The Panasonic HDC-SD80 High Definition Camcorder not only provides you with HD video, but flash memory convenience and a number of helpful shooting functions. After you pop in an SD/SDHC or SDXC memory card (and charge the battery of course!) you're ready to start recording high-quality 1920 x 1080 video, and even 3MP digital stills. Flash memory recording is not only free from the hazards other recording media like DVD or hard drives possess it's easy to transfer and store. This makes uploading for editing and sharing on the 'net hassle-free and fast!
When it comes to the core features of the SD80, you'll find Panasonic's Crystal Engine Pro and a 1/5.8" CMOS sensor at its heart. The sensor may capture that stunningly detailed footage, but the engine lends speed when processing, along with smooth zooming and noise reduction. The camera also has HYBRID O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) to ensure blur-free footage. Other features include 42x Intelligent Zoom, a 33.7mm wide-angle lens, and a 2.7" touch panel LCD.
New to the SD80 would be Panasonic's zoom microphone and wind noise canceller. These two features help you to zone in on your subject's audio, while reducing wind noise, all without the need for an external mic or headphones. Panasonic also gave this camera its Intelligent Auto function. iA takes the guesswork out of shooting by giving you a menu of pre-set settings for capturing the best video possible for your particular situation.
Have fun after the shooting's done. The Advanced Highlight Playback function automatically selects dynamic scenes and arranges them, with music! You'll have an instant montage to share right on the camera! And when it's time to edit and share your video or photos, the SD80 comes packaged with Pansonic's HD Writer AE 3.0 software. Upload footage to your PC for editing and sharing on sites like YouTube or Facebook. Panasonic's optional VIERA Link and optional DVD burners can be used to help archive and share your footage shot on the SD80 as well.