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SD800K 3MOS HD Camcorder

Details
HDC-SD800K
Features
  • Advanced 3MOS System
  • 1080/60 Progressive Recording
  • 3D Lens Ready

Features

The Best-Ever Panasonic Image Quality.
The 3MOS System Colorfully Renders 2D and 3D Images.*
Manual Ring, Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator.**
Full 3D.***

*The optional VW-CLT1 3D Conversion Lens is required for shooting 3D images.
**Does not apply to SD800.
***Availability of models and colors may differ depending on the sales area.

High Quality Picture & Sound
Superb color expression from a high-sensitivity sensor
3MOS Sensor


The 900 Series and SD800 employ the 3MOS Sensor, with its three-sensor configuration. This provides a resolution of 7.59 million effective motion image pixels (2.53 million x 3). The 3MOS Sensor splits the light information captured by the lens into the three primary colors - red, green and blue - and processes each color with its own individual sensor. This reduces light loss compared to the 1MOS sensor, and renders colors, details and gradation all with intricate detail and natural beauty. This superb color reproduction maximizes the inherent quality of Full-HD progressive images.

A bright, high-performance lens.
Leica Dicomar Lens


The 900 Series and SD800 use Leica Dicomar lenses, which are renowned for their ability to render sharp images and excellent shading. They also suppress ghosting, flare, and distortion at the image edges. Even in strong sunlight, these superb lenses maintain high contrast and resolution. A bright new F1.5-F2.8 lens with a 46mm filter diameter has been created for the 900 Series and SD800. Efficient light collection allows the new lens to capture bright, clear images even in dim lighting or at high shutter speeds. This high-end lens brings out all the beauty of Full-HD images.
* Leica is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystem IR GmbH, and Dicomar is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.

Intricate details from Intelligent Resolution Technology.
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. Compared to previous Panasonic models, noise has been reduced by approximately 45%.* And Intelligent Resolution Technology ensures sharp and crisp pictures, resulting in bright and beautifully colored motion images.
* Compared with the HDC-SD700, HDC-TM700, and HDC-HS700

Sharpens details and enhances smooth areas.
Intelligent Resolution Technology

The Intelligent Resolution Technology incorporated in the 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 images.

Beautiful zoom shots of distant subjects.
**New** Intelligent 20x Zoom and HYBRID O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)


The 900 Series and SD800 feature an Intelligent Zoom function that goes all the way up to 20x. 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 900 Series and SD800 are equipped with HYBRID O.I.S, an image stabilization system that corrects hand-shake blurring by combining the action of its hybrid optical and electrical image stabilization systems. Even when zooming, where hand-shake often occurs, both optical and electrical hand-shake correction make it possible to record beautiful images with approximately 2 times* the hand-shake suppressing effect as conventional models.
* Compared with the HDC-SD700, HDC-TM700, and HDC-HS700.

Captures large groups, even when shooting from up close.
35mm Wide Angle Lens*


The 35mm wide-angle lens on the 900 Series and SD800 fit more people and more of the background into the frame than a conventional lens. This is especially handy when you want to take a group photo in a small room.
* 35mm camera equivalent


Wide Mode 1x

Picks up audio from all directions to reproduce a natural, lifelike sound field.


Zoom Mode 12x

In Zoom mode the microphones are linked to the lens action. When you zoom in on a subject, the microphones focus on the sound in that same direction.

Shooting Functions
Easily save important scenes in 3D.
3D Image Recording*


When the 3D Conversion Lens is attached, the 900 Series and SD800 produce an effect called visual disparity. Right and left images are captured simultaneously by the two lenses, and recorded using the side-by-side method. To play back 3D videos, simply insert an SD Memory Card in the slot of a Panasonic VIERA 3DTV.** Or you can use an HDMI mini cable to connect the camcorder to a VIERA 3DTV or another 3D TV that is compatible with the side-by-side method.
* The optional VW-CLT1 3D Conversion Lens is required for shooting 3D images.
** Some models of VIERA 3DTV may require a firmware update to play 3D images from an SD card. For details, please visit http://panasonic.net/avc/viera/information_3dviv/

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. With both motion and still images, iA does the bothersome settings for you and makes it easy to capture beautiful, well-focused images.
* The functions included in iA may not be applied when conditions do not call for them.

Blur-free zooming and shooting on the move.
**New** HYBRID O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)


HYBRID O.I.S. corrects hand-shake blurring by combining the action of its hybrid optical and electrical image stabilization systems. Even when zooming, where hand-shake often occurs, both optical and electrical hand-shake correction make it possible to record beautiful images with approximately 2 times* the hand-shake suppressing effect as conventional models.
* Compared with the HDC-SD700, HDC-TM700, and HDC-HS700.

Active Mode
**New** HYBRID O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)

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
    • Intelligent Zoom OFF
    • Digital Zoom
    • Focal Length
    • Filter Diameter
    • 35mm Film Camera Equivalent
    • Lens Type
    • Image Stabilizer
    • Still Picture Recording:4:3
    • Still Picture Recording:3:2
    • Still Picture Recording:16:9
    • Shutter Speed: Motion Image
    • Shutter Speed: Still Image
    • Minimum Illumination
    • Standard Illumination
    • Focus
    • White Balance
    • Iris
    • Backlight Compensation
    • LCD Monitor
    • Simultaneous Recording
    • Creating Still Picture from Motion Picture
    • Microphone
    • Speaker
    • On-Screen Display Language
    • Flash
    • Media Remaining Indication
    • Signal System
    • Recording Mode
    • Playback Mode
    • Image Sensor (Effective)-Motion Image
    • Image Sensor (Effective)-Still Image
    • Compression (Recording Format)
    • Audio Compression
    • DPOF
    • HDMI
    • USB
    • AC Adaptor
    • USB Cable
    • Stylus Pen
    • IR Remote
    • 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
    • Lens hood
    • Weight (w/o Lens Cap)
    • Dimension (W x H x D) w/ Lens
    • F Value (with 3D Conversion Lens (VW-CLT1))
    • Focal Length (with 3D Conversion Lens (VW-CLT1))
    • 35mm Film camera Equivalent (with 3D Conversion Lens (VW-CLT1))
    • Minimum Illumination (with 3D Conversion Lens (VW-CLT1))
    • STANDARD ACCESSORIES (with 3D Conversion Lens (VW-CLT1))
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HDC-SD800K is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent for sporting events I bought this for recording my son's football games. Most of the games are at night under stadium lights and so I was worried about low light sensitivity. This camera did not let me down. The performance under stadium lighting at night is excellent. I was able to capture the action without grainy images or more than normal blurring.
Date published: 2011-08-24
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