Full-HD 3CCD Camcorder with Advanced O.I.S. and 5.1 Surround Sound
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
- MEDIA .
- Records Onto SD/SDHC Memory Card
- Recording Format AVCHD (Motion Image)
- Image Sensor (Total) 1/6" CCD (560K x 3 pixels)
- Image Sensor (Effective) 16:9 -- 520K x 3(Moving Picture/Still Picture)
- F Value F1.8 (Wide) / F2.8 (Tele)
Optical Zoom10x Variable Speed Zoom
Focal Length3.0 - 30 mm
- Filter Diameter 37mm
- 35mm Film Camera Equivalent 42.9 - 429 mm (16:9)(Moving Picture/Still Picture)
- Lens Type Leica Dicomar
- 3CCD Camera System Yes
- Image Stabilizer Yes (Advanced O.I.S.)
- Still Picture Recording yes (2.1 Megapixel 16:9)
- Minimum Illumination 5 Lux (1/30 Low Light Mode), 1 Lux (Magic Pix® Mode)
- Focus AF/Manual
- White Balance Auto/Indoor/Outdoor/White Set
- High Speed Shutter 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-)
- Iris Auto/Manual
- Backlight Compensation Yes
- Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) No
- LCD Monitor 2.7" Wide (300,000 Dots)
- Wide Viewing Angle LCD 170° (Vertically & Horizontally)
Pure Color EngineHD Advanced
Easy-to-Use Mode DialYes
- MagicPix Images Yes
Simultaneous Motion Video & Still Picture RecordingYes
- Microphone Dolby Digital/5.1 ch, Zoom Microphone
- Date Recording Auto Date (in Date Code)
- Fade in/out Yes
- On-Screen Display Language English / Canadian French / Spanish
- LED Video Light No
- Flash 1m - 2.5m (approx.)
- Quick Start 0.6 seconds
Web Camera FunctionNo
- RECORDING & PLAYBACK
- Applicable Disc No
- Cue and Review No
- Skip No
- Video Recording Format AVCHD (Motion Image)
- Recording Mode HD: HA (17 Mbps/VBR), HG (13 Mbps/VBR), HX (9 Mbps/VBR), HE (6 Mbps/VBR)
- Playback Mode HD: HA (17 Mbps/VBR), HG (13 Mbps/VBR), HX (9 Mbps/VBR), HE (6 Mbps/VBR)
- Audio Recording Format Dolby Digital (Dolby AC3) / 5.1-channel
- Recording Time 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)
- Still Picture JPEG Picture Size:2.1 MEGA: 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
- Still Picture Recording Number SDHC: 16GB: (13470, 21170), 8GB: (6690, 10520), 4GB: (3290, 5160)
- Counter Yes
- Remaining Indication Yes
- Pre-Rec Function Yes
- Intelligent Contrast Control Yes
- One-Touch Navigation Yes
- Help Mode Yes
- Tele Macro Yes (50cm)
- AGS (Auto Ground-Directional Standby) Yes
- Disc Copy Function Yes (when using a DVD Burner (VW-BN1), data from SD Memory Card can be copied to a 12-cm DVD Disc)
- USB Host Function Yes
- SD CARD FEATURES .
- Built-in SD Slot Yes (SD/SDHC)
- DPOF Max. 999 images
- JACKS .
- S-Video In No
- S-Video Out No
- Mini DV In/Out (IEEE 1394) No
- Video Component Yes
- HDMI Yes (mini)
- Audio Output Yes
- USB Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)(mini AB)
- Analog In/Out Out only
- Microphone (stereo mini) No
- Headphone (M3) No
- Accessory Shoe No
- AV Out
- INCLUDED ACCESSORIES .
- AC Adaptor Yes
- Battery Pack Lithium-Ion
- Strap No
- Video Component Cable Yes
- AV Cable Yes
- USB Cable Yes
- IR Remote Yes
- SD Memory Card No
- Lens Cap No
- Software HD Writer 2.5E
- DVD Disc No
- DV Tape No
- Disc Cleaning Cloth No
- Other Cables AC/DC Cables
- Free DVD Burner No
- GENERAL .
