78x Enhanced Optical Zoom Lens with 33mm wide-angle - Lets you shoot at high-zoom rates while preserving the image resolution. You get sharp images without the blurry edges. 33mm wide angle allows you to capture more in the shot – especially handy for groups, landscapes or tight interior shots.
Advanced O.I.S. Optical Image Stabiliser – Advanced O.I.S. with Active Mode comes in handy when shooting while walking or playing with your children. The wide correction area corrects even wide-frame shots and relatively large hand-shake motion. It's especially good for active video shooting.
80GB Hard Disk Drive + SDHC/SDXC* memory card recording – The internal hard drive lets you record continuously for up to 74 hours 30 min (in LP mode) without changing a disc, SDXC*/SDHC/SD Memory Card or other recording media. Or record or transfer video to SD/SDHC and now extra capacity SDXC* memory cards for complete flexibility and easy transfer of your video footage.
Intelligent Auto - Senses the shooting conditions and automatically adjusts settings and functions that will deliver optimal results. With both motion and still images, iA does the bothersome settings for you and makes it easy to capture beautiful, well-focused images.
Intelligent Scene Selector - The shooting conditions are detected, and the optimal Scene Mode is automatically selected. Even if the subject should change, there's no need to manually redo the settings, so you can concentrate entirely on your shot.
2.7” Wide LCD – LCD with wide viewing angle. Auto power adjusts to night or day conditions.
Intelligent Contrast – Intelligent Contrast Control detects the ambient light level and adjusts the exposure accordingly, helping to prevent blown highlights and blocked shadows.
Face Detection – automatically senses the ambient lighting and adjusts the exposure accordingly, so faces are bright and easy to see. The focus also prioritizes the faces, and skin tones are smoothed.
Soft Skin Mode - When this function detects skin tones, it softens the focus in that area. This has a skin beautifying effect, which makes wrinkles and lines appear less noticeable.
AF-AE Subject Tracking - optimizes the focus and exposure for a selected subject. After you "lock on" to a subject at the center of the screen by pressing the AF/AE button, the camera follows it around, keeping it in sharp focus and properly exposed.
Quick Power On – wakes in standby mode in approx. 1.9 seconds, ready to shoot when you are.
Pre Rec Function - records three seconds of images even before you actually begin shooting. Helps ensure that you won't miss the start of a moment you want to record.
One-Touch Navigation & Joystick Control - The joystick makes the camera much easier to use, letting you control all basic operations quickly.
Color Night Rec/Colour Night View - Leave the light off. Color Night Rec/Colour Night View gives you images with color even in dim lighting (2 lx).
Zoom Mic – linked with the camera’s zoom function, this allows you to more-clearly record your subject.
Wind Noise Canceller - automatically detects and suppresses only wind noise, to give you natural sounds with lifelike ambience.
LED Video Light - When the camera determines that the ambient lighting is insufficient, it automatically switches the light on. This illuminates your subject for shooting. The LED (light emitting diode) has low power consumption, a long service life, and the safety of a low operating temperature.
World Time– Handy for travellers, this function makes it easy to set the camcorder time when you cross time zones and again when you return home.
In-camera Editing – Allows basic editing in camera such as splitting scenes and deleting the unwanted portions.
Easy Facebook and YouTube™ Uploading – Software with easy Smart Wizard makes it simple to upload to popular social networking sites such as facebook and YoutTube.
Included Editing Software – VideoCam Suite 3.5 - VideoCam Suite is just the tool you need to make polished, smartly finished productions. It lets you load images into your PC for putting scenes in a different order and delete the ones you don't want with simple operation. When you're finished with your video production, you can use VideoCam Suite to save the edited version onto an SD Card or a DVD* disc.
Easy Archiving - Recorded image data can be saved onto a DVD* by simply connecting the camcorder to a DVD burner (purchased separately) with a USB cable and pressing a button.
VIERA Image Viewer - If your VIERA TV has an SD Memory Card Slot and can play MPEG-2 files, you're equipped for spectacular viewing. Just slip your card into the slot and get ready to watch beautiful motion pictures on VIERA's large screen.