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The PV-GS150 is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, yet isn't short on innovative features. Equipped with a 3CCD imaging system, high-powered digital still capability and ease of use, these new digital video cameras will deliver high-quality digital still and moving images for the novice and expert videographer alike.
The PV-GS150 incorporates the same type of 3CCD imaging system used in Panasonic's celebrated professional camcorders. Individual CCDs are used to reproduce the red, green and blue colors that compose an image for vivid, true-to-life pictures with remarkable depth and presence. It also features the sophisticated Leica Dicomar lens, which has become known for its ability to capture and finely render the most delicate nuances of light and shade.
High-resolution digital still images can be captured via the built-in digital still camera feature, which records to a stamp-sized SD memory card. The 2.3 megapixel PV-GS150 features a 10x telescopic optical zoom lens; a 700x digital zoom that allows for amazing 700:1 clear, close-ups from wide angle to full telephoto zoom; and a macro zoom feature, which lets users shoot extreme close-ups at distances as near as 40 centimeters.
Transferring recorded video to a PC is also quick and easy via the USB port included on each model. All three models incorporate USB 2.0, however the PV-GS150 and support USB 2.0 high speed enabling real time video transfers. All three models have miniDV outputs to maximize compatibility with the PC.
To steady shaky video, the new PV-GS150 incorporates digital electronic image stabilization (EIS), which compensates for unintentional hand and camcorder movement.