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Panasonic HDC – HS100 Hi-Def Camcorder Intro

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Panasonic HDC – HS100 Hi-Def Camcorder Features

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    • 3MOS System:

      The HS100 features Panasonic's new 3MOS sensor. With about 2 times the light-receiving area of a CCD sensor, this high-sensitivity, high-precision imaging element captures vibrant, faithful color and provides an outstanding performance in low lighting. The 3MOS system uses separate MOS sensors to capture the red, green and blue light components, so no light is wasted. You capture rich, expressive video with vivid colors and super-fine details that make your images come alive.

    • HD Advanced Pure Color Engine:

      We took the advanced imaging circuitry used in Panasonic professional equipment and adapted it for home use. The result is the HD Advanced Pure Color Engine, a high-speed processing unit that handles huge volumes of data and virtually doubles the dynamic range. This advanced imaging engine helps prevent blown highlights and blocked shadows, so the images you capture on video look just the way they do in real life.

    • New Leica Dicomar Lens:

      HS100 also introduces a new high-performance Leica lens in which both resolution and contrast have been improved by refinements to our low-dispersion lens and aspherical lens. The lens is highly refractive too, making it possible to pack a powerful 12x zoom into a compact body. A multi-coating process applied to all lens surfaces helps suppress ghosts and flaring, so you get sharp, crisp images even in strong outdoor lighting. The superb rendering ability of this advanced camcorder lens makes it ideal for capturing expressive full-HD images.

    • Manual Ring:

      The manual ring gives you easy, fingertip control over the focus, zoom and exposure settings. You'll find using the ring a much more intuitive, comfortable, user-friendly process than accessing a menu screen. With the manual ring and manual operation, the HS100 is a pleasure to use and gives you the freedom to craft unusually expressive images.

    • 1.9-sec Quick Power-On:

      Switch the power on and the HS100 is in standby mode in just 1.9 seconds, ready to shoot when you are. This fast startup also helps reduce battery consumption.(HS100: in card recording mode only).

    • iA (intelligent Auto):

      In iA mode the image stabilization, contrast correction and face detection functions are automatically activated. The Scene Selector function analyzes the shooting situation and automatically switches the camcorder to the Scene mode that will give you optimal results.

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    • Face Detection:

      This mode captures faces beautifully. Face Detection automatically senses the ambient lighting and adjusts the exposure accordingly, so faces are bright and easy to see. The focus also prioritizes the faces, and skin tones are smoothed. Faces in the center of the frame serve as the reference for adjustments, but the function can detect up to 15 faces in all.

    • Hand-Shaking Detection:

      Advanced O.I.S. When hand-shake is detected while shooting, the Advanced O.I.S. system is automatically activated to compensate for blurring and produce beautiful recorded images. Blurring is also prevented while zooming, so images look incredibly clear and sharp even when they're viewed on a large-screen HDTV.

    • Contrast Detection - Intelligent Contrast Control:

      By detecting the intensity of the ambient light and adjusting the exposure accordingly, Intelligent Contrast Control prevents blown highlights and blocked shadows. This helps render natural-looking, highly nuanced images with proper contrast.

    • Pre-Rec Function:

      This clever function records three seconds of images even before you actually begin shooting. The images are held temporarily in the camcorder's internal memory, before recording onto the HDD/SD Memory Card begins. This helps ensure that you won't miss the start of a moment you want to record, such as when an event begins all of a sudden. For example, if you're waiting to snap a shot of a jumping dolphin, you can press the REC button after you've made sure that the dolphin has cleared the surface of the water. The camcorder will record the entire scene, from the instant of the dolphin's jump until it disappears again into the sea.

    • 5.1-Ch Surround Sound & Zoom Microphone & Focus Microphone:

      Each of the five built-in microphones of the HS100 works individually to record sounds from the front, sides, and back. When viewed on a system with Dolby Digital 5.1-channel sound, the real-life acoustic field brings even greater power to images such as festival parades, concerts, or birds in nature.

    • 12x Optical Zoom:

      Distant subjects can be enlarged so they appear to be right up close. This allows dynamic shots of both motion and still pictures.


