Easy shooting and viewing. When it comes to shooting videos, simpler is better. Flip a single switch to start recording. When you're done shooting, you can view your pictures right away on a DVD player. Whether you're recording a special event or just taking a few casual shots, the DVD Palmcorder camcorder is perfect for people who like to take it easy when they're taking videos.
DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD-R DL, DVD-R compatible You can choose whichever type of disc works best with your DVD player or recorder. Plus, other features make for easy shooting and viewing:
Quick, easy operation The DVD camcorder automatically finds a blank section on the disc for recording. The index screen makes it easy to search for a particular scene. You can view, delete and edit quickly and easily.
Easy, direct networking When you finish shooting, just take the disc from your DVD camcorder and slip it right into your DVD player or recorder. There's no need to connect any cables and you can start viewing right away.
O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) Panasonic's O.I.S. minimizes the hand-shake that can be such a problem with handheld shots. Because Panasonic's system is optical, there is no image quality degradation.
Pure Color Engine The Pure Color Engine converts the CCD output signal from a complementary color signal into an RGB signal at an early stage and extracts the low-frequency luminance component from the RGB signal. This innovative engine also achieves truly superb color reproduction for high-zoomed pictures.
MPEG2 engine Panasonic's MPEG2 engine is a wide-range, highprecision engine that produces smooth, beautiful moving pictures. Because it precisely records the differences in each frame, it can render fast, complex motions with exceptional precision. The MPEG2 engine also uses the Variable Bit Rate system that Panasonic adopted for the high-end DIGA DVD recorder. Giving LP (long play mode) recordings nearly twice the resolution captured with previous Panasonic MPEG2 recording video cameras, this lets the DVD camcorder record clear, smoothly flowing pictures.
32x optical zoom This 32x zoom can fill the screen with even a distant subject. This lens is not only the powerful zoom offered in a home-use digital camcorder, it also features low distortion. And because it's optical, there is no quality loss -- you get the images in all their natural beauty.
Ease and Versatility
Large 2.7-inch widescreen LCD The large, 2.7-inch LCD monitor displays bright, clear images. You can see even tiny details. It's more fun to shoot and view images on a wide monitor, and it's easier to picture just how the images will look on a TV screen.
One-Touch Navigation for easy, intuitive setting and shooting With One-Touch Navigation, just press the center of the joystick to display an operating menu. The operations you use most often are right on the monitor, so it's easy to change settings or operate the camera without looking away from your subject.
Mode dial Just turn the dial and you're ready to shoot or to view the images afterward. Just rotate the dial with your fingertip to select the icon that corresponds to the mode you want.
Trilingual menu The menu can be displayed in any of the following three languages. You can switch it to view all menus in the language you prefer for easy, comfortable operation.
Capture crisp, vivid images, even in low lighting, with MagicPix Leave the light off. MagicPix gives you images with color even in dim lighting (1 lux). Light is gentle and easy on the eyes, so you can snap shots of sleeping children without waking them up.
Soft Skin mode 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.
Instant LCD/EVF saves battery life When you open the LCD, the power switches on. Shut it and the power goes off. Pull out the viewfinder and the power switches on. Store it and the power goes off. Instant LCD/EVF reduces the time required for operating the camera.
Forget about tapes. Panasonic VDRD-210 DVD Camcorder records directly on 8cm DVD formats which can be played on virtually any DVD player. You can even insert it into your computer's DVD drive for easy transfer into your PC for editing, enhancement, and sharing on the Internet or email, Got a new widescreen TV? The VDR-D210 recorrds in both 4:3 standard and 16:9 widescreen modes. Images are naturally preserved. The stereo microphone on the VDR-D210 features a zoom funtion that focuses the sound as you zoom the lens onto a desired subject for clear, realistic audio quality. This model incorporates Soft-Skin Mode for more faithful skin tones. Be it for home or travel, this compact camcorder offers value and features that make it easy to own, use, and enjoy. Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S.) Minimum Illumination - 2 Lux (Magic Pix) Manual Focus Ring Image Sensor (Effective) - 4 - 3 -- 340K x 3, 16 - 9 -- 460K x 3 / CCD = 680,000 pixels Aperture - F1.8 (Wide), F3.7 (Tele) White Balance - Auto, Indoor, Outdoor, Manual High Speed Shutter - 1/60 - 1/8000 Second (Moving Picture) Iris - AutoFocus/Manual Backlight Compensation Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) - 0.33 Wide (113 Pixels), Color Soft-Skin Mode MagicPix Images Stereo Zoom Microphone with Wind Noise Reduction Date Recording - Auto Date (in Date Code) Shoot in Standard Mode 4 - 3 or in Wide Mode 16 - 9 On-Screen Display Languages - English, French, Spanish Uses these DVD Discs - 8cm DVD-RAM Ver. 2.1, 8cm DVD-R, 8cm DVD-RW, DVD-R for DL Ver. 3.0 Cue and Review - Forward/Reverse Skip - Forward/Reverse Recording Mode - XP, SP, LP Unit Dimensions - 3.76 W x 3.36 H x 5.96 D; Weight - 1.078 lbs.