby Monitor: The camera can be set up through the home network* to stream video to your  smartphone. Using this innovative feature, you can monitor and even call out to your baby at home from  anywhere, be it another room or even from your office. Configured to detect a sound or a movement, the  camera can send an alert notification. You can also use this unique feature to monitor pets and even for  home surveillance from anywhere in the world*.

High Dynamic Range Movie

The HDR Movie Mode uses the multiple exposure technique to overcome the problem associated with over-exposed and under-exposed shooting under extremely bright or back-lit situations. In this mode, the camera automatically captures and blends two sets of images with different exposure levels to create a single well balanced and colourful video.

Creativity through Built-in Special Effects

Enhance creativity to your video by introducing special effects with the built-in filters such as Miniature Effect, 8mm Movie, Silent Movie, and Time Lapse Recording.

3” LCD Touch Screen

A large 3” 460k-dot flip-out LCD screen displays crystal clear images and video while shooting and during playback. The flip-out design makes shooting selfies and shooting from high or low angle perspectives a breeze.

64GB Internal Memory

With a generous 64GB internal memory (expandable via SD Memory Cards) and easy to use high end features revolving around the 4K recording capabilities, the HC-VX980M stands out as an ideal compact camcorder suited to beginner and professional movie makers. 

Write Your Own Review
You're reviewing:Panasonic HC-VX980M
Your Rating

No Related Posts



Image Sensor

1/2.3-inch BSI MOS Sensor

Total Pixels

18.91 megapixels

Effective Pixels [Motion Image]

4K: 8.29 megapixels [16:9], Full-HD: 6.10 megapixels [16:9] (Level Shot Function OFF or Normal)

Effective Pixels [Still Image]

7.00 megapixels [3:2]

Effective Pixels [Still Image]

8.29 megapixels [16:9]

Effective Pixels [Still Image]

6.22 megapixels [4:3]


Image Sensor

Total Pixels



F Value

F1.8 (WIDE) / F3.6 (TELE)

Optical Zoom


Focal Length

4.08 – 81.6 mm

35 mm Film Camera Equivalent [Motion Image (16:9)]

4K: 30.8 – 626 mm (Level Shot Function OFF), Full-HD: 37.0 – 752 mm (Level Shot Function OFF or Normal)

35 mm Film Camera Equivalent [Still Image]

34.5 – 690.3 mm [3:2]

35 mm Film Camera Equivalent [Still Image]

30.8 – 626 mm [16:9]

35 mm Film Camera Equivalent [Still Image]

37.6 – 752.8 mm [4:3]

Filter Diameter

49 mm

Lens Brand

Leica Dicomar Lens


F Value

Focal Length

35 mm Film Camera Equivalent [Motion Image]


Standard Illumination

1400 lx

Minimum Illumination

2 lx (Scene Mode Low Light 1/25), 1 lx (Night Mode (Colour)), 0 lx (Night Mode (IR))


Auto / Manual


Intelligent Zoom OFF


Intelligent Zoom ON

4K: 25x, Full-HD: 40x

Digital Zoom

60x / 1500x (The maximum value of zoom magnification can be set in two patterns)

White Balance

Auto / White Set / Sunny / Cloudy / Indoor1 / Indoor2

Shutter Speed

Motion Image

Auto Slow Shutter ON : 1/25 – 1/8000 (50p / 50i / 25p), 1/24 – 1/8000 (24p)

Motion Image

Auto Slow Shutter OFF : 1/50 – 1/8000 (50p / 50i / 25p), 1/48 – 1/8000 (24p)

Still Image

1/2 – 1/2000


Auto / Manual

Image Stabilizer

HYBRID O.I.S.+ with Active Mode, O.I.S. Lock, Level Shot Function (Strong mode: 2K only)

HDR Movie (Except 4K Mode)


Creative Control (Except 4K Mode)

Miniature Effect, Silent Movie, 8mm Movie, Time Lapse Rec


Recording Media

Built-in memory (64GB), SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card

Recording Format

[AVCHD] AVCHD Progressive

Recording Format

[iFrame / MP4] MP4

Compression Method

MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

Recording/ Playback Mode


1080/50p (28Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/50p)


PH (24Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/50i)


