Panasonic HDC-HS20 80GB Full HD Camcorder

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Product Highlights

  • 1920 x 1080 HD
  • 80GB HDD
  • SD/SDHC Card Slot
  • 1/6" CMOS Sensor
  • Leica Dicomar Lens
  • 16x Optical Zoom
  • 2.7" Wide LCD
  • Advanced O.I.S.
  • iA Mode
  • Mac Compatible
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The entry-level HDC-HS20 80GB Full HD Camcorder from Panasonic gives you high definition recording at an affordable price. Whether you want to record all the moments of your baby's first few years or show off your intimidating skateboard skills, the HDC-HS20 has solid features and the flexibility of hard drive and SD/SDHC memory card recording, which lends well to Internet sharing. If you're looking to do a little more with your memories, take advantage of the HS20's compatibility with Mac for editing in iMovie.

You don't have to worry about not getting that once in a lifetime moment, either. The camera's Intelligent Auto (iA) mode takes the confusion out of recording by automatically adjusting for your specific situation with features such as Face Detection and Scene Detection. Other advanced features like the Leica Dicomar lens and 16x optical zoom give you an added edge.

The HDC-HS20 provides the quality of HD, and ease-of-use, at a manageable price.

Full 1920 x 1080 HD Recording
The HDC-HS20 records in true 1920 x 1080 high definition, resulting in fine detail and high resolution - a must for viewing on any HDTV.
Record to HDD and Flash Memory
Forget about bulky media - record to the 80GB hard disk drive in the HDC-HS20 or to external SD/SDHC flash memory cards.
1/6" CMOS Image Sensor
The 1/6" CMOS image sensor captures life-like high definition video (MPEG4) and still (JPEG) images.
Leica Dicomar Lens & 16x Optical Zoom
The Lecia Dicomar lens boasts multi-coatings and 7 elements for clean images with natural color. 16x optical zoom brings far off subjects up close with little to no loss in image quality.
2.7" Wide LCD Display
The 2.7" wide LCD gives you a generous viewing surface on which to compose and playback video and stills.
Digital Still Recording
The HDC-HS20 doubles as a digital still camera. Still images in the JPEG format easily upload to the Internet for sharing.
Creative Control and Workflow Features
  • Intelligent Auto mode automatically adjusts for the scene, includes Face Detection & Scene Detection
  • 5.1 channel surround sound
  • Auto Power LCD and quick power on
  • Compatible with Mac for editing in iMovie
  • Networking with Panasonic VIERA TV or Blu-ray player
UPC: 037988983414
Sensor 1.47 Megapixel 1/6"  
Lens 2.95 - 47.2 mm
f/1.8 - 3.3
Zoom : 16x
: 1000x
Filter Size 43 mm
Recording Media  80  

SD/SDHC memory card not included

Recording Time GB
HA: 10 hours, 30 minutes
HE: 33 hours, 20 minutes
1GB: HA: 7 minutes
1GB: HE: 21 minutes
32GB: HA: 4 hours
32GB: HE: 12 hours
Video Format

1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080
Still Image Resolution : 2.1 Megapixel
Channels 5.1-Channel
Screen Size 2.7"
Lux 1400 (Standard illumination)
9 (1/30 low light mode)
1 (Magic Pix)
Built-in Light/Flash Light -
Flash -
Accessory Shoe None
Tripod Mount 1/4"
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs None
Outputs 1x 
System Requirements

  • 10.4 or later

Mac: 10.4 or higher for iMovie '08

Power Adapter 110-240 , 50/60HZ
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.5 x 2.7 x 5.0" / 64.0 x 69.1 x 128.0 mm
Weight .79 lb / 358.34 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.5 x 6.5 x 4.5"
Panasonic HDC-HS20 80GB Full HD Camcorder
  • HDC-HS20 High Definition HDD Camcorder
  • AC Adapter
  • Battery Pack
  • Video Component Cable
  • A/V Cable
  • USB Cable
  • IR Remote
  • HD Writer AE 1.0 Software
  • AC/DC Cables
  • 90-Days Labor & 1-Year Parts Limited Warranty
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