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Panasonic HC-V500M HD Camcorder, 16GB Flash Memory, Black - Bundle - with Panasonic 16GB SD Memory Card, Camcorder Case, Digital Lens Cleaning Kit, Class On Demand Training DVD

SKU: PCHCV500MKA MFR: HC-V500MK KA
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The Panasonic HC-V500M High Definition Camcorder (Black) 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. Full high definition video, long telephoto 38x zoom range and four special effects modes make this your go-to camcorder.

Hybrid O.I.S. + is a high-quality optical hand-shake compensation function that thoroughly suppresses blurring across the entire zoom range, so every scene is captured in crisp, beautiful images even when the user shoots while walking or takes handheld zoom shots with high magnification. Because it's an optical system, there's no image degradation--original image quality captured by the lens remains intact, all the way from wide-angle to the longest telephoto zoom.

The 32.4mm (equivalent in 35mm format) wide-angle lens is ideal for recording indoors or in tight spaces, especially when fitting both the subject and surrounding area into the frame. The wide-angle also produces beautiful images of wide landscapes and allows you to fit large groups of people into the frame. The HC-V500M can convert 2D images recorded by the user into 3D images. It also has four special effects modes: Natural, Pop, Dynamic & Classical--each adding a special effect suitable for the mood of recorded footage, to create expressive images that create a mood allowing viewers to imagine the occasion and the location.

The HC-V500M also features the Advanced Highlight Playback function, which allows you to view recorded images as quickly as possible. This feature uses the I.I.S. (Intelligent Index System) to detect zooming, panning, scene changes and faces in recorded images as "highlights." It then automatically plays back the detected highlight scenes, or ones that the user has personally selected. It also offers playback effects such as Slow, Fading Still Image and Flash Playback.

Also included is iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode with Face Recognition, which selects the most suitable shooting mode with the press of a button. Face Recognition finds the faces of registered people (up to six faces) and optimizes the focus and exposure for them. The camcorder continues to track this subject as the person moves anywhere within the frame. High definition video gives you vivid, life-like, detailed images. It's also a format that will be compatible with computer systems for years to come. And, the high definition video recorded with the HC-V500M will look great on your HDTV, where every minute detail shows.

What's Included With This Item

  • Panasonic HC-V500M HD Camcorder
  • AC Adaptor
  • AC Cable
  • DC Cable with AC Adapter
  • 1790 mAh Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • AV Multi Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Bundled Software (HD Writer AE 4.0)
  • Panasonic Warranty
    16GB SD Memory Card
  • Camcorder Case
  • Digital Lens Cleaning Kit
  • Class On Demand Training DVD

Key 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
  • Intelligent Resolution Technology: The Intelligent Resolution Technology incorporated in the Crystal Engine PRO uses edge detection technology to confirm the edges of objects within the image, then emphasizes the edges for optimal clarity
  • High Sensitivity Sensor: The High Sensitivity Sensor on the V500 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
  • Intelligent 50x Zoom: The V500 feature an Intelligent Zoom function that goes all the way up to 50x. When using Intelligent Zoom, Intelligent Resolution technology lets you shoot at high zoom rates while preserving the image resolution
  • HYBRID O.I.S. +: This 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 and makes it possible to pick up even small sounds with the mic
  • Still Picture Recording at 3 Megapixels: Still Picture Recording mode lets you shoot with a maximum resolution of 3 megapixels. You can also simultaneously record still images and video at 3 megapixels
  • Zoom Mic: The Zoom Mic function links the microphones to the lens action. When you zoom in on a subject, the microphones focus on the sound in that same direction. By suppressing the noise on both side of the camera, its performance improves 3 dB
  • Wind Noise Canceller: The Wind Noise Canceller automatically detects and suppresses only wind noise. It lets you capture natural sounds with lifelike ambience even when shooting in windy conditions outdoors or by the sea
  • 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 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/out by simply touching your fingertips and Touch Shutter to automatically focus when shooting still image
  • Auto Power LCD: The LCD brightness can be adjusted manually to suit the surroundings. In Auto Mode, the LCD brightness is adjusted automatically in 16 smooth steps depending on the surroundings
  • Wide Viewing Angle LCD: The LCD has a viewing angle of 170deg., both vertically and horizontally. Images are clear and bright even when viewed from an angle, so everyone can gather around the LCD to enjoy on-the-spot recordings
  • iA (Intelligent Auto): This powerful function senses the shooting conditions & automatically makes the settings and activates functions that will deliver optimal results. With both motion & still images, iA does the bothersome settings for you and makes it easy to capture well-focused images
  • Approx. 1-sec Quick Power-On: Switch the power on and the HD camcorders are in standby mode in approx. 1 second, ready to shoot when you are. When the LCD is closed, the power automatically switches off. This fast startup and automatic shutdown also help reduce battery consumption
  • 0.6-sec Quick Start: Using Quick Start mode, you simply flip open the LCD and you're ready to shoot in just 0.6 seconds. When Eco mode is also used, the power turns off whenever the camcorder has not been operated for 5 minutes. This reduces wasted power consumption, & enables a longer battery life
  • iFrame Mode: The V500 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Face Highlight, Highlight & 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
  • 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
  • VIERA Link: Connect your HD camcorder to a VIERA or compatible Blu-ray Disc Player via an HDMI mini cable and you can control both units in synchronized operation with a single remote control. This kind of simple, easy operation makes it enjoyable to view your recordings
  • 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

