As the follow-up to the SDR-S100, the Panasonic SDR-S150 builds on the success of its predecessor. Not only can you record MPEG2 video straight to an SD card (2GB card included), but the 3CCD image sensor and optical image stabilization work to ensure that your images look their best. The S150 also uses Panasonic's proprietary Quad-Density Pixel Distribution technology to convert the image signal. Providing four times the pixel density when recording still pictures, this lets the S150 capture 3.1-megapixel (2048 x 1512) still pictures. Plus, 1.5-second quick start and a wide, 2.8-inch LCD monitor make it easy to operate.
Leica Dicomar lens - World renowned image qualityThe Leica Dicomar lens was developed jointly by world renowned Leica Camera AG and Panasonic to clear stringent quality standards as an ideal lens system for camcorders. The multicoated lens is able to suppress diffused reflection. The S150's lens system has 12 elements in 8 groups, with 14 multicoated surfaces. It minimizes chromatic aberration caused by focal deviations in the light after it enters the lens. This suppresses both color bleeding and false color.
O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) - Suppresses hand-shake in both Motion and Still picturesThe O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) cancels the hand-shake effect by stabilizing the image that reaches the CCD. Unlike the electrical stabilization system, the optical stabilization system accompanies almost no deterioration and unnatural touchup, This also works for the still picture as MEGA O.I.S. and assure sharp, clear motion pictures and still pictures.
3CCD Camera System - Superior Color, Detail and GradationThe 3CCD camera system is used in most professional broadcast equipment. Each of the three primary colors is processed just the way it is. That means there is almost no light loss and the color information is accurate.
Panasonic Original Engine - High Picture Quality Even in LP ModeThe Advanced Pure Color Engine renders highly precise, life-like colors by processing each of the R, G and B signals from the three CCDS, while new noise shaping filters further improve processing precision. And the new Panasonic MPEG2 Engine achieves a level of recording quality in LP mode that approaches SP mode.
With TV: In Wide Mode, the S150 lets you capture shots that are perfect for a viewing on a wide-screen TV. With DVD Recorder: You can use a Panasonic DIGA DVD recorder to save images from the SD Memory Card onto the unit's built-in hard disk. With PC: With MotionSD STUDIO 1.1E software (a standard accessory), you can easily transfer data to a PC, perform non-linear editing, and save images onto a DVD disc. Plus, connect the S150 via a USB cable to a PC and launch Windows Messenger, and the S150 becomes a web camera. Use it for Internet teleconferencing or as a surveillance camera.
Easy Video Editing - Transferring data is as quick and easy as inserting the SD/SDHC Memory Card into a PC or as connecting with an included USB cable to a PC.
Editing with MotionSD Studio1.1E - Nonlinear Editing Right After RecordingThe bundled MotionSD STUDIO 1.1E software makes it easy to add titles, text and music, and to do nonlinear editing. You can create your own special productions. Multiple Storage - Easy to Save and Organize your EnjoymentThe MotionSD STUDIO 1.1E makes it easy to save images onto a DVD, convert them to MPEG4 files, and attach them to e-mail. You'll find many creative ways to use the motion pictures and still pictures you shoot.
With the SD/SDHC memory card, shooting video is easier and more convenient