Panasonic VX985M 4K Video Camera



  • 1/2.3-inch BSI Sensor
  • Leica Dicomar Lens
  • Crystal Engine 4K 
  • 4K Video Recording
  • 4K Photo
  • In-Camera 4K Cropping
  • Wireless Multi Camera
  • 3", 460k-dot Wide LCD Monitor
  • Optical 20x Zoom
  • 5-Axis Hybrid O.I.S +
  • Level Shot Function
  • Cinema Like Effect
  • SD Memory Card Slot

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Small enough to comfortable handling, the Panasonic HC-VX985M 4K Video Camera performs huge to digitally save those precious memories. With the help of the 1/2.3-inch BSI Sensor as well as the Crystal Engine 4K, this device is capable of 4K Video Recording that can be enhanced with In-Camera 4K Cropping to remove unwanted elements on frame. Meanwhile, the impressive Leica Dicomar Lens helps in capturing 4K Photo quality in every image. Bring the focus closer to the subject via the Optical 20x Zoom and correct the tilting of captured images using the Level Shot Function. Sharper details can also be implemented via HDR Video. Live previews can also be seen through the 3inch, 460k-dot Wide LCD Monitor while the Wireless Multi Camera function allows the creation of unique footages from different angles. Activate any of the four Cinema Like Effect modes to add professional-level shooting effects and reduce video blur despite camera shaking through the 5-Axis Hybrid O.I.S +. To make sure that all videos are saved, place ample storage space in its SD Memory Card Slot.

4K Video Quality
These high-definition 4K images will still look great 10 years from now. And the remarkable performance that allows this camcorder to support 4K recording also saves the joy of those once-in-a-lifetime moments with the highest possible quality.

In-Camera 4K Cropping
When zooming takes your subjects out of the frame, or causes hand-shake, 4K Cropping solves the problem. Cutouts using post auto/manual tracking or post stabiliser with Full HD quality from 4K images can be easily done using only the camera, entirely after shooting.

Wireless Multi Camera
Enjoy a new kind of shooting style that lets you add even more emotion to your movies. Using Wi-Fi, you can link to as many as three smartphones and simultaneously record up to two of them as sub-windows. This lets you shoot from a variety of angles and viewpoints, to capture a higher level of emotional impact.

High Quality Core Technologies
In addition to rendering crisp images, the remarkable LEICA Dicomar lens produces the subtle nuances and shading that LEICA lenses are renowned for, with minimized ghosting or flaring. And by increasing the read-out speed, the advanced BSI Sensor with approximately 8M effective pixels suppresses distortion for accurate images. The Crystal Engine 4K features a high-speed, large-scale integrated circuit to process the huge volume of 4K data quickly and accurately while reducing noise.

Professional effects
While shooting with Slow and Quick Video at MP4 1080/28M format, you can combine slow and quick motion for active scenes to achieve pro-like effects.

Suspenseful scenes
Dolly Zoom in MP4 1080/28M format zooms in on the background only while maintaining the subject's size to express feelings such as confusion, distress or surprise.

Emotional masterpiece
With smooth Slow Motion Video at MP4 1080/28M format, you can turn everyday scenes into works of art.

Dramatic touches
Normally difficult to accomplish manually, slow zooming is easy with Slow Zoom, which lets you express emotional shifts in your subjects.




  • 1/2.3-inch BSI Sensor
  • Leica Dicomar Lens
  • Crystal Engine 4K 
  • 4K Video Recording
  • 4K Photo
  • In-Camera 4K Cropping
  • Wireless Multi Camera
  • 3", 460k-dot Wide LCD Monitor
  • Optical 20x Zoom
  • 5-Axis Hybrid O.I.S +
  • Level Shot Function
  • Cinema Like Effect
  • SD Memory Card Slot

Panasonic VX985M 4K Video Camera


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)
  •  [Still Image] 7.00 megapixels [3:2]
  •  [Still Image] 8.29 megapixels [16:9]
  •  [Still Image] 6.22 megapixels [4:3]


Image Sensor

Optical Zoom 20x
  • Focal Length 4.08 – 81.6 mm
  • 35 mm Film Camera Equivalent [Motion Image] 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


Focal Length 35 mm Film Camera Equivalent [Motion Image]

CAMERA SECTION Standard Illumination 1400 lx
Minimum Illumination 2 lx (Scene Mode Low Light 1/25), 1 lx (Night Mode (Color)), 0 lx (Night Mode (IR))
Focus Auto / Manual
Zoom Intelligent Zoom
  • OFF 20x
  • 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
Iris 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) Yes
Creative Control (Except 4K Mode) Miniature Effect, Silent Movie, 8mm Movie, Time Lapse Rec
RECORDING SECTION 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
  • AVCHD 1080/50p (28Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/50p)
  • AVCHD PH (24Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/50i)
  • AVCHD HA (17Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/50i)
  • AVCHD HG (13Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/50i)
  • AVCHD HE (5Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/50i)
  • MP4 2160p/25p(72M) (72Mbps / VBR), (3840 x 2160)
  • MP4 2160p/24p(72M) (72Mbps / VBR), (3840 x 2160)
  • MP4 1080p/50p(50M) (50Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080)
  • MP4 1080p/50p(28M) (28Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080)
  • MP4 1080p/24p(50M) (50Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080)
  • MP4 720p/25p(9M) (9Mbps / VBR), (1280 x 720)
iFrame 960 x 540/25p (28Mbps / VBR)
Actual Recordable Time with Supplied Battery Approx 
  • 45 min (4K MP4)
  • 55 min (50p mode)
  • 55 min (PH mode)
  • 55 min (HA mode)
  • 55 min (HG mode)
  • 55 min (HE mode)
  • 50 min (2160p/24p)
  • 1 h 0 min (1080p/24p)
  • 50 min (MP4 50M)
  • 55 min (MP4 28M)
  • 1 h 0 min (MP4 720p)
  • 1 h 0 min (iFrame)
Thumbnail Display 20 thumbnails/page, 9 thumbnails/page, 1 thumbnail/page
Audio Recording System
  • AVCHD: Dolby Audio (5.1ch / 2ch)
  • iFrame, MP4: AAC (2ch)
Microphone 5.1ch Surround, Zoom, Focus and Stereo Microphone
Speaker Dynamic type
STILL IMAGE SECTION 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)


GENERAL SECTION 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 (2.559 x 2.874 x 5.472 inch)
Weight (w/o battery and SD card) Approx. 352g (0.776 lb)
LCD Monitor 3.0-inch Wide LCD monitor (460,800 dots)
Touch Panel Yes

View Finder

Manual Ring / Dial Yes (Dial)
Interface AV Yes
HDMI Yes (micro)
Microphones (stereo mini) Yes
Headphone (stereo mini) Yes
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
USB Charge Yes
LED Video Light Yes
Accessory Shoe Yes (cold)
Lens Cover Yes (Auto)
On-Screen Display Language English, Chinese Traditional, Chinese Simplified, Thai, Arabian, Persian, Hindi
Wi-Fi Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Frequency 2.4GHz band



AC Cable

DC Cable Yes (USB Type)
Rechargeable Battery Pack Yes (1,940mAh)
Battery Charger No Specifications
IR RemoteNo Specifications
HDMI Cable Yes (micro)
AV Multi Cable No Specifications
AV CableNo Specifications
Shoe adaptor Yes
Lens Hood Yes
USB Cable Yes
Editing Software HD Writer AE 5.4 (Download)
Barcode # 8887549672330
Brand Panasonic
Unit Of Measure ea

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