Are you the kind of videographer who takes color accuracy and picture quality seriously? If so, Panasonic designed the PV-GS70 just for you! It features a sophisticated Leica Dicomar lens, and an advanced three-CCD design that records the red, green, and blue components of an image separately. As a result, you get video that's alive with clear, vivid color ? not marred by visual artifacts like ghosting or flare.
But the fact that the PV-GS70 produces video gorgeous enough to please even demanding hobbyists doesn't mean that it's not easy enough for a novice to use! The Digital Electronic Image Stabilizer keeps your video steady, even when your hand isn't. Record full-color video or still photos in low light using the MagicPix? feature. The built-in zoom mic is a cool touch: it automatically targets the sound of your distant subject as you zoom in visually. And you can let the cam focus automatically, or use the manual focus ring to make more precise adjustments.
When you'd rather record digital photos, just switch to photo mode and snap away! If you'd like to e-mail video clips to friends and family, shoot the clips using the 'GS70's MPEG movie mode. Photos and MPEG files are saved to the included 8MB Secure Digital? (SD) card; you can then transfer them to your computer using the supplied USB interface.
Like to chat online? Videoconferencing is even better! The PV-GS70 can stream live video to your PC through its USB port, enabling you to videoconference over the Internet (requires Microsoft? NetMeeting?).
- 3 separate 410,000-pixel CCDs
- PhotoShot? digital camera mode with built-in flash
- photo resolution options: 1280 x 960; 640 x 480
- MPEG movie mode
- SD Card slot for use with MultiMediaCards or SD (Secure Digital) memory cards
- 2-1/2" color LCD viewscreen
- color viewfinder
- PCM stereo digital audio (12-bit or 16-bit)
- variable-speed 10X Leica Dicomar optical zoom lens (digital zoom to 700X)
- built-in zoom mic
- Digital Electronic Image Stabilizer
- MagicPix for low-light recording
- auto and manual focus (with focus ring)
- shutter speed range (1/60 ? 1/8,000)
- 5 Auto Exposure modes
- digital effects (record and playback)
- SD Voice Recorder function
- i.LINK digital A/V jack (IEEE 1394)
- USB (1.1) interface
- A/V input/output, including S-video
- video streaming to PC via USB
- 2-13/16"W x 3-1/16"H x 5-1/4"D
- weight: 1.08 lbs. without battery
- warranty: 1 year parts (6 months CCD), 90 days labor