Panasonic SDR-S26 Black Digital Video Camera

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Panasonic SDR-S26 Black Digital Video Camera, 70x Optical Zoom

  • Advanced OIS funcion
  • SDHC/SD Memory Cards as memory media
  • Face Detection
  • Intelligent Scene Selector
  • 2.7" Wide LCD
  • Web mode for easy uploading to YouTube
  • 70x Optical Zoom


Optical 70x Ultra Zoom

This 70x zoom lens has the power you need to take dramatic close-ups or get remarkable shots of even distant subjects. But with long-distance zoom shots, even a tiny bit of hand shake has a huge effect on picture quality. That's where optical image stabilization comes in. Panasonic's Advanced O.I.S. shifts a corrective lens as you shoot to help eliminate the effects of hand shake, so you get clear, sharp shots even at high zoom levels. It's an essential feature for getting the most out of this incredible zoom lens.    

A special lens structure for shooting with a high-power zoom

Advanced O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer)
Panasonic's advanced O.I.S. helps suppress the effects of hand-shake as you shoot, for both motion and still images. This system uses gyrosensors to detect even tiny amounts of hand-shake, then shifts a lens and adjusts the optical axis to compensate – all at an astounding 4,000 times per second. Because the system is optical, there's only minimal loss of image quality even when viewed on a large-screen TV.  

O.I.S. Lens Unit
The lens moves up/down or left/right and bends the incoming light to correct hand-shake. The hand-shake correction frequency has been increased from 500 to 4,000 times per second!


Pure Colour Engine
The Pure Colour Engine converts the CCD output signal from a complementary color signal into an RGB signal at an early stage and extracts the low-frequency luminance component from the RGB signal. This innovative engine also achieves truly superb color reproduction for high-zoomed pictures.  


Soft Skin Mode
When this function detects skin tones, it softens the focus in that area. This has a skin beautifying effect, which makes wrinkles and lines appear less noticeable. When turned on, this function makes blemishes and moles look less conspicuous, while preserving resolution in areas of the picture outside of the skin.    


      Shooting Functions

iA (Intelligent Auto)
In iA mode the image stabilization and face detection functions are automatically activated. The Scene Selector function analyzes the shooting situation and automatically switches the camcorder to the Scene mode that will give you optimal results.  
Face Detection - Face Detection AE

This mode captures faces beautifully. Face Detection automatically senses the ambient lighting and adjusts the exposure accordingly, so faces are bright and easy to see. Faces in the center of the frame serve as the reference for adjustments, but the function can detect up to 5 faces in all.  
Shake Detection - Advanced O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)

When hand-shake is detected while shooting, the Advanced O.I.S. system is automatically activated to compensate for blurring and produce beautiful recorded images. Because the system is optical, there's only minimal loss of image quality even when viewed on a large-screen TV.  
Scene Detection - Intelligent Scene Selector

The shooting conditions are detected, and the optimal Scene mode is automatically selected. Even if the subject should change, there's no need to manually redo the settings, so you can concentrate entirely on your shot.    

Using the face as reference, the exposure is adjusted to capture faces beautifully. Focusing priority is also placed on the face, and the skin tone is smoothed.

The exposure is optimized to give you clear images, without blown highlights in strongly lit areas like the sky.

For scenes with particularly strong contrast, such as when you're shooting a spotlit area on a darkened stage. It captures the well-lit subject perfectly and prevents washed-out areas.

Low Light
In dim lighting, the camcorder automatically switches to a slower shutter speed so that images across the entire frame are bright and easy to see.

Pre-Rec Function

This clever new function records three seconds of images even before you actually begin shooting. The images are held temporarily in the camcorder's internal memory, before recording onto the SDHC/SD Memory Card begins. This helps ensure that you won't miss the start of a moment you want to record, such as when an event begins all of a sudden. For example, if you're waiting to snap a shot of a jumping dolphin, you can press the REC button after you've made sure that the dolphin has cleared the surface of the water. The camcorder will record the entire scene, from the instant of the dolphin's jump until it disappears again into the sea.

* The camera must be aimed at the subject in advance.


One-Touch Navigation & Joystick Control

The joystick makes the camera much easier to use, letting you control all basic operations quickly. As you shoot, just watch the image in the monitor and follow the instruction guide. You can handle a number of operations quickly and easily, without even taking your eye off the subject.    

Help Mode
Not sure what a certain icon means? Just switch on the Help mode and select the icon. It's explained for you on the LCD monitor. This makes it easier to learn the icons, and you spend less time reading the operating manual.
  Operation Icon ExamplesOperation Icon Examples

Color Night View
Leave the light off. Color Night View gives you images with color even in dim lighting (2 lx).    

Auto Power LCD
The LCD brightness can be adjusted manually to suit the surroundings. In Auto mode, the LCD brightness is adjusted automatically in 16 smooth steps depending on the surroundings. In darker rooms it adjusts to a lower brightness, making it easier to frame the shot. Outside, it adjusts to around twice the brightness for easy viewing even on sunny days.   Reduces the LCD brightness in dark places.

