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Panasonic W585M Full HD Digital Video Camera
A portable digital video camera, with multiple views!
A lightweight and compact digital video camera, the Panasonic W585 enables you to create high-quality Full HD videos of your family and friends at your most treasured occasions and weighing just 266 grams, you will happily take it along with you at all times. The unique feature other W585 is the inclusion of a second camera, allowing you to capture a twin-camera view of your special moments.
The Panasonic HC-W585M is a Full HD Camcorder with HDR Movie mode. Its innovative built-in Twin Camera allows you to capture two viewpoints simultaneously, opening up a world of new storytelling possibilities.
Full HD Recording and High Resolutions Stills
In the heart of the camera lies a 1/5.8-inch BSI MOS Sensor capable of crystal clear Full HD video recording with true-to-life colour reproduction. The camera is also capable of shooting high resolution photos up to 10 megapixels in size. The light sensitive sensor in the W585M is capable of producing sharp images with amazing colours even in poor light conditions.
Powerful 90x Intelligent Zoom
An impressive 50x optical zoom can be extended to an astounding 90x using the intelligent zoom function to get amazing magnification of distant objects. The Intelligent zoom combines digital zoom, sharpening, and advanced image up-scaling technology to deliver a high image quality. The powerful zoom not only enables you to capture extreme macro-style close-ups, but also affords a spectacular close-up view of distant objects and events.
28mm f/1.8 Wide Angle Lens
The 28mm wide angle lens covers an extensive scape allowing you to capture a broader viewpoint without having to move the camera back. The wide-angle lens is the ideal tool for capturing a grandiose landscape.
Optical Image Stabilisation with Level Shot Mode
A Hybrid O.I.S + Optical Image Stabiliser improves shooting on high telephoto zoom even while in motion by minimising camera shake across 5 axes of movement (pan, tilt, roll, horizontal and vertical). Additionally, the OIS system incorporates a Level Shot feature which automatically can detect and correct axis tilting. This ensures your horizons are always perfectly straight for a more accurate reproduction of the scene.
An upgraded 32GB internal memory comes to your rescue when you run out of space while recording a memorable event. Instantly switch to the reserve internal memory storage and never miss the moment. In addition to the internal storage space, the camera is compatible with standard SD/SDHC/SDXC Type replaceable memory cards.
The built-in Wi-Fi feature in the HC-W585M opens up a plethora of creative features. Using the Panasonic Image App, the camera can be remotely operated through a Wi-Fi connected smartphone to compose, shoot, view, and instantly share and upload photos and videos.
A secondary swivel camera is built into the edge of the LCD screen allowing you to simultaneously record two different angles. The Twin Camera offers countless possibilities. Capture simultaneous wide-angle and a close-up shot of your favourite player in action or film a family event with yourself in-action behind the camera providing a running commentary. The secondary camera image appears as a small sub-window on the main screen and can be re-positioned with a simple touch of the screen.
Wireless Multi Camera
Multiplying the fun quotient, the W585M goes a step beyond Twin Camera. Using Wi-Fi connected smartphones as sub-cameras, you can record multiple angles from different shooting positions. The camera can wirelessly connects with up to three smartphones and records from any two as secondary cameras. The output from the two smartphones appears as picture-in-picture sub-windows on the LCD monitor. The position of the two sub-windows can be toggled for better context or logical organisation.
Real Time Video Streaming
Discover the fun of instant sharing and have your acquaintances anywhere in the world, receive and view your recording. The Wi-Fi connected camera can simultaneously record and broadcast images and video over the internet*.
HDR Movie Mode
The camera features a dedicated High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode to get natural videos under difficult shooting situations such as extremely bright or back-lit subjects. In this mode, two sets of images are taken with different exposure levels and combined to suppress blown highlights and blocked shadows resulting in brighter, more vivid movie clips.
Baby and Home Monitoring
Connected to a smartphone through the home network*, the camcorder can be used to record and monitor events at home in your absence. Keep an eye on the security of your home, and even your baby or pets. The feature can be configured to send you a notification on your smartphone upon detecting triggers such as a movement or a sound, like the crying of your baby or barking of your dog.
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 3-inch 460k-dot resolution LCD screen displays bright images and videos. The interactive touchscreen provides instant access to most camera controls through visual interface, ensuring you can devote full concentration on framing the shot.
With in-built Twin and Wireless Multi-Camera for picture-in-picture recording, the feature rich high zoom Panasonic HC W585M is ideal for users aspiring for a compact Full HD camcorder with creative controls to showcase their skills.
* Data and subscription charges may apply
|Video Resolution||Full HD 1080|
|Min Shutter Speed||1/2 sec|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/2000 sec|
|Memory Type||SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|File Formats||JPEG, AVCHD, H.264, MPEG-4|
|Connectivity||USB 2, mini HDMI, AV Out, Wi-Fi|
|Battery||Lithium Rechargeable VBT Series|
|Dimensions||60 x 62 x 129 mm|
|Lifestyle Uses||Family/Pets/Party, Lightweight, Portrait, Slim & Stylish, Travel/Landscape|
|Manufacturer's Warranty||12 Months|
- Panasonic HC-W585M Video Camera
- Rechargeable Battery 1940mAh (VW-VBT190)
- AC Adapter
- AV Cable
- USB Cable
- Mini HDMI Cable
All cameras and accessories are guaranteed new from authorised distributors in Australia. All cameras are covered by the standard manufacturer’s Australian warranties. Parramatta Cameras definitely does not deal in any 'grey market', 'direct import' or so-called 'international versions' of goods. All cameras are sourced from authorised distribution channels with original Australian warranties.
