Panasonic VDR-D50 DVD Camcorder

Panasonic Updated: 2008-07-26 RSS
Panasonic VDR-D50 DVD Camcorder

Advanced O.I.S. Reduces Camera Shake, Even at 42x Zoom
The VDR-D50's 42x optical zoom lens has the power you need to take dramatic closeups or get remarkable shots of even distant subjects. But with long-distance zoom shots, even a tiny bit of hand shake has a huge effect on picture quality. That's where Panasonic's Advanced Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S.) comes in, suppressing 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 blur-free even at high zoom levels.

Easy to Shoot, Easy to View, Easy to Enjoy
For quick and easy operation, this DVD camcorder automatically finds a blank section on the disc when you start shooting. And with multi-format recording, you can choose whichever type of disc works best with your DVD player or recorder. When you finish shooting, just take the disc from the camcorder and slip it right into your DVD player or recorder. There's no need to connect any cables and you can start viewing your memories right away.

Edit Your Videos
You can either insert the DVD disc right into your PC or use the included USB cable to connect the camcorder to your PC and transfer the motion-image data that way. Then with the included VideoCam Suite 1.0 software, you can easily put scenes in a different order and delete the ones you don't want. When you're finished with your video production, you can resave the edited version onto an SD memory card or a DVD disc.

Records Onto: 8 cm DVD Disc (-R/-RW/-RAM), SDHC/SD Memory Card
Recording Format: MPEG2 (Motion Image)

Image Sensor (Total): 1/6" CCD (800K pixels)
Image Sensor (Effective): 4:3 -- 290K, 16:9 -- 380K (Motion Image/Still Picture)
F Value: F1.9 (Wide) / F4.3 (Tele)
Optical Zoom: 42x Variable Speed Zoom
Focal Length: 1.8 - 75.6 mm
Filter Diameter: 37mm
35mm Film Camera Equivalent: 40.9-1718 mm [4:3], 33.4-1403 mm [16:9][Motion Image], 40.7-1710 mm [4:3]/33.2-1393 mm [16:9][Still Picture]
Lens Type: Panasonic

3CCD Camera System: No
Image Stabilizer: Yes (Advanced O.I.S.)
Still Picture Recording: VGA
Minimum Illumination: 2 Lux (Magic Pix®)
Focus: AF/Manual
White Balance: Auto/Indoor/Outdoor/White Set (with IR Sensor)
High Speed Shutter: 1/30-1/8000 (Motion Image)
1/30-1/500 (Still Picture)
Iris: Auto/Manual
Backlight Compensation: Yes
LCD Monitor: 2.7" Wide (123,200 Dots)
Pure Color Engine: Yes
Soft-Skin Mode: Yes
Easy-to-Use Mode Dial: Yes
MagicPix Images: Yes
Microphone: Stereo Zoom Mic
Wind Noise Reduction
Date Recording: Auto Date (in Date Code)
Fade in/out: Yes
On-Screen Display Language: English / Canadian French / Spanish
Digital Zoom: 42x-2000x
LED Video Light: No
Quick Start: 1.7 seconds