Seven New Panasonic HD Camcorders Announced
Panasonic launched seven new camcorders.
These camcorders feature advanced technologies and functions including (but not limited to) the 3MOS System Pro engine comprising advanced lens, sensor and engine, and the Hybrid Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S.) with five-axis correction capability.
Incorporating the re-engineered F1.5 LEICA Dicomar Lens which now comes with bright image rendering, high corner-to-corner resolution and Nano Surface Coating Technology to significantly reduce ghosting and flaring, the HC-X900 and HC-X900M minimizes distortion and degradation of contrast. Capable of high-speed processing of pixels equivalent to four times the pixel count of Full HD, noise is also significantly reduced by 40% compared to previous models. Along with HYBRID O.I.S built into the HC-X900 and HC-X900M, its revolutionary five-axis helps handle rolling motions from hand shaking.
The HC-V700 incorporates the newly-developed High Sensitivity Sensor which improves image quality with minimal noise. Featuring a 28mm wide angle setting and Intelligent 46x zoom and HYBRID O.I.S, this camcorder also supports 3D shooting with the 3D Conversion Lens. Images shot in 2D can be converted to 3D with the new 2D to 3D Conversion function.
The HC-V500 and HC-V500M packs a 50x Intelligent zoom which employs the Image Processing LSI "Crystal Engine PRO" to exceed the magnification range of the ordinary optical zoom. The HYBRID O.I.S. + utilizes five-axis correction to thoroughly suppress blurring all the way from wide-angle shots to powerful zoom shots and enable superb effects when shooting while walking. Also, the Advanced Highlight Playback function enables quick viewing of recorded images. The HC-V500 includes converting of 2D images to 3D.
In addition to its high-quality Full-HD recording capability, the HC-V100 also features an ultra-telephoto 42x zoom shooting and uses an Intelligent Zoom to bring its magnification range beyond the ordinary optical zoom. The POWER O.I.S. inside the HC-V100 helps suppress hand movements and preserves image quality. This camcorder also allows continuous recording of up to 165 minutes.
The HC-V10 is a compact camcorder which features a powerful 63x optical zoom lens with an Enhanced Optical 70x Zoom function, high sensitivity MOS sensor for low-light shooting, and POWER O.I.S. for clear images. It is perfect for first-timers and casual users.
This latest line-up of HD camcorders will be available at all Panasonic authorized dealers from April 2012 onwards.