All stock supplied by Parramatta Cameras is sourced through genuine Australian Suppliers. This means when you purchase from Parramatta Cameras you will get a genuine Australian warranty and all Parramatta Cameras products comply with Australian electrical standards. Should your purchase prove faulty within the warranty period you can return your product to Parramatta Cameras and we will forward your repair to the genuine supplier repair department at no charge to you. Parramatta Cameras is wholly Australian owned and operated and also believes in supporting Australian companies.
What are the benefits of buying genuine Australian stock?
- Peace of mind
By buying genuine stock you know you’re getting a legitimate product and have support if anything goes awry in the purchasing process
- Customer service
Buying a genuine item from a local store means you’ve got support every step of the way – ask as many questions as you need before, during and after you’ve purchased the product. If you’re local to one of our stores, you can even come in store and spend time testing out a display model of the camera. At Parramatta Cameras, we’re all photographers so you can rely on us for honest, first hand advice.
- Complying with Australian standards
Grey import items are intended for sale in designated countries overseas – so may not have the appropriate power outlet or voltage for use within Australia – meaning you may then need to purchase replacements for these important accessory items
- Protections under Australian Law
Goods purchased overseas may not be covered under the rights you’re entitled to under Australian Law with the ACCC – such as getting refund for change of mind, or a repair if the product arrives to you damaged or faulty. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) warn that “when dealing with internationally based companies, you may not be protected by Australian law.”*
- No Hidden Taxes
It’s worth noting, some grey import retailers have their warehouses overseas – so the price you pay may not include GST. When the product then arrives in Australia you may be responsible for paying the GST before customs will release the item to you. Think of it as a hidden cost.
- Manufacturer Benefits
Things such as loyalty programs (such as Nikon’s My Nikon Life), cashback promotions, and professional equipment servicing programs such as Canon’s CPS (which includes priority service, and in some cases free loan of equipment while your gear is under service) are only offered on items purchased with a full manufacturer’s warranty.
- Ability to claim TRS
Australian stock product means full eligibility for the TRS Scheme, as well as ability to claim GST for eligible businesses. For eligible customers this means a claim back of the 10% GST paid on purchase, which is a significant saving in cost.
What are the risks of buying grey market products?
- No manufacturer warranty
Many grey market resellers advertise a "local warranty" on their products. It’s important to make a clear distinction between “Local Warranty” and “Genuine Manufacturer's Warranty” with the latter being exclusively available through official Australian stock resellers such as Parramatta Cameras. In the case of the former, the warranty is only supported by the grey market reseller themselves and in many situations the repair process involves your item being sent overseas to be repaired and then sent back resulting in long turnaround times and increased chances of damage, loss and other complications. Conversely, repairs on Australian stock items (with a Genuine Manufacturer's Warranty) are repaired only by authorised repairers of the particular product in Australia, ensuring that the repair is performed correctly and quickly.
- No local customer or technical support
Many grey importers will not offer local customer or technical support, meaning if you have any technical questions during or after you’ve purchased an item, it can be hard to get the answers you need accurately and on time
- Product could be fake or have fake accessories or parts
We have heard cases of customers receiving fake products from grey import retailers, or receiving fake accessories such as batteries and chargers that are from a third party manufacturer and may not work with the camera
- Not complying with Australian Standards
Batteries and chargers from overseas may not comply with Australian standards and can cause electrocution or destruction of the battery or camera as they may have a different voltage output
- Hidden Fees
Many grey market resellers charge higher shipping fees. Additionally as mentioned above, you’re obliged to pay GST and customs duty on all imported items (which is 5% customs duty + 10% GST on most products, more information on these fees can be found here).
- No Protection
Because in most cases grey-market resellers are overseas businesses that you’re purchasing from, they’re not bound by the Australian Consumer Law. This basically means they’re not legally obliged to honour an advertised warranty, supply products in new condition or supply them at all. As result there have been many cases of unlucky consumers being caught out; receiving used or refurbished products, had parts missing from the package and never receiving a purchased item at all. In these situations, the consumers have no-one to appeal to (such as the ACCC) as such entities are powerless outside the borders of Australia
- Illegitimate serial numbers
We have heard of numerous cases of customers who have bought products, and upon contacting the Australian distributor, finding that the serial number is not a genuine Serial number, within Australia or world wide.For instance, we have know of cases where Nikon DSLR bodies where there serial number actually was for a lens; and also cases where serial numbers on item packaging is different to the camera/lens inside. In the case of an insurance claim for loss or damage this will often mean a risk of the insurer rejecting the claim due to serial number issues.
What is an example of an authorised camera purchase?
Let's consider Canon for a second. Canon Inc. have an authorised distributor in Australia (Canon Australia). Canon Australia then supplies genuine stock to authorised retailers like Parramatta Cameras, who then supply the customers of Australia. This is an authorised camera purchase and the stock would come with full manufacturers warranty from Canon Australia, as well as being eligible for cash backs and other manufacturer promotions. Plus, you get to hang out with us!
What is an example of a grey market camera purchase?
Canon Inc. have an authorised distributor in China (with stock intended only for the Chinese market). This distributor in China then supplies this stock globally to retailers anywhere in the world. As such, the stock then gets sold to an Australian retailer and shipped to Australia, to be sold in an Australian retail store. The stock is then purchased by an Australian customer – meaning the stock purchased is grey stock - as it was only intended for sale within China, not overseas.
As with so many other things, the devil is in the detail. Whether it’s 18% grey or 100% grey, it’s not going to be covered by a manufacturer’s warranty, and you never know what might happen if the goods arrive to you faulty, or what hidden fees and taxes you might be liable for.
Grey Market Importers Online - Beware!
Grey Market Importers do not purchase their cameras from Australian suppliers. This means that should your item prove faulty within the warranty period you may need to return the product to an overseas address (which can take months) or your item may be repaired by someone who has not been certified to perform such work.