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Panasonic 60GB Hard Drive Camcorder - SDR-H60

Abt Model: SDRH60 | UPC Code: 037988256419
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Advanced Optical Image Stabilization/ 60GB Internal Hard Drive/ Up To 64 Hours Recording Time/ Anti-Shock Shield/ One-Touch DVD Copying/ Wind Noise Reduction/ Intelligent Contrast Control/ Built-In SD Slot/ 50x Optical Zoom/ Silver Finish
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Panasonic 60GB Hard Drive Camcorder - SDRH60

Features:

  • Advanced O.I.S. Reduces Camera Shake, Even at 50x Zoom
    The SDR-H40's 42x optical zoom lens has the power you need to take dramatic closeups or get remarkable shots of even distant subjects. But with long-distance zoom shots, even a tiny bit of hand shake has a huge effect on picture quality. That's where Panasonic's Advanced Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S.) comes in, suppressing the effects of hand shake as you shoot. The system uses gyrosensors to detect hand shake, then shifts a lens and adjusts the optical axis to compensate. This all happens a remarkable 4,000 times per second. And because the system is optical, no image quality is lost. Thanks to Advanced O.I.S., the images you capture look incredibly clear, sharp and blur-free even at high zoom levels.
  • Non-Stop Shooting Fun with 60GB Hard Drive
    Holding as much data as 43 DVD discs, the SDR-H60's 60GB1 internal hard disk drive lets you record continuously for up to 54 hours (in LP mode).
  • Anti-Shock Shield Helps Protect Your Memories
    Panasonic's Anti-Shock Shield helps protect recorded video data from damage due to jolts and impact. The Drop Detect function senses if the camera is falling and moves the head away from the hard disk. The Floating Structure protects the hard disk should the camera fall or be dropped. And the Buffer Memory automatically backs up data while the camera is falling.
  • One-Touch DVD Copying
    This hard disk drive camcorder has a USB Host function, which lets you connect directly to a DVD burner (sold seperately) via a USB cable. You can then copy recordings from the hard disk to a DVD disc by simply pressing a button.
  • Edit Your Videos
    You can transfer the motion-image data from the SD card or the camcorder's hard drive right to your PC2 using your PC's USB port. Then with the included VideoCam Suite 1.0 software, you can easily put scenes in a different order and delete the ones you don't want. When you're finished with your video production, you can resave the edited version onto an SD memory card and a DVD disc.

Specifications:

Media

  • Records Onto: SD/SDHC Memory Card, Hard Disk Drive
  • Recording Format: MPEG2 (Motion Image)

Lens

  • Image Sensor (Total): 1/6" CCD (800K pixels)
  • Image Sensor (Effective): 4:3 -- 290K, 16:9 -- 380K (Motion Image/Still Picture)
  • F Value: F2.0 (Wide) / F5.0 (Tele)
  • Optical Zoom: 50x Variable Speed Zoom
  • Focal Length: 1.8 - 90 mm
  • 35mm Film Camera Equivalent: 40.9-2046 mm [4:3], 33.4-1670 mm [16:9][Motion Image], 40.7-2036 mm [4:3]/33.2-1658 mm [16:9][Still Picture]
  • Lens Type: Panasonic

Camera

  • 3CCD Camera System: No
  • Image Stabilizer: Yes (Advanced O.I.S.)
  • Still Picture Recording: VGA
  • Minimum Illumination: 2 Lux (Magic Pix®)
  • Focus: AF/Manual
  • White Balance: Auto/Indoor/Outdoor/White Set (with IR Sensor)
  • High Speed Shutter
    • 1/30-1/8000 (Motion Image)
    • 1/30-1/500 (Still Picture)
  • Iris: Auto/Manual
  • Backlight Compensation: Yes
  • LCD Monitor: 2.7" Wide (123,200 Dots)
  • Power LCD: Yes(Plus)
  • Pure Color Engine: Yes
  • Soft-Skin Mode: Yes
  • Easy-to-Use Mode Dial: Yes
  • MagicPix Images: Yes
  • Microphone: Stereo Zoom Mic, Wind Noise Reduction
  • Date Recording: Auto Date (in Date Code)
  • Fade in/out: Yes
  • On-Screen Display Language: English / Canadian French / Spanish
  • Digital Zoom: 50x-2500x
  • Quick Start: 2.1 seconds

Recording & Playback

  • Cue and Review: No
  • Skip: No
  • Video Recording Format: MPEG2 (Moving Picture)
  • Recording Mode
    • XP (10 Mbps/VBR), SP (5 Mbps/VBR), LP (2.5Mbps/VBR)
  • Playback Mode
    • XP (10Mbps/VBR), SP (5Mbps/VBR), LP (2.5Mbps/VBR)
  • Audio Recording Format: Dolby Digital (2ch)/MPEG1 Audio Layer2
  • Recording Time
    • HDD: 60GB: XP(14h)/SP(27h)/LP(54h), SDHC: 16GB: (up to 13h 20mins in LP)/8GB: (up to 6h 40mins in LP)/4GB: (up to 3h 20mins in LP)
    • SD: 2GB: XP(25mins)/SP(50mins)/LP(1h 40mins), 1GB: XP(12mins)/SP(25mins)/LP(50mins)
  • Still Picture: JPEG Picture Size:
    • 0.3 MEGA: 640 x 480 (4:3)
    • 0.2 MEGA: 640 x 360 (16:9)
  • Still Picture Recording Number
    • Recording Number SDHC: 8GB(640 x 480/640 x 360): 55260 High, 99999 Normal, 4GB(640 x 480/640 x 360): 27150 High, 54290 Normal
    • SD: 2GB(640 x 480/640 x 360): 13820 High, 27640 Normal, 1GB(640 x 480/640 x 360): 6790 High, 13580 Normal
  • Counter: Yes
  • Wind Noise Reduction: Yes
  • Remaining Indication: Yes
  • Pre-Rec Function: Yes
  • One-Touch Navigation: Yes
  • Help Mode: Yes
  • Disc Copy Function: Yes (when using a DVD Burner (VW-BN1), data from SD Memory Card can be copied to a 12-cm DVD Disc)
  • USB Host Function: Yes

