Supply is limited, please call for availability.

Panasonic® 4K Ultra HD Camcorder

Model #: HC-VX870K
Panasonic Electronics
At a Glance
4K Video Recording — Preserve Your Memories in All Their Beauty with 4K Ultra HD. With four times the resolution of Full-HD, 4K (3,840 x 2,160) delivers true-to-life imaging for a wide variety of shooting situations, in ultra-high definition.
Call for Best Price
$99,999.00Save $NaN

Get to know this product.

4K Video Recording — Preserve Your Memories in All Their Beauty with 4K Ultra HD

With four times the resolution of Full-HD, 4K (3,840 x 2,160) delivers true-to-life imaging for a wide variety of shooting situations, in ultra-high definition.

4K Photo Mode — For Capturing Magical Moments in High Resolution

4K photo mode makes it easy to create high-resolution prints from individual in-camera, 4K video playback screen grabs. Recording in 4K lets you capture, print and enjoy spur-of-the-moment images often missed with traditional photography.

Wireless Twin Camera

Now you can use Your smartphone as a Sub Camera. Using your smartphone's Wi-Fi, you can shoot from two angles at the same time. And because you're shooting with two different cameras, you shoot from any distance or angle you choose for a variety of Picture-in-Picture images.

HDR (High Dynamic Range) Movie

Capture clear Shots with Excellent Detail in Both Bright and Dark Areas. By combining two images taken with different exposure times, the HDR Movie function suppresses blown highlights and blocked shadows for crisper, clearer videos. This is the world's first consumer camcorder to feature the HDR Movie function. Even in difficult shooting situations, such as backlighting, you can easily record true-to-life videos with excellent gradation.

20x Optical Zoom with 4-Drive Lens System

By driving each lens group separately, drive ranges are reduced to deliver high-image quality and high-powered zooming. It also keeps the body compact, even with a 20x optical zoom and 4K definition.

Baby Calendar / Stop Motion Animation Assist

Simply set the baby's name and birthday to display thumbnail images of scenes recorded on and around that date, making it easy to find the scenes you want. By moving the subject slightly and shooting still images, you can create a unique animated slideshow. Previously taken photos are displayed with an onion skin effect for easy layering.

Creative Control

Filter effects – Miniature Effect, 8mm Movie, Silent Movie and Time Lapse Recording – let you shoot impressive video recordings to match the shooting situation.

Full-HD Slow Motion Video

Records Full-HD (1920 x 1080) at 120 fps. And the Intelligent Frame Creation of the Crystal Engine interpolates to an equivalent of 240 fps, for smooth slow motion. Easily switch to slow motion while recording with a simple touch on the LCD screen.

High-Quality Sound Recording

Wind Shield Zoom Microphone — A special damping material between the mic and mic net suppresses wind noise for clear recording.

High-Quality Audio Parts — Four 6mm-diameter, high-S/N mics and aluminum electrolytic capacitors reduce sound distortion and increase clarity.

High-Quality Core Technologies

Leica Dicomar Lens — In addition to rendering crisp images, this remarkable lens produces the subtle nuances and shading that Leica lenses are renowned for.

8M BSI Sensor — Increasing the readout speed, this advanced sensor suppresses the rolling shutter distortion.

Crystal Engine 4K — This high-speed LSI processes the massive volume of 4K data quickly and accurately while reducing noise.

4K High-Precision AF

An image sensor with 60-fps readout and a precise focus lens drive for 4K images enable superior focusing speed, stability and tracking performance. Complex 4K focusing is also automated for comfortable framing of stunning 4K shots.

Level Shot Function

Level Shot automatically detects and corrects tilting in images. It can be adjusted to three different levels — OFF, Normal or Strong — depending on shooting conditions. 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S.+ from wide-angle to powerful zoom shots, HYBRID O.I.S. + uses five-axis correction to suppress blurring. It lets you capture crisp, clear images in nearly any shooting situation.

