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Brand: Panasonic
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Advanced O.I.S. Reduces Camera Shake, Even at 42x Zoom
The SDR-H40's 42x optical zoom lens has the power you need to take dramatic closeups or get remarkable shots of even distant subjects. But with long-distance zoom shots, even a tiny bit of hand shake has a huge effect on picture quality. That's where Panasonic's Advanced Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S.) comes in, suppressing the effects of hand shake as you shoot. The system uses gyrosensors to detect hand shake, then shifts a lens and adjusts the optical axis to compensate. This all happens a remarkable 4,000 times per second. And because the system is optical, no image quality is lost. Thanks to Advanced O.I.S., the images you capture look incredibly clear, sharp and blur-free even at high zoom levels.

Non-Stop Shooting Fun with 40GB Hard Drive
The SDR-H40's 40GB internal hard disk drive lets you record continuously for up to 36 hours (in LP mode) without changing a disc, tape or other recording media.

Anti-Shock Shield Helps Protect Your Memories
Panasonic's Anti-Shock Shield helps protect recorded video data from damage due to jolts and impact. The Drop Detect function senses if the camera is falling and moves the head away from the hard disk. The Floating Structure protects the hard disk should the camera fall or be dropped. And the Buffer Memory automatically backs up data while the camera is falling.

One-Touch DVD Copying
This hard disk drive camcorder has a USB Host function, which lets you connect directly to a DVD burner (sold seperately) via a USB cable. You can then copy recordings from the hard disk to a DVD disc by simply pressing a button.

Edit Your Videos
You can transfer the motion-image data from the SD card or the camcorder's hard drive right to your PC using your PC's USB port. Then with the included VideoCam Suite 1.0 software, you can easily put scenes in a different order and delete the ones you don't want. When you're finished with your video production, you can resave the edited version onto an SD memory card and a DVD disc.

Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
4 stars
(based on 2 reviews)
Great Camera For Web & Slide Shows
By Frank77Verified Reviewer from Simi Valley, CA on 12/15/2008
Great Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Describe Yourself:
Casual User
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Panasonic Panasonic SDR-H40 40GB Hard Drive/SD Hybrid Digital Video Camcorder:

I received this camcorder as a gift. After receiving the camcorder, I became an enthusiast with regard to editing my own stuff. I now can add loops, backgrounds, chromakeys and great additions to my videos! HOWEVER, this particular camcorder has a LOW resolution of only 640x480 when taking videos! Because of the low resolution, this camcorder is great for showing your videos on the web or on your computer screen! You will not see, anywhere on the market, a television with a resolution of 640x480! However, you CAN adjust your TV screen to fit your video with this camcorder as I did. BUT, if you plan on performing any advanced editing, forgetaboutit! Buy a higher res camcorder!

[3 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

this product is "off the chain"
By San the photographerVerified Reviewer from Atlanta, GA on 11/21/2008
Comfortable to Operate, Durable, Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Simple Controls
There is none
Best Uses:
Documentaries, Editing, Home Movies, Movies/Short Films, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Pro Videographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Panasonic Panasonic SDR-H40 40GB Hard Drive/SD Hybrid Digital Video Camcorder:

I would reommend this product for the quality and low price

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