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Panasonic offers HD convertible camera
4/13/2009

Panasonic is shipping the AW-HE870, a 2.6lb HD/SD convertible camera that supports 1080i/720p/480i image acquisition.

The HE870 has a 38-bit digital signal processor (DSP) and 14-bit A/D converter, and the camera’s sensitivity is f11 at 2000 lux. The camera’s advanced spatial-offset, image-processing technologies provide high-quality HD imaging, and 12-axis color correction allows for precise control and matching of HD video.

The multiformat HE870 provides switchable HD/SD component output, along with SD composite output. The optional AW-HHD870 output card adds two distributed SDI outputs (HD/SD switchable) and a zoom/focus control port.

The HE870’s other features include: flesh tone noise suppression, shutter speeds ranging from 1/100 to 1/10000 second, a Syncro-Scan mode (61.19 Hz to 1466 Hz) to eliminate flicker when shooting a television or computer monitor, genlock, DC 12V operation, and a low power consumption of 18W.

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