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Compact, Shock-Resistant SD Camcorder


Compact, Shock-Resistant SD Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom, Pre-Record Function, Quick Start, Easy DVD Copying & Viewing, and MotionSD STUDIO, Records to SD Memory Card, Silver


Compact Size and Cool Styling
Small enough to slip in a pocket or bag. Cool enough to take everywhere you go. This is one stylish camcorder you'll never want to be without.

Capture Even Complex Motion with Precision
Panasonic's MPEG2 Engine is a wide-range, high-precision engine that produces smooth, beautiful moving pictures. Because it precisely records the differences in each frame, it can render fast, complex motions with exceptional accuracy and nearly twice the resolution captured with previous Panasonic MPEG2 video cameras.

Pre-Rec Function Records Images Even Before You Start Shooting
This clever function records three seconds of video even before you actually begin shooting1. The images are held temporarily in the camcorder's internal memory before recording onto the SD card begins, so you can capture that spontaneous event as soon as it happens.

No More Missed Shooting Opportunities with Quick Start
The SW20 SD camcorder starts up to record quickly. In Quick Start mode2, recording begins in just 0.6 seconds from the time the LCD is opened. This lets you catch those sudden shooting opportunities.

Easy DVD Copying and Viewing
The USB port allows you to connect directly to a DVD burner. And copying a recording from an SD card to a DVD disc is as easy as selecting from the menu. To view your video, simply take the SD card from the camcorder and slip it into any TV or DVD player with an SD card slot; there are no cables to worry about.

Edit Your Videos
First, transfer the motion-image data from the SD card to your PC3 using your PC's USB port. Then with the included MotionSD STUDIO 1.3E software, you can easily put scenes in a different order, delete the ones you don't want, and add a wide variety of video effects. Save your results by burning your video production onto DVD.

  1. The camcorder must be aimed at the subject in advance.
  2. This mode can be selected from the menu.
  3. 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
    • 35mm Film Camera Equivalent
    • Lens Type
    • CAMERA
    • Image Stabilizer
    • Still Picture Recording
    • Shutter Speed: Motion Image
    • Shutter Speed: Still Image
    • Minimum Illumination
    • Focus
    • White Balance
    • Iris
    • Backlight Compensation
    • LCD Monitor
    • Power LCD
    • Pure Color Engine
    • Soft-Skin Mode
    • Easy-to-Use Mode Dial
    • MagicPix Images
    • Microphone
    • Date Recording
    • Fade in/out
    • On-Screen Display Language
    • Quick Start
    • Video Recording Format
    • Recording Mode
    • Playback Mode
    • Audio Recording System
    • Recording Time
    • Still Picture
    • Still Picture Recording Number
    • Counter
    • Wind Noise Reduction
    • Remaining Indication
    • Pre-Rec Function
    • One-Touch Navigation
    • Help Mode
    • Disc Copy Function
    • USB Host Function
    • Built-in SD Slot
    • DPOF
    • PictBridge Compatible
    • JACKS
    • USB
    • Analog In/Out
    • AV
    • AC Adaptor
    • Battery Pack
    • Strap
    • AV Cable
    • USB Cable
    • Included Software
    • Power Supply
    • Power Consumption
    • AC Cable
    • DC Cable
    • Dimensions (H x W x D)
    • Weight


Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 3 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Perfect for the youtube generation It is perfect for creating good quality films of everyday life. It's compact size means you can take it anywhere without inconvienence. The battery only last about 30 mins before it runs out so it can be a bit difficult in remote locations. I use solar panel rechargers to get over that. January 19, 2010
Rated 2 out of 5 by My Opinion on this Camera - Meh. Has no AV IN, so if you want a fully useful camera buy something else. July 4, 2009
Rated 4 out of 5 by it not the best but its okay I use my camcorder when i go snowboarding to get videos of my friends going of jumps and doing tricks and stuff but it ran out of battery quikly and it wasnt the best picture that came from it. June 24, 2009
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