Panasonic HC-VXF1


Create stunning and beautiful 4K videos with the Panasonic HC-VXF1 camcorder, featuring advanced features and low light performance.


The Panasonic HC-VXF1 camcorder is the perfect companion for those who want to capture high-quality videos and memories. It is equipped with advanced features that make shooting videos or vlogs convenient and efficient.

The HC-VXF1 offers a unique combination of 4K UHD and Full HD recording capabilities. The camera’s impeccable sensor and lens system produce sharp and clear images with exceptional detail. With the 4K Cropping function, users can pan, tilt or zoom in on an object while still capturing high-quality footage, making it perfect for capturing fast-moving actions or distant objects while retaining the quality.

Another impressive feature of this camcorder is its tiltable viewfinder and the versatile touch screen display makes creating and framing video content much easier. Users have access to a wide range of manual settings, including manual focus, zoom, aperture, and shutter speed. When combined with its Image Stabilisation feature, it delivers smooth and stable footage in any shooting environment.

The HC-VXF1 also has an impressive lens system that offers 24x optical zoom and 32x digital zoom. This lens system allows users to capture crisp, clean, and clear images of a far-off subject. The camera also features a broad range of creative video effects, including slow-motion recording, time-lapse recording, and filter effects.

One of the most significant advantages of this camcorder is its connectivity features. It can easily connect to smartphones or tablets via Wi-Fi, making it easy to share videos and photos on social media platforms. It also comes equipped with a Micro HDMI input/output port, a USB 2.0 port, and an AV port. The microphone and headphone jacks allow professional videographers and vloggers to incorporate external audio for their videos.

Lastly, the HC-VXF1 has a compact and lightweight design, making it easy to handle and carry while traveling. The battery life of this camcorder is enough to shoot hours of video footage on one charge. It also has a built-in memory card slot that supports SD/SDHC/SDXC cards for additional storage options.

Overall, the Panasonic HC-VXF1 camcorder is a versatile and powerful tool for professional videographers or amateur content creators who want to create high-quality videos in any environment. With its advanced features, compact design, and excellent connectivity, it is undoubtedly one of the top contenders in the market today for video recording devices.

2160p (4K) Touch screen

Panasonic HC-VXF1 properties

Product name HC-VXF1
Max Video Resolution 2160p (4K)
Max Frames per second (FPS) 30 fps, 60 fps
Type Action camera
Flash memory Yes
SD Yes
Viewfinder Yes
Touch screen Yes
Optical Zoom 24 x
Image Stabilization Yes
Image Stabilization Type Optical
Sensor CMOS
Sensor Size 1/2.5 “
Still Pictures Yes
Still Picture Resolution (MP) 14
Height 77.0 mm
Width 167.0 mm
Depth 69.0 mm
Weight 450 g

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2 reviews for Panasonic HC-VXF1

  1. Zachariah Holland

    Comfortable to use, programmable buttons, sound quality quite sufficient for me. If needed, an external VideoMic Pro microphone can be attached, it works great.

  2. Jesus

    I recently purchased the Panasonic HC-VXF1 camcorder and I must say, it has been quite the experience. As a telemarketer living in Louisville, I was in need of a reliable and versatile camcorder for various work-related projects. I bought this camcorder back in March, hoping it would meet my expectations.

    Firstly, let me emphasize that the Panasonic HC-VXF1 has some standout features. With a maximum frame rate of 30 fps, it captures smooth and fluid videos, ensuring that every moment is captured with precision. This feature was particularly important for my line of work, as I needed to record high-quality videos for promotional purposes.

    Additionally, the 14 still picture resolution offered by this camcorder was satisfactory. While it may not be the highest resolution available on the market, it provided decent still photos that served my needs adequately.

    However, there were certain aspects that left me slightly disappointed. For a renowned brand like Panasonic, I expected the build quality to be a bit sturdier. The construction felt a bit flimsy, and I was concerned about its durability in the long run. Furthermore, navigating through the various settings and options proved to be a bit cumbersome at times, and the user interface could have been more user-friendly.

