Compact and Slim Design Weighing Less than 6oz / 162g
Filled with versatile functions, this stylish, compact body is fun and easy to carry around. The unique grip form minimizes shooting fatigue. Shooting is stable because you can easily hold the HX-DC3 with one hand.
High-Quality Image Engine
This High-Quality Image Engine enables both excellent image quality and a compact body. Its image-processing algorithms and architecture are designed for high-speed processing, signal processing systems are optimized for noise reduction, and power consumption is reduced.
Stunning Full-HD Video Recording
The HX-DC3 renders images in breathtaking Full-HD (1920 x 1080) beauty, so you can save your memories in stunning image quality and watch them on a big screen TV.
* “Full-HD video with 1920 x 1080 pixels” in Panasonic Camcorder refers to video recordings with 1920 pixels in the horizontal direction and 1080 pixels in the vertical direction.
Creative Control comprises 12 filters in all — Miniature Effect, One Point Color, Old Movie, Time Lapse Rec,* Ghost Effect,* Fish-eye Effect, HDR Paint,** Soft Skin, Monochrome, Sepia, Vivid, and Soft — for highly expressive still and video images. Recorded data can also be retouched.***
* Not available for photo recording.
** Not available for video recording.
*** Retouching can be used with eight types: One Point Color, Old Movie, Fisheye Effect, Soft Skin, Monochrome, Sepia, Vivid and Soft.
Intelligent 15x Zoom and Active Image Stabilizer
In addition to an optical 5x zoom, the High-Quality Image Engine of the HX-DC3 lets you shoot videos with a maximum 15x Intelligent Zoom* with no image quality degradation. Active Image Stabilizer enables handheld zooming without blurring. You get a flexible shooting range, from wide-angle to dynamic zooming.
* When the Active Image Stabilizer is turned on, the zoom is 12x. When shooting photos, the maximum zoom is 5x (2-megapixel / 16:9).
16-Megapixel Still Picture Recording
The HX-DC3 captures even tiny details in 16-megapixel high-resolution still pictures. Depending on the situation, you can flexibly shoot either high-quality 16-megapixel photos or Full-HD videos. You can also capture 2-megapixel still images while recording a video by simply pressing the Photo Shooting Button.*
* Varies depending on the video mode used for shooting.
iA (Intelligent Auto)
This powerful function senses the shooting conditions and automatically makes the settings and activates functions that will deliver optimal results. iA does the bothersome settings for you and makes it easy to capture beautiful, well-focused images.
* The functions included in iA may not be applied when conditions do not call for them.
Panorama makes it possible to shoot a horizontal / vertical panoramic image with consequent shots taken by overlaying the previous picture.
Turn 360° while shooting. This lets you capture expansive
scenery in a single still image.
HDR Backlight Compensation
Easily take photos with the optimal exposure. Three images taken at different exposures are combined to record one optimal still image while suppressing blown highlights and blocked shadows.
Natural-looking images can be captured even when shooting against the light.