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SD40K Camcorder with 16.8x Optical Zoom

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HDC-SD40K
Features
  • 16.8x Optical Zoom
  • Panasonic's Lightest Model
  • Power O.I.S

Features

A Portable Camcorder. The Panasonic's Lightest Body at 169 g. *
Long Recording Time of about 135 Minutes.**

*For a full-HD camcorder in AVCHD format as of January 5th, 2011. When using the battery (supplied) and an SD card (optional): Approx. 213 g.
**135 minutes of recording time with a fully charged battery (HA mode).

High Quality Picture & Sound
Beautiful zoom shots of Distant subjects.
16.8x Optical Zoom and POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)


The HD 40 Series features a 16.8x optical zoom. You can zoom close to catch dynamic shots of distant objects. And because the zoom is optical, there's limited image degradation. Also, POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) helps prevent blurring typically a big concern when shooting with a zoom. This combination of optical zoom and POWER O.I.S. gives you the ability to take fantastic zoom shots.

Makes optimal settings automatically for both motion and still images.
iA (Intelligent Auto)


This powerful function senses the shooting conditions and automatically makes the settings and activates functions that will deliver optimal results. iA does the bothersome settings for you and makes it easy to capture beautiful, well-focused images.
* iA mode is effective only when shooting movies.
** The functions included in iA may not be applied when conditions do not call for them.

Corrects even slight hand-shake and high-power zoom shots.
POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) with Active Mode


The POWER O.I.S. suppresses even slight hand-shake. When shooting, hand-shake often comes on gradually due to factors like breathing rhythms or the surrounding wind. While this kind of low-frequency hand-shake went undetected with conventional O.I.S., POWER O.I.S. has a variety of functions that detect even the slightest shake.

Active Mode


Active mode comes in handy when shooting while walking or playing with your children. The wide correction area corrects even relatively large hand-shake motion. It's especially good for active video shooting.

SpecificationsExpand All

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    • Records Onto
    • Image Sensor (Total)
    • Total Pixels
    • F Value
    • Optical Zoom
    • Intelligent Zoom OFF
    • Digital Zoom
    • Focal Length
    • 35mm Film Camera Equivalent
    • Lens Type
    • Image Stabilizer
    • Still Picture Recording:4:3
    • Shutter Speed: Motion Image
    • Minimum Illumination
    • Standard Illumination
    • Focus
    • White Balance
    • Iris
    • Backlight Compensation
    • LCD Monitor
    • Creating Still Picture from Motion Picture
    • Microphone
    • Speaker
    • On-Screen Display Language
    • LED Video Light
    • Signal System
    • Recording Mode
    • Playback Mode
    • Image Sensor (Effective)-Motion Image
    • Image Sensor (Effective)-Still Image
    • Compression (Recording Format)
    • Audio Compression
    • HDMI
    • USB
    • AC Adaptor
    • USB Cable
    • Rechargeable Battery Pack
    • Included Software
    • Power Supply
    • Power Consumption
    • AV Multi
    • AV Multi Cable
    • Weight (w/o Battery)
    • Dimension (W x H x D)
    • AC Cable
    • DC Cable
    • UPC
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Reviews

HDC-SD40K is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from
Date published: 2011-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from
Date published: 2011-07-22
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