The Panasonic HC-V550 HD Camcorder with 50x optical zoom and built-in Wi-Fi is a user-friendly, lightweight camcorder for users looking to creative stunningly smooth 1080p HD movies. Capture family members at a distance or bring faraway subjects in focus, the Panasonic HC-V550 boasts a versatile 50x optical zoom and up to a high-powered Intelligent 90x Zoom. The Level Shot Function has been improved greatly and automatically detects and corrects the tilting of captured images. Built-in Wi-Fi allows you to view what the camcorder sees using a smartphone or tablet, which is especially useful for parents who want to monitor their children as they sleep whilst being in another room. The Push Notification function alerts the smartphone or tablet if a sound is detected, and you can even speak over the monitor to get them back to bed without having to lift a finger.
- Full HD movie recording
- 50x Optical Zoom, 28mm wide to 1400mm
- 90x Intelligent Zoom
- 5 Axis Hybrid Optical Imaging Stabilization keeps hand held shots steady
- NFC enabled WiFi connects with your mobile and home devices
- Level Shot Function automatically corrects the horizon in your shot
- Backside Illuminated Image Sensor
- Built-in Creative Control Modes
- Baby Monitor function
Intelligent 90x Zoom /Optical 50x Zoom
Equipped with Intelligent 90x Zoom/Optical 50x Zoom. This model lets you easily shoot distant subjects that are too far away to capture clearly with conventional zoom functions.
Level Shot Function
The Level Shot function automatically detects and corrects the tilting of captured images. 2014 models use hybrid processing based on an acceleration sensor plus a gyro sensor to improve tilt tracking by 30% for more stable shooting. Images are more level even when shooting in an unstable or awkward position, such as low angle or high angle.
Remote Pan Tilt Cradle
Connect to a Remote Pan Tilt Cradle, and you can make the camera rotate automatically.The motion sensor and face recognition function allow you to automatically capture video of everyone’s faces at parties and other gatherings.The motion sensor even lets you use the camera to watch over pets when you are not home.You can operate directly from the camcorder, or use remote control with the Panasonic Image App.
Using Wi-Fi, you can check on the baby with a smartphone or tablet in another room. The Push Notification function alerts the smartphone or tablet if a voice sensor detects the baby waking up and making a sound, and you can even speak to the baby over the monitor.
High Sensitivity Sensor
The combination of the newly developed High Sensitivity Sensor and the Crystal Engine PRO, with its superb noisereduction performance, records bright, high-quality, and low-noise images in both bright and dim lighting situations. Beautiful images can be recorded under a variety of situations, including indoor shooting and night scenery shooting.
The wide shooting range expands the breadth of photographic expression, extending. This makes it possible to capture everything from panoramic scenery to telephoto images for obtaining dynamic images of subjects at a distance.
5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S.+
HYBRID O.I.S. + uses five-axis correction to thoroughly suppress blurring all the way from wide-angle to powerful zoom shots. This lets you capture crisp, clear images, without blurring, in almost every shooting situation.
10.0-megapixel Still Picture Recording
Still Picture Recording mode lets you shoot with a maximum resolution of 10 megapixels.* * For images recorded with a 16:9 aspect ratio.
Remote Shooting /Remote View
The “Panasonic Image App” lets you use a smartphone or tablet as a live-view remote controller and operate the camcorder from a
distance. Videos and photos inside the camera can be viewed on a smartphone or tablet, and uploaded to an SNS site.
When you are away from home, you can monitor and record there with high-quality live video, and speak to your family or pets using your smartphone or tablet.
Highlight Playback and Easy Share
You can enjoy Highlight Playback with a smartphone or tablet right after shooting. Favorite scenes can be shared on SNS with simple drag and drop operation.
Highlight Photo Collage
Create a highlight photo collage with the best scenes picked out automatically from video.
One-Touch Connection with NFC
Without bothersome initial settings, NFC lets you connect a smartphone or tablet to the camcorder in one touch. Even without NFC, you can use QR code to make Wi-Fi settings quickly and easily.
Real Time Broadcasting
Built-in Wi-Fi function enables Real Time Broadcasting of important events via Ustream. This lets you deliver live images to people with Internet access around the world. There is also a function to send e-mail to notify the start of broadcasting to preregistered e-mail addresses.
3.0-inch Wide Touch LCD
The easy-to-view 7.5 cm / 3.0" wide LCD screen allows fingertip touch-operation. You get smooth intuitive operation and don't have to take your eyes off of the LCD screen.
Filter effects - Miniature Effect, 8mm Movie, Silent Movie and Time Lapse Recording - makes it possible to shoot impressive video recordings that are matched to the shooting situation.
iA (intelligent Auto) / iA Plus Mode
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This powerful function senses the shooting conditions and automatically makes the settings and activates functions that deliver optimal results. In addition, the iA Plus Mode enables you to adjust exposure compensation and white balance by just push the button on the LCD.
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||Hi-Speed USB 2.0, AV, HDMI
|Digital Zoom (x)
||AC Adapter, DC Cable, Battery Pack, HDMI Cable, USB Cable, HD Writer Software
|Optical Zoom (x)
||AVCHD Progressive, MP4
||SD, SDHC, SDXC
|Screen Size (Inches)
||53 x 61 x 116 mm
Buy Now Pay Later
With our no deposit Buy Now Pay Later option, pay nothing for six months when you spend £250 or more, then either settle the cash price in full by paying a £29.00 settlement fee, or choose to spread the cost over 36 months at 19.9% APR Representative. Please see the repayment example below to see how much purchasing this item on finance would cost.
|Item Value (Cash Price)
|Total Amount Credit
||35 x £15.62
|Total Amount Payable
|Annual Rate of Interest
Are you eligible for finance?
Applicants must be:
- Aged 18 years or older from the application date
- In permanent UK residence for a minimum of three years
- Fulfil at least one of the following employment criteria:
- In regular, permanent employment.
- Retired from regular employment - With a minimum age of 50.
- Not working through disability.
Note: All applicants will be subject to a credit reference check by the lender.
Credit is subject to application and status. Warehouse Express Ltd trading as Wex Photographic act as credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance act as the lender.
Can I repay early? If so how?
No repayments are scheduled in the initial six-month deferral period. However, it is possible to pay off the loan, either by way of a lump sum or in smaller amounts. If the loan is fully repaid within the six-month deferral period, then no interest is payable, but a £29.00 early-settlement will be incurred. Such repayments may be made to Barclays Partner Finance by cheque, debit card or standing order. Unfortunately it is not possible to set up a direct debit within the deferral period. Further information on how to make such repayments will be set out in the loan agreement pack provided by Barclays Partner Finance.
What happens if I don't repay within the first six months (deferral period)?
Following the six month deferral period, Barclays Partner Finance will initiate a monthly direct debit payment for the remaining duration of the loan. Interest will be charged at a rate of 19.9% APR on outstanding balances (backdated to the first date of the loan). Late payment penalties and early repayment charges will apply from this point. Barclays Partner Finance will send a reminder letter approximately one month before the six month deferral period is due to elapse. Note: If you chose to spread the cost and pay monthly, interest is charged from the start of the loan, not from the start of the repayment period.
What will I receive from the finance provider (lender)?
Barclays Partner Finance will send a loan agreement pack approximately four weeks after delivery of the goods, confirming that the account has been activated and, from this point, it is possible to make repayments against the loan.
For further information on how our finance product work, see our Finance help section.
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† Once your application has been accepted, usually within minutes, we will immediately dispatch your equipment.