Panasonic HDC-SD40 Digital Camcorder - 2.7" LCD - CMOS - Black HDC-SD40-K Camcorders
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Remarkably Light at 169 g.*
You can take the compact, lightweight HD 40 Series with you anyplace you go. And even with its compact body, this camcorder lets you shoot continuously for an extended time, and comes with a wide range of features, including a 16.8x optical zoom and popular iA function, for truly versatile shooting. This all makes the lightweight 40 Series ideal for use while traveling. * When using the battery (supplied) and a SD card (optional): Approx. 213 g.
Long Recording of Approximately 135 Minutes Per Charge*
The HD 40 Series offers low power consumption of 2.5 W, and lets you shoot continuously for approximately 135 minutes with a single battery charge. You won't have to worry so much about the remaining battery power while you're on the move, so you can keep recording in comfort. The camcorder is also ideal for long trips. * 135 minutes of recording time with a fully charged battery (HA mode).
16.8x Optical Zoom and POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)
Power O.I.S. The HD 40 Series features a 16.8x optical zoom. You can zoom close to catch dynamic shots of distant objects. And because the zoom is optical, there's limited image degradation. Also, POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) helps prevent blurring – typically a big concern when shooting with a zoom. This combination of optical zoom and POWER O.I.S. gives you the ability to take fantastic zoom shots.
Still Picture Recording at 2.1 Megapixels
The HD 40 Series can record stills with 2.1 megapixels.* Also, when playing back the moving pictures you shot, you can capture 2.1-megapixel* still images of any scene you want. The HD 40 Series lets you enjoy high quality in both motion and still images.
* For images recorded with a 16:9 aspect ratio. Scene Mode
Automatically selects the most suitable shutter speed and aperture for the shooting location and situation.
Soft Skin Mode
- Low Light (Motion image only)
- Spot Light
- Night Scenery
- Night Portrait (Still image only)
When this function detects skin tones, it softens the focus in that area. This has a skin beautifying effect, which makes wrinkles and lines appear less noticeable. When turned on, this function makes blemishes and moles look less conspicuous, while preserving resolution in areas of the picture outside of the skin.
You can shoot macro close-ups while maintaining a distance of 50 cm 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.