The Panasonic HDC-SD80 High Definition Camcorder not only provides you with HD video, but flash memory convenience and a number of helpful shooting functions
As soon as you insert a SD/SDHC or SDXC memory card into the HDC-SD80 camcorder you're ready to start recording high-quality 1920 x 1080 video, and even 3MP digital stills. Flash memory recording is not only free from the hazards other recording media like DVD or hard drives possess it's easy to transfer and store. This makes uploading for editing and sharing on the 'net hassle-free and fast!
When it comes to the core features of the SD80, you'll find Panasonic's Crystal Engine Pro and a 1/5.8" CMOS sensor at its heart. The sensor may capture that stunningly detailed footage, but the engine lends speed when processing, along with smooth zooming and noise reduction. The camera also has HYBRID O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) to ensure blur-free footage. Other features include 42x Intelligent Zoom, a 33.7mm wide-angle lens, and a 2.7" touch panel LCD.
The Advanced Highlight Playback function automatically selects dynamic scenes and arranges them, with music! You'll have an instant montage to share right on the camera! And when it's time to edit and share your video or photos, the SD80 comes packaged with Pansonic's HD Writer AE 3.0 software. Upload footage to your PC for editing and sharing on sites like YouTube or Facebook. Panasonic's optional VIERA Link and optional DVD burners can be used to help archive and share your footage shot on the SD80 as well.
- 1920 x 1080 HD Recording
- SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
- 1.5MP CMOS Sensor
- 2.7" Touch Screen LCD
- 34x Wide-Angle Zoom Lens
- 42x Intelligent Zoom
- HYBRID Optical Image Stabilization
- Crystal Engine PRO
- Digital Still Capture
- Numerous Shooting Functions
Intelligent 42x Zoom and HYBRID O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)
The HD 80 Series features an Intelligent Zoom function that goes all the way up to 42x. When using Intelligent Zoom, Intelligent Resolution technology lets you shoot at high zoom rates while preserving the image resolution. You get sharp images of highly detailed objects - without the blurry edges. Plus, the HD 80 Series is equipped with HYBRID O.I.S., an image stabilizer system that corrects hand-shake blurring by combining the action of its hybrid optical and electrical image stabilization systems.
33.7mm Wide Angle
The 33.7mm wide-angle on the HD 80 Series fits more people and more of the background into the frame than conventional models. This is especially handy when you want to take a group photo in a small room
Crystal Engine PRO
The Crystal Engine PRO instantly processes the huge amount of data that goes into Full-HD images, and further enhances Full-HD quality. It produces smooth, high-resolution zoom shots even when the range exceeds the limit for optical zooming. Crystal Engine PRO clearly delineates even the tiniest details of your subject, with extremely natural beauty. In addition, its Noise Reduction (NR) technology has been completely redesigned. The low-frequency noise that occurs when recording in dim lighting has been further minimized. And Intelligent Resolution Technology ensures sharp and crisp pictures, resulting in bright and beautifully colored motion images
Intelligent Resolution Technology
The Intelligent Resolution Technology incorporated in the new Crystal Engine PRO uses edge detection technology to confirm the edges of objects within the image, then emphasizes the edges for optimal clarity. For example, it brings crisp definition to patterns and the outlines of objects like flowers. Conversely, it reduces noise and enhances the natural smoothness of parts without edges, like the sky. The increased sharpness is especially effective for images with delicate details. This highly advanced technology maximizes the beauty of Full-HD image
The Face Recognition function recognizes the faces of registered subjects, and automatically optimizes the focus and exposure for those special people. It continues to track the subject as he or she moves anywhere within the LCD frame, making it ideal for video shooting. It is extremely useful for capturing someone's face in a group. Names can also be registered and displayed on the LCD while shooting. A total of six people can be registered, and the names of up to three people at a time can be displayed in the shooting frame
Intelligent Contrast Control
Intelligent Contrast Control detects the ambient light level and adjusts the exposure accordingly, helping to prevent blown highlights and blocked shadows. You can capture natural looking, highly nuanced images with proper contrast
Sensor: 1.5 Megapixel 1/5.8" CMOS
Lens: 2.38-81mm f/1.8-4.0
Zoom: Optical: 34x, Intelligent (Optical): 42x
Recording Media: SD/SDHC, SDXC
Recording Time: SD
4GB: HA: 30 minutes; HG: 40 minutes; HX: 1 hour; HE: 1 hour, 30 minutes
16GB: HA: 2 hours; HG: 2 hours, 40 minutes; HX: 4 hours, 10 minutes; HE: 6 hours, 40 minutes
32G: HA: 4 hours, 10 minutes; HG: 5 hours, 30 minutes; HX: 8 hours, 20 minutes; HE: 13 hours, 40 minutes
64GB: HA: 8 hours, 30 minutes; HG: 11 hours; HX: 16 hours, 50 minutes; HE: 27 hours, 30 minutes
Video Format: High Definition, MPEG AVC/H.264, 1920 x 1080i (60 fps)
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 2.6 Megapixel, 1856 x 1392
JPEG: 2.8 Megapixel, 2064 x 1376
JPEG: 3.0 Megapixel, 2304 x 1296
JPEG: 0.3 Megapixel, 640 x 480
Audio Format: 2-ChannelStereo
Display Type: LCD
Screen Size: 2.7"
Image Stabilization: Optical
Built-in Mic: Yes
Built-in Speaker: Yes
Built-in Light/Flash: Light - Yes, Flash - No
Tripod Mount: 1/4"
Outputs: 1x Mini HDMI, 1x USB 2.0, 1x A/V
Microphone Input: No
Headphone Jack: No
- XP (SP3), Vista, 7
- Pentium 4 2.8GHz Processor or greater
- OS X 10.6.3
- Core 2 Duo Processor or greater
Battery: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Dimensions (WxHxD): 2.02 x 2.32 x 4.29" / 5.13 x 5.89 x 10.90cm
Weight: 0.42 lb / 192g
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