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Panasonic NV-MD9000EN "PAL" Professional 1/4" Mini DV Camcorder Imported

B&H # PAMD9000 MFR # MD9000
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Panasonic's MD-9000 makes it easy for almost anybody to produce professional looking videos. Its shoulder mount design provides outstanding stability when shooting. A variety of automatic functions, combined with large control buttons and digital picture effects, ensure simple operation and professional results. A Firewire input / output facilitates non-linear editing and web-based production. A full line of optional equipment, including a wide-angle adapter and microphones, lets the MD-9000 serve a variety of uses.

High Quality, High Resolution Imaging Chip
Once light enters the high quality dedicated lens (not removable), it is directed to the CCD (charged coupled device) that turns the light into video. The CCD has 680,000 pixels (picture elements) to turn almost any lighting condition into great looking 500+ lines video, with detail and range beyond what you thought was possible.
High Quality 15x Optical Zoom Lens
Good glass is the best start to good video. The MD-9000 has a 15x optical zoom lens (3.1 - 46.5mm) that is up to the task of industrial video acquisition. In a pinch, the operator may chose to engage the digital zoom function (which goes all the way to 750x!) to get closer to the action. The camera has a large, smooth-operating touch-sensitive rocker switch, conveniently located on the handgrip.
Sophisticated Recording with Automatic Settings
The shoulder mounted MD-9000 has an impressive complement of automatic features to help the busy videographer get the most important shots in almost any conditions. A digital stabilization circuit helps the shooter get jitter-free video almost anywhere. Auto tracing white balance lets the shooter go from daylight to tungsten lighting conditions (and back, if you like), without stopping to custom white balance. Several auto exposure programs address common shooting situations. Sporting events, beach or skiing locations, portrait shooting, backlight or spotlight conditions are all covered.
Ubiquitous DV Format for World-Wide Convenience
You cannot dispute the numbers. 8-bit 4:1:1 color sampling, 5:1 compression, 25mbps data rate, and over 500 lines of resolution to tape all result in professional looking video acquisition. Mini DV tapes are inexpensive and available most everywhere. Convenient 60-minute tapes puts everything down in a logical standard. Audio is likewise recorded digitally, and the format supports up to 4 channels of audio directly onto the tape.
Manual and Auto Functions
Depending on the shooting conditions, you may choose to jog between auto and manual focus, iris, shutter, white balance and audio level control. The lucky operator can take all the credit him/herself with full knowledge that the camera almost always can get the shots needed, even in difficult conditions.
In-Camera Picture Effects
Impress the clients. Sometimes the most tasteful effects can be achieved in the camera. The MD-9000 has a nice variety of transitions and picture looks to convey a feeling or moment. Chose from Wipe, Mix, Strobe, Gain-Up, Trail, Mosaic, Mirror and others, to make a unique statement with your video productions.
Input or Output Your Video Analog or Digital
IEEE-1394 or Firewire is a digital in and out that can transfer video to or from a VTR (video tape recorder) or computer, as you would expect from a digital camcorder. But don't stop there. The MD-9000 has analog ins and outs, too. Transfer video from your television, VCR, DVD or another camcorder - if you like.
Built-In LCD Monitor
Tired of maintaining, transporting and setting up a location monitor? The attached 2.5-inch color LCD monitor gives you the option to leave it home. It is positionable to almost any angle, including self-portrait position.
Image Device 1-CCD, 1/4 inch, Interline Transfer type, 680,000 Pixels
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Not specified by manufacturer
Horizontal Resolution 530-line Resolution to Tape
Sensitivity f/11 @ 2000 Lux
Minimum Illumination 1 Lux with Gain-up
Vertical Smear Not specified by manufacturer
Signal System PAL system; 25 frames / 50 interlaced fields per second
Built-in Filters 3200K, 5600K
LCD Monitor 2.5-inch Active Matrix type
Speaker Yes
Viewfinder Yes
Microphone Yes
Scan Matching No
Memory Card Slot None
Shutter Speed Not specified by manufacturer
Gain Selection Gain-up available though not specified
VTR Section
Format DV
Tape Speed 18.812mm / sec.
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Not specified by manufacturer
Maximum Recording Time 80 minutes with Mini DV cassette
Audio Section
Dynamic Range Not specified by manufacturer
Audio Signal Format 16-bit/48kHz/2-channel
Frequency Response Not specified by manufacturer
Signal to Noise Ratio 60dB or more
Input / Output Connectors
Signal Inputs Genlock - None (x1)
Timecode - None
Ext. Audio - RCA (x1)
Microphone - Mini (x1)
Analog Video-In - RCA (x1), S-Video (x1)
Signal Outputs Composite Video Out - RCA (x 1)
S-Video Out - SVHS (x1)
Analog Component Out - None
Firewire - 4-pin (x 1)
Monitor Out - None
Sync/ VBS - None
Audio Out - RCA (x2)
Other Inputs/Outputs DC In - 4-pin XLR (x1)
DC Out - None
Earphone - Stereo Mini (x1)
WRR Out - None
Lens - Dedicated
Viewfinder - Dedicated
Remote - None
General Specifications
Power Requirements 7.2 - 7.9v DC
Power Consumption 4w with LCD monitor
3.2w without LCD
Operating Temperature 32 to 104 degrees F
0 to 40 degrees C
Dimensions (HxWxD) 8-6/16 x 8-7/8 x 17" (213 x 225 x 432mm)
Weight 4.4 lbs. (without battery)
Panasonic NV-MD9000EN "PAL" Professional 1/4" Mini DV Camcorder
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Lens Cap
  • DC Cable
  • AC Adaptor/Charger
  • Wireless Remote Control
  • Battery for Remote
  • Cleaning Tape
  • AC Cable
  • 1.6Ah Battery Pack
  • 90 Days B&H Warranty
    (Manufacturer's Warranty is Not Available for this Product)
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