Getting more video done is the strength of the Panasonic HC-WXF991. This camera brings together many of the features we look for in professional cameras with manual control for exposure, zoom, focus and white balance in addition to some innovative in-camera controls and effects.
The viewfinder of the Panasonic HC-WXF991 has a secondary camera that can swivel for picture-in-picture video of the operator or a second perspective. We also took notice of the in-camera editing options and are pleased with the amount of production this camera can provide. After shooting in 4K, we can zoom in on the subject and get more options for a 1920 x 1080 image, or we can pan across a scene by setting start and end points. This feature can also be used to make our image more stable. Our creative juices are flowing with the combination of 4K and the secondary camera for behind the scenes or picture-in-picture video. Plus, the high dynamic range mode will make this feel even closer to a professional cinema camera without leaving the sub-$1,000 price bracket. We are pleased to bestow the Panasonic HC-WXF991 our Best Camera of CES 2016 award.