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Full-HD 3CCD Camcorder with Advanced O.I.S., 5.1 Surround Sound, 8GB SD Card Included

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HDC-SD9-8GB

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Full-High Definition 3CCD Camcorder with 1920x1080-Pixel Recording, Advanced Optical Image Stabilizer, Leica Lens, 10x Optical Zoom, Face Detection and 5.1 Surround Sound, Records to SD Memory Card, Class 4 8GB SD Card Included

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World's Smallest and Lightest* 3CCD Full-HD Camcorder
Use of the super-small SDHC/SD memory card helped us to create the world's smallest and lightest* 3CCD full-HD camcorder. The SD9 fits comfortably in the hand and can be used for long periods without causing fatigue.

*For 3CCD camcorders complying with with AVCHD standards, as of January 6, 2008

Never Miss a Detail with 1920x1080 Full-HD Recording
Panasonic full-HD camcorders record horizontal pixels at an HD resolution of up to 1920 pixels, which results in a total of around 2,070,000 pixels. And with progressive scanning, our hi-def camcorders provide twice as much data per picture as conventional interlace scanning. This means you get breathtaking images with exceptional resolution and detail. Combine that with a 1080/24p format, which lets you capture scenes with a rich, film-like quality, and you can see why Panasonic full-HD camcorders take visual expression to the next level.

New Face Detection Function is a First for Video Cameras
With Face Detection-offered for the first time for recording moving pictures with a video camera-Panasonic makes it easy to capture beautiful faces and clear backgrounds even in dim or backlit scenes. This new function, which can detect up to five faces at once, automatically adjusts the exposure and smooths skin tones according to the ambient brightness, so faces are bright and easy to see.

Shoot and View Magnificent Scenes Every Time with Intelligent Shooting Guide/Selection Playback
The new Intelligent Shooting Guide function helps you get magnificent shots by displaying a text message in the LCD monitor, telling you which settings are best for the current shooting conditions. With Intelligent Selection Playback, poor or inadvertent shots (such as shots of the ground or overly dark scenes) are skipped and all normal scenes are played while viewing.

Advanced O.I.S. Reduces Camera Shake
Panasonic's Advanced Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S.) suppresses the effects of hand shake as you shoot. The system uses gyro sensors to detect hand shake, then shifts a lens and adjusts the optical axis to compensate. This all happens a remarkable 4,000 times per second. And because the system is optical, no image quality is lost. Thanks to Advanced O.I.S., the images you capture look incredibly clear, sharp and beautiful on a big TV screen.

World-Class Leica Dicomar Lens Delivers Superior HD Images Developed specifically for full-HD digital camcorders, the world-class Leica Dicomar* lens system is made using a multi-coating process that prevents light reflection and glare, which can make colors bleed and images appear washed out. It also prevents rings of light, or "ghosts."

*Leica is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystem IR GmbH, and Dicomar is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG. 1 GB = one billion bytes. Usable capacity will be less.

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    • MEDIA
    • Records Onto
    • Recording Format
    • LENS
    • Image Sensor (Total)
    • Image Sensor (Effective)
    • F Value
    • Optical Zoom
    • Digital Zoom
    • Focal Length
    • Filter Diameter
    • 35mm Film Camera Equivalent
    • Lens Type
    • CAMERA
    • 3CCD Camera System
    • Image Stabilizer
    • Still Picture Recording
    • Minimum Illumination
    • Focus
    • White Balance
    • High Speed Shutter
    • Iris
    • Backlight Compensation
    • Electronic Viewfinder (EVF)
    • LCD Monitor
    • Power LCD
    • Wide Viewing Angle LCD
    • Pure Color Engine
    • Soft-Skin Mode
    • Easy-to-Use Mode Dial
    • MagicPix Images
    • Simultaneous Motion Video & Still Picture Recording
    • Microphone
    • Date Recording
    • Fade in/out
    • On-Screen Display Language
    • Flash
    • Quick Start
    • RECORDING & PLAYBACK
    • Applicable Disc
    • Cue and Review
    • Skip
    • Video Recording Format
    • Recording Mode
    • Playback Mode
    • Audio Recording Format
    • Recording Time
    • Still Picture
    • Still Picture Recording Number
    • Counter
    • Remaining Indication
    • Pre-Rec Function
    • Intelligent Contrast Control
    • One-Touch Navigation
    • Help Mode
    • Tele Macro
    • AGS (Auto Ground-Directional Standby)
    • Disc Copy Function
    • USB Host Function
    • SD CARD FEATURES
    • Built-in SD Slot
    • DPOF
    • PictBridge Compatible
    • JACKS
    • Video Component
    • HDMI
    • Audio Output
    • USB
    • Analog In/Out
    • Microphone (stereo mini)
    • Headphone (M3)
    • Accessory Shoe
    • AV
    • INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
    • AC Adaptor
    • Battery Pack
    • Video Component Cable
    • AV Cable
    • USB Cable
    • IR Remote
    • SD Memory Card
    • Lens Cap
    • Software
    • Other Cables
    • Free DVD Burner
    • GENERAL
    • Power Supply
    • Power Consumption
    • Dimensions (H x W x D)
    • Weight
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Reviews

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 4 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great High Def in a small package High def is the way to go! I bought this camera to shoot youth sports. I'm a coach and parent of active boys. Regular definition camcorders don't record enough detail to see the action. As a coach, if somebody misses a block I need to see who it is. This little pocket rocket will do the trick. The only drawback is that some video editing software don't treat SD cameras seamlessly. It is a little more work getting the images into the software, than just plug and play. But recent improvements make it almost a non-issue. September 1, 2009
Rated 4 out of 5 by WOW, really small, and very light. This camera is too quiet. The only sound you hear is the protective shutter closing and opening when you turn the camcorder on or off. That's it. While it might be a little pricey for some, the quality of the picture is well worth it. Since there is no internal memory, one less thing to go bad. Also makes is easy to remove and upgrade the size and quality of memory. My only issue is the angle of recording. At it's widest, wish it would capture a wider angle of view. But, all else considered, you can use regular fitting lenses on it. Just make sure they are of high quality as to not effect the HD ability. Don't know if this camera is better then others, but am very happy with this particular model. Oh, one more thing, almost no moving parts such as motors to run tapes, rewind, fast forward, etc... It's basically like working a computer on the LCD screen. Hope some of this helps. April 3, 2009
Rated 4 out of 5 by Excelent value for money I like fast moving sports like snowboard, skydiving and surf. This camera with its 3CCDs captures stunning images for its price and without the common problems associated with CMOS cameras (motion artifacts when panning, vibrations, etc) The only thing I dislike are the colors, they are a little bit greenish and I would apreciate a ND filter, but hey this is a consumer camera after all. Check my HD videos produced with the SD9. http://vimeo.com/joaocorreia I really recommend this camera ! January 1, 2009
Rated 4 out of 5 by Quality and price can't be beat! This full HD camcorder/camera is by far the best camcorder we have ever bought, the features are top of the line. I don't like the fact that they have compromised internal memory for size, the HDSD memory cards get expensive. Overall this is a good bang for your buck product. December 6, 2008
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