DVD Palmcorder® Camcorder


DVD Palmcorder® Camcorder with 3CCD Camera System and Optical Image Stabilizer


Multi-Format Recording - DVD-RAM, DVD-R or DVD-RW - The Choice is Yours!
Our DVD Palmcorder 174; Camcorders can record on DVD-R, DVD-RW and even DVD-RAM discs. Record over and over again on DVD-RAM discs or record something just once on DVD-R discs. You can choose whichever type of disc works best with your DVD player or recorder.

Easy Shooting, Quick Editing and Convenient Viewing
  • No Stress, No Mistakes. Our DVD Palmcorder camcorder automatically finds a blank section on the disc for recording. You never need to search for blank disc space and there's no need to worry about recording over a previous recording.
  • Quick, Easy Editing. The index screen makes it easy to search for a particular scene. You can view, delete and edit quickly and easily.
  • Easy, Direct Networking. When you finish shooting, just take the disc from the DVD Palmcorder camcorder and slip it right into your DVD player or recorder. There's no need to connect any cables and you can start viewing right away.
Triple Beauty - Remarkable Color, Detail and Gradation - 3CCD Camera System
Most professional broadcasting cameras use the 3CCD system. In a 1CCD system, all of the incoming light information is processed by the same CCD. The more advanced 3CCD system uses three distinct CCDs for processing, so there is absolutely no light loss. You can see the results in beautifully rendered images with vivid color, fine detail, and rich gradation.



Clear, Beautiful Moving Pictures & Still Images with Optical Image Stabilzation (O.I.S)
Panasonic Optical Image Stabilization minimizes the hand-shake that can be such a problem with handheld shots. There is no image quality degradation since the system is optical. When you're shooting a still image, the MEGA O.I.S system automatically activates which basically doubles the corrective power. With both O.I.S. and MEGA O.I.S, the DVD Palmcorder camcorder is equipped for clear, beautiful shooting of both moving pictures and still images.

O.I.S. On

O.I.S Off

Superior Leica-Certified Image Quality
Leica Dicomar Lens

Leica AG of Germany is the manufacturer of fine cameras and lenses favored by photographers everywhere. The Leica Dicomar lens featured in our DVD Palmcorder camcorder was developed specifically for digital video cameras. Drawing on Leica's renowned optical technology, this advanced lens captures clear, crisp, finely nuanced images with outstanding detail and contrast. Thanks to a multi-coating applied during the manufacturing process, the lens also minimizes flare and ghosts.

MPEG2 Engine Captures Complex Motion with Precision
Our MPEG2 engine is a wide-range, high-precision search engine that produces smooth, beautiful moving pictures. Because it records the differences in each frame, it can render fast, complex motions - like those of children in the thick of the action - with exceptional precision. The MPEG2 engine also uses the Variable Bit Rate system that we adopted for our high-end DIGA DVD recorder. LP (Long Play) mode now offers nearly twice the resolution of previous MPEG2 recording video cameras, giving you the best possible resolution at the longest recording times.

Model with MPEG2 Engine
Model with MPEG2 engine

Conventional Model
Conventional Model

Take Breathtaking Stills with 3.1-Megapixel Still Picture Recording

3.1 Megapixel Image

With Quad-Density Pixel Distribution Technology, you can record 3.1-megapixel images with the VDR-D300. It captures all of the outstanding detail, color and sensitivity. Whether you take still pictures in 16:9 wide mode or 4:3 mode, you get beautiful images. You can print out your photos with PictBridge, the standard for direct printing, by connecting the video camera directly to a printer or you view your photos as a slide show on a TV in any mode you like.

Shoot Wide, View Wide with High-Picture-Quality Wide Mode (16:9) and 2.7" Diagonal LCD

On a 16:9 widescreen TV
On a 16:9 widescreen TV

High-Picture-Quality Wide Mode produces images that make for beautiful, dramatic viewing on a widescreen TV. The image is processed on an area of the CCD with a wide 16:9 aspect ratio to increase the number of effective pixels. Because the image decoded has the same proportions as your widescreen TV, there is the excitement and dynamism on either a wide 16:9 screen TV or a conventional 4:3 screen TV. And the 2.7" diagonal LCD makes it easier to frame shots when you're shooting in 16:9 mode. You can enjoy shooting wide, and viewing wide.

SpecificationsExpand All

    • LENS
    • Image Sensor (Total)
    • Image Sensor (Effective)
    • F Value
    • Optical Zoom
    • Digital Zoom
    • Focal Length
    • Filter Diameter
    • Lens Type
    • CAMERA
    • Image Stabilizer
    • Still Picture Recording
    • Self Timer
    • Minimum Illumination
    • Focus
    • White Balance
    • Iris
    • Backlight Compensation
    • Electronic Viewfinder (EVF)
    • LCD Monitor
    • Microphone
    • Date Recording
    • Fade Color
    • AWB IR Sensor
    • Wide Mode (16:9)
    • On-Screen Display Language
    • DVD Format Support
    • Applicable Disc
    • Recording Mode
    • Audio Recording Format
    • Audio Playback Format
    • Recording Time
    • Still Picture
    • Jog Dial
    • Thumbnail Display
    • Editing
    • Remaining Indication
    • Built-in SD Slot
    • Slide Show
    • DPOF
    • DCF
    • PictBridge Compatible
    • JACKS
    • S-Video Out
    • Video Output
    • Audio Output
    • USB
    • Microphone (stereo mini)
    • Accessory Shoe
    • AC Adaptor
    • Battery Pack
    • Strap
    • AV Cable
    • USB Cable
    • IR Remote
    • Power Supply
    • Power Consumption
    • Dimensions (H x W x D)
    • Weight



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