HA (17Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/50i)


HG (13Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/50i)


HE (5Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/50i)


2160p/25p(72M) (72Mbps / VBR), (3840 x 2160)


2160p/24p(72M) (72Mbps / VBR), (3840 x 2160)


1080p/50p(50M) (50Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080)


1080p/50p(28M) (28Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080)


1080p/24p(50M) (50Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080)


720p/25p(9M) (9Mbps / VBR), (1280 x 720)


960 x 540/25p (28Mbps / VBR)

Actual Recordable Time with Supplied Battery

Approx. 45 min (4K MP4)

Actual Recordable Time with Supplied Battery

Approx. 55 min (50p mode)

Actual Recordable Time with Supplied Battery

Approx. 55 min (PH mode)

Actual Recordable Time with Supplied Battery

Approx. 55 min (HA mode)

Actual Recordable Time with Supplied Battery

Approx. 55 min (HG mode)

Actual Recordable Time with Supplied Battery

Approx. 55 min (HE mode)

Actual Recordable Time with Supplied Battery

Approx. 50 min (2160p/24p)

Actual Recordable Time with Supplied Battery

Approx. 1 h 0 min (1080p/24p)

Actual Recordable Time with Supplied Battery

Approx. 50 min (MP4 50M)

Actual Recordable Time with Supplied Battery

Approx. 55 min (MP4 28M)

Actual Recordable Time with Supplied Battery

Approx.1 h 0 min (MP4 720p)

Actual Recordable Time with Supplied Battery

Approx. 1 h 0 min (iFrame)

Thumbnail Display

20 thumbnails/page, 9 thumbnails/page, 1 thumbnail/page

Audio Recording System

AVCHD: Dolby Digital (5.1ch / 2ch)

Audio Recording System

iFrame, MP4: AAC (2ch)


5.1ch Surround, Zoom, Focus and Stereo Microphone


Dynamic type


Recording Format

JPEG (DCF/Exif2.2)

Recording Image Size

Still Image

[16:9] 25.9megapixels (6784 x 3816), 14 megapixels (4992 x 2808), 2.1 megapixels (1920 x 1080)

Still Image

[3:2] 20 megapixels (5472 x 3648), 10.6 megapixels (3984 x 2656), 2.0 megapixels (1728 x 1152)

Still Image

[4:3] 20.4 megapixels (5216 x 3912), 10.9 megapixels (3808 x 2856), 0.3 megapixels (640 x 480)

Simultaneous Recording

4K MP4: [16:9] 20.4 megapixels (6016 x 3384), 8.3 megapixels (3840 x 2160)

Simultaneous Recording

Other than 4K MP4: [16:9] 14.0 megapixels (4992 x 2808), 2.1 megapixels (1920 x 1080)



Power Supply

3.6V (Battery) / 5.0V (AC Adaptor)

Power Consumption

Max. 7.1W (Recording) / Max. 7.7W (Charging)

Dimensions (W x H x D)

Approx. 65 x 73 x 139 mm

Weight (w/o battery and SD card)

Approx. 352g

LCD Monitor

3.0-inch Wide LCD monitor (460,800 dots)

Touch Panel


View Finder

Manual Ring / Dial

Yes (Dial)





Yes (micro)

Microphones (stereo mini)


Headphone (stereo mini)



2.0 Hi-Speed

USB Charge


LED Video Light


Accessory Shoe

Yes (cold)

Lens Cover

Yes (Auto)

On-Screen Display Language

English, Chinese Traditional, Chinese Simplified, Thai, Arabian, Persian, Hindi



IEEE 802.11b/g/n


2.4GHz band



AC Adaptor


AC Cable

DC Cable

Yes (USB Type)

Rechargeable Battery Pack

Yes (1,940mAh)

Battery Charger

IR Remote

HDMI Cable

Yes (micro)

AV Multi Cable

AV Cable

Shoe adaptor


Lens Hood


USB Cable


Editing Software

HD Writer AE 5.3 (Download)

  • Panasonic HC-VX980M Video Camera
  • Rechargeable Battery 1940mAh (VW-VBT190)
  • AC Adapter
  • AV Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Micro HDMI Cable
  • Shoe Adaptor
  • Lens Hood