- Power Supply DC 7.2/9.3 V
- Power Consumption 5.8W
- UPC 037988256655
FAQsFrequently asked questions about your product
What should I do if my product needs service?
NOTE: This does not apply to TVs, Microwaves, Vacuums, and Massage Chairs
For repairs and exchanges:
Ship your product to:
Panasonic Factory Service Center
4900 George McVay Drive
Suite B; Door-12
McAllen, TX 78503
Please include your name, address, telephone number, email address, copy of your purchase receipt (for warranty service), and a description of what is wrong with the unit. Freight collect shipments will not be accepted.
Panasonic is not responsible for damage that occurs in transit. All contents should be packaged for safe travel to the service center. Customer should use a reputable small package shipping company that is able to provide a package tracking number and insurance (if customer should so desire to insure their package).
Units that are abused, damaged, infested with insects, have corrosion, etc. will be placed out-of-warranty.
Once your unit arrives at the facility, you may contact us for status at:
Toll Free: 1-866-907-9111
Please reference your Service Job number when contacting You will be contacted if there is any cost you are responsible for.
Is there a car charger available for this model camcorder?
Unfortunately, there is no car charger available for your Panasonic model camcorder. You may refer to the product's owner manual to see a listing of the camcorder's supported accessories.
Is there a camcorder that records video that does not split into multiple videos when the file size exceeds 4GB?
All of the Panasonic camcorders maximum file size is 4GB.
Is there a camcorder that is compatible with a 128GB SDXC SD Card?
There are no camcorders compatible with a 128GB SDXC SD Card.
Is the camcorder compatible with Mac OSX?
The camcorder is compatible with Mac OSX. To import the videos use iMovie software.
Note: Videos recorded in 1080/60p is incompatible with iMovie.
I saw a notice on Panasonic's web site that a firmware update was available for my camera. What is a "firmware update" and is it important that I install it?
Panasonic may occasionally add a new feature to the camera, or if we discover a minor problem after the camera started selling Panasonic may issue new firmware to make the necessary changes. Any new firmware release includes a description of the changes it makes. If you are having the problem it corrects, or if you want to add the new feature, follow the instructions and install the update. You should always begin the firmware update usong a fully charged battery.
I have used the wrong charger cable, now my camcorder doesn't turn on. How can I fix this?
You will be required to send it to our Service Center to have the camcorder repaired. Click the below link and submit a new repair request. http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/RequestCenter?storeId=15001&catalogId=11017
How do I fix my LCD screen when it is freely swinging in and out while in use?
You will be required to send it to our Service Center to have the camcorder repaired. Click the below link and submit a new repair request. Click Here
How do I combine two scenes, because when I pause the video when recording it creates a different scene?
You are able to combine both of the scenes into one by using the HD Writer software that is provided with the camcorder. To use the software however, you will require an Operating System no earlier than Windows XP
How do I clean my camcorder?
Before cleaning, detach the battery or pull out the AC adaptor from the AC outlet, and then wipe the product with a dry soft cloth.
How can videos and pictures be transferred to my PC without using the supplied software?
Connect the camcorder to the PC via USB cable. After camcorder and PC are connected, drag and drop the files to the specified folder.
Note: The files that are drag and drop cannot be edited, burn or playback using the supplied software.
It is recommended to use the supplied software to transfer the pictures and videos to the PC.
How can the error message "Check card" be resolved when inserting SD card.
Confirm the SD card is not in "LOCK" position.
Check if the SD works in the PC. If yes, format the SD card using the PC and reinsert the SD card.
If the issue persists try to use a different SD card. If the issue remains on all of the SD cards the camcorder needs servicing. Click the link below and submit a new repair request: http://shop.panasonic.com/ecom/onlineRepair/login
How can I register for the warranty of my product?
You may register your products online by clicking here. It is not necessary to submit this form in order to effectuate the limited warranty. As long as there is a copy of the receipt, your product warranty begins from the date of purchase.
