Customers interested in the best that camcorder technology has to offer will be impressed by the new compact PV-GS250 3CCD camcorders from Panasonic.
The PV-GS250 is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, but isn't short on innovative features. Equipped with a 3CCD imaging system, high-powered digital still capability and ease of use, the PV-GS250 new digital video camera will deliver high-quality digital still and moving images for the novice and expert videographer alike.
This top-of-the-line camcorders incorporates the same type of 3CCD imaging system used in Panasonic's celebrated professional camcorders. Individual CCDs are used to reproduce the red, green and blue colors that compose an image for vivid, true-to-life pictures with remarkable depth and presence. The PV-GS250 also features the sophisticated Leica Dicomar lens, which has become known for its ability to capture and finely render the most delicate nuances of light and shade.
High-resolution digital still images can be captured via the models' built-in digital still camera feature, which records to a stamp-sized SD memory card. The 3.1 megapixel PV-GS250 feature a 10x telescopic optical zoom lens; a 700x digital zoom that allows for amazing 700:1 clear, close-ups from wide angle to full telephoto zoom; and a macro zoom feature, which lets users shoot extreme close-ups at distances as near as 40 centimeters. To steady shaky video, the PV-GS250 uses optical image stabilization, which intuitively compensates for any hand movement, so that every shot is beautifully crisp and clear. The PV-GS250 also includes a manual focus ring giving the user more creative control over the video being captured. Additionally, all models include a Soft Skin Detail function that detects skin's different tones and softens the focus to create a realistic blend.
Transferring recorded video to a PC is also quick and easy via the USB port included on each model. The PV-GS250 incorporates a USB 2.0 high speed connection enabling real time video transfers.
The PV-GS250, with its 3CCD Camera System, reproduces color in great fidelity by using a separate CCD for reds, greens and blues. It's the same 3CCD technology used in Panasonic professional broadcast equipment, resulting in 540 lines of breathtaking resolution.
Quality Leica Dicomar Lens
World-renowned lens-maker LEICA has developed an exquisite, multi-coated lens that helps add a high-level of detail and subtlety to your creations. With refinements like a 2-stage neutral density filter for aperture independent adjustment, you'll appreciate the remarkably crisp, true-to-life color that is a hallmark of Leica Dicomar optics.
Capture Still Pictures With Outstanding Quality
The PV-GS250 captures still images with incredible detail at up to 3.1 Megapixels. The Quad-Density Pixel Distribution Technology, a technology used in Panasonic professional broadcast equipment, makes it possible to capture still pictures with amazing quality.
Optical Image Stabilizer Helps Eliminate Blurred Images
The Optical Image Stabilizer helps you obtain clear, beautiful pictures by compensating for any hand movement that occurs as you shoot video. Gyrosensors detect the amount and direction of movement, while a linear motor adjusts the lenses as needed to compensate. You get clear, sharp images in situations where hand-shake is typically a problem, like wide-angle shots or high magnification levels of the zoom.
10x Optical Zoom
Get up close with 10x Optical Zoom and 700x Digital Zoom
An optical zoom this powerful works like a telescope to produce close-up shots with extraordinary clarity. And with the different zoom speeds, you can control how quick you go from a wide angle to telephoto zoom. Through the use of digital technology, the zoom ratio on the can be increased digitally, producing an incredibly close shot. You won't miss a single detail!
One-Touch Navigation and Joystick Control
The joystick makes the camera much easier to use, letting you control all basic operations with one hand. As you shoot, just watch the image in the monitor and follow the instruction guide. You can handle a number of operations quickly and easily, without even taking your eye off the subject.
|Image Sensor: ||1/6" CCD x 3 (740k x 3 pixels) |
|F Value: ||F1.6 (Wide) / F2.8 (Tele) |
|Optical Zoom: ||10x|
|Focal Length: ||2.85 - 28.5mm |
|Filter Diameter: ||43mm |
|35mm Film Camera Equivalent ||Tape Mode: 43.8 - 438mm|
Card Mode: 41.3 - 413mm
|Lens: ||Leica Dicomar|
|Still Picture Recording: ||3.1 Megapixel (With Quad-Density Pixel Distribution Technology) |
|Minimum Illumination: ||1 Lux (Advanced Magic Pix) |
|White Balance: ||Auto/Indoor/Outdoor/Set (with IR Sensor) |
|High Speed Shutter ||In Tape Mode: 1/50 - 1/8000 sec.|
In Card Mode: 1/2 - 1/2000 sec.
|Iris: ||Auto/Manual (Including Gain) |
|Backlight Compensation ||Yes|
|Viewfinder ||Color |
|Power LCD ||Yes |
|AI-Controlled LCD ||Yes |
|LCD Light Panel ||Yes|
|Manual Focus Ring ||Yes|
|Pure Color Engine ||Advanced |
|Soft-Skin Mode ||Yes |
|Macro Zooming ||Yes |
|Direct Mode Dial ||Yes |
|Easy Cassette Eject ||Yes|
|MagicPix Images ||Yes |
|Simultaneous Motion/Still Shots ||Yes |
|Date Recording ||Auto Date (in Date Code) |
|Fade ||Color Black or White |
|Record Review ||Yes|
|AWB IR Sensor ||Yes |
|Wide Mode (16:9) ||Yes (RAM only) |
|On-Screen Display Language ||English / Spanish / French|
|Image Stabilizer ||Digital Electronic Image Stabilization (D-EIS) |
|Digital Zoom ||700x |
|Quick Start Button ||1.7 seconds |
|Web Camera ||Yes|
Recording & Playback
|Recording Mode ||SP/LP |
|Still Picture JPEG: ||2048 x 1512 3.1MEGA|
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
640 x 480
|PictBridge Compatible ||Yes |
|Audio Dubbing (SP only) ||Yes |
SD Card Features
|Built-in SD Slot ||Yes (SD/MMC) |
|DPOF ||Max. 99 stills |
|S-Video In ||Yes |
|S-Video Out ||Yes |
|Mini DV In/Out IEEE1394 ||In/Out |
|Analog In/Out ||Yes|
|USB Port ||2.0 High Speed (mini B) |
|Microphone (stereo mini) ||Yes |
|Headphone ||(M3) HP Out or AV In/Out|
|Accessory Shoe ||Hot |
|Power Supply ||DC 7.2V |
|Power Consumption ||4.0W (EVF); 4.3W (LCD)|
|Dimensions (H x W x D) ||2 7/8'' x 3 1/4'' x 5 5/8'' |
|Weight ||1.10 lbs.|
|Manufacturer Warranty: ||One Year parts and 90 days labor|