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Panasonic SDR-H100 Camcorder (Black)

B&H # PASDRH100K Mfr # SDR-H100K
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Product Highlights
  • 80GB Internal Hard Drive
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
  • 1/8" CCD Sensor
  • 2.7" LCD Display
  • 70x Optical Zoom (78x Enhanced)
  • 33mm Wide Angle Lens
  • Advanced Optical Image Stabilization
  • Auto Focus/Auto Exposure Tracking
  • Face Detection

The Panasonic SDR-H100 Camcorder puts standard definition recording and a multitude of features and functions in your hands without breaking the bank. The H100 also boasts an 80GB internal hard drive and the option to record to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards for hours upon hours of storage. In addition, features like 78x Enhanced zoom, optical image stabilization, and face detection all help to make your footage smooth and clear.

The camera has a 33mm wide-angle lens that lets you get more in each shot, while the zoom mic and wind noise canceller capture clear audio. Other features that help ease the recording process include shooting controls like Intelligent Auto which automatically picks the correct settings for any shooting situation. AF/AE Tracking optimizes focus and exposure on moving subjects to ensure a shot that will stand the test of the time. And other features like Intelligent Contrast Control, Intelligent Scene Selector, and Face Detection all take the guess work out of recording you can enjoy the moment along with everyone else! When it comes time to edit and share the H100 comes with Panasonic's VideoCam suite 3.5 software. With this software you can upload directly to sites like YouTube and Facebook without hassle. Other post-production options include archiving with an optional DVD burner and viewing on an optional VIERA TV directly from the SD card. In addition, you can transfer your video to a DVD recorder for burning to a DVD disc.

Enhanced Optical 78x Zoom and Advanced Optical Image Stabilizer
The new Enhanced Optical 78x Zoom has been added to the compact body of the easy-to-carry camcorder. By taking maximum advantage of the effective CCD area, the camera makes it easy to capture a wide range of dynamic images, from sweeping landscapes with the 33mm wide-angle scope to close-ups of distant subjects with the 78x zoom, without having to worry about image degradation. However, with long-distance zoom shots, even a tiny bit of hand-shake has a huge effect on picture quality. That's where Advanced O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) comes in. It shifts a corrective lens as you shoot to help eliminate the effects of hand-shake, so you get clear, sharp shots even at high zoom levels. It's an essential feature for getting the most out of this incredible zoom lens
33mm Wide-Angle and Advanced O.I.S.
The 33mm wide-angle setting on the Standard Series fits more people and more of the background into the frame than conventional models. This is especially handy when you want to take a group photo in a small room. It fits your subjects in even when you shoot from up close, and makes it possible to pick up even small sounds with the mic
Pure Color Engine
The Pure Color Engine converts the CCD output signal from a complementary color signal into an RGB signal at an early stage and extracts the low-frequency luminance component from the RGB signal. This innovative engine also achieves truly superb color reproduction for high-zoomed pictures
Zoom Mic and Wind Noise Canceller
  • Zoom Mic:

    The Zoom Mic function that links with the camera's zoom action has evolved even further. Compared to previous models, the noise-reducing performance is improved by 1/3 (-10dB). It lets you clearly record the sound of your target subject

  • Wind Noise Canceller:

    The Wind Noise Canceller automatically detects and suppresses only wind noise. It lets you capture natural sounds with lifelike ambience even when shooting in windy conditions outdoors or by the sea

Scene Mode
Automatically selects the most suitable shutter speed and aperture for the shooting location and situation

  • Scene modes:

    Sports, Portrait, Low Light, Spot Light, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Scenery, Night Scenery

Soft Skin Mode
When this function detects skin tones, it softens the focus in that area. This has a skin beautifying effect, which makes wrinkles and lines appear less noticeable. When turned on, this function makes blemishes and moles look less conspicuous, while preserving resolution in areas of the picture outside of the skin
iA (Intelligent Auto)
This powerful function senses the shooting conditions and automatically makes the settings and activates functions that will deliver optimal results. With both motion and still images, iA does the bothersome settings for you and makes it easy to capture beautiful, well-focused images
AF/AE Tracking
AF/AE Tracking optimizes the focus and exposure for a selected subject to ensure beautiful results. After you "lock on" to a subject at the center of the screen by pressing the AF/AE button, the camera follows it around, keeping it in sharp focus and properly exposed
Advanced O.I.S.
When hand-shake is detected while shooting, the Advanced O.I.S. system is automatically activated to compensate for blurring and produce beautiful recorded images. A new Active Mode that further extends the hand-shake correction range, is also automatically activated. It significantly reduces any blurring that might occur when shooting on the move, and making it great for active shooting. Because the system is optical, there's only minimal loss of image quality even when viewed on a large-screen TV
Intelligent Contrast Control
By detecting the intensity of the ambient light and adjusting the exposure accordingly, Intelligent Contrast Control prevents blown highlights and blocked shadows. This helps render natural-looking, highly nuanced images with proper contrast
Intelligent Scene Selector
The shooting conditions are detected, and the optimal Scene Mode is automatically selected. Even if the subject should change, there's no need to manually redo the settings, so you can concentrate entirely on your shot

