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Panasonic SDR-H40 40GB Hybrid HDD SD/SDHC Camcorder

B&H # PASDRH40 Mfr # SDR-H40
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Product Highlights
  • 1/6" CCD Sensor
  • 42x Optical Zoom
  • Advanced Optical Image Stabilization
  • 2.7" Wide LCD Display
  • Easy Archive Function
  • SD/SDHC Card Slot
  • 40GB HDD

Make home movies to your heart's content with the SDR-H40 40GB Hybrid HDD SD/SDHC Camcorder from Panasonic. With this large hard disk drive and the ability to record video footage to SD/SDHC cards you'll virtually never run out of recording space, not to mention never have to worry about carrying extra tapes or DVDs around. This affordable hard disk drive camcorder records in standard definition and features a 2.7" wide LCD display with Power LCD Plus for adjusting screen brightness.

A 1/6" CCD image sensor captures rich, natural-looking video and 640 x 480 stills to SD/SDHC memory cards. Other features include 42x optical zoom, Advanced Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), and the Easy Archive function for direct burning to DVD.

40GB Hard Disk Drive
Capture hours of video in standard definition to the 40GB hard disk drive. With no need to change tapes it's perfect for traveling. Even the most avid home movie-maker will have plenty of room on the HDD to store every last memory.
SD/SDHC Card Slot
Store your still images or extra video footage to either SD or SDHC cards (sold separately).
1/6" CCD Image Sensor
The 1/6" CCD image sensor with an effective pixel count of 380,000 in 16:9 and 290,000 in 4:3 captures accurate, clean video for a beautiful shot every time. The sensor captures stills in 640 x 480.
Advanced Optical Image Stabilization
Panasonic's Advanced Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) works even better than their previous OIS with up to an 8x increase in correction rate. Meaning that obtaining a steady shot is easier than ever for video free from hand shake and blurred motion.
42x Optical Zoom
The 42x optical zoom brings your subjects in close and clear without a loss in image quality.
2.7" Wide LCD with Power LCD Plus
The 2.7" widescreen LCD displays is great for composing your shots or for when you want to playback video for friends. Power LCD Plus allows you to adjust the screen brightness depending on the situation.
Easy Archive Function
Use the Easy Archive function to burn your video directly to DVD.
Sensor 1/6"  
Lens 1.8 - 75.6 mm
f/1.9 - 4.3
Zoom : 42x
: 2000x
Recording Media  40 
Recording Time GB
XP: 9 hours
LP: 36 hours
1GB: XP: 12 minutes
1GB: LP: 50 minutes
Video Format

Still Image Resolution : .3 Megapixel
Channels 2.0-Channel
Screen Size 2.7"
2nd Display
Add-on Lens
Lux 2 (Magic Pix)
Built-in Light/Flash Light -
Flash -
Accessory Shoe None
Tripod Mount 1/4"
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs None
Outputs 1x 
1x  1
Please Note:

USB mini type A and B

System Requirements Not Specified By Manufacturer
Power Adapter Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.6 x 2.8 x 4.6" / 67.1 x 71.1 x 116.1 mm
Weight .75 lb / 340.19 g
Panasonic SDR-H40 40GB Hybrid HDD SD/SDHC Camcorder
  • VW-VBG070A Battery Pack
  • AC Adapter
  • AV Cable
  • AC/DC Cables
  • Built-In Lens Cover
  • USB Cable
  • CD Rom with Editing Software
  • 1-Year Parts & 90-Days Labor Warranty
  • Media

    Lexar -  4GB SDHC Memory Card
    • You Pay: $5.95
    Used Dept.

    Batteries & Power

    Don't get caught without power, always have a spare battery.

    Panasonic -  VW-VBG130 Replacement Battery Pack
    • You Pay: $29.00

    Bags & Cases

    Carry, store, and protect all your equipment with a bag or case.

    Lowepro -  Edit 100 Camera Shoulder Bag
    • You Pay: $10.99

    On-Camera Lights

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

    CameraBright -  X1-ER+ Extended Range Plus Digital/Video Camera Light
    • Reg. Price: $39.95
    • Instant Savings: -$20.00
    • You Pay: $19.95
    • Limited supply at this price

    Tripods & Support

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    Stabilize your video with the support you need.

    Sunpak -  8001 UT Tripod with 3-Way Pan / Tilt Head (Quick Release)
    • You Pay: $28.30

    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

    Capture great-looking footage underwater.

    Ewa-Marine -  VC-1M Rain Cape
    • You Pay: $120.00
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