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Panasonic HDC-HS9 Hybrid 60GB HDD/Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder

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Product Highlights
  • 1/6" 3CCD Image Sensor
  • 10x Optical Zoom
  • Advanced Optical Image Stabilization
  • 24p
  • 1.7 Second Quick Start
  • Face Detection
  • 2.7" LCD Display
  • SDHC Card Slot
  • 60GB Hard Disk Drive

Record in full 1920 x 1080 HD with Panasonic's HDC-HS9 Hybrid 60GB HDD/Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder. The 60GB HDD records for up to 23 hours while an 8GB SDHC card will capture up to 80 minutes of video. Forget carrying around tapes or DVDs - even the most prolific shooter will have plenty of room for capturing every last detail of family vacations, sporting events and children's plays!

The HS9 features a 1/6" 3CCD image sensor for high quality video and 2.1Mp still images, 10x optical zoom, 24p record for that film-look. The 1.7 second Quick Start gets your camera going fast for recording on the fly. In addition, Face detection can detect up to 5 faces and automatically corrects for exposure, ensuring that your friends and family always look their best upon playback. With simultaneous video and still capture you don't have to stop recording when you want to take a still image. Use the 2.7" widescreen LCD for composing the perfect shot and playing back footage for friends and family.

60GB HDD/SDHC Hybrid Recording
Forget about carrying extra tapes or DVDs with you. The HDC-HS9 records directly to the 60GB hard disk drive for up to 23 hours of video or to SDHC cards (sold separately) for up to 80 minutes of additional recording time.
Full 1920 x 1080 HD
Record in full 1920 x 1080 high definition for spectacular video.
1/6" 3CCD Image Sensor
The 1/6" 3CCD image sensor captures accurate, clean video for a beautiful shot every time. The sensor captures stills in 1920 x 1080.
10x Optical Zoom
The 10x optical zoom brings your subjects in close and clear with no loss in image quality.
24p Recording
With the option to record in 24p you can give all your movies that film-look.
Face Detection
Panasonic's face detection system detects up to five faces at once, correcting for exposure ensuring that you get the clearest shot every time.
Intelligent Shooting Guide
Onscreen prompts tell you when your image needs correction. The following six comments pop up when the camera senses that they're needed: Fast Tilt/Pan, Hand Swing, Back Light needed, Cancel Backlight, Low Light mode needed and Cancel Low Light mode. This function is able to be locked out when you prefer not to use it.
Playback Intelligent Shooting
This guide provides warnings for recorded scenes that could use technical help by indicating: Dark Scene, Fast Tilt/Pan, Hand Swing, Low Light, Ground Shooting and Unfocused. If you choose to re-shoot your footage the camera tells you how to do it better.
1.7 Second Quick Start
With a 1.7 second start-up time you'll be able to get the shot you want without having to wait.
Simultaneous Video & Still Capture
Capture video and still simultaneously with the HDC-HS9 and never miss any moment.
SDHC Card Slot
Store your 2.1Mp still images on SDHC cards up to 16GB (sold separately) at for full HD quality. SDHC cards offer fast, easy transfer to your PC for emailing, sharing or printing.
2.7" Wide LCD
The 2.7" widescreen LCD displays is great for composing your shots or for when you want to playback video for friends.
Sensor 1/6" 3CCD
Lens Leica Dicomar Lens
Focal Length=3.0-30mm
f/stop: 1.8-2.8
Zoom 10x Optical
700x Digital
Filter Size 37mm
System NTSC
Format Video: AVCHD (1920 x 1080)
Still: JPEG (1920 x 1080)
Audio Dolby Digital (AC3), 5.1 channel
Image Stabilization Advanced Optical Image Stabilization
Lux 5 lux (1/30 low light mode)
1 lux (Magic Pix mode)
Line In Recording No
A/V Dubbing No
Tape Loading N/A
Display Type LCD
Display Size 2.7"
Viewfinder N/A
Camera Features
Manual Controls Focus, Iris
Built-in Speaker Yes
Built-in Mic Yes
Accessory Shoe No
Fade Resistance Yes
Effects Yes
Built-in Light/Flash No
Digital Still Mode
Still Recording Media SD/SDHC (up to 16GB - sold separately)
Resolution 2.1 Mp
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs No
Output USB 2.0
USB mini (A & B)
Component out
HDMI (mini)
Analog out
A/V out
Microphone Input No
Headphone Jack No
Power Requirements Not Specified by Manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight 0.66 lbs (390g)
Panasonic HDC-HS9 Hybrid 60GB HDD/Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder
  • AC Adapter
  • Battery Pack
  • Video Component Cable
  • A/V Cable
  • USB Cable
  • IR Remote
  • HD Writer 2.5E Software
  • AC/DC Cables
  • 1-Year Parts & 90-Days Labor Warranty
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