Compact and lightweight Standard Definition SD Card Camcorder with 33mm Wide-Angle Lens, 78x Enhanced Optical Zoom and Advanced O.I.S.
The Panasonic SDR-S71 packs an enhanced 78x Optical Zoom into a compact and lightweight body, making it possible to capture beautiful images of sweeping landscapes and pull in distant subjects for dynamic close-ups. Panasonic's easy-to-use iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode with AF/AE Tracking makes it simple for anyone to capture beautiful images, and it's never been easier to share your memories thanks to the easy YouTube™ and Facebook Uploader function.
33mm Wide Angle Lens with Enhanced 78x Optical Zoom
The 33mm wide-angle* setting on the SDR-S71 fits more people and more of the background into the frame than conventional models. This is especially handy when you want to take a group photo in a small room. It fits your subjects in even when you shoot from up close, and makes it possible to pick up even small sounds with the mic. By taking maximum advantage of the effective CCD area, the SDR-S71 makes it easy to capture a wide range of dynamic images, from sweeping landscapes with the 33mm wide-angle scope to close-ups of distant subjects with the Enhanced 78x Optical Zoom, without having to worry about image degradation.
*35mm camera equivalent
Advanced O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilisation) with Active Mode
With long-distance zoom shots, even a small amount of hand-shake has a huge effect on picture quality. That's where Advanced O.I.S. comes in. It shifts a corrective lens as you shoot to help eliminate the effects of hand-shake, so you get clear, sharp shots even at high zoom levels. It's an essential feature for getting the most out of the SDR-S71's incredible zoom lens. 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.
SD Card Recording
Using an SDXC/SDHC/SD memory card for recording media, the compact SDR-S71 is ideal for daily use. A superb resistance to external impact gives this versatile camcorder easy portability for video fun anytime, anywhere. Video clips recorded on an SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Card can be played by simply inserting the card into the card slot of a Panasonic VIErA TV.
Easy iA (intelligent Auto) Mode with AF Tracking
The iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode on the SDR-S71 senses the shooting conditions and automatically adjusts the settings and activates the functions that will deliver optimal results. With both motion and still images, iA takes care of all the settings for you and makes it easy to capture beautiful, well-focused images. AF/AE Tracking optimises the focus and exposure for a selected subject to ensure fantastic results. After you 'lock on' to a subject at the centre of the screen by pressing the AF/AE button, the SDR-S71 follows it around, keeping it in sharp focus and properly exposed.
LED Video Light
When the SDR-S71 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.
This clever function records three seconds of images even before you actually begin shooting. The images are held temporarily in the SDR-S71's internal memory, before recording begins. This helps ensure that you won't miss the start of a moment you want to record, such as when an event begins all of a sudden. For example, if you're waiting to snap a shot of a jumping dolphin, you can press the REC button after you've made sure that the dolphin has cleared the surface of the water. The camcorder will record the entire scene, from the instant of the dolphin's jump until it disappears again into the sea.
Wind Noise Canceller
The Wind Noise Canceller on the SDR-S71 automatically detects and suppresses only wind noise. It lets you capture natural sounds with lifelike ambience even when shooting in windy conditions outdoors or by the sea.
Included VideoCam Suite 3.5 Editing Software
VideoCam Suite editing software 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 and a DVD disc.
Share your memories via your favourite social networking sites
For easier sharing of your memories, the included VideoCam Suite editing software makes it quick and easy to upload your videos to YouTube™ and Facebook.
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. You get all the fun of seeing your images on the big screen, with none of the hassle of connecting cables.