Panasonic introduces 3-CCD consumer camcorder

June 14, 2006

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.

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