Panasonic PV-GS19 Digital Palmcorder MultiCam MiniDV Camcorder is a great all around Camcorder, perfect for almost any use.
Get Up Close with a 24x Optical Zoom and 800x Digital Zoom:
The optical zoom feature acts like a telescope to produce close-up shots with extraordinary clarity so you won't miss a single detail.
It also offers variable zoom speeds, so you can adjust your zoom speed from wide angle to full telephoto.
In addition, the digital zoom ratio can be increased up to an extraordinary 800x.
Now that's close up!
Simultaneous Motion Video & Still Picture Recording (VGA):
Now you can snap off a still shot (VGA) while recording video without having to change recording modes.
The video is recorded onto the Mini DV tape and the still image is recorded onto the SD Memory Card.
This 2-in-1 capability means you can catch sudden photo opportunities without interrupting a great moving picture scene.
Soft Skin Mode Helps Soften Blemishes and Lines:
This feature detects skin tones and softens the focus in that area of the picture.
It helps make blemishes and lines appear less noticeable, while preserving resolution in areas of the picture outside the skin.
One-Touch Navigation and Joystick Control:
The joystick makes the camera much easier to use, letting you control all basic operations with one hand.
As you shoot, just watch the image in the monitor and follow the instruction guide. You can handle a number of operations quickly and easily, without even taking your eye off the subject.
1.3 Second Quick Start:
The Quick Start button helps shoot video on the spur of the moment.
While saving battery power, this function lets you capture these moments in a mere 1.3 seconds after pressing the button.
Image Sensor: 1/6 inch CCD (680K pixels).
F Value: F1.8 (Wide) / F3.6 (Tele).
Optical Zoom: 24x.
Focal Length: 2.1 - 50.4mm.
Filter Diameter: 30.5mm.
35mm Film Camera Equivalent: 39.5 - 948mm.
Still Picture Recording.
Minimum Illumination: 2 Lux (Magic Pix).
White Balance: Auto/Indoor/Outdoor/Set (with IR Sensor).
High Speed Shutter: In Tape Mode: 1/50 - 1/8000 sec, In Card Mode: 1/50 - 1/500 sec.
Iris: Auto/Manual (Including Gain).
Pure Color Engine: Yes.
Soft-Skin Mode: Yes.
Direct Mode Dial: Yes.
Easy Cassette Eject: Yes.
MagicPix Images: Yes.
Simultaneous Motion/Still Shots: Yes.
Date Recording: Auto Date (in Date Code).
Fade Color: Black or White.
On-Screen Display Language: English / Spanish / French.
Image Stabilizer: Digital Electronic Image Stabilization (D-EIS).
Digital Zoom: 800x.
Quick Start Button: 1.3 seconds.
Web Camera: with optional cable & software.
RECORDING & PLAYBACK:
Recording Mode: SP/LP.
Still Picture: JPEG: 640 x 480.
SD CARD FEATURES:
Built-in SD Slot: Yes (SD/MMC).
Audio Dubbing (SP only): Yes.
Battery & Tape Indicators: Yes.
Mini DV In/Out IEEE1394: Out.
USB Port: 2.0 Full Speed (mini B).
Analog In/Out: Out only.
AV Cable (RCA-Multi).
Software: USB Driver, Video Stream Driver, MotionDV STUDIO 5.3E LE for DV.
Power Supply: DC 7.2V.
Power Consumption: 2.6W (EVF), 3.2W (LCD).
Dimensions (H x W x D): 3-1/4 x 2-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches.