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Panasonic HC-V500 High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder (Black)

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Panasonic HC-V500 High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder (Black)
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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 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.

FEATURES:
  • Crystal Engine PRO - The Crystal Engine PRO instantly processes the huge amount of data that goes into Full-HD images, and further enhances Full-HD quality. It produces smooth, high-resolution zoom shots even when the range exceeds the limit for optical zooming. Crystal Engine PRO clearly delineates even the tiniest details of your subject, with extremely natural beauty. In addition, its Noise Reduction (NR) technology has been completely redesigned. The low-frequency noise that occurs when recording in dim lighting has been further minimized. Compared to previous Panasonic models, noise has been reduced by approximately 40%. And Intelligent Resolution Technology ensures sharp and crisp pictures, resulting in bright and beautifully colored motion images.
  • High Sensitivity Sensor - The High Sensitivity Sensor on the V500/V500M has a higher level of sensitivity than conventional sensors, to make dark scenes brighter and more beautiful. Ideal for shooting indoors, at parties, and in similar situations, it greatly increases your shooting opportunities.
  • AVCHD Progressive Compliant 1080/60p (50p) Recording - 1080/60p (50p) recording (Full-HD, 1,920 x 1,080, 60 (50) progressive recording) conveys about twice the information of 1080i (interlace) recording. Fast-moving subjects, such as in sports scenes, are smoothly recorded. The progressive recording of the V500/V500M fully complies with the AVCHD Progressive standard.
  • HYBRID O.I.S. + - HYBRID O.I.S. + uses five-axis correction to thoroughly suppress blurring all the way from wide-angle shots to powerful zoom shots. It also achieves superb effects when shooting while walking. This lets you capture crisp, clear images, without blurring, in almost every shooting situation.
  • O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) Lock - The image-stabilizing effect is increased by pressing and holding the O.I.S. Lock indication on the LCD screen, which maximizes the blur detection sensitivity. This is great for when you want to zoom at a fixed angle, like for bird watching.
  • 32.4mm Wide-Angle - The 32.4mm wide-angle setting 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.
  • Tele-Macro - You can shoot macro close-ups while maintaining a distance of 70cm from your subject. In addition, using the zoom at full magnification makes it much easier to capture extreme close-ups without your body or camera casting a shadow on the subject and while keeping the background in soft focus.
  • 3.0" Wide LCD with Intuitive Touch Operation - The easy-to-view 7.6 cm/3.0" wide LCD screen allows intuitive fingertip touch-operation. When shooting, you can use Touch Zoom to instantly zoom in and out by simply touching your fingertips, and Touch Shutter to automatically focus when shooting still images by simply touching the subject on the screen. For playback, you can also change thumbnail pages by sliding a fingertip across the screen. You get smooth, intuitive operation and don't have to take your eyes off of the LCD screen.
  • 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.
  • iFrame Mode - The V500/V500M lets you record videos in the iFrame. With iFrame, the video in your camera is the same format you'll edit, so it's fast to import and edit with compatible video editing software. iFrame is based on standards, so it works with a number of applications – such as iMovie.
  • Focus Assist - This function shows which subjects are in-focus by displaying their outlines in blue. You can easily check the focus on LCD when manually focusing, to ensure consistently clear, sharp images.
  • Composition Guide Lines - With wide LCD monitors, it's hard to keep images perfectly level. The V500/V500M solves this by displaying horizontal and vertical Composition Guide Lines that make it easy to keep the subject straight and level.
  • 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 Lens Cover - When the power is turned on, the lens cover automatically opens.
    When the power goes off, the lens cover closes. You don't have to keep removing
    and replacing a lens cap - or worry about losing it.
  • World Time - The displayed map lets you easily set the time for the location you want. Setting the time is as easy as selecting a city from the displayed map. The World Time function lets you set the time for two cities, home and destination. You don't have to figure out the time difference at your destination, and it's easy when you get home.
  • 2D to 3D Conversion - 2D images can be easily transformed into 3D images with the 2D to 3D Conversion function. Simply connect the camcorder to a 3D-compatible TV with an HDMI cable. The 2D to 3D Conversion function then uses the image processing capability of the engine to convert 2D images into 3D. This is an easy, casual way to enjoy the excitement of 3D.
  • Advanced Highlight Playback - Select the days of the recordings you want to see, and this innovative function automatically selects the most exciting scenes, arranges them, plays them, with music, or ones that the user has personally selected, according to a set time interval. It decides how exciting a scene is, based on zooming, panning, and scene changes, and whether there are faces. The V500/V500M has both advanced with the addition of playback effects that include slow motion, still image fading, and flash playback. Four image effect modes – natural, pop, dynamic and classical – have also been added. Set different effects based on the mood of your images, and enjoy memorable scenes just the way you remember them when shooting. The Face Highlight Playback mode places priority on selecting the faces of subjects who are registered in the Face Recognition function, for quick playback of the scenes where they are clearly recorded, together with music.
  • Face Highlight, Highlight and Time Frame Index - The index function has been enhanced with the addition of a feature that divides each recorded scene into a number of smaller scenes, and displays thumbnails for each. This makes it much easier to find a particular part of a scene without having to fast-forward.
  • Easy Connecting, Easy Viewing - Just connect your HD camcorder to an HDTV and get ready for an incredible high-definition video show. If your TV is HDMI compatible, a single HDMI mini cable is all you need. When using a video component cable, you need a separate audio cable.
  • Archiving and Playback - The HD camcorders have a USB Host function that lets you connect directly to a DVD burner via a USB cable. Then just press a button and you can copy the moving images you recorded from the SD card or Built-in Memory to a DVD disc.
  • Editing, Archiving and YouTube or Facebook Uploading - HD Writer AE 4.0 software, included with the camcorder, makes it easy to play or edit videos on your PC and have more fun when the shooting's done. Also, the ordinarily time-consuming task of converting and archiving data from 60p* to AVCHD or MPEG-2 format can be easily done at high speed by connecting the camcorder to a PC with a USB cable and using the camcorder's Conversion Assist function.
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