Panasonic HX-DC2 Camcorder Camera
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Panasonic HX-DC2 Camcorder Camera  (Grey)

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Highlights
  • Effective Pixels: 14.3 MP
  • Optical Zoom: 5 | Digital Zoom: 120x (Motion Image), 50x (Still Image)
  • Sensor Type: MOS | LCD Size: 3 inch
  • Max Shutter Speed: 1/10000
Description

From Panasonic’s popular HX Series of upright HD camcorders is the very compact and feature filled HX-DC2. With a purpose-built shape and design, this Panasonic camcorder makes an ideal travel companion that provides extreme ease of use while capturing high quality images and videos under a variety of situations. The advent of a powerful MOS image sensor gives this Panasonic camcorder an amazing sensor resolution of 14.3 megapixels. This high image resolution gives the HX-DC2 the ability to capture high quality still images as well as record full HD videos with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution.

One of the most innovative and unique features on this Panasonic camcorder is its twin shutter design, which has a single touch operation for still image and video capture at the same time. This means that you can capture still images at a reduced resolution without any interruption to on-going video recording. The captured high quality images are saved in the JPEG (DCF/Exif2.2) format while the video files are saved in the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 file format. The audio recording in the video mode is picked up by the camcorder’s built-in 2 channel stereo microphone and is saved in the ACC file format. 

The Panasonic HX-DC2 features an Active E.I.S or Electrical Image Stabilizer that makes sure that the captured images and videos appear clear with minimal blurring. This feature helps you to effectively use the camcorder in a variety of styles like shooting with full zoom or video recording while walking or running.

Body

This Panasonic camcorder sports a very compact and efficient design that has a body weight of only 162 g and an operational weight of 180 g which includes the battery and memory card. The HX-DC2 features a very user-friendly grip design which dedicated to providing you with steady single-hand shooting, which considerably increases its effectiveness in various shooting situations.

Featuring a 3 inch Wide LCD Screen with a 230,400 dot resolution, this camcorder has the added brilliance of a free-angle LCD. This provides a 285 degree field of screen rotation so that you can operate from almost any screen angle that you see fit. The memory device on this camcorder can be accessed through a memory card slot that is compatible SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards. This Panasonic camcorder gets its power from a rechargeable lithium-ion battery with a minimum capacity of 700mAh.

Performance

The HX-DC2 operates a lens with a focal length of 6.8 mm – 34 mm which has a 5x optical zoom capacity. Apart from the additional digital zoom of 50x (still imaging) and 120x (motion imaging), this Panasonic has a 15x Intelligent zoom function which gives you great magnification without any loss of quality. The iris type aperture on the camcorder has range of f/3.5 (Tele) – f3.7 (Wide), which gives you effective usage under variable lighting conditions. The nine-point autofocus system with a macro range 1 cm lets you take sharp images from wide open spaces to extreme close-up shots.

This Panasonic has a shutter speed that ranges from a 1/2 sec to 1/1500 sec for image capture and from 1/15 sec to 1/10000 for video recording. This with the inclusion of a built-in flash lets you capture dramatic images of moving objects or moments in low light situations.

Features & Connectivity

The Panasonic’s white balancing modes can be used to capture stunning images and videos with pre-set adjustments that are perfectly suited for a particular situation or lighting condition. Another brilliant feature on this camcorder is the Panorama mode which lets you shoot consecutive shots that are stitched together to create a dramatic 180 or 360 degree canvas of the desired surroundings. This panoramic image can also be either shot in the horizontal or vertical plane.

The Face Detection technology detects the amount of ambient light and automatically adjusts the exposure settings so the faces in the frame appear clear and sharp. The continuous burst mode on this HX-DC2 lets you capture up to 40 continuous 3 megapixel images with in 4 sec giving you a wide series of shots of a particular subject or incident. The HX-DC2 lets you transfer all your images and videos on your PC or laptop using its high-speed USB 2.0 port. This camcorder also features a composite AV out along with a mini HDMI port so you can relive those special moments on a standard or a high definition TV.