How can I maximize my SD Card?
The maximum amount of space will be achieved when all previous photos have been deleted. The actual number of photos your card can hold will vary depending on the size, resolution and content of the photos.
How can I get my HD writer to install .NET framework v4.0.30319 if it is already set up on my PC?
Visit the microsoft download center and search for .NET framework v4.0.30319 download
How can I fix the camcorder when it beeps twice and powers off even when fully charged?
There appears to be a problem with the internal components of the unit. The camcorder needs to be serviced. Click the link below and submit a new repair request.
How can I fix LCD screen picture loss and vertical lines?
There appears to be a problem with the internal components of the unit. The camcorder needs to be serviced. Click the link below and submit a new repair request.
How can I fix a loose LCD screen?
The LCD screen is required to be serviced. The service center is where the camcorder needs to be sent. Click the link below and submit a new repair request.
How can I check the status of my camcorder repair?
You can check the repair status of your camera by clicking on the link below and entering your email address and password. Click Here or contacting our Call Center at 1-800-211-7262.
How am I able to transfer the videos and pictures to the PC without using the software?
You are able to connect the camcorder to the PC via a USB cable to drag and drop the files to your laptop.
How am I able to remove icons from the display screen so they don't show up when shooting or streaming output?
You have two options. The information is displayed on the screen for only 5 seconds after starting either [Motion Picture Recording Mode] or [Still Picture Recording Mode], or starting playback or touching the screen. Also, you may choose to have the information set to display always. In order to set the desired setting, go to the Menu and select [SETUP] > [DISPLAY] then select the desired setting.
How am I able to correct the error message that my laptop does not find the new equipment whenever I connect my Camcorder to the laptop?
Make sure that you are using the supplied USB that comes with the Camcorder. Then, attempt to connect the camcorder to a different USB port. Also, you may try to connect to a different PC to determine whether the issue is with the PC or camcorder.
Does this camera support 64GB SDXC cards?
Unfortunately, the HDCSD9 does not support a 64GB SD card.
Does the camera support 64GB SDXC cards?
The camera does not support a 64GB SDXC card.
Does the camcorder have an upgrade conversion kit or a trade in value?
There are no upgrades kits or trade in values for the camcorder. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Does software come with this camcorder?
HD Writer VE 2.0 You can copy the motion/still picture data to the HDD of PCs or write to media such as Blu-ray discs, DVD discs or SD cards using HD Writer VE 2.0, which is the software installed in the supplied CD-ROM. Refer to the operating instructions of HD Writer VE 2.0 (PDF file) for details on how to use it.
Can this camera be connected to a PC?
Yes, to any PC capable of recognizing a mass storage device. Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP/Windows 2000/Windows Me. Mac, OS X v10.1 ~ v10.7.
Can the camera's menu be shown in any other language?
Cameras sold for the US market generally support English and Spanish. Portugese is also now supported in some 2012 models.
Can I view my pictures on my TV screen?
You can view pictures on a TV screen by connecting your camera to your TV with the AVcable.
Can I use this camcorder as a webcam?
No, you cannot use this unit as Webcam.
Can I transfer videos without connecting the camcorder to the PC?
The videos will need to be recorded on an SD card a placed into a SD Card reader to import the videos to the computer.
Can I record in PAL?
No, NTSC only.
Can I leave the battery attached when I store the camera?
Storing the unit with the battery attached may result in a discharged battery. This may result in you not being able to use the battery the next time you want to use the camcorder.
Can I increase the time that the camcorder pre-records up from 3 seconds?
No. currently the pre-record feature is set to 3 seconds before you press the [record] button.
Can I go back and time stamp my photos after I have copied them to my PC?
If the photo was not modified in any way (including renaming it) you should be able to copy it back to the original location on the SD card and use any feature the camera would offer. Once the photo was modified or altered, this would not be possible.
Can I get the time and date to show on my video when I import it to my computer?
Yes, the date and time is displayed under every thumbnail title. The date and time is not displayed on the video playback.
