Sunday, February 7, 2010

For Sale Panasonic HDC-HS100 Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder with 60GB Hard Drive & 12x Optical Zoom

Panasonic HDC-HS100 Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder with 60GB Hard Drive & 12x Optical Zoom

Product Description
HDC-HS100 is the AVCHD camcorder with a 3MOS system which provides superb video image quality. The hybrid HDC-HS100 records to both SD Memory Card and to its internal hard drive. It includes manual functions for the user wanting more precise control over zoom, focus, iris, shutter speed and white balance and also includes Panasonic's Intelligent Auto (iA) mode, an intuitive set of technologies that automatically activate, making video shooting an easy, seamless process.

  • Panasonic's first AVCHD camcorder with 3MOS system -- provides improved color reproduction
  • Comes with advanced O.I.S.; HD advanced pure color engine
  • Includes a new Leica Dicomar lens -- with improved resolution and contrast
  • 'iA' mode enables image stabilization, contrast correction and face detection to be automatically activated
  • 12x optical zoom; Records to SD Memory Card and 60 GB hard drive

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Good camera - pain in the butt to unload videos.
For the price I suppose it's a quality HD video camera you can get. Image quality is solid and the built in 60 gig storage is awesome.

If you have a mac, it will easily sync with any version of iMovie after iMovie '08. I had iMovie HD on my 3 year old mac and was disappointed when I found out I had to purchase a new version of iLife to unload the video files.

Another horrible design is in how you have to hook it up to the computer or TV. Apparently the designers are chronic crack heads because all ports are behind the battery. You have to remove the battery, use the charging cord to plug the camera into an outlet, then plug in the video cables or USB cable where the battery was. It's quite possibly the worst design ever because it makes it impossible to sync the camera with battery power.

If not for this horrible design flaw I'd love this camera. Every other aspect has made me happy. Well, the built in microphone isn't great, but it is okay. Due to the battery issue I do wish I had done a little more research to see if there's an alternative HD video camera.

All very well but....
What ever the inns and outs of the quality of the video which is actually not too bad for the price, the problem that most people are going to come accross is how to create usable functioning HD discs that play bakc on their dvd players. I have run the gamut of copying every kind of format ruining a goodly supply of dvds in the process and none of them work. The only software that will play the files is Media player classic(free to download) not even vlc will play them without combing. I have a quad core pc with RAID so power is not the problem. The software that comes with the camera is wont let you select the source files from the pc hard drive so any attempt at burning a disc has to be done with another editor. Corel studio does'nt cut the mustard so quite what one is supposed to do with a hard drive full of HD video footage that is only viewable with media classic, I don't know. The usual nightmare scenario of conflicting formats and high expectations from "professional" equipment that does not deliver a final product.

Panasonic HDC-HS100 Rocks!
This camcorder is packed with features and is very easy to use. Being full HD the image quality is absolutely amazing. I was considering buying an SD camcorder and was so glad I decided to spring the extra cash for HD. Optical zoom is fantastic & it fits in the hand easily. Favorite feature would have to be its' easy compatibility with my Panasonic BD-60 Blu-Ray player. You won't be dissapointed with this one!!!

Totaly in love, it saves me a ton of time.
I go from shooting video on the beach with my boy's to YouTube 1280x720 6000 b/s effortless using Pinnacle 12 Studio. With one click I either make MP4 or write to DVD or Blue ray. Now all that for 550US for the cam and 100US for Pinnacle.

I for one am verry happy


Disppointing product from Panasonic
Got this from Amazon last week. The product is advertised as HD but the video quality is more like SD, somewhat better than SD in good light barely VHS tape quality in low light. Even at the highest resolution setting, it is not even close to HD. The only thing good I can say about this camcorder is its handy size. This unit is headed back.

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