Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Panasonic introduces 3-CCD consumer camcorder
As a successor to the SDR-S100, the new Panasonic SDR-S150 SD camcorder is compact, lightweight and features 3-CCD recording and MPEG-2 images. The S150 improves on its predecessor by accepting the new 4GB SDHC Memory Card, a next-generation media that allows recording for up to three hours and 20 minutes.
The SDR-S150 consumer camcorder uses three 1/6in CCDs for image pickup and offers an optical image stabilizer, Leica Dicomar lens and LSI Crystal Engine image processor.
Taking advantage of the small, solid-state SD Memory Card, the S150 is tough and compact. Solid-state recording assures excellent resistance to impact and stable recording.
While the camcorder is intended for the consumer market, it may provide a viable solution for run-and-gun ENG applications as well.
For more information, visit www.panasonic.com.