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Panasonic HDC-HS300 Camcorder Review

The Panasonic HDC-HS300 (MSRP 1399.99) is a first-class camcorder.

May 06, 2009
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Filter Diameter 43 mm
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 1/4.1 (x3) in.
Sensor Count 3
External Mic Input
  • 1/8
Waterproof No
Shockproof No
Included Mount No
Wearable No
3D Capable No
Headphone Yes
Still Pixel Count (effective) 2.65
Video Pixel Count (effective) 2.07
Video Pixel Count (gross) 3.05
Focal Length Maximum 48
Focal Length Minimum 4
Maximum Aperture (Wide) 1.8
Maximum Aperture (Tele) 2.8
Slow Motion Modes
  • Time Lapse Record
35mm Focal Length Maximum 539
Wind Cut Yes
35mm Focal Length Minimum 44.9
Mic Hi/Low Yes
Zoom Mic Yes
Test Tone No
Audio Level Control Yes
Audio Level Display Yes
Accessory Shoe Yes (Cold)
Built-in Mic 5.1-channel surround

Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Color Performance
  4. Low Light Performance
  5. Motion Performance
  6. Sharpness Performance
  7. Sample Videos
  8. Ease of Use
  9. Handling
  10. Controls
  11. Recording Options
  12. Hardware
  13. Other Features
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  16. Sanyo VPC-HD2000 Comparison
  17. Conclusion
  18. Photo Gallery
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