• Frys.com #7072981
  • Manufacturer: PANASONIC
  • UPC #885170070264
  • Model #HC-V500MK
    • 38x Optical Zoom (50x i.Zoom) & Ultimate O.I.S. (5-Axis)
    • Fine Image Quality (Full HD)
    • 2D to 3D Conversion
    • 16GB of Memory



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    (Manufacturer # HC-V500MK )


    Intricate details from Intelligent Resolution Technology: Crystal Engine PRO

    The Crystal Engine PRO instantly processes the huge amount of data that goes into Full-HD images, and further enhances Full-HD quality. It produces smooth, high-resolution zoom shots even when the range exceeds the limit for optical zooming. Crystal Engine PRO clearly delineates even the tiniest details of your subject, with extremely natural beauty. In addition, its Noise Reduction (NR) technology has been completely redesigned. The low-frequency noise that occurs when recording in dim lighting has been further minimized. Compared to previous Panasonic models, noise has been reduced by approximately 40%.

    * And Intelligent Resolution Technology ensures sharp and crisp pictures, resulting in bright and beautifully colored motion images. * Compared with the conventional engine for HDC-SD80, HDC-TM80, and HDC-HS80

    Sharpens details and enhances smooth areas: Intelligent Resolution Technology

    The Intelligent Resolution Technology incorporated in the Crystal Engine PRO uses edge detection technology to confirm the edges of objects within the image, then emphasizes the edges for optimal clarity. For example, it brings crisp definition to patterns and the outlines of objects like flowers. Conversely, it reduces noise and enhances the natural smoothness of parts without edges, like the sky. The increased sharpness is especially effective for images with delicate details. This highly advanced technology maximizes the beauty of Full-HD images.

    * Intelligent Resolution Technology works only for digital zoom shots.

    Crisp, clear images even for fast-moving subjects: AVCHD Progressive Compliant 1080/60p Recording

    1080/60p recording (Full-HD, 1,920 x 1,080, 60 progressive recording) conveys about twice the information of 1080i (interlace) recording. Fast-moving subjects, such as in sports scenes, are smoothly recorded. The progressive recording of the V0/V0M fully complies with the AVCHD Progressive standard.

    Powerful hand-shake compensation over the entire zoom range: HYBRID O.I.S. +

    HYBRID O.I.S. + uses five-axis correction to thoroughly suppress blurring all the way from wide-angle shots to powerful zoom shots. It also achieves superb effects when shooting while walking. This lets you capture crisp, clear images, without blurring, in almost every shooting situation.

    Captures large groups, even when shooting from up close: 32.4mm Wide-Angle*

    The 32.4mm wide-angle* setting fits more people and more of the background into the frame than conventional models. This is especially handy when you want to take a group photo in a small room. It fits your subjects in even when you shoot from up close, and makes it possible to pick up even small sounds with the mic.

    * 35mm camera equivalent

    Great for sudden photo opportunities! Saves energy too! Approx. 1-sec Quick Power-On

    Switch the power on and the HD camcorders are in standby mode in approx. 1 second,* ready to shoot when you are. When the LCD is closed, the power automatically switches off. This fast startup and automatic shutdown also help reduce battery consumption. * Depending on the recording conditions, start time may be longer than second.

    Ideal for Mac and PC users: iFrame Mode

    The V0/V0M lets you record videos in the iFrame. With iFrame, the video in your camera is the same format you'll edit, so it's fast to import and edit with compatible video editing software. iFrame is based on standards, so it works with a number of applications – such as iMovie.

    Enjoy 3D images the easy way: 2D to 3D Conversion

    2D images can be easily transformed into 3D images with the 2D to 3D Conversion function. Simply connect the camcorder to a 3D-compatible TV with an HDMI cable. The 2D to 3D Conversion function then uses the image processing capability of the engine to convert 2D images into 3D. This is an easy, casual way to enjoy the excitement of 3D.

    Easy YouTube™ and Facebook™ Uploading

    The videos you've recorded are easily uploaded to YouTube™ or Facebook™ in their original high quality. HD Writer AE 4.0 lets you share your videos worldwide.