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Specifications
General
Sales Package
  • Camcorder, HD Writer VE1.0 Software, AC Adapter, USB Cable, Li-ion Rechargeable Battery, AV Cable
Model Name
  • HX-DC2
Type
  • Camcorder
Effective Pixel
  • 14.3 MP
Optical Zoom
  • 5
Maximum Shutter Speed
  • 1/10000 sec
Sensor And Sensitivity Features
Sensor Type
  • MOS
Sensor Size
  • 1/2.33 inch
Focus Features
Manual Focus
  • Yes
Digital Zoom
  • 120x (Motion Image), 50x (Still Image)
Lens & Exposure Features
Lens Focal Length
  • 6.8 - 34.0 mm
Aperture Range
  • F3.5 (W) - F3.7 (T)
Minimum Shutter Speed
  • 1/2 sec
Modes And Functions
Built-in Flash
  • Yes
HD Support
  • Yes
Delete Function
  • Yes
Macro Mode
  • Yes, 1 cm
Other Features
  • Zoom: 15x Intelligent Zoom, 12x W-range Zoom, 15x i.Zoom, HDR (Backlight Compensation, Paint), Panorama Mode, Intelligent Auto, 1400lx Standard Illumination, Minimum Illumination: 12lx (Scene Mode Off 1/30), 4lx (Low Light Mode 1/15), Shutter Speed: 1/30 - 1/10000 (Motion Image), 1/2 - 1/1500 (Still Image), 35 mm Film Camera Equivalent: Motion Image (W-range Zoom W Mode) 40.0 - 240.0 mm (16:9), 38.9 - 233.4 mm (4:3), Still Image 39.9 - 199.5 mm (16:9), 38.6 - 193.0 mm (4:3), Media Remaining Indication, Dynamic Type Speaker, 14.4 M Total Pixels, Creating Still Picture from Motion Picture, Auto Iris, Effective Pixels: Motion Image and Still Image 11.9 megapixels (16:9), 14.3 megapixels (4:3)
White Balancing
  • Auto, Manual, Sunny, Cloudy, Indoor 1, Indoor 2, Whiteset
Auto Mode
  • Yes
Audio And Video Features
Video Format
  • MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
Audio Video Interface
  • Audio / Video Output
Audio Format
  • AAC (2ch)
Image Features
Image Sizing
  • 4352 x 3264 (14 M)
Image Format
  • JPEG, DCF, EXIF 2.2
Image Stabilizer
  • Yes
Aspect Ratio
  • 16:9, 4:3
Face Detection
  • Yes
Continuous Shots
  • Yes, 40 Images in 4 sec
Other Resolution Features
  • Still Image (16:9): 4352 x 2448 (10 M), 3744 x 2106 (7.8 M), 2560 x 1440 (3.5 M), 1920 x 1080 (2.0 M), Still Image (4:3): 4352 x 3264 (14 M), 3744 x 2808 (10 M), 2560 x 1920 (5.0 M), 2048 x 1536 (3.0 M), 640 x 480 (0.3 M), PANORAMA : 360° Panorama Horizontal 14400 x 720, 180° Panorama Horizontal 7200 x 720, 360° Panorama Vertical 1280 x 14400, 180° Panorama Vertical 1280 x 7200, Simultaneous Recording (16:9): 1920 x 1080 (2.0 M), 1280 x 720 (0.9 M), Simultaneous Recording (4:3): 640 x 480 (0.3 M), Recording: 1920 x 1080 at 60i, 1920 x 1080 at 30p, 1280 x 720 at 60p, 1280 x 720 at 30p, 640 x 480 at 30p, 960 x 540 at 30p
Storage & Power Features
Upgradable Memory
  • Yes
Card Type
  • SD / SDHC / SDXC
Power Supply
  • 3.7 V DC (Battery), 5.0 V (USB)
Battery Type
  • Lithium Battery
Connectivity & Display Features
USB
  • Hi-speed USB 2.0
HDMI
  • HDMI Mini
Display Size
  • 3 inch
LCD Display
  • Wide LCD
LCD Display Image Resolution
  • 230,400 dots
Additional Features
Microphone
  • 2ch Stereo
OS
  • Windows 7 (32 bit, 64 bit): Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate (SP1), Windows Vista (32 bit): Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Ultimate (SP2), Windows XP (32 bit): SP3
Supported Languages
  • 10
Dimensions
Camera Body Weight
  • 180 g
Weight Without Battery
  • 162 g
Dimensions
  • 86.2 (W) x 120.8 (H) x 38.1 (D) mm
Warranty
Warranty Summary
  • Panasonic Camcorder products are covered with 3 years domestic warranty, including only manufacturing defects and services, but not defects due to mishandling.
Warranty Service Type
  • Customer needs to carry the product to the nearby Authorized Service Center to get the product repaired or inspected.
Covered in Warranty
  • Warranty of the product is limited to only manufacturing defect on camcorder body.
Not Covered in Warranty
  • Waterlogging, Physical damage (mishandling), accessories, software.
Ratings & Reviews
4.4
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5

