Panasonic HDC-TM55EB-K £299 Black Full HD Camcorder.The HDC-TM55 offers full HD 1920 x 1080 progressive recording, 8GB Internal Memory, 35X optical zoom, 2.7" LCD touch screen,
Panasonic HDC-TM55EB-K Black Full HD Camcorder Bundle includes:
Twin Memory (8GB) Full HD Camcorder with 35.7mm Wide-Angle, Intelligent 35x Zoom
Full HD 1920 x 1080 Recording
8GB Internal Memory and SD Card Recording with Relay Recording Function
POWER O.I.S. with Active mode
35.7mm Wide angle Lens with Intelligent 35x Zoom
iA (Intelligent Auto) with Face Recognition
Intuitive Operation with Touch screen Interface
The iA function automatically activates several convenient shooting functions:
Advanced O.I.S. - which compensates for hand-shake to eliminate blurring
Face Detection - which adjusts the exposure so faces are captured perfectly
Face Recognition - focus and tracks faces that are stored in the camcorder
Intelligent Contrast Control - which helps ensure proper contrast.
Intelligent Scene Selector - which determines the shooting conditions and automatically selects the scene setting that will provide optimal results
AF Tracking - keeps the subject in focus even if it moves around to ensure continuously perfect image quality.
The twin memory TM55 records onto its 8GB internal memory and an SDXC, SDHC, or SD Memory Card. The TM55 employs Intelligent Resolution Technology and is equipped with Crystal Engine Pro, which helps to record extremely clear, crisp motion images that exceed even Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixel images in quality. It eliminates the colour smear that tends to occur at subject edges and renders sharp, beautiful images. Advances in the new imaging engine also provide Full HD 1920 x 1080-pixel recording in all recording modes, including HE mode.
AVCHD recording - employs the MPEG-4 AVC(H.264) codec for video compression, and Dolby Digital (AC-3) or Linear PCM for audio codec, twice as efficent as MPEG 2 and MPEG 4 and which allows recording onto SD/SDHC
Pre Recording Function - missing that golden moment because you were all fingers and thumbs, not anymore. The camcorder continuously records a loop of three seconds of images into an internal buffer memory. When you actually press the record button, the three seconds immediately prior are automatically added at the beginning of the clip you record.
Full HD Recording - compared to standard definition recording, most video cameras only have around 576 x 720 resolution, giving you around 400,000 pixels. Panasonic's eCams with 1920 x 1080, 2.11 million pixels,are able to offer around 6x more resolution! In fact, full-HD has the most pixels of any HD format, and thus can render images with unmatched detail and resolution.
Optical Image Stabiliser - jitter from tired hands can cause blurring and shaky looking shots when filming. Panasonic eCams help solve this problem by employing an Optical Image Stabilizing (O.I.S.) system. By using built-in gyrosensors to detect even miniscule camera movements and then shifts a lens in the opposite direction to compensate. The system is completely optical, therefore it does not affect the image sensor (CCD) or image processing - so you get sharp, clear images without any deterioration.
Intelligent Contrast Control - measures the ambient light intensity and adjusts the contrast as it changes. Providing control over a wider range of lighting conditions than previous functions, Intelligent Contrast Control helps prevent a washed-out look in bright parts of an image and black-outs in shadowy areas. You capture images with natural nuances and contrast.
Media: SDXC, SDHC, SD card
Sensor - 1/4" MOS
Total Pixels - 3.32 Mega Pixels; Effective Pixels - Motion Image - 2.11MP(16:9 /Still Image - 2.28MP (16:9)
Image Sensor 1/4"CCD x 3 Total pixels: 560 k x 3 Effective pixels: 520k x 3 [16:9] (Motion Image/Still Image)