Panasonic SDR-H85 Video Camera Black

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Panasonic SDR-H85 Video Camera Black

  • 1 Year Warranty in Australia
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  • 80GB HDD Camcorder
  • Advanced Optical Zoom 78 x with Optical Image Stabilisation (O.I.S.)
  • 33mm Wide-Angle Lens
  • Intelligent Auto: Face Detection, Intelligent Scene Selector, Intelligent Contrast Control, Advanced O.I.S., and AF/AE Tracking
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Compatible



Enhanced Optical 78x Zoom with Advanced O.I.S. and new Active Mode

Despite their small size, these new camcorder models are equipped with an incredible 70x optical zoom lens, incorporating high quality optics as well as an Enhanced Optical 78x Zoom function that uses the effective area of the CCD to further extend their zooming power at the wide-angle setting. The user can capture beautiful images of sweeping landscapes and pull in distant subjects for impressive close-ups.

To combat the effects of hand-shake, which becomes increasingly noticeable at the high magnification zoom range, Panasonic has incorporated Advanced O.I.S to suppress hand-shake and provide clear zoom shots without degradation. The Advanced O.I.S uses gyrosensors to detect and correct hand-shake at a rate of 4,000 times per second. This superb correction performance is critical for a high zoom lens and provides smooth, steady images while zooming, without any loss of quality. Plus, the addition of a new Active Mode produces clear, sharp images even when shooting while walking.

33mm Wide-Angle Lens

The 33mm wide-angle setting is especially convenient when shooting video indoors or in tight spaces. It makes it possible to shoot at a close distance from the subject while fitting both the subject and the surrounding area into the frame. As the operator is able to be physically closer to the subject, the voice of the subject can be clearly recorded, which is an important aspect in video recordings. The new wide-angle setting allows users to capture beautiful, wide landscapes and large groups of people in the frame, making it highly versatile in all kinds of situations.


SD/HDD Hybrid Recording

The SDR-H85 records a large volume of movie data onto its hard disk drive (HDD) and memory card. The built-in 80-GB HDD stores up to 74.5 hours (in LP mode) and when combined with a 64-GB SDXC Memory Card (optional), the camcorder provides an additional recording time of up to 60.5 hours (in LP mode). The SDR-H85 has exceptional reliability, made possible by the SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Card which requires no drive mechanism, combined with an Anti-Shock Shield that helps protect the built-in HDD from the effects of external impact. With its extended recording times and rugged design, this model is ideal for shooting lengthy events or for taking on the road.

Intelligent Auto with new AF/AE Trackingand Intelligent Contrast Control

The Intelligent Auto (iA) function, which automatically selects the most suitable shooting mode, has evolved even further. It now includes an AF/AE Tracking feature that tracks a moving subject to ensure that it continues to be recorded in optimal focus and exposure settings, even if the subject moves or turns to one side. This keeps the AF/AE settings constantly optimised for sharp, clear images of a moving subject.

Alongside the new iA AF/AE Tracking, a new Intelligent Contrast Control feature that automatically adjusts brightness to maintain the best possible contrast, has also been added to the five advanced functions from previous models, including Face Detection, Advanced O.I.S., and Intelligent Scene Selector. Each is activated as required by simply pressing the iA button to capture beautiful images under virtually all shooting situations. 

New Wind Noise Canceller feature

A new feature in 2010, Wind Noise Canceller automatically isolates and suppresses wind noise only, to help ensure natural ambient sounds and voices are still recorded.


iMovie - Mac Compatible

Works with iMovie - iMac

The SDR-S50 works with iMovie editing software. Click here to see system requirements.

New Long Recording Mode(H.264/AVC)

In addition to the conventional MPEG-2 (XP/SP/LP mode) recording format, the new models support the H.264/AVC (LXP/LSP/LLP mode) format with its higher compression ratio. The H.264/AVC format records up to 106 hours and 40 minutes of movie images (in LLP mode)[i], which is nearly double that of the MPEG-2 format, while maintaining the same high image quality as MPEG-2. This eliminates the worry of running out of recording space when using a small-capacity SD Memory Card. The H.264/AVC format's excellent compatibility with PCs also allows video clips to be played and saved on a PC, or uploaded to websites such as YouTube[ii]. Video clips can also be transferred to Apple's Mac computer with the iMovie application. By using the VideoCam Suite software that is supplied with the camcorder and a DVD burner (optional), video clips can be converted to MPEG-2 and saved onto a DVD disc.

[i]When a 64-GB SDXC Memory Card is used

[ii]YouTube and the YouTube logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of YouTube LLC.

Creating and Playing Back DVD Discs with One-Touch Ease

Both models simplify the process of copying recordings from the SD Memory Card or hard disk to a DVD disc[i]. Simply connect the camcorder to a VW-BN2 DVD Burner (optional) using a USB cable - no PC required - for seamless playback on a DVD or Blu-ray Disc™player.


[i]Video clips recorded in Long Recording Mode (LXP/LSP/LLP mode) will be converted to MPEG-2 when they are copied to a DVD disc using the VW-BN2 DVD Burner.

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 almost twice the brightness for easy viewing even on sunny days.

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.

Easy Uploading to YouTubeTM

This convenient function makes it fast and easy to upload video clips to YouTube, for sharing videos with people all around the world.  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. To upload, simply choose the image file you want and click the Upload button. The procedure is so easy that even first-time YouTube file sharers will find uploading a video a breeze.

PC Editing

The new camcorders come with VideoCamSuite 3.0 PC editing software (for Windows OS). By simply following the on-screen guide, users can transfer video clips to a PC or DVD disc in a quick and easy-to-follow process.


1.9-sec Quick Start helps catch sudden shooting opportunities

For ease of operation, the camcorder turns on or off when the LCD is opened or closed. This enables recording to start in only 1.9 seconds[i] from the time the LCD is opened.?Furthermore, the 'Quick Start' mode[ii] allows the camcorder to start recording in only 0.8 seconds from the time the LCD is flipped open. This is especially handy when recording sudden, spur of the moment shooting opportunities. Plus, the Eco mode[iii] automatically turns off the power when the camcorder is not operated for five minutes, thus reducing energy wastage and conserving battery power.

UPC : 8887549367168


UPC 8887549367168

Package Content

  • Panasonic SDR-H85 Video Camera Black
  • Charger
  • User Manual

1 Year warranty in Australia.

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