Great product

This is great camcoder, I am loving it. Perfect for first time user with very vast features. This product is Made in Taiwan, comes with very good accessories like lens cover, charger etc. Also I got wristwatch as gift from Flipkart. As usual very fast delivery by Flipkart. Thanks to Flipkart team for such wonderful service.
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Suraj Deshpande

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Nov, 2012

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Value for Money

Tried many such product of similar type of different makes in past but Panasonic HX-DC2 Camcorder is awsome.Easy to use and handy Camcorder with stylish look.Thanks to Panasonic for coming up with such a beautiful product and Flipkart for prompt and customer friendly service
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Praveen Rama Shetty

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Dec, 2012

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impressive product

Hey ….. Very nice camcorder like all said, I bought this last year. it has amazing features and attractive design. Very impressive product of Panasonic.
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ashu keshwani

Dec, 2012

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A decent HD camera but not without issues

I bought this HX-DC2 last week mainly with the intention of uploading Youtube videos of my cooking, howtos etc. It's a very light and compact camera and the specs as per the product listing look very impressive. However, there are some practical issues.

- The battery life per recharge is hardly 50 minutes and that's very disappointing

- The tiny 4-way track button in that position is a bit annoying as it's somewhat difficult to operate. But you need it all the time.

- low light (even in a ...
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Ajith Edassery

Jun, 2013

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great one

guys this is the awesomestic camera.. dont buy HX- DC1 because in same price it has more great feature ... it has 5x optical only but splash!!!! it has 120x smart zoom ... from which u will just slightly low quality then optical but amazingly great quality then digital zoom ... and it will work both for you #1 as a camcorder #2 digicam ... lots of camera in this range dont hav good mega pixle but do have great zoom ... if u see the high price camcorders then u will find that they hav low opti...
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mohan singhal

Mar, 2012

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Budget Camera

I have used this camcorder for more than an year from now. Had taken many shots and videos. Its main pros are a) Easy to hold, slim and sleek b) Simple options c) good zooming d) decent price
Its main cons are a) No flash for videos big dissapointment b) Picture focus are bit grainy and takes time to focus for clarity c) night modes, sunset mode are awful no use. d) No spl options edging other cameras in 6k to 10k price band.

Overall its a budget conscious phone - if you have visioned DSLR ...
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Hari

Dec, 2013

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Panasonic HX-DC2

I bought this product a year back and amused by its versatile features, this product is capable of capturing still shots as well as video shots, extra memory card is available as attachment with the product, picture quality is good, but night shot is not clear especially when flush is used with little distance or outdoor, otherwise indoor photography may give you satisfaction at the end of the day. Slick body and portability is another advantage!
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Prasenjit Sanyal, Kolkata

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Nov, 2013

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Very nice

Dear frnds ...... this camcorder is the very good picture quality, Low light photo are also good and very faster than speed process. So am vary happy..plz go and buy it…..it’s a very good experience.
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Hidayat Khan

Nov, 2013

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Amazing Product , Worth purchasing !!!!!!!!

This Camera which comes from a reputed brand , it costs many bucks to people pocket. As there are some cool phones % cameras launched by Panasonic in recent days like T11 , P51 and LUmix . I'm opting for them as they comes with cool offers too.
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Monga

Nov, 2013

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Nice

This is one hell of a trendy and handy product that will serve you for a long time. I got it to gift to my sister and she is excited and tells me how great this product is all the time. It is nice time to visit Panasonic Brand Shop and check out their discounts on various electronic products.
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singh07anjan

Nov, 2013

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