0.8-sec. Quick Start
Simply flip open the LCD and you're ready to shoot in just 0.8 second. When Eco mode is also used, the power turns off whenever the camcorder has not been operated for 5 minutes. This reduces wasted power consumption, and enables a longer battery life.

* This mode can be selected from the menu.

World Time

Handy for travellers, this function makes it easy to set the camcorder time when you cross time zones and again when you return home. Simply select your destination from the displayed map, and the camcorder is automatically set for that time zone. The time for two different places can be set – such as home and destination – and you can switch between the times by simply pressing a button.


      Editing / Networking

Web Mode for Easy Uploading to YouTube™
YouTube™ limits videos to 10 minutes. In Web mode the camcorder uses a 10-minute countdown system, so you're assured that the recording won't be too long for YouTube™, and you won't have to edit it down after shooting.

The Upload mode in the VideoCam Suite (included) is automatically activated as soon as the camcorder is connected to the PC. To upload, simply choose the image file you want and click the Upload button. Encoding is no longer a hassle, as the software does all the work for you.

YouTube™ Uploading

* About YouTube™ Uploader:
• This service is available as of 1 December, 2008.
• Any operation about YouTube™ services and the specification changes are not guaranteed. The available services and the displays are subject to change without notice.
• Any copyrighted video cannot be uploaded without having the copyright or obtaining permission from the copyright holder(s).
• YouTube™ and the YouTube™ logo are the registered trademarks or trademarks of YouTube™ LLC.

Included Editing Software
VideoCam Suite editing software is just the tool you need to make polished, smartly finished productions. It lets you load images into your PC for putting scenes in a different order and delete the ones you don't want with simple operation. When you're finished with your video production, you can use VideoCam Suite to reserve the edited version onto a DVD disc.

USB 2.0 (HS Mode)
USB2.0 compatibility lets you upload a motion picture data to a PC at high speed over a single USB cable.
For further information about Panasonic PC

• About VideoCam Suite 2.0: This software is not compatible with a multi-boot environment. Operation is not guaranteed on Microsoft Windows Vista® Enterprise, Windows® XP Media Center Edition, Tablet PC Edition and not compatible with 64-bit operation systems.
• Supplied CD-ROM (VideoCam Suite 2.0) is available for Windows only.
• Microsoft, Windows and Windows Vista® are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/ or other countries.
• iMovie, Mac, and the Mac logo are trademarks of Apple Inc, resistered in the U.S. and other countries.
• The Works with iMovei logo is a trademark of Apple Inc.
• Other names of systems and products mentioned in these instructions are usually the resistered trademarks of trademarks of the manufacturers who developed the system or product concerned.

Easy DVD Copying
Connect the S26 directly to a DVD burner via a USB cable. You can then copy recordings from the SDHC/SD Memory Card to a DVD disc with easy operation. The disc you make can be played on DVD players, so playback is easy too.    

* Applicable Discs: DVD-RAM/-RW/-R/-R DL

VIERA Image Viewer
If your VIERA TV has an SD Memory Card Slot and can play MPEG2 files, you're equipped for spectacular viewing. Just slip your card into the slot and get ready to watch beautiful motion pictures on VIERA's large screen. You get all the fun of seeing your images on the big screen, with none of the hassle of connecting cables.

* MPEG2-compatible model with SDHC/SD Memory Card slot: PZ800.
* With other SD Memory Card Slot-equipped VIERA models, you can view JPEG format still images.

Storing on a DIGA
If you have an MPEG2-compatible DIGA with an internal hard disk and SD Memory Card Slot, saving your images on the hard disk is as easy as inserting an SD Memory Card into the slot. This saves space you'd otherwise need for storing the recording media, and makes playback easier. And once the data is on the hard disk, it's easy to copy it to a DVD disc.  

UPC : 8887549339899


Image Sensor 1/8" CCD Total Pixels : 0.8 megapixels Effective Pixels : (Motion Image) 0.40 megapixels [4:3], 0.37 megapixels[16:9] (Still Image) 0.41 megapixels [4
F Value F 1.9 (WIDE) / 5.7 (TELE)
Focus Length 1.5-105mm
High-Speed Shutter Motion Image : 1/25 -1/8000 Still Image : 1/25 - 1/500
Monitor 2.7" Wide LCD (123,200 pixels)
Microphone Stereo mic. / Zoom mic.
Recording Format MPEG2 (Motion Image)
Recording Modes XP: 10 Mbps/VBR (704 x 576), SP: 5 Mbps/VBR (704 x 576), LP: 2.5 Mbps/VBR (704 x 576)
USB 2.0 Hi Speed
UPC 8887549339899

Package Content

  • AC Adaptor (1 Battery Charge Type)
  • Lithium-ion Battery(VM-VBJ10)
  • AC Cable
  • AV Cable
  • USB cable
  • DC cable

1 Year Warranty in Australia

* Picture and specifications are for illustration purposes only. Actual product may differ from that pictured.
** While every attempt is made to ensure the information provided on this page is accurate, specifications change from time to time and we are not liable.

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