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Panasonic HDC – HS100 Hi-Def Camcorder Tech Specs

  • Specification 1

    • MEDIA

      Records Onto
      Recording Format



      60 GB HDD, SD/SDHC Memory Card
      AVCHD (Motion Image)

  • Specification 2

    • LENS

      Image Sensor (Total)
      Image Sensor (Effective)
      F Value
      Optical Zoom
      Focal Length
      Filter Diameter
      35mm Film Camera Equivalent
      Lens Type


      1/6" MOS (610 K x 3 pixels)
      16:9 -- 520K x 3 (Moving Picture/Still Picture)
      F1.8 (Wide) / F2.8 (Tele)
      12x Variable Speed
      2.95-35.4 mm
      42.1-505 mm (16:9) (Motion Image/Still Image)
      Leica Dicomar

  • Specification 3

    • CAMERA

      3CCD Camera System
      Image Stabilizer
      Still Picture Recording
      Minimum Illumination
      White Balance
      High Speed Shutter

      Backlight Compensation
      Electronic Viewfinder (EVF)
      LCD Monitor
      Power LCD
      Wide Viewing Angle LCD
      Manual Focus Ring
      Pure Color Engine
      MagicPix Images
      Simultaneous Motion Video & Still Picture Recording
      On-Screen Display Language
      Quick Start


      Yes (Advanced O.I.S.)
      Yes (2.1 Megapixel 16:9)
      2 Lux (1/30 Low Light Mode), 1 Lux (Magic Pix® Mode)
      Auto/Indoor1/Indoor2/Sunny/Cloudy/White Set
      60i: Auto Slow Shutter ON: 1/30-1/8000, OFF: 1/60-1/8000 (Motion Image)(Still Picture, Progressive: 1/30-)
      24p: Auto Slow Shutter ON: 1/24-1/8000, OFF: 1/48-1/8000 (Motion Image)(Still Picture, Progressive: 1/24-)
      2.7" Wide (300,000 Dots)
      HD Advanced
      Yes (2.1 Megapixel)

      Dolby Digital/5.1 ch, Zoom Microphone
      English / Canadian French / Spanish
      1m - 2.5m (approx.)
      0.6 seconds

  • Specification 4


      Applicable Disc
      Cue and Review
      Video Recording Format
      Recording Mode

      Playback Mode

      Audio Recording Format
      Recording Time

      Still Picture
      Still Picture Recording Number

      Remaining Indication
      Pre-Rec Function
      Intelligent Contrast Control
      One-Touch Navigation
      Help Mode
      Tele Macro
      AGS (Auto Ground-Directional Standby)
      Composition Guide Lines

      Disc Copy Function
      USB Host Function


      AVCHD (Motion Image)
      HD: HA (17 Mbps/VBR), HG (13 Mbps/VBR), HX (9 Mbps/VBR), HE (6 Mbps/VBR)
      HD: HA (17 Mbps/VBR), HG (13 Mbps/VBR), HX (9 Mbps/VBR), HE (6 Mbps/VBR)
      Dolby Digital (Dolby AC3) / 5.1-channel
      SDHC: 16GB: HA (2 hrs)/HG (2hrs 40mins)/HX (4hrs)/HE (6hrs)
      8GB: HA (1hr)/HG (1hr 20mins)/HX (2hrs)/HE (3hrs)
      4GB: HA (30mins)/HG (40mins)/HX (1hr)/HE (1hr 30mins)
      JPEG Picture Size: 2.1 MEGA: 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
      SDHC: 16GB: (13470, 21170), 8GB: (6690, 10520), 4GB: (3290, 5160)
      Yes, 50cm
      Yes (50cm)

      Yes, when using a DVD burner (VW-BN1), data from an SDHC/SD Memory Card & HDD (HS100, HS9) can be copiesd to a 12-cm DVD disc
      Yes, 2.0

  • Specification 5


      Built-in SD Slot


      Max. 999 stills
  • Specification 6

    • JACKS

      Video Output
      Video Component
      Audio Output
      Microphone (stereo mini)
      Analog In/Out
      Headphone (M3)
      Accessory Shoe


      Yes (mini)
      Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)(mini AB)
      Out only
  • Specification 7


      AC Adaptor
      Battery Pack
      Video Component Cable
      AV Cable
      USB Cable
      IR Remote
      SD Memory Card
      Lens Cap
      Other Cables


      HD Writer 2.6E
      AC/DC Cables
  • Specification 8


      Power Supply
      Power Consumption
      3MOS Sensor System
      iA (Intelligent Auto)
      Face Detection
      Dimensions (H x W x D)


      DC 7.2/9.3 V
      2.9'' x 2.9'' x 5.4''
      0.92 lbs.


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