|Panasonic HDC-HS60 Camcorder (Black) 50MP + Accessories|
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|UPC||5025232555574, 5025232555581, 885170002883|
|Storage Type||Internal & Removable|
|Media Format||Flash Media, Flash card, Hard disk drive|
|Sensor Type||CMOS, MOS|
|Optical Sensor Qty||1|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens|
|Focal Length Range||3.02mm - 75.5mm|
|Focus Adjustment||Automatic, Manual|
|Lens System Features||Built-in lens shield|
|Auto Focus type||TTL contrast detection|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/8000 sec|
|Min Illumination||4 lux|
|Min Shutter Speed||1/25 sec|
|Exposure Modes||Automatic, Manual, Program|
|Flash Type||Built-in flash|
|Memory / Storage|
|Integrated Memory size||120 GB|
|Supported Flash Memory||SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card|
|Digital Storage Media||HDD|
|Screen Details||LCD display - 2.7" - color|
|Microphone Type||Microphone - built-in - electret condenser - stereo|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Stereo|
|Connector Types||1 x HDMI output, 1 x USB, 1 x component video output, 1 x composite video/audio output|
|Expansion Slot||1 x SD Memory Card|
|System Requirements for PC Connection|
|Operating System Supported||Apple Mac OS X 10.5.8, Apple Mac OS X 10.6.x, MS Windows 7, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP SP2 or later|
|Battery Form Factor||Manufacturer specific|
|Max Operating Temperature||40 °C|
|Min Operating Temperature||0 °C|
|Effective Still Resolution||2.3 MP|
|Effective Video Resolution||2.1 MP|
|Digital Video Format||AVCHD|
|Still Image Format||JPEG|
|Additional Features||AF/AE Tracking, Backlight Compensation, Built-In Help Guide, Built-In Speaker, DPOF Support, Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) Recording, Face Recognition, Intelligent Contrast Control, Intelligent Scene Selector, PictBridge Support, Pre-Rec Function, Smile Detection technology, Still Shot Capability, Touch-Screen Control, USB 2.0 Compatibility, YouTube Capture Mode, automatic display brightness adjustment, face detection|
|High Definition Video Support||1080i|
|Widescreen Video Capture||Yes|
|White Balance||Automatic, Custom, Presets|
|Shooting Modes||Digital Photo Mode|
Manual shutter-speed and iris controls; comfortable size; smarter-than-average autofocus; lens focuses relatively closely; decent battery life.
"Soft video; cramped, low-resolution touch screen."
"Panasonic's quartet of entry-level HD camcorders--the HDC-HS60, TM60, TM55, and SD60--delivers a nice manual feature set and good performance, as well as solid video quality for their class. As long as you don't pay list price, the SD60 is a great value, and if possible, avoid paying the unnecessary price premium for the hard drive in the HS60."
Average review score based on 2 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
This is a great camcorder, especially for the dough. Very small and compact camcorder with awesome picture quality. I dunno but I have had great experiences with Panasonic products. I can't say the same for Sony, Toshiba or Canon. All of these companies customer service are pretty bad and in Toshiba's case down right rude! This is my 3rd Panasonic product and all three have worked flawlessly. I had a Panasonic Lumix DMZ 50 that was stolen from my car that, to me, took better pictures than my Canon 50D. I have a Panasonic Viera 3-D HD TV that is so kool to watch, with better 3D than the movie theaters and now this product. Anyway, my big bitch is buying something for hundreds of $$$$ to have it DOA right out of the box! Or??? some technical glitch that makes it necessary to send it back to the factory.... to me reliability is important and Panasonic products seem well put together have been very reliable for me. Anyway, seems in my study many critized this cameras battery life.. But look at the size of the camera and battery! Don't sweat it... just buy a couple extra batteries off Ebay... I bought 2 batteries and 2 chargers from China for $58..This gives about 7 hours of recording time. The chargers are AC/DC 110-220 volts with international plugins, so it can be charged in your car on DC, or on AC from any electical wall outlet in world!
Im still learning but the basic functions can be learned in minutes and the "Point and shoot" function makes taking quality pictures pretty easy. The in/lens stabilizer is big help, but I love tripods and this little thing sits on top of my Manfrotto and from a distance looks like there isn't a camera there haha!!.... its so small.
All around like I said for the "Money"... You get Pro-movie picture quality at a dirt cheap price...
I bought this product because we were off to the beach and I was tired of lugging my 10 yr old Sony Hi8 Video Camera. I love that it has the 120 gig harddrive and a SD slot. I put video on the harddrive and still photos on the card.....oh yeah, did I mention that I love that this camera has both vidoe and still shot capabilities. Such a small package to get these options and the picture quality was good enough that I did not take my Canon Rebel and all the lenses. The small package is nice but it can be had to hold steady so next time I would take my tripod to take certain stills....and video. I don't like the slide button that switches between preview-video-photos. The marker on the slide button does not sit directly under the picture of the mode you are choosing (is in between them) and if you are in the moment and not paying attention to the screen icons you may not be capturing the video you think you are......trust me on this one even though you would think it could not happen. Overall, I'm happy with the purchase as the camera is leaps and bounds from my old Sony.