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Panasonic V500 Full HD Camcorder

B&H # PAHCV500K Mfr # HC-V500K
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Product Highlights
  • Full High Definition 1920x1080 Video
  • 3.0" LCD Display (230K)
  • 38x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 32.4mm f/1.8 (Equivalent) Wide-Angle
  • Ultra-Long Telephoto
  • Hybrid Optical Image Stabilization
  • Easy-to-Use iA Recording Mode
  • Convert 2D Images to 3D Images
  • Natural/Pop/Dynamic/Classical Effects
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot

Full high definition video, long telephoto 38x zoom range, and four special effects modes make this your go-to camcorder. The HC-V500 High Definition Camcorder (Black) from Panasonic gets you out and recording HD video right now: just charge the battery and pop in an SD, SDHC or SDXC memory card and you're ready to start shooting.

Hybrid O.I.S. + is a high-quality optical hand-shake compensation function that thoroughly suppresses blurring across the entire zoom range, so every scene is captured in crisp, beautiful images even when the user shoots while walking or takes handheld zoom shots with high magnification. Because it's an optical system, there's no image degradation--original image quality captured by the lens remains intact, all the way from wide-angle to the longest telephoto zoom.

The 32.4mm (equivalent in 35mm format) wide-angle lens is ideal for recording indoors or in tight spaces, especially when fitting both the subject and surrounding area into the frame. The wide-angle also produces beautiful images of wide landscapes and allows you to fit large groups of people into the frame.

The HC-V500 can convert 2D images recorded by the user into 3D images. It also has four special effects modes: Natural, Pop, Dynamic & Classical--each adding a special effect suitable for the mood of recorded footage, to create expressive images that create a mood allowing viewers to imagine the occasion and the location.

The HC-V500 also features the Advanced Highlight Playback function, which allows you to view recorded images as quickly as possible. This feature uses the I.I.S. (Intelligent Index System) to detect zooming, panning, scene changes, and faces in recorded images as "highlights." It then automatically plays back the detected highlight scenes, or ones that the user has personally selected. It also offers playback effects such as Slow, Fading Still Image, and Flash Playback.

Also included is iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode with Face Recognition, which selects the most suitable shooting mode with the press of a button. Face Recognition finds the faces of registered people (up to six faces) and optimizes the focus and exposure for them. The camcorder continues to track this subject as the person moves anywhere within the frame.

High definition video gives you vivid, life-like, detailed images. It's also a format that will be compatible with computer systems for years to come. And, the high definition video recorded with the HC-V500 will look great on your HDTV, where every minute detail shows. 

38x Optical Zoom and Hybrid O.I.S. + (Optical Image Stabilizer)
The HC-V500 features a 38x optical zoom to catch dynamic shots of distant objects with the long telephoto end of the zoom range. And because the zoom is optical, there's limited image degradation. Also, Hybrid O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) helps prevent blurring - typically a big concern when shooting with a telephoto lens. This combination of optical zoom and Hybrid O.I.S. gives you the ability to take fantastic zoom shots even in less than ideal lighting conditions. Intelligent Zoom can capture beautiful pictures beyond the ordinary 38x optical zoom and up to a high-powered 50x zoom.
32.4mm f/1.8 Wide-Angle Lens
The 32.4mm f/1.8 wide-angle lens is especially convenient for recording indoors or in tight spaces, making it possible to shoot at a close distance from the subject while fitting both the subject and surrounding area into the frame. The very wide aperture, coupled with O.I.S., makes it possible to record beautiful images in very dim light. The wide-angle setting also captures beautiful images of wide landscapes and allows large groups of people to fit into the frame, making it highly versatile for use in all kinds of situations.
iA (Intelligent Auto)
iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode with Face Recognition selects the most suitable shooting mode with the press of a button. Face Recognition finds the faces of registered people (up to six faces) and optimizes the focus and exposure for them. The camcorder continues to track this subject as the person moves anywhere within the frame.
From 2D to 3D
The HC-V500 can convert 2D images recorded by the user into 3D images for stunning effects.
Four Special Effects Modes
Natural, Pop, Dynamic & Classical special effects modes are available--each adding a special effect suitable for the mood of recorded footage, to create impressive images that allow viewers to imagine the occasion and place of shooting.
Advanced Highlight Playback Function
The Advanced Highlight Playback Function is designed for users who want to view recorded images as quickly as possible. This feature uses the I.I.S. (Intelligent Index System) to detect zooming, panning, scene changes, and faces in recorded images as "highlights." It then automatically plays back the detected highlight scenes, or ones that the user has personally selected. It also offers playback effects such as Slow, Fading Still Image, and Flash Playback.
Camera
Sensor 1x 1.5 Megapixel 1/5.8"  CMOS Sensor
Optics
Lens 2.35 - 89.3 mm
f/1.8 - 4.2
Zoom Optical: 38x
Recording
Recording Media SD/SDHC/SDXC  
Video Format High Definition
MPEG AVC/H.264
1920 x 1080p / 60 fps
1920 x 1080i / 60 fps
960 x 540p / 30 fps
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 3.0 Megapixel
Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo
Display
Display Type LCD
Touchscreen Yes
Screen Size 3.0"
Features
Image Stabilization Optical
Lux 1400 (Standard Illumination)
4 (1/30, Low Light, Scene Mode)
1 (Color Night View)
Built-in Mic Yes
Built-in Speaker Yes
Built-in Light/Flash Light - Yes
Flash - No
Input/Output Connectors
Outputs 1x USB 2.0
1x HDMI C (Mini)
1x A/V
General
Charging Method AC Adapter
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.1 x 2.6 x 4.7" / 5.2 x 6.5 x 12.0 cm
Weight 8.01 oz / 227 g
Panasonic V500 Full HD Camcorder
  • AC Adapter
  • AC Cable
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • AV Multi Cable
  • USB Cable
  • HD Writer AE 4.0 Bundled Software
  • 90-Days Labor & 1-Year Parts Limited Warranty
  • Required item: Be prepared - always carry extra media.

    Transcend -  8GB SDHC Memory Card Class 10
    • You Pay: $6.95
     

    Batteries & Power

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

    Panasonic -  VW-VBK180 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (1790mAh)
    • Reg. Price: $49.00
    • Instant Savings: -$33.01
    • You Pay: $15.99
    • Limited supply at this price
     
    Pearstone -  VW-VBK180 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 1700mAh)
    • You Pay: $12.99
     

    Bags & Cases

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

    Pearstone -  Onyx 1030 Digital Camera/Camcorder Shoulder Bag
    • You Pay: $17.95
     
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