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Panasonic HDC-SD5 - AVCHD 3CCD High Definition SD Palmcorder

Item # PNHDCSD5K (Part # HDCSD5K)
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Item Description:
Hi-Def, 3CCD Palmcorder Camcorder with 1920x1080-Pixel Recording, Optical Image Stabilizer and Leica Lens, Records to SD Memory Card

Never Miss a Detail with 1920x1080 Full-HD Recording
Images recorded by conventional HD camcorders have only 1,440 horizontal pixels, while full-HD camcorders have 1,920 ? that's about 30 percent more recording pixels! The result is a level of detail and resolution that goes beyond anything you've ever experienced before. And because full-HD recordings contain a vast amount of picture information, they look beautiful not only on high-definition TVs, but on standard-definition TVs as well.

Advanced O.I.S. Reduces Camera Shake
Camera shake happens. Unsteady hands, shooting while in motion: these factors can reduce the quality of your video. But Panasonic has developed its best-ever built-in Optical Image Stabilization, which compensates for hand-shake and helps keep your videos crisp, steady and blur-free.

World-Class Leica Lens Delivers Superior HD Images
The HDC-SD5 comes with a world-class Leica Dicomar lens, fashioned specifically for high-definition digital camcorders. The superior craftsmanship of Leica's advanced lens system captures stunning images and colors that look magnificent in HD. Combined with Panasonic's advanced 3CCD system, which uses three separate sensors to capture and process light, you can relive your memories in lifelike detail on your HDTV screen.

Record on SD Card and Easily Transfer to DVD
The HDC-SD5s USB Host function lets you connect directly to a DVD burner by using a USB cable. You can copy recordings from the SD Memory Card to a DVD disc, maintaining the original full-HD format. Or use the included software to burn a full-HD recording from an SD Memory Card to a DVD disc on your PC.


Records Onto SD/SDHC Memory Card
Recording Format AVCHD
Image Sensor (Total) 1/6" CCD (560K x 3 pixels)
Image Sensor (Effective) 16:9 -- 520K x 3
(Moving Picture/Still Picture)
F Value F1.8 (Wide) / F2.8 (Tele)
Optical Zoom 10x Variable Speed
Focal Length  3.0 - 30 mm
Filter Diameter  37mm
35mm Film Camera Equivalent
42.9 - 429 mm (16:9)
(Moving Picture/Still Picture)
Lens Type Leica Dicomar
3CCD Camera System Yes
Image Stabilizer Yes (Advanced O.I.S.)
Still Picture Recording  Yes (2.1 Megapixel 16:9)
Minimum Illumination  5 Lux (1/25 Low Light Mode), 1 Lux (Magic Pix? Mode)
Focus  AF/Manual
White Balance Auto/Indoor/Outdoor/White Set (with IR Sensor)
High Speed Shutter 1/30-1/8000 sec (Motion Image)
1/30-1/8000 sec (Still Image)(Progressive 1/30-1/500)
Iris  Auto/Manual
Backlight Compensation  Yes
Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) No
LCD Monitor  2.7" Wide (300k Pixels)
Power LCD  Yes
Wide Viewing Angle LCD  170 degrees (vertically & horizontally)
One-Push LCD Open  Yes
Pure Colour Engine
HD Advanced
Soft-Skin Mode Yes
Easy-to-Use Mode Dial Yes
MagicPix Images   Yes
Simultaneous Motion Video & Still Picture Recording
Microphone  2-ch Stereo, Zoom Microphone
Wide Mode (16:9) Yes
On-Screen Display Language  English / Canadian French / Spanish
Digital Zoom 1 25x-700x
Flash 1m - 2.5m (approx.)
Quick Start  1.7 seconds
Applicable Disc 8cm DVD-RAM Ver. 2.1
8cm DVD-R for General Ver. 2.0
8cm DVD-RW Ver. 1.1 2x-speed (2x/1x)
DVD-R for DL Ver. 3.0
Cue & Review  Forward/Reverse
Skip Forward/Reverse
Video Recording Format AVCH (Motion Image)/JPEG (Still Image)
Recording Mode HG (13 Mbps/CBR), HN (9Mbps/VBR), HE (6Mbps/VBR)
Playback Mode HG (13 Mbps/CBR), HN (9Mbps/VBR), HE (6Mbps/VBR)
Audio Recording Format Dolby Digital (Dolby AC3)/2-channel
Recording Time  SDHC: 8GB: HG(80 min)/HN(120 min)/HE(180 min), 4GB: HG(40 min)/HN(60 min)/HE(90 min)
SD Memory Card: 2GB: HG(20 min)/HN(30 min)/HE(45 min), 1GB: HG(10 min)/HN(15 min)/HE(22 min), 512MB: HG(5 min)/HN(7 min)/HE(10 min)
Still Picture JPEG Picture Size:
2.1 MEGA: 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
Thumbnail Display Yes
Pre-Rec Function Yes
Intelligent Contrast Control Yes
One-Touch Navigation Yes
Help Mode  Yes
Tele Macro Yes
AGS (Auto Ground-Directional Standby) Yes
Focus Assist Yes
Composition Guide Lines Yes
Disc Copy Function Yes (when using a DVD Burner (VW-BN1), data from SD Memory Card can be copied to a 12-cm DVD Disc)
USB Host Function Yes
Built-in SD Slot Yes (SD/SDHC)
DPOF Max. 999 stills
PictBridge Compatible Yes
Video Output AV out
USB Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)(mini AB)
Accessory Shoe No
Power Supply DC 7.2/9.3 V
Power Consumption 6.7W
Video Compression MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Dimensions (H x W x D) 2.6'' x 2.6'' x 5.3''
Weight .75 lbs

HDC-SD5 - AVCHD High Definition SD Palmcorder
AC Adaptor
Battery Pack: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion (7.2 V/1320 mAh)
Video Component Cable
AV Cable
IR Remote
Built-in lens cover
Software: HD Writer 2.0E
AC/DC/PC Cables
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