SD Card Features

  • Built-in SD Slot: Yes (SD/SDHC)
  • DPOF: Max. 999 stills
  • PictBridge Compatible: Yes

Jacks

  • S-Video Out: No
  • USB: Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)(mini AB)
  • Analog In/Out: Out only
  • Accessory Shoe: No
  • AV: Out

Included Accerrories

  • AC Adaptor: Yes
  • Battery Pack: Lithium-Ion
  • AV Cable: Yes
  • USB Cable: Yes
  • IR Remote: No
  • Lens Cap: No
  • Software: VideoCam Suite 1.0
  • Other Cables: AC/DC Cables

General

  • Power Supply: DC 7.2/9.3 V
  • Power Consumption: 4.0W

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 2.76"
  • Width: 2.64"
  • Depth: 4.57"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.75 lbs
  • Shipping: 3 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturers Warranty(authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts And Labor Limited Warranty
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Panasonic 60GB Hard Drive Camcorder
 
3.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Compact (4)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

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4.0

Great Camera, Terrible Software

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Pros

  • Compact
  • Convenient
  • Easy to use
  • Image Stabilizer

Cons

  • Expensive
  • terrible software

Best Uses

    Comments about Panasonic 60GB Hard Drive Camcorder:

    I find the actual camcorder to be excellent. Very easy to use, and intuitive, and great features. The image stabilizer is a nice feature, as you aren't limited to using a tripod all the time to get a steady video. HOWEVER, the problem comes when you want to pull the video content off the camera. The software that comes with the camcorder is extremely primitive, and not user-friendly at all! Using another video editing software is a must. I'm coming to realize though that difficulties with video editing is a very common problem though. One issue is that the camcorder records video in .MPEG2 format. This format can not readily be imported into Windows Movie Maker. It must be converted into .AVI format. So once I figure out how to video edit and burn DVDs with this camcorder, I'm sure I will enjoy it more. But for now, its frustrating. But again, the actual camcorder is great! Just the video editing and given software is a pain.

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    1.0

    Not Happy

    By 

    from Fort Lauderdale , Florida

    Pros

    • Inexpensive

    Cons

    • Did not meet expectations
    • Poor quality
    • software is usless!

    Best Uses

      Comments about Panasonic 60GB Hard Drive Camcorder:

      Ok...I bought this cam because it was a reasonable price and had a BIG 60GB hard drive. That is all fine and good but the video quality of this cam is reallly terrible. And the software it comes with is the worst I have ever seen. I have a panasonic Digital camera (DMC-FZ50) and it takes 10 times better video than this cam corder..do not buy this unit!

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      2.0

      Software Editing

      By 

      from Seattle, WA

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to use

      Cons

      • need for an editing software.

      Best Uses

        Comments about Panasonic 60GB Hard Drive Camcorder:

        Nice camcorder, great zoom and overall quality. For the price you shouldn't have to buy software to edit you video. Also, the software supplied transfers photos well, but not videos. Very poor software!

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Easy To Use, but...

        By 

        from Chicago, IL

        Pros

        • Compact

        Cons

        • Did not meet expectations
        • Expensive
        • indoor resolution poor
        • Not user friendly
        • poor editing software
        • Poor quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Panasonic 60GB Hard Drive Camcorder:

          Resolution is terrible for indoor pictures, and the software is very difficult to navigate and use. I would recommend a different brand based solely of the software provided by this camera. The camera is only as good as the software to edit and create your DVD's. Ease of use if fair, until you get to the editing and creating DVD's, then it is all downhill from there.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Fantastic zoom! -- so-so software

          By 

          from Tucson, AZ

          Pros

          • Easy to use
          • Inexpensive
          • zoom and ois

          Cons

          • No video editing software

          Best Uses

            Comments about Panasonic 60GB Hard Drive Camcorder:

            I love the zoom and OIS (optical image stabilazation) features. By using both I can capture clear non-nauseating video at my son's football games -- even when restricted to the bleachers. I love the camera; however the software is not much more than a convenient file transfer package. You will need to purchase video editing software to use with the camera.

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            (12 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love it!

            By 

            from Cheshire, MA

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Convenient
            • Easy to use
            • Exceeded expectations

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Panasonic 60GB Hard Drive Camcorder:

                I have hundreds (around 700) of photos on my camera and many many video clips from two sons football games... The storage is huge and when I look at avilable time left for taping...there are so may hours left (around 25 hours)-battery lasts, too! When its cold life span on battery charge cuts down, like all other.. Video and stills are quality... Transferring photos to the computer is easy. Havent transferred video yet, but from what I have seen from this camera so far...It has been user friendly! Great choice in compact and quality! Thumbs up to Panasonic!

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                Panasonic 60GB Hard Drive Camcorder

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