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Panasonic HC-MDH3 AVCHD Shoulder Mount Camcorder with LCD Touchscreen & LED Light

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Panasonic HC-MDH3 AVCHD Shoulder Mount Camcorder with LCD Touchscreen & LED Light
Key Features
  • HD Camcorder with Built-In LED Light
  • 1/3.1" BSI MOS Sensor
  • 1920 x 1080 up to 59.94p
  • 20x Optical Zoom Lens
Panasonic's HC-MDH3 AVCHD Shoulder Mount Camcorder with LCD Touchscreen & LED Light is at home shooting corporate, event, or indie projects. It features a 1/3.1" BSI MOS sensor for improved low-light performance and incorporates a 20x zoom lens with five-axis hybrid image stabilization. The lens also features a single manual ring that you select to control focus, zoom, or iris. Built into the top handle is an LED light for illuminating your subject.
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Panasonic HC-MDH3 Overview

Panasonic's HC-MDH3 AVCHD Shoulder Mount Camcorder with LCD Touchscreen & LED Light is at home shooting corporate, event, or indie projects. It features a 1/3.1" BSI MOS sensor for improved low-light performance and incorporates a 20x zoom lens with five-axis hybrid image stabilization. The lens also features a single manual ring that you select to control focus, zoom, or iris. Built into the top handle is an LED light for illuminating your subject.

Two viewfinders provide you with a choice of operating the camera with either a traditional tilt-up color EVF or a pullout LCD high-resolution touchscreen. The LCD touchscreen is positioned above the lens for a more natural viewing experience when shooting handheld. The camera records in MP4, MOV, or AVCHD codecs, and features dual SDXC media card slots, allowing you to use relay or simultaneous recording. The lens incorporates an illuminating ring that indicates when the camera is in standby or record mode. You can also deactivate the indicator if you wish.

A built-in LED light illuminates your subjects with a bright beam (300 lux at 3') of daylight-balanced light. If the beam is too harsh, an included diffusion filter covers and softens the light.
The integrated 20x optical zoom lens provides sharp images and an equivalent 35mm focal length range of 29.5 to 612mm (16:9). The lens also features a 49mm filter thread.
The camera employs a five-axis hybrid optical image stabilizer (O.I.S.) compensating for side-to-side, up-down, and forward-back handheld shake.
Features Picture Tone settings—standard and sharp. Selecting sharp boosts the contrast and a more vibrant color matrix is used, while sharpening is applied.
The sensor features a design that moves the circuitry normally found in front of the photosites to the back of the sensor's substrate. This allows for more photons to strike the photosites, increasing the sensitivity of the sensor.
The camera incorporates a built-in microphone.
White balance: Auto / 3200K / 5600K / VAR (2000-15,000K) / Ach Fixed / Bch Fixed.
Selectable between 20 thumbnails/page, 9 thumbnails/page, and 1 thumbnail/page.
It features professional assist functions such as histogram display, color bar monitor, zebra bars, focus expand, focus peaking, and Area Mode function.
UPC: 885170331822

Panasonic HC-MDH3 Specs

Sensor
Sensor1/3.1"-Type BSI MOS Sensor
Effective Pixels6.03 MP (16:9)
Camera
IlluminationStandard: 1400 Lux
Minimum: 1.2 Lux (Super Gain 36 dB, Shutter 1/25)
FocusAuto/Manual
Shutter Speed50p/i: 1/6 to 1/8000
Super Slow: 1/100 to 1/8000
Optics
Focal Length4.08 to 81.6mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length29.5 to 612mm (16:9)
Maximum Aperturef/1.8 to f/3.6
ZoomOptical: 20x
Intelligent: 40x (In HD)
Digital: 2x, 5x, 10x
IrisAuto/Manual
Filter Size49 mm
Recording
SystemNTSC
FormatsMP4
1920 x 1080 59.94p 50M: Average 50 Mb/s (VBR), LPCM
1920 x 1080 59.94i 50M: Average 50 Mb/s (VBR), LPCM
1920 x 1080 29.97p 50M: Average 50 Mb/s (VBR), LPCM
1920 x 1080 23.98p 50M: Average 50 Mb/s (VBR), LPCM

MOV
1920 x 1080 59.94p 50M: Average 50 Mb/s (VBR), LPCM
1920 x 1080 59.94i 50M: Average 50 Mb/s (VBR), LPCM
1920 x 1080 29.97p 50M: Average 50 Mb/s (VBR), LPCM
1920 x 1080 23.98p 50M: Average 50 Mb/s (VBR), LPCM

AVCHD
PS: 1920 x 1080 59.94p, Average 25 Mb/s (VBR)
PH: 1920 x 1080 59.94i, Average 21 Mb/s (VBR))
PH: 1920 x 1080 23.98p, Average 21 Mb/s (VBR)
HA: 1920 x 1080 59.94i, Average 17 Mb/s (VBR)
HE: 1440 x 1080 59.94i, Average 5 Mb/s (VBR)
PM: 1280 x 720 59.94p, Average 8 Mb/s (VBR)
SA: 720 x 480 59.94i (Side Crop/Squeeze), Average 9 Mb/s (VBR)
Card SlotsDual SDHC/SDXC
Media Capacity32 GB to 2 TB
Still Image ResolutionJPEG
1920 x 1080: 2.1 MP
640 x 480: 0.3 MP
640 x 360: 0.2 MP
Audio FormatMOV: LPCM
MP4: LPCM
AVCHD: Dolby (2-Ch)
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs1 x 3.5 mm Mini Jack (Focus/Iris)
1 x 2.5 mm Super Mini Jack (Zoom)
1 x 3.5 mm Stereo Mini (Mic)
Outputs1 x A/V
1 x HDMI Type A
1 x USB 3.0 Type-A (Host)
1 x USB 3.0 Micro-B
Headphone Jack3.5 mm Stereo Mini
Built-in MicYes
Built-in SpeakerYes
Accessory Shoe1 x Cold Shoe
Tripod Mount1/4"-20
Display
LCD ScreenType: Touchscreen LCD
Size: 3.0" / 7.6 cm
Resolution: 460,800 Dots
EVFSize: 0.24" / 0.61 cm
Resolution: 1.55 MP
LEDs
Photometric DataClear: 300 Lux @ 3.28' / 1 m
With Included Diffusion: 70 Lux @ 3.28' / 1 m
Beam Angle30° (Approximately)
Color Temperature5000K (Approximately)
General
BatteryRechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery, 7.2 VDC
Charging MethodAC Adapter
Power ConsumptionRecording: 9.2 W
Charging: 27. W
Dimensions8.07 x 8.54 x 19.4" / 20.50 x 21.69 x 49.28 cm
Weight5.1 lb / 2.3 kg (Without Battery or SD Card)
Packaging Info
Package Weight9.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)22.3 x 13.2 x 12.3"
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