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Panasonic to ship multipurpose HD camera
Panasonic plans to ship its compact AK-HC1800 HD multipurpose camera in April, the company said earlier this month.
The AK-HC1800 HD camera is equipped with 2.2-megapixel 3-CCDs that provide native 1080i video capture for high-level HD production. The camera delivers HD output in 1080/59.94i and incorporates an advanced single-channel transfer system and spatial offset processing features that reduce aliasing and provide finer resolution. The camera has a high sensitivity of F10 (at 2000lux) and a signal-to-noise ratio of 60dB.
The HC1800 includes a 14-bit A/D converter with a 38-bit digital signal processor (DSP) and a 12-axis color correction circuit that allows for fine adjustments of hue and saturation. It also offers color-enhancing gamma functions, including CineGamma curve, which reproduces images that match the look of film.
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