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Panasonic PV-GS500 3-CCD Mini DV Camcorder

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Product Highlights
  • MiniDV Recording
  • SDHC Card Slot
  • 1/4.7" 3 CCD Sensor
  • Leica Lens
  • 12x Optical Zoom
  • 2.7" LCD
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Viewfinder
  • FireWire
  • USB 2.0

Looking for an affordable 3 CCD digital camcorder that's ready to go out of the box? The Panasonic PV-GS500 3 CCD Mini DV Camcorder is for you. This camcorder comes with a variety of features, including a three CCD image sensor, 700x digital zoom, 16:9 wide-screen capability, optical image stabilization and a SD Card slot. This camcorder also features a 4.0 megapixel still camera mode, as well as a 2.7-Inch LCD.

4.0 megapixel CCD
Looking for a feature-rich still image camera and digital camcorder all in one? This camcorder features a 4.0 megapixel CCD Image Sensor, which captures images with breathtaking detail. In addition, this camcorder's photos are stored on a memory card, at 2288 x 1728 maximum resolution.
2.7-Inch LCD viewfinder
Need to shoot your footage with ease? The 2.7-Inch viewfinder on this camcorder ensures that you won't miss a single detail.
700x Zoom
If you need to get up close from a far distance, this camcorder comes with a 700x digital zoom. Record the finest details from even the farthest locations.
16:9 Wide-screen Capability
Looking to shoot wide-screen or panoramic footage? This camera supports 16:9 wide-screen format. Shoot breathtaking vistas and full family photos, all at the touch of a button.
SD Card Slot
If you need to store images that you shoot with your camcorder, look no further. This camcorder comes with a SD card slot.
FireWire and USB 2.0
Do you want to transfer your video footage to the video editing software on your home computer? This camcorder comes with both FireWire and USB 2.0 connectors, so you can download your videos and photos to any FireWire or USB 2.0-capable computer.
Sensor 1/4.7" CCD (1.07 Megapixels) x 3
Lens Leica lens; Auto iris, F1.6-2.8, Focal length; 3.3-39.6 mm, Macro (Full range AF)
Zoom 12x Optical
700x Digital
Filter Size Filter diameter: 43mm
Image Stabilization Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S.)
Lux Minimum Illumination: 5 lx
Standard illumination: 1,400 lx
System NTSC
Format MiniDV
Audio PCM digital recording; 16 bit (48 kHz/2 ch), 12 bit (32 kHz/4 ch)
Time Code NTSC
Date & Time 12 hour, MMDDYYYY
A/V Dubbing Yes
Viewfinder Color viewfinder
LCD Monitor 2.7" color monitor, 123,000 pixels
Manual Controls White balance, focus, shutter speed, iris/gain
Built-in Light EfficiBright LED Light
Built-in Mic Zoom mic
Built-in Speaker Yes
Accessory Shoe Smart accessory shoe (powered by camcorder)
Titler Yes (using MotionDV Studio)
Digital Effects Yes
Fade Resistance Yes
Tape Loading Automatic tape loading
Digital Still Mode
Resolution 4.0 megapixel; 2288x1728 maximum resolution
Card Slot SD slot
Built-in Flash Yes
Input/Output Connectors
Line In Recording Yes (Firewire)
Inputs FireWire (IEEE 1394) x 1
USB 2.0 x 1
Mic in
Outputs AV Composite Video x 1
FireWire (IEEE 1394) x 1
USB 2.0 x 1
Edit Protocol No
Microphone Input Yes - stereo mini-jack
Headphone Jack No
Power Requirements 110-240VAC, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption Power supply: 1360mAh
Recording: 6.0W
AC Adaptor: 19W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.9 x 3.6 x 6" (7.4 x 9.1 x 15.2cm)
Weight 1.26 lbs (0.57kg)
Panasonic PV-GS500 3-CCD Mini DV Camcorder
  • AC Adaptor
  • DC Cable
  • AC Cable
  • Battery Pack
  • Remote Control
  • Button-type battery (for Remote Control)
  • Magic Wire Remote Control
  • Lens Cap
  • Multi Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • USB Cable
  • CD-ROM
  • 1-Year Parts, 90-Days Labor Warranty
  • Media

    Be prepared - always carry extra media.

    Panasonic -  AY-DVM60EJ Mini DV Cassette (60 Minutes)
    • You Pay: $1.79

    Protect your lens or produce a desired visual effect by adding a filter.

    Hoya -  43mm Introductory Filter Kit
    • Reg. Price: $44.95
    • Instant Savings: -$22.00
    • You Pay: $22.95
    • Limited supply at this price

    External Microphones

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    Enhance the quality of your audio recording with an external microphone.

    Azden -  SMX-10 Stereo Microphone
    • You Pay: $79.99

    On-Camera Lights

    Adjust the lighting for virtually any indoor and many outdoor applications.

    Sima -  SL-20LX Universal LED On Camera Light
    • You Pay: $24.95

    Tripods & Support

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    Stabilize your video with the support you need.

    Velbon -  Videomate 607 Aluminum Tripod
    • You Pay: $84.95

    Care & Cleaning

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    Ensure trouble-free performance through proper camcorder maintenance.

    Purosol -  Optical Cleaner (1 oz) with Cleaning Cloth
    • You Pay: $11.45

    Underwater Housings

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    Capture great-looking footage underwater.

    Equinox -  Pro6 Underwater Housing for Panasonic PV-GS500
    • You Pay: $799.95
    Usually ships in 2-4 weeks i This is a Special order item. Est. arrival at B&H is 2-4 weeks (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at time of shipment. Item is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
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