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Does the Panasonic HC-V180 Have a Recording Time Limit?

Yes, the Panasonic HC-V180 has a recording limit based on time.

This post tells you what this is and also addresses another unexpected way the camera might turn off…

How Long Does The Panasonic HC-V180 Record Before Stopping?

The maximum continuously recordable time on the Panasonic HC-V180 is about 6 hours.

When the recording reaches 6 hours the recording will automatically pause and then resume after a few seconds have passed. 

If you plan to record for more than 6 hours you should be aware of this momentary pause in recording.

This information can be found on page 133 of the operating instructions.

My Panasonic HC-V180 Automatically Turns Off Unexpectedly

If your Panasonic HC-V180 is turning off unexpectedly you might have the ‘Economy’ settings turned on. 

With Economy (Batt) set to ON, the camera will automatically turn off after 5 minutes have passed without any operation. This is if the camera is just being powered by a battery pack.

With Economy (AC) set to ON, the camera will automatically turn off after 15 minutes have passed without any operation. This is if the camera is being powered by the AC adapter.

To change these settings to ‘OFF’ do the following:

  1. In your ‘Menu’ go to ‘Setup’ 
  1. Find and select the ‘Economy (AC)’ and set this to ‘OFF’
  1. Also in the ‘Setup’ menu find and select ‘Economy (BATT)’ and set this to ‘OFF’

It’s particularly useful to know how to do this if you are using your Panasonic HC-V180 for livestreaming.


We hope you found this post useful.

You should now know the recording limits on the Panasonic HC-V180.

To summarise, the maximum continuously recordable time for one single video is about 6 hours on the Panasonic HC-V180.

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