Can additional languages be added to the camera?
The camera is unable to add additional languages.
Am I able to use the Panasonic software with a different brand camcorder?
The Panasonic software was meant to be only used with videos recorded by supporting Panasonic camcorders.
Am I able to transfer videos to the computer using the USB cable?
Unfortunately, it is not possible to transfer videos to your computer using a USB cable. A video clip can be transferred directly to your PC (Personal Computer) via a DV Interface Cable (i.LINK) using products and software from a number of video editing software companies such as Windows Movie Maker. In order to transfer videos, your PC is required to have a DV terminal.
Am I able to charge the battery by using the USB port?
Unfortunately, it is not possible to charge the battery by using the USB port.
Am I able to add languages other than the default languages on this model camera?
Unfortunately, it is not possible to add languages on this model.
Why is my computer unable to detect the camcorder?
Follow the steps below to correct the problem 1. After re-inserting the SD card into this unit, reconnect the supplied USB cable. 2. Select another USB terminal on the PC. 3. Connect the supplied USB cable again after restarting the PC and turning the unit on.
Why does the product not turn on after using the wrong charger?
The Camcorder needs to be sent to the Service Center to be repaired. Click the link below and submit a new repair request:
Note: Panasonic is not responsible for 3rd party failure
Where can I order parts for my product?
You can order parts and accessories for your machine from our Parts & Accessories Department at 1-800-833-9626.
Where can I find the firmware for my device?
Click here and enter your model number into the Get Support Now search box. Once your model appears, click on the "Support" link under the picture of your model. This will bring you to the Support Page for your model. If there are any firmware updates available for your model, they will be located under the Drivers & Downloads tab. If there is no Drivers & Downloads tab, your device's firmware is up to date.
What type of lenses do Panasonic camcorders use?
Panasonic camcorders use Leica lenses which are made out of high quality glass.
What size SD Card can I use in my Camera?
Cameras with a manufacturing date of 2006 or before can use Standard Sd Cards ( 2GB Max ) only. Models manufactured from 2007 thru 2009 can use Standard SD Cards and SDHC Cards ( Max 32GB ) Cameras Manufactured 2010 and later can use all SD Cards up to and including SDXC cards (64GBMax ).There is no firmware update that willincrease the maximum size of the SD Card for allowable usage.
What should I do if my camera won't turn on?
First, ensure that the batter is fully charged, keeping in mind that the charge indicator light turns off after charging is complete (approximately 90 minutes). A depleted battery will usually cause the camera to power on, and then quickly off. If your battery is more than a year old, it may need to be replaced. A new battery can be purchased from the Panasonic National Parts Center by calling 800-833-9626 or visiting www.Panasonic.com/parts
What is the meaning of the symbols P,PC, and PU on the manual?
The symbol P on the camcorder model number is designated for US sales. The symbol PC is designated for Canadian sales and PU is for South American sales.
What is O.I.S?
O.I.S (Optical Image Stabilizer) helps to reduce the effects of shake during the recording while walking, or holding the unit and recording the subject while using zoom.
What is AVCHD?
AVCHD stands for Advanced Video Coding High Definition. AVCHD is the format for recording and playback of High Definition Videos.
What do the symbols P, PC, and PU in the manual mean?
Any Panasonic camcorder with the suffix PU at the end of the model number is a camera designed to be sold in South America. US cameras will contain the suffix P.Any model with PC at the end of the model number is a Canadian unit.
What can I do to be able to to transfer the videos taken on my SD card to my computer?
It is recommended that you used the supplied Panasonic HD Writer software to transfer and view the videos.
- There are vertical/horizontal lines in my LCD screen. What do I do?
- The LCD screen on my camera is blank. What do I do?
- My lens cover won't open or close. What do I do?
My camera won't power on. What can I do?
If you have a second battery, try it to see if you can power on the camera. If you don't have an extra battery and you're sure the battery you have is fully charged then the camera may need to be serviced. Click Here.
Is there any way to place a protective film on the touch screen?
Yes, a protective film can be placed on the touch screen.