Panasonic's SDR-H80 SD HDD PAL Camcorder (Black) is an entry-level option for the budget-minded. This lightweight camera features hybrid recording to both the 60GB hard disk drive and to removable SD/SDHC memory cards. It also features included VideoCam software for easy uploading to YouTube.
If you're intimidated by menus and numerous functions, the Intelligent Auto (iA) mode keeps things simple. iA mode automatically adjusts the H80's settings depending on the scene, allowing features like Face Detection and Scene Detection to take over, making sure you get the best shot possible.
The SDR-H80 also boasts Panasonic's Optical 70x Ultra Zoom lens for zooming in on far off subjects with little to no loss in image quality. Advanced O.I.S., another useful tool, corrects for blur caused by motion and hand shake.
Record to HDD and Flash Memory
Forget about bulky media - record to the 60GB hard disk drive in the SDR-H80 or to external SD/SDHC flash memory cards
1/8" CCD Image Sensor
The 1/8" CCD image sensor captures standard definition, video (MPEG2) and still (JPEG) images
Optical 70x Ultra Zoom Lens
The Optical 70x Ultra Zoom lens brings even far off subjects up close with little to no loss in image quality
2.7" Wide LCD Display
The 2.7" LCD display gives you a platform to compose and playback all your shots
Digital Still Recording
The SDR-H80 doubles as a digital still camera. Still images in the JPEG format easily upload to the Internet for sharing
Advanced Optical Image Stabilization
Advanced O.I.S. uses a corrective lens that shifts to compensate for blur from hand shake or a moving subject
Creative Control and Workflow Features
VideoCam Suite software for easy uploading to YouTube
Intelligent Auto mode automatically adjusts for the scene, includes Face Detection & Scene Detection