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Panasonic 60GB High Definition Hard Drive Camcorder - HDC-HS9

Abt Model: HDCHS9 | UPC Code: 037988256679
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Panasonic 60GB High Definition 3CCD Hard Drive Camcorder - HDCHS9


  • HDD + SD = Up to 29 Hours of Recording Time
    The HDC-HS9 hi-def hybrid camcorder boasts an extra-large 60GB* internal hard disk drive, which can hold up to 23 hours of your precious memories (in HE mode). And since this camcorder records to both the internal hard drive and SD card, you can add up to an additional six hours of recording (also in HE mode) onto a 16GB* SDHC memory card (sold seperately).
  • Never Miss a Detail with 1920x1080 Full-HD Recording
    Panasonic full-HD camcorders record horizontal pixels at an HD resolution of up to 1920 pixels, which results in a total of around 2,070,000 pixels. And with progressive scanning, our hi-def camcorders provide twice as much data per picture as conventional interlace scanning. This means you get breathtaking images with exceptional resolution and detail. Combine that with a 1080/24p format, which lets you capture scenes with a rich, film-like quality, and you can see why Panasonic full-HD camcorders take visual expression to the next level.
  • New Face Detection Function is a First for Video Cameras
    With Face Detection — offered for the first time for recording moving pictures with a video camera — Panasonic makes it easy to capture beautiful faces and clear backgrounds even in dim or backlit scenes. This new function, which can detect up to five faces at once, automatically adjusts the exposure and smooths skin tones according to the ambient brightness, so faces are bright and easy to see.
  • Shoot and View Magnificent Scenes Every Time with Intelligent Shooting Guide/Selection Playback
    The new Intelligent Shooting Guide function helps you get magnificent shots by displaying a text message in the LCD monitor, telling you which settings are best for the current shooting conditions. With Intelligent Selection Playback, poor or inadvertent shots (such as shots of the ground or overly dark scenes) are skipped and all normal scenes are played while viewing.
  • Advanced O.I.S. Reduces Camera Shake
    Panasonic's Advanced Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S.) suppresses 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 beautiful on a big TV screen.
  • World-Class Leica Dicomar Lens Delivers Superior
    HD Images

    Developed specifically for full-HD digital camcorders, the world-class Leica Dicomar lens system is made using a multi-coating process that prevents light reflection and glare, which can make colors bleed and images appear washed out. It also prevents rings of light, or "ghosts."



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


  • Image Sensor (Total): 1/6" CCD (560K x 3 pixels)
  • Image Sensor (Effective): 16:9 -- 520K x 3 (Moving Picture/Still Picture)
  • F Value: F1.8 (Wide) / F2.8 (Tele)
  • Optical Zoom: 10x Variable Speed Zoom
  • Focal Length: 3.0 - 30 mm
  • Filter Diameter: 37mm
  • 35mm Film Camera Equivalent: 42.9 - 429 mm (16:9) (Moving Picture/Still Picture)
  • Lens Type: Leica Dicomar


  • 3CCD Camera System: Yes
  • Image Stabilizer: Yes (Advanced O.I.S.)
  • Still Picture Recording: yes (2.1 Megapixel 16:9)
  • Minimum Illumination: 5 Lux (1/30 Low Light Mode), 1 Lux (Magic Pix® Mode)
  • Focus: AF/Manual
  • White Balance: Auto/Indoor/Outdoor/White Set
  • High Speed Shutter
    • 60i: Auto Slow Shutter ON: 1/30-1/8000, OFF: 1/60-1/8000 (Motion Image)(Still Picture, Progressive: 1/30-)
    • 24p: Auto Slow Shutter ON: 1/24-1/8000, OFF: 1/48-1/8000 (Motion Image)(Still Picture, Progressive: 1/24-)
  • Iris: Auto/Manual
  • Backlight Compensation: Yes
  • Electronic Viewfinder (EVF): No
  • LCD Monitor: 2.7" Wide (300,000 Dots)
  • Power LCD: Yes(Extra)
  • Wide Viewing Angle: LCD 170° (Vertically & Horizontally)
  • Pure Color Engine: HD Advanced
  • Soft-Skin Mode: Yes
  • Easy-to-Use Mode Dial: Yes
  • MagicPix Images: Yes
  • Simultaneous Motion Video & Still Picture Recording: Yes
  • Microphone: Dolby Digital/5.1 ch, Zoom Microphone
  • Date Recording: Auto Date (in Date Code)
  • Fade in/out: Yes
  • On-Screen Display Language: English / Canadian French / Spanish
  • Digital Zoom: 1 25x-700x
  • Flash: 1m - 2.5m (approx.)
  • Quick Start: 0.6 seconds

Recording & Playback

  • Applicable Disc: No
  • Cue and Review: No
  • Skip: No
  • Video Recording Format: AVCHD (Motion Image)
  • Recording Mode
    • HD: HA (17 Mbps/VBR), HG (13 Mbps/VBR), HX (9Mbps/VBR), HE (6 Mbps/VBR)
  • Playback Mode
    • HD: HA (17 Mbps/VBR), HG (13 Mbps/VBR), HX (9 Mbps/VBR), HE (6 Mbps/VBR)
  • Audio Recording Format: Dolby Digital (Dolby AC3) / 5.1-channel
  • Recording Time
    • HDD: 60GB: HA (7hrs 40mins)/HG (10hrs 10mins)/HX (15hrs 20mins)/HE (23hrs)
    • SDHC: 16GB: HA (2 hrs)/HG (2hrs 40mins)/HX (4hrs)/HE (6hrs), 8GB: HA (1hr)/HG (1hr 20mins)/HX (2hrs)/HE (3hrs), 4GB: HA (30mins)/HG (40mins)/HX (1hr)/HE (1hr 30mins)
  • Still Picture: JPEG Picture Size: 2.1 MEGA: 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
  • Still Picture Recording Number
    • HDD: 60GB: High Picture Quality: 55470, Normal Picture Quality: 87170
    • SDHC: 16GB: (13470, 21170), 8GB: (6690, 10520), 4GB: (3290, 5160)
  • Counter: Yes
  • Remaining Indication: Yes
  • Pre-Rec Function: Yes
  • Intelligent Contrast Control: Yes
  • One-Touch Navigation: Yes
  • Help Mode: Yes
  • Tele Macro:Yes (50cm)
  • AGS (Auto Ground-Directional Standby): 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)

SD Card Features

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


  • Video Component: Yes
  • HDMI: Yes (mini)
  • 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
  • Video Component Cable: Yes
  • AV Cable: Yes
  • USB Cable: Yes
  • IR Remote: Yes
  • Lens Cap: No
  • Software: HD Writer 2.5E
  • Other Cables: AC/DC Cables


  • Power Supply: DC 7.2/9.3 V
  • Power Consumption: 6.8W

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 3.55"
  • Width: 3.60"
  • Depth: 6.39"

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 3 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturers Warranty(authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts And Labor Limited Warranty
Key Features
Leica Dicomar Lens/ Advanced Optical Image Stabilization/ Intelligent Shooting Guide Function/ New Face Detection Function/ 1920x1080 Full-HD Recording/ Up To 29 Hours Of Recording Time/ Built-In 60GB Hard Drive/ Contrast Control/ One-Touch Navigation/ Silver Finish
More reasons to buy the Panasonic HDC-HS9 from Abt Electronics
  • is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Panasonic HDC-HS9 is Brand New.
  • The Panasonic HDC-HS9 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
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