Panasonic VDR-D220 Digital Camcorder

Panasonic Updated: 2007-06-21
Panasonic VDR-D220 Digital Camcorder

Easy Shooting, Easy Viewing
When it comes to shooting videos, simpler is better. Panasonic DVD Palmcorders make it exceptionally easy to capture your precious memories directly onto several DVD formats (DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD-R/DL). The camera automatically finds a blank section on the disc for recording so there's no need to rewind or fast- forward, and an index screen makes it easy to search for a particular scene. When you finish shooting, just take the disc out of the camcorder and slip it right into your DVD player or recorder for immediate playback — there's no need to connect any cables.

Suppress Camera Shake — Even on a Big-Screen TV
Imagine taking video shots on a moving boat and then viewing them on a large-screen TV. They're likely to appear blurry from the boat's movement and from your unsteady hands. Panasonic solves this problem with O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), which minimizes hand-shake in situations where it is most often a problem, such as with zoom shots — or on a moving boat. The system is optical, so there is no quality loss, and images look clear and beautiful on a big-screen TV.

Always Ready for a Close-Up
You'll rarely need to move in to get a close shot with this camcorder. You can fill the screen with even a distant subject, thanks to a powerful 32x zoom. And because it's optical, there's no loss of clarity or quality. Whether you zoom in or pull back, images always retain their natural beauty.

Records onto:  8cm DVD Disc
Recording Format  MPEG2
Image Sensor (Total)  1/6" CCD (680K pixels)
Image Sensor (Effective)  4:3 -- 340K x 3
16:9 -- 460K x 3
(Moving Picture)
4:3 -- 350K x 3
16:9 -- 460K x 3
(Still Picture)
F Value  F1.8 (Wide) / F3.7 (Tele)
Optical Zoom  32x Variable Speed
Focal Length  2.3 - 73.6 mm
Filter Diameter  37mm
35mm Film Camera Equivalent  4:3 -- 43.9 - 1405mm
16:9 -- 35.9 - 1149mm
(Moving Picture)
4:3 -- 43.7 - 1398mm
16:9 -- 35.6 - 1139mm
(Still Picture)
Lens Type  Panasonic
3CCD Camera System  No
Image Stabilizer  Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S.)
Still Picture Recording  Yes
Progressive PhotoShot  Yes
Minimum Illumination  2 Lux (Magic Pix®)
White Balance  Auto/Indoor/Outdoor/Manual
High Speed Shutter  1/60 - 1/8,000 sec. (Moving Picture)
1/60 - 1/500 sec. (Still Picture)
Iris  Auto/Manual (Including Gain)
Program AE (Auto Exposure)  Yes
Backlight Compensation  Yes
Electronic Viewfinder (EVF)  0.33" wide (113K pixels) Color
LCD Monitor  2.7" wide (123K pixels)
Manual Focus Ring  No
Soft-Skin Mode  Yes
MagicPix Images  Yes
Microphone  Stereo Zoom Mic
Wind Noise Reduction
Date Recording  Auto Date (in Date Code)
Wide Mode (16:9)  Yes
On-Screen Display Language  English / French / Spanish
Digital Zoom 1  32x - 1,000x
Flash  No
Quick Start  No
Web Camera Function 2  No
DVD Format Support  DVD-R
Applicable Disc   8cm DVD-RAM Ver. 2.1
8cm DVD-R for General Ver. 2.0
8cm DVD-RW Ver. 1.1 2x-speed (2x/1x)
DVD-R for DL Ver. 3.0
Cue and Review  Forward/Reverse
Skip  Forward/Reverse
Recording Mode  XP/SP/LP
Audio Recording Format  Dolby Digital (2ch)
Recording Time  XP: 18 min.
SP: 37 min.
LP: 75 min. (with one-sided RAM disc)
Still Picture   JPEG Picture Size:
0.3 MEGA: 640 x 480 (4:3)
0.2 MEGA: 640 x 360 (16:9)
Thumbnail Display  Yes
Disc Remaining Indication  Yes
Built-in SD Slot  Yes (SD/SDHC)
Slide Show  Yes
DPOF  Max. 999 stills
DCF  Yes
PictBridge Compatible  Yes
S-Video Out  Yes
Mini DV In/Out (IEEE 1394)  No
Video Output  AV out
USB  2.0 High Speed (mini B)
Microphone (stereo mini)  No
Headphone (M3)  No
Accessory Shoe  Cold
AC Adaptor  Yes
Battery Pack  Lithium-Ion
Shoulder Strap  No
AV Cable  AV/S Multi
USB Cable  Yes
IR Remote  Yes
SD Memory Card  No
Software  USB Driver
Video Stream Driver
MotionDV STUDIO 5.3E LE for DV
Dimensions (H x W x D)  3.76'' x 3.36'' x 5.96''
Weight  1.078 lbs