    Image Sensor 1/5.8" High Sensitivity MOS Sensor
    Total Pixels 1.5 megapixels
    Effective Pixles
    Motion Image 1.30 - 1.12 megapixels [16:9]
    Still Image 1.09 megapixels [3:2] / 1.30 - 1.12 megapixels [16:9] / 0.97 megapixels [4:3]
    F Value F1.8 (WIDE) / F4.2 (TELE)
    Optical Zoom 38 x
    Focal Length 2.35 - 89.3 mm
    35 mm Film Camera Equivalent
    Motion Image 32.4 - 1345 mm [16:9]
    Still Image 37.3 - 1419 mm [3:2], / 32.4 - 1345 mm [16:9], / 40.7 - 1547 mm [4:3],
    Lens Brand Panasonic Lens
    Standard Illumination 1400 lx
    Minimum Illumination 4 lx (1/30, Low Light, Scene Mode), 1 lx (Color Night View)
    Focus Auto/ Manual
    Intelligent Zoom OFF 42 x
    Intelligent Zoom ON 50 x
    Digital Zoom 100 x/ 2500 x (The maximum value of zoom magnification)
    White Balance Auto / Indoor1 / Indoor2 / Sunny / Cloudy / White set
    Shutter Speed
    Motion Image [60i / 60p] / Auto Slow Shutter ON : 1/30-1/8000 / Auto Slow Shutter OFF : 1/60-1/8000
    Still Image 1/2 - 1/2000
    Iris Auto/ Manual
    Image Stabilizer Hybrid O.I.S.+ with O.I.S. lock
    Recording Media Built-in memory(16GB), SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
    Recording Format [AVCHD] AVCHD Progressive / [iFame] MP4
    Compression Method MPEG-4 AVC/ H.264
    Signal System 1080/ 60p, 1080/ 60i, 540/ 30p
    Recording/ Playback Mode 1080/ 60p (28Mbps / VBR) , (1920 x 1080) / HA (17Mbps / VBR) , (1920 x 1080) / HG (13Mbps / VBR) , (1920 x 1080) / HX (9Mbps / VBR) , (1920 x 1080) / HE (5Mbps / VBR) , (1920 x 1080) / iFrame (28Mbps / VBR) , (960 x 540)
    Thumbnail Display 20 thumbnails/page, 9 thumbnails/page, 1 thumbnails/page
    Audio Recording System 1080/ 60p, HA, HG, HX, HE : Dolby Digital (2ch) / iFrame: AAC (2ch) / MP4: AAC (2ch)
    Microphone 2ch Stereo (Zoom Mic)
    Speaker Dynamic type
    Recording Format JPEG (DCF/Exif2.2)
    Recirding Image Size
    Still Image 3 megapixels (2304 x 1296), 2.1 megapixels (1920 x 1080) [16:9] / 2.8 megapixels (2064 x 1376) [3:2] / 2.6 megapixels (1856 x 1392), 0.3 megapixels (640 x 480) [4:3]
    Simultaneous Recording 3 megapixels (2304 x 1296), 2.1 megapixels (1920 x 1080) [16:9]
    Power Supply 3.6V (Battery) / 5.0V (AC Adaptor)
    Power Consumption Max. 5.7W (Recording) / Max. 7.7W (Charging)
    Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 52.5 x 65 x 119.5 [mm] (2.067 x 2.559 x 4.705 [inch])
    Weight (w/o battery and SD card) Approx. 228g (0.503 lb)
    LCD Monitor 3.0" Wide LCD monitor (230,400 dots)
    HDMI Yes (mini)
    USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
    USB Charge Yes
    AV Multi Yes
    LED Video Light Yes
    On-Screen Display Language English, French, Spanish

    What's in the Box

    • AC Adaptor
    • AC Cable
    • Power Cable Included
    • Rechargeable Battery Pack
    • AV Multi Cable
    • USB Cable
    • Bandled Software HD Writer AE 4.0


    Technical Specifications   [return to top]
     Specification Value
    Video Resolution: 1080i
    Optical Zoom: 37
    Form Factor: Palm Held
    Megapixel Resolution: 3
    Features: Touch Screen
      Image Stabilization
    Color: Black
    Screen Size: 3.0
    Storage Media: SDHC


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