  • Portrait:

    Using the face as reference, the exposure is adjusted to capture faces beautifully. Focusing priority is also placed on the face, and the skin tone is smoothed

  • Scenery:

    The exposure is optimized to give you clear images, without blown highlights in strongly lit areas like the sky

  • Spotlight:

    For scenes with particularly strong contrast, such as when you're shooting a spot-lit area on a darkened stage. It captures the well-lit subject perfectly and prevents washed-out areas

  • Low Light:
  • In dim lighting, the camcorder automatically switches to a slower shutter speed so that images across the entire frame are bright and easy to see

Face Detection
This mode captures faces beautifully. Face Detection automatically senses the ambient lighting and adjusts the exposure accordingly, so faces are bright and easy to see. The focus also prioritizes the faces, and skin tones are smoothed. Faces in the center of the frame serve as the reference for adjustments, but the function can detect up to 15 faces in all
1.9 Second Quick Power-On
Switch the power on and the camcorder is in standby mode in just 1.9 seconds, ready to shoot when you are. This fast startup also helps reduce battery consumption

  • 0.8 Second Quick Start:

    Use Quick Start mode. You simply flip open the LCD and you're ready to shoot in just 0.8 second. When Eco mode is also used, the power turns off whenever the camcorder has not been operated for 5 minutes. This reduces wasted power consumption, and enables a longer battery life

Pre-Rec
This clever function records three seconds of images even before you actually begin shooting. The images are held temporarily in the camcorder's internal memory, before recording begins. This helps ensure that you won't miss the start of a moment you want to record, such as when an event begins all of a sudden. For example, if you're waiting to snap a shot of a jumping dolphin, you can press the REC button after you've made sure that the dolphin has cleared the surface of the water. The camcorder will record the entire scene, from the instant of the dolphin's jump until it disappears again into the sea
80GB HDD
The internal hard drive lets you record continuously for up to 74 hours 30 minutes without changing a disc, SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Card or other recording media

Anti-Shock Shield:

  • 1: The Drop Detect function senses if the camera is falling and moves the head away from the hard drive. Incorporating a 3D sensor, this function detects if the camera drops a distance of around 20cm and responds by automatically moving the head away from the hard drive. This helps protect the drive from damage
  • 2: The Floating Structure protects the hard drive should the camera fall or be dropped. The four corners of the hard drive are covered with a thick protective gel that provides cushioning against vibration and impact
  • 3: The Buffer Memory automatically backs up data. Even when the Drop Detect function activates and moves the head away from the hard drive, shooting can continue (as long as there is battery power). The newly recorded data is stored temporary in an internal buffer memory. Once the hard drive resumes operation, the data is transferred to
One-Touch Navigation & Joystick Control
The joystick makes the camera much easier to use, letting you control all basic operations quickly. As you shoot, just watch the image in the monitor and follow the instruction guide. You can handle a number of operations quickly and easily, without even taking your eye off the subject

  • Help Mode:

    The joystick makes the camera much easier to use, letting you control all basic operations quickly. As you shoot, just watch the image in the monitor and follow the instruction guide. You can handle a number of operations quickly and easily, without even taking your eye off the subject

LED Video Light
When the camera determines that the ambient lighting is insufficient, it automatically switches the light on. This illuminates your subject for shooting. The LED (light emitting diode) has low power consumption, a long service life, and the safety of a low operating temperature
Auto Power LCD
The LCD brightness can be adjusted manually to suit the surroundings. In Auto Mode, the LCD brightness is adjusted automatically in 16 smooth steps depending on the surroundings. In darker rooms it adjusts to a lower brightness, making it easier to frame the shot. Outside, it adjusts to almost twice the brightness for easy viewing even on sunny days
Color Night Rec / Color Night View
Leave the light off. Color Night Rec/Color Night View gives you images with color even in dim lighting (2 lux)
World Time
Handy for travelers, this function makes it easy to set the camcorder time when you cross time zones and again when you return home. Simply select your destination from the displayed map, and the camcorder is automatically set for that time zone. The time for two different places can be set - such as home and destination - and you can switch between the times by simply pressing a button
Easy Editing
You can do some polished editing using just the camera itself. For example, you can delete scenes right on the spot or change the scene sequence to create your own scenarios

