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Easy-To-Use, Full HD SD Card Camcorder with 16x Optical Zoom Worldwide, there is a strong and growing tr... See full description.
  • HD
  • 1920x1080 pixels

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product description

Easy-To-Use, Full HD SD Card Camcorder with 16x Optical Zoom

Worldwide, there is a strong and growing trend toward large-screen, high-image-quality televisions and high definition (HD) broadcasting. In line with this, manufacturers are transitioning to HD quality in all other types of video equipment too. Panasonic, consistent with its long-time position as a leader in the video field, is now introducing its new Full HD Camcorders including the HDC-SD20.

The iA function automatically activates several convenient shooting functions. These include Advanced O.I.S., which compensates for hand-shake to eliminate blurring; Face Detection, which adjusts the exposure so faces are captured perfectly; and Intelligent Contrast Control, which helps ensure proper contrast. Also included is the Intelligent Scene Selector, which determines the shooting conditions and automatically selects the scene setting that will provide optimal results. And AF Tracking keeps the subject in focus even if it moves around to ensure continuously perfect image quality.

The SD20 records on both SD and SDHC Memory Cards. Because SD Memory Cards require no transport mechanism, the SD20 is highly resistant to external impact. This combines with its small size and weight to achieve unmatched mobility.

product specification
Resolution quality HD
Resolution (Pixels) 1920x1080 pixels
3D No
Optical zoom ratio 16x optical zoom
Media format Memory card storage
Connections USB
Type of memory card SDHC card
Type of memory card SD card
Shape of camcorder Horizontally held
Digital zoom ratio 1000x digital zoom
Type of image stabiliser Optical image stabiliser
Widescreen recording Yes
Shortest shutter speed 1/8000 min. shutter speed
Weight (g) 270g
Screen size 2.7"
Maximum aperture telephoto 3.3
Maximum aperture wide 1.8
Lowest focal length 44.1 Millimetres
Highest focal length 706 Millimetres
Type of chip CMOS chip
Release date 9 Feb 2009