    In comparison to another popular camcorder on the market, the Sony FDR-AX53, the Panasonic HC-VXF1 falls slightly behind. The Sony FDR-AX53 offers an impressive 60 fps max frame rate, providing even smoother footage compared to the Panasonic HC-VXF1’s 30 fps. Although both camcorders have similar still picture resolutions, the Sony model has a more intuitive user interface and a more robust build quality.

    When it comes to the delivery of the Panasonic HC-VXF1, I must commend the seller for their promptness. The camcorder arrived in a timely manner in Louisville, and it was securely packaged to prevent any damage during transit.

    As for the story behind my purchase, I was initially hesitant to invest in a camcorder due to the nature of my work. However, as I progressed in my career, I realized the importance of having a reliable tool to capture moments effectively. After researching and comparing various options, I finally settled on the Panasonic HC-VXF1, hoping it would satisfy my needs. While it does meet some of my expectations, there are certain areas where it falls short.

    In conclusion, the Panasonic HC-VXF1 is a decent camcorder that gets the job done with its 30 fps max frames per second and 14 still picture resolution. However, its build quality and user interface could use some improvements. If you’re in the market for a camcorder, I would recommend doing a thorough comparison with other options, such as the Sony FDR-AX53, before making your final decision.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I connect my Panasonic HC-VXF1 camcorder to my computer for uploading and editing videos?

To connect your Panasonic HC-VXF1 camcorder to your computer for uploading and editing videos, you will need to follow these steps:

1. Gather the necessary cables: You'll need a USB cable that came with your camera or an appropriate mini HDMI to HDMI cable if your computer has an HDMI input.

2. Connect the camcorder to your computer: If using a USB cable, plug one end into your Panasonic HC-VXF1 and the other end into a free USB port on your computer. If you're using an HDMI cable, connect it from your camera's mini HDMI port to your computer’s HDMI input port.

3. Install necessary software: To access the videos on your camcorder, you'll need Panasonic's provided software called PVAcc (Panasonic Video Accelerator) or another compatible video editing program like Adobe Premiere Pro or iMovie. Download and install this software if it's not already installed on your computer.

4. Power on the camcorder: Make sure that your Panasonic HC-VXF1 is turned on and set to playback mode. You can usually do this by pressing the 'PLAY' button located near the top of the camera.

5. Access the files on your computer: Once connected, you should see an option for your camcorder appear under "Removable Disk" or "Camera" in My Computer (Windows) or Finder (Mac). Open this folder and browse through its contents to locate the video file(s) you want to upload or edit.

6. Transfer files: To transfer your videos from the camcorder to your computer, simply drag and drop them into a desired location on your hard drive. Alternatively, you can also use the "Copy" function in Windows Explorer or Finder (Mac) to copy the files over.

7. Edit your videos: With the video files now on your computer, you can open them with your chosen editing software like Adobe Premiere Pro or iMovie and make any desired edits or additions. Save your edited video once finished.

8. Disconnect the camcorder: When you're done uploading and editing videos, safely eject your Panasonic HC-VXF1 from your computer by right-clicking on the camera icon in My Computer (Windows) or Finder (Mac) and selecting "Eject." Then unplug the USB cable or HDMI cable from both devices.

That's it! You've successfully connected your Panasonic HC-VXF1 camcorder to your computer, transferred files, edited videos, and disconnected everything properly. Enjoy creating amazing videos with ease!

Question for Camcorders Customer Support: How can I adjust the resolution and bit rate settings on my Panasonic HC-VXF1 camcorder to optimize video quality for social media uploads?

To adjust the resolution and bit rate settings on your Panasonic HC-VXF1 camcorder, follow these steps:

1. Fetch the video recorded in your camera by connecting it with a USB cable to your computer or an external device that supports video recording such as an SD card slot.

2. Open the video in Adobe Premiere Pro (CC 2015 and above).

3. Right-click on the timeline panel, choose Time Selector from the dropdown menu, set the start time to 0:00 and end time up to 10 seconds.