Technical Specs

Image Sensor 1/5.8" High Sensitivity MOS Sensor
Total Pixels 1.5 megapixels
Motion Image 1.30 - 1.12 megapixels [16:9]
Still Image 1.09 megapixels [3:2]
1.30 - 1.12 megapixels [16:9]
0.97 megapixels [4:3]
F Value F1.8 (WIDE) / F4.2 (TELE)
Optical Zoom 38 x
Focal Length 2.35 - 89.3 mm
Motion Image 32.4 - 1345 mm [16:9]
Still Image 37.3 - 1419 mm [3:2],
32.4 - 1345 mm [16:9],
40.7 - 1547 mm [4:3]
Standard Illumination 1400 lx
Minimum Illumination 4 lx (1/30, Low Light, Scene Mode), 1 lx (Color Night View)
Focus Auto/ Manual
Intelligent Zoom OFF 42 x
Intelligent Zoom ON 50 x
Digital Zoom 100 x/ 2500 x (The maximum value of zoom magnification)
White Balance Auto / Indoor1 / Indoor2 / Sunny / Cloudy / White set
Motion Image [60i / 60p]
Auto Slow Shutter ON: 1/30-1/8000
Auto Slow Shutter OFF: 1/60-1/8000
Still Image 1/2 - 1/2000
Iris Auto/ Manual
Image Stabilizer Hybrid O.I.S.+ with O.I.S. lock
Recording Media Built-in memory(16GB), SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
Recording Format [AVCHD] AVCHD Progressive
[iFame] MP4
Compression Method MPEG-4 AVC/ H.264
Signal System 1080/ 60p, 1080/ 60i, 540/ 30p
Recording/ Playback Mode 1080/ 60p (28Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080)
HA (17Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080)
HG (13Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080)
HX (9Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080)
HE (5Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080)
iFrame (28Mbps / VBR), (960 x 540)
Thumbnail Display 20 thumbnails/page, 9 thumbnails/page, 1 thumbnails/page
Audio Recording System 1080/60p, HA, HG, HX, HE: Dolby Digital (2ch)
iFrame: AAC (2ch)
MP4: AAC (2ch)
Microphone 2ch Stereo (Zoom Mic)
Speaker Dynamic type
Recording Format JPEG (DCF/Exif2.2)
Still Image 3 megapixels (2304 x 1296), 2.1 megapixels (1920 x 1080) [16:9]
2.8 megapixels (2064 x 1376) [3:2]
2.6 megapixels (1856 x 1392), 0.3 megapixels (640 x 480) [4:3]
Simultaneous Recording 3 megapixels (2304 x 1296), 2.1 megapixels (1920 x 1080) [16:9]
Power Supply 3.6V (Battery) / 5.0V (AC Adaptor)
Power Consumption Max. 5.7W (Recording) / Max. 7.7W (Charging)
LCD Monitor 3.0" Wide LCD monitor (230,400 dots)
Interface HDMI (mini), USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, AV Multi, LED Video Light
On-Screen Display Language English, Spanish
Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.067 x 2.559 x 4.705" / 5.25 x 6.50 x 11.95 cm
Weight 8.01 oz / 227 g
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