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Panasonic SDR-S26

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Panasonic SDR-S26

The Panasonic SDR-S26 is a Compact SD Card Camcorder with 70x Zoom and Optical Image Stabilization. It utilises a 1/8“ CCD image sensor with 0.8 megapixels (effective pixel of 0.40 megapixels [4:3]/0.37 megapixels [16:9] for motion image and 0.41 megapixels [4:3]/0.38 megapixels [16:9] still image). The unit utilises Panasonic lens with an F Value of F1.9(WIDE) / 5.7(TELE) and 70x optical zoom. It has 70x-100x digital zoom and 70x-3500x (Super Digital Zoom) with a Focal Length of 1…

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Panasonic SDR-S26

The Panasonic SDR-S26 is a Compact SD Card Camcorder with 70x Zoom and Optical Image Stabilization. It utilises a 1/8“ CCD image sensor with 0.8 megapixels (effective pixel of 0.40 megapixels [4:3]/0.37 megapixels [16:9] for motion image and 0.41 megapixels [4:3]/0.38 megapixels [16:9] still image). The unit utilises Panasonic lens with an F Value of F1.9(WIDE) / 5.7(TELE) and 70x optical zoom. It has 70x-100x digital zoom and 70x-3500x (Super Digital Zoom) with a Focal Length of 1.5 - 105mm and Filter Diameter of 37mm. As a 35mm film camera the unit has a zoom equivalent of 38.5-2695mm (4:3), 37.8-2643mm (16:9) for Motion Image] and 37.9-2650mm (4:3), 37.0-2592mm (16:9) for Still Image. The unit also has a standard illumination of 1400 lx with minimum illumination of 6lx (1/25 Low Light Mode) and 2 lx (Colour Night View Mode). The image stabilizer utlises the O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) with Auto / Manual focus and White Balance (Auto / Indoor / Outdoor / White set). Its shutter speed is 1/25-1/8000 (motion image) and 1/25-1/500 (still image) with Auto / Manual iris. The unit also has Backlight Compensation. The unit's monitor is a 2.7 inch Wide LCD with 123,200 pixels. It records in JPEG format with 0.30 megapixels (640 x 480; 4:3 ratio) or 0.23 megapixels (640 x 360; 16:9) for still images. It stores a maximum of 999 images (DPOF) and has Pict Bridge. The camcorder features a 625-50i signal system for and records MPEG2 motion images with XP (10Mbps / VBR), (704 x 576) / SP (5Mbps / VBR) , 704 x 576) / LP (2.5Mbps / VBR) and (704 x 576) modes and supports MPEG1 AudioLayer 2 audio recording system. The unit has a Stereo and Zoom microphone. It also has Media Remaining Indication and has AV Out / USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface.The unit supports media SD/SDHC Memory Card and comes with VideoCam Suite V2.0 software, AC Adaptor, AC Cable, DC Cable, Rechargeable Battery Pack min. 940 mAh / Lithium-Ion, AV Cable and USB Cable. The unit features multiple on-screen display language (English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Netherlandic, Turkish, Swedish). The unit requires a power supply of DC3.6V / 5.0V and has a power consumption of 3.0W. The unit measures 56 x 65 x 107 mm and weighs 235 g.

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The SD Card camcorder, the SDR-S26, features a 70x optical zoom combined with an optical image stabilization system that corrects hand-shake around 4,000 times per second. It features the Intelligent Auto Mode function that automatically activates several shooting assist functions. These functions include Advanced O.I.S.; Face Detection, which adjusts exposure settings in order to capture faces; and the Intelligent Scene Selector, which determines shooting conditions and selects scene settings accordingly. The unit also features Quick Start function that allows the SDR-S26 camcorder to begin recording 0.8 second from the time the LCD is opened, around a third of the time that it takes for a camcorder that records onto DVD discs to start in clear MPEG2 DVD quality. The SDR-S26 camcorder features the YouTube Uploader function that allows users to upload videos directly from camcorder to the internet. By setting the camcorder to “Web Mode”, it will record the movie in a YouTube compatible format. After shooting, users connect the camcorder via USB to a PC and the YouTube Uploader automatically starts. Users then follow the procedure to upload video clips to the YouTube video-sharing site. The SDR-S26 camcorder also features a function that copies recordings from the Memory Card or hard disk drive to a DVD with a press of a button without a PC, by connecting the camcorder to a VW-BN1 DVD Burner (optional). A DVD disc created this way can be played directly from a DVD player.

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