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40GB Hard Disk Drive/SD Hybrid Camcorder with 42x Optical Zoom and Advanced O.I.S.


40GB Hard Disk Drive/SD Hybrid Camcorder with 42x Optical Zoom, Advanced Optical Image Stabilization, One-Touch DVD Copy, Anti-Shock Shield and One-Touch Navigation, Records to Internal Hard Drive or SD Card


Advanced O.I.S. Reduces Camera Shake, Even at 42x Zoom
The SDR-H40's 42x optical zoom lens has the power you need to take dramatic closeups or get remarkable shots of even distant subjects. But with long-distance zoom shots, even a tiny bit of hand shake has a huge effect on picture quality. That's where Panasonic's Advanced Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S.) comes in, suppressing the effects of hand shake as you shoot. The system uses gyrosensors 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 blur-free even at high zoom levels.

Non-Stop Shooting Fun with 40GB Hard Drive
The SDR-H40's 40GB1 internal hard disk drive lets you record continuously for up to 36 hours (in LP mode) without changing a disc, tape or other recording media.

Anti-Shock Shield Helps Protect Your Memories
Panasonic's Anti-Shock Shield helps protect recorded video data from damage due to jolts and impact. The Drop Detect function senses if the camera is falling and moves the head away from the hard disk. The Floating Structure protects the hard disk should the camera fall or be dropped. And the Buffer Memory automatically backs up data while the camera is falling.

One-Touch DVD Copying
This hard disk drive camcorder has a USB Host function, which lets you connect directly to a DVD burner (sold seperately) via a USB cable. You can then copy recordings from the hard disk to a DVD disc by simply pressing a button.

Edit Your Videos
You can transfer the motion-image data from the SD card or the camcorder's hard drive right to your PC2 using your PC's USB port. Then with the included VideoCam Suite 1.0 software, you can easily put scenes in a different order and delete the ones you don't want. When you're finished with your video production, you can resave the edited version onto an SD memory card and a DVD disc.

  1. 1 GB = 1 million bytes. Usable capacity will be less.
  2. Certain system requirements apply.

SpecificationsExpand All

    • 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
    • LED Video Light
    • Flash
    • Quick Start
    • Web Camera Function
    • 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
    • Wind Noise Reduction
    • 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
    • Built-in SD Slot
    • DPOF
    • PictBridge Compatible
    • JACKS
    • S-Video In
    • S-Video Out
    • Mini DV In/Out (IEEE 1394)
    • Video Component
    • HDMI
    • USB
    • Analog In/Out
    • Microphone (stereo mini)
    • Headphone (M3)
    • Accessory Shoe
    • AV
    • AC Adaptor
    • Battery Pack
    • Strap
    • Video Component Cable
    • AV Cable
    • USB Cable
    • IR Remote
    • SD Memory Card
    • Lens Cap
    • Software
    • DVD Disc
    • DV Tape
    • Disc Cleaning Cloth
    • Other Cables
    • Free DVD Burner
    • Power Supply
    • Power Consumption
    • Dimensions (H x W x D)
    • Weight



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