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Panasonic Announces "World's Smallest SD Camcorder"

February 17, 2007 -- Panasonic this week announced what it is calling the "World's Smallest SD Camcorder," a compact video camera small enough to slip in a pocket or bag. The new SDR-S10 is surrounded by a shock-proof housing making it ideal for outdoor activities and sports - and is designed to resist damage even if dropped from a height of up to 1.2 meters (handheld height) thanks to a thicker outer body casing, improved rigidity and strength inside, and an intermediate resin chassis to cushion and protect the main circuit board and lens.

Easy Shooting at High or Low Angles
You can freely adjust the angle of the LCD monitor for comfortable viewing no matter how you're holding the camera. The SUB REC button on the side makes it easy to shoot when you're holding the camera low. The buttons are laid out simply and logically for easy one-hand operation.

Water-Resistasnce*
A water-resistant design lets you use this camera when it's rainy or snowy outside, or in places where you might get a little wet. The camera is even designed so you can hold and operate it when your hand is wet. This is a camera you can use in places - like alongside a pool or outside a ski lodge – where you never dared take a video camera before.

* IEC60529 / EN60529 IPX4 Splash Proof

Pure Color Engine
The Pure Color Engine converts the CCD output signal from a complementary color signal into an RGB signal at an early stage and extracts the low-frequency luminance component from the RGB signal. This innovative engine also achieves truly superb color reproduction for high-zoomed pictures.

High Quality MPEG2
Panasonic's MPEG2 engine is a wide-range, high-precision search engine that produces smooth, beautiful motion pictures. Because it precisely records the differences in each frame, it can render fast, complex motions - like those of athletes in the thick of the action - with exceptional precision.The MPEG2 engine also uses Variable Bit Rate technology that Panasonic developed for the high-end DIGA DVD recorder. Giving LP recordings nearly twice the resolution captured with previous Panasonic video cameras, this lets the e.cam record clear, smoothly flowing pictures.

10x Optical Zoom
Distant subjects can be enlarged so they appear to be right up close. This allows dynamic shots of both motion and still pictures.

Quick Start
This Quick Start mode*1 helps shoot videos on the spur of the moment. This mode lets you shoot those not-to-be-missed scenes by turning on the power just 1.5 sec*2 from the time the LCD is opened.

*1 This mode can be selected from the menu.
*2 For GS85 / GS80 / GS60.
For GS320 / GS230 / S10 : 1.7 sec.

Color Night View
Color Night View gives you smoothly flowing pictures even in dark places, where it's normally difficult to capture good shots.

For more information visit Panasonic's SDR-S10 Information Page

Specifications

SDR-S10
GENERAL
Power Supply DC4.8 V / 3.6 V
Power Consumption 2.9 W
Weight (w/o Battery) 182 g
Dimensions (W x H x D) 36.0 x 63.0 x 114.0 mm
Media SD / SDHC Memory Card
LENS SECTION
Image Sensor 1/6"CCD (800 k pixels, Total / 400 k [4:3], 350 k [16:9] (Motion Picture) / 410 k [4:3] (Still Picture) Effective)
F Value F1.8 (WIDE) / F2.4 (TELE)
Optical Zoom 10x Variable Speed Zoom
Focal Length 2.3 - 23.0 mm
Filter Diameter -
35mm Film Camera Equivalent 44.1 mm - 441 mm [4:3] / 44.4 mm - 444mm [16:9] (Motion Picture)
43.4 mm - 434 mm [4:3] (Still Picture)
Lens Brand Panasonic
CAMERA SECTION
Minimum Illumination 2Lux (Colour Night View)
Focus AF / Manual
White Balance Auto / Indoor / Outdoor / White Set (with IR Sensor)
High-Speed Shutter 1/50 - 1/8000 (Motion Picture), 1/50 - 1/500 (Still Picture)
Iris Auto / Manual
Scene Mode Sports / Portrait / Low Light / Spot Light / Surf & Snow
Backlight Compensation Yes
EVF -
Monitor 2.7" Wide LCD (123 k pixels)
Microphone Stereo Zoom Mic, Wind Noise Reduction
Date Recording Auto Date (in Data Code)
Fade Colour -
Rec. Review -
OSD Language Language Menu
Image Stabilizer E. I. S. (Electronic Image Stabilizer)
Digital Zoom 10x - 700x
LED Video Light -
Flash -
LCD Panel Light -
WEB Camera Function -
CARD SECTION
Card Slot SD / SDHC
Still Pictures JPEG picture size : 640 x 480 0.3 MEGA
DPOF Max 999 stills
Consecutive Photoshot -
PictBridge Yes
RECORDING SECTION
Format MPEG2 (Motion Picture)
Recording Mode XP (10Mbps / VBR), SP (5Mbps / VBR), LP (2.5Mbps / VBR)
Playback Mode XP (10Mbps / VBR), SP (5Mbps / VBR), LP (2.5Mbps / VBR)
Variable Speed Search -
Audio Recording System MPEG1 - Layer2
Audio Dubbing -
Counter Yes
INTERFACES
S-Video -
AV Out
Microphone (stereo mini) -
Headphone -
USB 2.0 High-Speed (mini B)
DV Input / Output (IEEE1394) -
Accessory Shoe -
STANDARD ACCESSORIES
AC Adaptor Yes
Battery Pack Lithium - Ion
Shoulder Strap Yes (Hand Strap)
AV Cable AV Multi
IR Remote -
Lens Cap -
Memory Card 2GB
PC Cable USB
CD-ROM Motion SD STUDIO 1.2E
 
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