Multi Manual Dial

By pushing or rotating the manual dial, you can easily adjust functions, like focusing and changing the iris.

Adjustable Items:

  • Focus
  • White Balance Mode
  • Shutter Speed
  • Iris
  • Sharpness
  • Color Saturation
  • White Balance Fine
  • Brightness

Night Mode

Infrared rays and IR-LED lighting let you shoot in the dark (0 lux). You can capture nighttime images without waking the baby up.

Remote Pan Tilt Cradle (optional)

Connect to an optional cradle to rotate the camera automatically. The motion sensor and Face Recognition function automatically capture faces at parties. You can also register shooting angles in advance to switch from your smartphone. The camera even watches over pets when you're not home. You can operate the camcorder remotely from your smartphone or tablet with the Panasonic Image App.

Wi-Fi Functions

One-touch Connection — NFC lets you instantly connect a smartphone or tablet to the camcorder with just one touch. Even without an NFC phone, QR codes are provided to make Wi-Fi settings.

Remote Shooting / Remote View — The "Panasonic Image App" lets you use a smartphone or tablet as a real-time remote to control the camcorder from a distance. View photos and video directly from the camcorder on a smartphone or tablet, and upload to a SNS site.

Real-Time Broadcasting — You can live-stream events on USTREAM as they are being recorded in Full-HD resolution

Baby Monitor — Check on the baby anytime from anywhere with a smartphone or tablet. Push Notification sends an instant alert when the audio sensor detects the baby waking or crying.

Home Monitoring - When you are away from home, your camcorder can record high-quality live video and you monitor and speak to your family or pets at home from your smartphone or tablet.

Auto Transfer (Wireless PC Copy) — Images are transferred from your camcorder to your PC via the wireless access point at home.

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. Wireless TV Playback - An access point at home can be used to transfer data wirelessly to the TV or a tablet in the living room, or other rooms in the house.

Product Highlights

  • Future-proofed 4K Ultra HD video recording with exclusive 4K photo pause-and-capture of any frame
  • Connect second smartphone video camera wirelessly for a picture-in-picture video effect
  • Exclusive high-dynamic range feature reduces bright and dark spots for a professional look

Sensor For Main Camera

Image Sensor1/2.3" BSI MOS Sensor
Total Pixels18.91 megapixels
Effective Pixels (Motion Image)4K: 8.29 megapixels [16:9], Full-HD: 6.10 megapixels [16:9], Level Shot Function OFF or Normal
Effective Pixels (Still Image)7.00 megapixels [3:2]
Effective Pixels (Still Image)8.29 megapixels [16:9]
Effective Pixels (Still Image)6.22 megapixels [4:3]

Lens For Main Camera

F ValueF1.8 (WIDE) / F3.6 (TELE)
Optical Zoom20x
Focal Length4.08 – 81.6 mm
35 mm Film Camera Equivalent (Motion Image)4K: 30.8 – 626 mm [16:9], Full-HD: 37.0 – 752 mm [16:9], Level Shot Function OFF or Normal
35 mm Film Camera Equivalent (Motion Image)34.5 – 690.3 mm [3:2]
35 mm Film Camera Equivalent (Motion Image)30.8 – 626 mm [16:9]
35 mm Film Camera Equivalent (Motion Image)37.6 – 752.8 mm [4:3]
Filter Diameter49 mm
Lens BrandLeica Dicomar Lens

Camera Section

Standard Illumination1400 lx
Minimum Illumination2 lx (Scene Mode Low Light 1/30), 1 lx (Night Mode (Color)), 0 lx (Night Mode (IR))
FocusAuto / Manual


Intelligent Zoom OFF20x
Intelligent Zoom ON4K: 25x, Full-HD: 40x
Digital Zoom60x / 1500x (The maximum value of zoom magnification can be set in two patterns)
White BalanceAuto / White Set / Sunny / Cloudy / Indoor1 / Indoor2