  • Split and Delete:

    This function makes it easy to split up the recorded scenes and delete the front half or back half

Easy Uploading to YouTube and Facebook with Included Software VideoCam Suite 3.5
  • Step 1: Shoot

    The function-packed standard model lets you shoot in your own unique style. When you want to post videos onto YouTube, it's convenient to shoot in Web mode, which has a 10 minute countdown system

  • Step 2: Connect

    As soon as you connect the camcorder to a PC, a Smart Wizard is automatically activated. Then, select "Online Sharing"

  • Step 3: Upload

    The Online Sharing function lets you upload your videos onto YouTube or Facebook. VideoCam Suite makes it so easy to share your videos

Included Editing Software "VideoCam Suite 3.5"
VideoCam Suite editing software is just the tool you need to make polished, smartly finished productions. It lets you load images into your PC for putting scenes in a different order and delete the ones you don't want with simple operation. When you're finished with your video production, you can use VideoCam Suite to reserve the edited version onto an SD Card and a DVD disc
Easy Archiving
Recorded image data can be saved onto a DVD by simply connecting the camcorder to a DVD burner (purchased separately) with a USB cable and pressing a button. You can also use the included software and a Windows PC to save data onto an SD card or a DVD
VIERA Image Viewer
If your VIERA TV has an SD Memory Card Slot and can play MPEG-2 files, you're equipped for spectacular viewing. Just slip your card into the slot and get ready to watch beautiful motion pictures on VIERA's large screen. You get all the fun of seeing your images on the big screen, with none of the hassle of connecting cables
Storing on a DIGA
If you have an MPEG-2-compatible DIGA with an internal hard disk and SD Memory Card Slot, saving your images on the hard disk is as easy as inserting an SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Card into the slot. This saves space you'd otherwise need for storing the recording media, and makes playback easier. And once the data is on the hard disk, it's easy to copy it to a DVD disc
Camera
Sensor .8 Megapixel 1/8"
Optics
Lens 1.48 - 104 mm
f/1.9 - 5.7
Zoom Optical: 70x
Enhanced (Optical): 78x
Digital: 3500x
Recording
System NTSC
Recording Media Hard Disk Drive 80GB 
SD/SDHC, SDXC  
Recording Time Hard Disk Drive GB
80GB: XP: 18 hours, 30 minutes; SP: 37 hours; LP: 74 hours, 30 minutes
SD GB
4GB: XP: 50 minutes; SP: 1 hour, 40 minutes; LP: 3 hours, 20 minutes
16GB: XP: 3 hours, 30 minutes; SP: 7 hours; LP: 14 hours
32GB: XP: 7 hours, 30 minutes; SP: 15 hours; LP: 30 hours
64GB: XP: 15 hours; SP: 30 hours; LP: 60 hours, 30 minutes
Video Format Standard Definition
MPEG AVC/H.264
704 x 480i / 60 fps
Still Image Resolution JPEG: .3 Megapixel, 640 x 480
JPEG: .2 Megapixel, 640 x 360
Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo
Display
Display Type LCD
Touchscreen No
Screen Size 2.7"
2nd Display
Projector
Features
Image Stabilization Optical
Lux 5 (1/30 Low Light mode)
2 (Color Night Recording mode)
Built-in Mic Yes
Built-in Speaker Yes
Built-in Light/Flash Light - No
Flash - No
Tripod Mount 1/4"
Input/Output Connectors
Outputs 1x USB 2.0
1x A/V
Microphone Input No
Headphone Jack No
General
System Requirements Windows
  • XP (SP3)
    Vista
    7
  • Pentium 4 2.0GHz Processor or greater

Mac
  • OS X 10.6.3
  • Core 2 Duo Processor or greater
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.2 x 2.5 x 4.2" / 55.1 x 64.0 x 107.2 mm
Weight .6 lb / 272 g
Panasonic SDR-H100 Camcorder (Black)
  • AC Adapter
  • AC Cable
  • Battery Pack
  • A/V Cable
  • USB Cable
  • CD-ROM
  • 90-Days Labor & 1-Year Parts Limited Warranty
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