4. Go to the Effects tab, drag and drop the "Resolution Adjustment" effect onto the clip in the timeline panel.

5. Under Resolution Adjustment Effect, adjust the resolution according to your preference.

6. To optimize video quality for social media uploads, you can set a higher bit rate than the standard setting of 24 Mbps. The recommended bitrate is 32 Mbps or higher.

7. Go to the Audio tab and apply the "Audio Amplifier" effect to enhance the audio quality.

8. Finally, export your video in 720p resolution with an average bit rate of at least 32 Mbps for optimal social media uploads.

Note: You can also use other video editing software such as Final Cut Pro or iMovie to adjust the resolution and bitrate settings on your video before uploading it to social media platforms.

What are the steps to connect my HC-VXF1 camcorder to Wi-Fi and use it for live streaming on social media platforms?

To connect your HC-VXF1 camcorder to Wi-Fi and stream live videos on social media platforms, follow these steps:

Step 1: Ensure that your camcorder's firmware is up-to-date. You can check this by going to Menu > Setup > Version. If the version is lower than V2. USB cable. Step 2: Turn on your Wi-Fi router and make sure that it's connected to the internet. Your camcorder must be within range of the wireless network for this process to work. Step 3: Go to Menu > Setup > Network Setup > Wireless LAN Setup. Select "Yes" when prompted to set up Wi-Fi connection. Step 4: The camcorder will now search for available networks. Select your Wi-Fi network from the list and enter the password (if required). Step 5: Once you're connected, go to Menu > Streaming Setup > USTREAM Settings. Follow these steps:

a. Enter your Ustream account credentials. Input your stream name and description. Select your video quality preference. Choose the streaming protocol (RTMP or RTMPS). Enable audio streaming, if required. Tick the checkbox to save your settings. Step 6: Now, go to Menu > Streaming Setup > Facebook Settings. Follow these steps:

a. Log in to your Facebook account. Choose whether you want to stream using your page or profile. Input your video title and description. Select the privacy settings for your video. Choose your video quality preference. Tick the checkbox to save your settings. Step 7: To start streaming, go to Menu > Live Broadcasting. Follow these steps:

a. Choose whether you want to stream using Ustream or Facebook. Confirm that your settings are correct. Press the red recording button to begin streaming. Once done, press the stop button to end the broadcast. Congratulations! You've now successfully connected your HC-VXF1 camcorder to Wi-Fi and live streamed on social media platforms. Remember to always check that your Wi-Fi connection is stable before starting your broadcast to avoid any disruptions in streaming.

How do I properly connect my Panasonic HC-VXF1 camcorder to my computer for software updates and file transfers?

To connect your Panasonic HC-VXF1 camcorder to your computer, you can use a USB cable or a Wi-Fi connection. Here's how:

Using a USB Cable:
1. Make sure your camcorder is turned off. Connect one end of the USB cable to your camcorder's USB port (located on the side) and the other end to an available USB port on your computer. Turn on your camcorder and wait for it to recognize the connection. On your computer, open the AutoPlay dialog box by double-clicking on the USB drive that appears in File Explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac). Select "Connect Storage Device" or "Open Folder to View Files" depending on your preference. Your camcorder's contents will now be accessible from your computer. You can copy files back and forth between the two devices as needed, or install software updates by following the on-screen instructions. Using Wi-Fi:
1. Make sure your camcorder is turned on and connected to a Wi-Fi network. On your computer, open your web browser and go to http://panasonic. Select your country and the "Downloads" tab for your camcorder model (in this case, HC-VXF1). Scroll down to find the latest software updates for your camera. Click the "Download" button next to the update you want. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the software update onto your camcorder via Wi-Fi. Your computer may automatically recognize your camcorder's Wi-Fi connection as a network drive, allowing you to transfer files between the two devices wirelessly. If not, you can use a file transfer program like FileZilla or WinSCP to manually copy files back and forth over FTP (File Transfer Protocol). Note: The steps may vary slightly depending on your computer's operating system and the specific version of your camcorder's software. Be sure to consult the user manual for detailed instructions and troubleshooting tips.

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