Shutter Speed

Motion Image[60p / 60i]
Motion ImageAuto Slow Shutter ON : 1/30 – 1/8000
Motion ImageAuto Slow Shutter OFF : 1/60 – 1/8000
Still Image1/2 – 1/2000
IrisAuto / Manual
Image StabilizerHYBRID O.I.S.+ with Active Mode, O.I.S. Lock, Level Shot Function
Creative ControlMiniature Effect, Silent Movie, 8mm Movie, Time Lapse Rec

Recording Section

Recording MediaSD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
Recording Format[AVCHD] AVCHD Progressive
Recording Format[iFrame / MP4] MP4
Compression MethodMPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Recording/ Playback Mode1080/60p (28Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/60p)
Recording/ Playback ModePH (24Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/60i)
Recording/ Playback ModeHA (17Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/60i)
Recording/ Playback ModeHG (13Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/60i)
Recording/ Playback ModeHE (5Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/60i)
Recording/ Playback ModeMP4/2160p(72M) (72Mbps / VBR), (3840 x 2160/30p)
Recording/ Playback ModeMP4/1080p(50M) (50Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/60p)
Recording/ Playback ModeMP4/1080p(28M) (28Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/60p)
Recording/ Playback ModeMP4/720p(9M) (9Mbps / VBR), (1280 x 720/30p)
Recording/ Playback ModeiFrame (28Mbps / VBR), (960 x 540/30p)
Actual Recordable Time with Supplied BatteryApprox. 50 min (60p mode)
Actual Recordable Time with Supplied BatteryApprox. 50 min (PH mode)
Actual Recordable Time with Supplied BatteryApprox. 50 min (HA mode)
Actual Recordable Time with Supplied BatteryApprox. 50 min (HG mode)
Actual Recordable Time with Supplied BatteryApprox. 50 min (HE mode)
Actual Recordable Time with Supplied BatteryApprox. 50 min (MP4 50M)
Actual Recordable Time with Supplied BatteryApprox. 50 min (MP4 28M)
Actual Recordable Time with Supplied BatteryApprox. 55 min (MP4 720p)
Actual Recordable Time with Supplied BatteryApprox. 55 min (iFrame)
Thumbnail Display20 thumbnails/page, 9 thumbnails/page, 1 thumbnail/page
Audio Recording SystemAVCHD: Dolby Digital (5.1ch / 2ch)
Audio Recording SystemiFrame, MP4: AAC (2ch)
Microphone5.1ch Surround, Zoom, Focus and Stereo Microphone
SpeakerDynamic type

Still Image Section

Recording FormatJPEG (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 Recording2160p: [16:9] 20.4 megapixels (6016 x 3384), 8.3 megapixels (3840 x 2160)
Simultaneous RecordingOther than 2160p: [16:9] 14.0 megapixels (4992 x 2808), 2.1 megapixels (1920 x 1080)

General Section

Power Supply3.6V (Battery) / 5.0V (AC Adaptor)
Power ConsumptionMax. 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. 353g (0.778 lb)
LCD Monitor3.0" Wide LCD monitor (460,800 dots)
Touch PanelYes
Manual Ring / DialYes (Dial)


HDMIYes (micro)
Microphones (stereo mini)Yes
Headphone (stereo mini)Yes
USB2.0 Hi-Speed
USB ChargeYes
LED Video LightYes
Accessory ShoeYes (cold)
Lens CoverYes (Auto)
On-Screen Display LanguageEnglish, French, Spanish, Chinese Traditional


StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Frequency2.4GHz band

Standard Accessory

AC AdaptorYes
DC CableYes (USB Type)
Rechargeable Battery PackYes (1,940mAh)
HDMI CableYes (micro)
Shoe adaptorYes
Lens HoodYes
USB CableYes
Editing SoftwareHD Writer AE 5.2 (Download)

Misc. Specs

Depth (in.)5.47
Width (in.)2.56
Height (in.)2.87
Digital Zoom60x / 1500x
WarningProposition 65 Warning for California Residents