The PV-GS12 is a compact Digital Video camcorder that offers precise image quality and color accuracy.
Features a 20x optical zoom that doubles the zoom capabilities for outstanding imaging power and shooting versatility, perfectly transforms distant subjects into dramatic close-ups with no loss in image quality.
The superior quality of digital video results from higher horizontal resolution, yielding sharper picture detail and component color sampling and preserves more color information than analog.
The Easy to use Dial mode - makes easy to choose the desired operating mode by simply rotating the dial.
|i.Link (IEEE-1394) FireWire|
Using the industry standard IEEE-1394 PC interface allows you to connect the digital camcorder to a compatible computer for advanced editing. You can also produce duplicate copies of your recordings without any loss in picture quality, with similarly equipped camcorders or VCRs.
|Soft Skin Mode|
This feature detects skin tones and softens the focus in that area of the picture. It makes blemishes and lines appear less noticeable, while preserving the sharpness of other areas in the picture.
|5 Mode Program AE (Auto Exposure)|
You can prepare your camcorder for almost any recording condition by using the following automatic exposure settings:
Sports Mode - Ideal for sporting events and other fast paced action.
Portrait Mode - Focuses on the main subject of the image and leaves the background slightly out of focus by changing the depth of field.
Low Light - Preserves the mode of dim light settings without altering picture brightness.
Spot Light - Neutralizes the additional brightness created by a spotlight.
Surf & Snow - Compensates for excessive illumination from sun glare to produce a clear picture.
This feature is a great way to record still images, even in low-light settings. Now you can capture still images in full color onto the camcorders mini DV tape.
|Progressive PhotoShot Mode|
This feature helps to eliminate fuzziness by capturing the image data to SD Card of a singular moment and then temporarily storing the event in two separate field memories. The two images of the exact same moment are then combined, with no time lag, producing images that are better quality than standard recorded stills.
Enables you to record video in wide screen mode, giving you a 16:9 aspect ratio - the same as a movie screen. When played back on a television, the result is dramatic looking cinema-like movies at home.
As you zoom in on the picture, the audio will also zoom in so that you can pinpoint distant sound emanating from your subject.
Allows you to insert a previously taken digital still image into the video you're recording. The still image is taken using the PhotoShot feature and appears on the right side of the video you are recording. The video and miniaturized still shot then appear together during playback.
|Built in Still camera|
Photo Shot digital still camera feature lets consumers enjoy two ways to capture their memories in a single, compact package: digital video and digital still photos. With more PC-friendly features, the digital camcorder is ready for a variety of multimedia applications and can also easily serve as a web camera for home videoconferencing. Features an IEEE 1394 PC interface, making it easy to download digital recordings (still images and moving pictures) to computers, where they can be edited, included in e-mail messages or used in the creation of web sites. Additionally, features a USB port, built-in SD Memory Card slot.
|EfficiBright LED Light|
Equipped with a built-in LED color enhancement light.
Besides offering bright light whenever you need it, the LED design also makes it highly efficient which helps to preserve battery life.
|RapidFire Consecutive Photoshot|
The still pictures can be recorded on a Card at regular intervals. with 640x480 picture size.
When pressing the Photo shot button the still pictures can be recorded in approximately 0.07 seconds intervals until the Photo Shot button is released or 16 pictures are recorded.