Panasonic releases feature-packed camcorder for professional videographers: HC-PV100

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Panasonic Australia has announced the HC-PV100, a palm-sized Full HD camcorder that provides the videographer with a full suite of features – including professional controls, audio and lighting features, plus dual SD card slots for continuous recording and a versatile 20x zoom, as well as a convenient handle for shooting.

Doug Campbell, Senior Product Manager, Imaging, Panasonic, said: “This feature-packed camcorder provides an agile and affordable professional video solution for applications such as corporate work, weddings, and field production.”

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The camcorder is available in Australia from September, priced at RRP$1,999.

Key Features

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The HC-PV100 is designed to meet the needs of professional on-site acquisition, with the versatility to support the busy sole operator. It has triple manual rings, with a focus ring, zoom ring and iris ring on the lens barrel enabling speedy and intuitive camera work. 2-channel XLR audio input terminals ensure high quality sound, with support for everything from external microphones requiring a phantom power supply to audio equipment with +4 dB output. An illuminated LED ring on the side of the camcorder shows when it is recording, convenient for one-person operations when the cameraman is also the presenter.

When capturing low light evening events such as wedding receptions or corporate launches, the HC-PV100 ensures successful results with a 1/3.1-inch Back Side Illumination (BSI) Sensor, and a Built-in LED video light providing a bright 300 lx at 1 metre.

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The camcorder’s dual SD card slots provide worry-free continuous recording. When the first card reaches full capacity, the system automatically switches to the second card, and hot-swap recording allows cards to be exchanged while shooting. Simultaneous recording captures data at the same time onto both SD cards as backup against data loss.

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Other convenient features to support the demands of a variety of shooting assignments include a colour conversion and a diffusion filter; optical 20x zoom/F1.8 lens; and blur suppression from wide angle to zoom shots via the 5-Axis HYBRID Optical Image Stabiliser (O.I.S.+).

The HC-PV100 will be available in Australia in September from photographic specialists and consumer electronics retailers. For further information, please visit www.panasonic.com.au.

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