*This item comes with an 8GB SD memory card*
World's Smallest and Lightest 3CCD Full-HD Camcorder
Use of the super-small SDHC/SD memory card helped us to create the world's smallest and lightest 3CCD full-HD camcorder. The SD9 fits comfortably in the hand and can be used for long periods without causing fatigue.
Never Miss a Detail with 1920x1080 Full-HD Recording
Panasonic full-HD camcorders record horizontal pixels at an HD resolution of up to 1920 pixels, which results in a total of around 2,070,000 pixels. And with progressive scanning, our hi-def camcorders provide twice as much data per picture as conventional interlace scanning. This means you get breathtaking images with exceptional resolution and detail. Combine that with a 1080/24p format, which lets you capture scenes with a rich, film-like quality, and you can see why Panasonic full-HD camcorders take visual expression to the next level.
New Face Detection Function is a First for Video Cameras
With Face Detection ? offered for the first time for recording moving pictures with a video camera ? Panasonic makes it easy to capture beautiful faces and clear backgrounds even in dim or backlit scenes. This new function, which can detect up to five faces at once, automatically adjusts the exposure and smooths skin tones according to the ambient brightness, so faces are bright and easy to see.
Shoot and View Magnificent Scenes Every Time with Intelligent Shooting Guide/Selection Playback
The new Intelligent Shooting Guide function helps you get magnificent shots by displaying a text message in the LCD monitor, telling you which settings are best for the current shooting conditions. With Intelligent Selection Playback, poor or inadvertent shots (such as shots of the ground or overly dark scenes) are skipped and all normal scenes are played while viewing.
Advanced O.I.S. Reduces Camera Shake
Panasonic's Advanced Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S.) suppresses 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 beautiful on a big TV screen.
World-Class Leica Dicomar Lens Delivers Superior HD Images
Developed specifically for full-HD digital camcorders, the world-class Leica Dicomar* lens system is made using a multi-coating process that prevents light reflection and glare, which can make colors bleed and images appear washed out. It also prevents rings of light, or "ghosts."
- Image Sensor (Total): 1/6" CCD (560K x 3 pixels)
- Image Sensor (Effective): 16:9 - 520K x 3 (Moving Picture/Still Picture)
- F Value: F1.8 (Wide) / F2.8 (Tele)
- Optical Zoom: 10x Variable Speed Zoom
- Focal Length: 3.0 - 30 mm
- Filter Diameter: 37mm
- 35mm Film Camera Equivalent: 42.9 - 429 mm (16:9) (Moving Picture/Still Picture)
- Lens Type: Leica Dicomar
- 3CCD Camera System: Yes
- Image Stabilizer: Yes (Advanced O.I.S.)
- Still Picture Recording: Yes (2.1 Megapixel 16:9)
- Minimum Illumination: 5 Lux (1/30 Low Light Mode), 1 Lux (Magic Pix? Mode)
- Focus: AF/Manual
- White Balance: Auto/Indoor/Outdoor/White Set
- High Speed Shutter: 60i Auto Slow Shutter ON: 1/30-1/8000, OFF: 1/60-1/8000 Motion Image)(Still Picture, Progressive: 1/30-) 24p: Auto Slow Shutter ON: 1/24-1/8000, OFF: 1/48-1/8000 (Motion Image)(Still icture, Progressive: 1/24-)
- Iris: Auto/Manual
- Backlight Compensation: Yes
- Electronic Viewfinder (EVF): No
- LCD Monitor: 2.7" Wide (300,000 Dots)
- Power LCD: Yes (Extra)
- Wide Viewing Angle LCD: 170 degrees (Vertically & Horizontally)
- Pure Color Engine: HD Advanced
- Soft-Skin Mode: Yes
- Easy-to-Use Mode Dial: Yes
- MagicPix Images: Yes
- Simultaneous Motion Video & Still Picture Recording: Yes
- Microphone: Dolby Digital/5.1 ch, Zoom Microphone
- Date Recording: Auto Date (in Date Code)
- Fade in/out: Yes
- On-Screen Display Language: English / Canadian French / Spanish
- Digital Zoom: 25x-700x
- Flash: 1m - 2.5m (approx.)
- Quick Start: 0.6 seconds