Panasonic HDC-HS350

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(added 05 Aug 2009)
Panasonic HDC-HS350

Panasonic's new flagship camcorder - Panasonic HDC-HS350 - a record breaker, at least in the history of Panasonic camcorder production - having 240GB - an ocean of flash memory, first ever conceived by the Panasonic designers.  This gizmo is primarily the elder brother of HDC-TM300.

A camcorder that is fortunate enough for adding along massive memory has also been produced by Sony, thus Panasonic has coupled in this sprint, by producing camcorders with immense memory.  A question arises, whether there is a practical use of this much exploding cache capacity.

Yep, the reason is very clear, that this high-profile memory will be assisting to record a larger number as well as a bigger size of music and video documenteries, and a better storage capacity for the close-ups either.

Amazingly Panasonic has remarkably upped the publicity stunt of VW-BN1 DVD recorder with a view to move ahead with its all other string of camcorders, as practiced by Sony, that is promoting its widgets like DVDirect Express DVD burner on its recently notified HDR-CX520V and HDR-CX500V having double flash memory capacity.

This latest model camcorder will be having a nut and bolt such as, to record to an SD/SDHC card - that emanates in the form of an HDD - that is having a bigger memory space.  Similar to its younger sibling, this new series may carry along three 1/4.1" Live MOS sensors.

HDC-HS350 is also attaching along 12x optical zoom capability, optical image stabilization and 10mp stills facility as well as viewfinder and follow focus.  Acting upon the mechanism employed in HDC-TM350, this new series adds along CMOS sensors, all having along a gross pixel of 305,000 either.

Many producers prefer to lend separate DVD burners, which are supporting an easy-process for the archiving capability.  Yet mostly these burners are confined to regular class videos, even at such times when backed up from a higher standard camcorder.  Basically Panasonic is lending the VW-BN1 for performing any task.  Sony, JVC and Canon are also lending their camcorders with many best features and functions.

Panasonic is promoting the cause of camcorders each and every time, they think about a newer one thus - HDC-HS350, a biggest leap ever made, in the same direction.

Keep in mind that, AVCHID is a recording and playback formats designed by Panasonic for compacting MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 formats.  This latest gizmo is also featuring 3Mos, 10.6mp sensor, advanced OIS, random iA and 12x optical zoom, and our appreciation for LEICA lenses.

240GB - a bigger memory capacity means this widget can record HD video at 17Mbps in 1920 x 1080 resolutions that supports a bigger time and usability support like 31 hours and 40 minutes.

The Panasonic HDC-HS350 documents 1920 x 1080 in the AVCHD layout, and can get up to 10mp still snaps as well as an f/1.8 lens with a 43mm filter diameter.  Contrasting to a large number of camcorders, the HS350 ensures availability of a viewfinder.

The camcorder has a lot of apps-related capabilities, encompassing the newly attached follow focus, which traces already selected subjects; people or objects and concentrates them as they start to gait in any direction.

Key Specs and Features Primary

Type: Prosumer

Form factor: Handheld


Sensor type: 3CMOS

Image sensor size: 0.24 inches

Minimum illumination: 1.6 lux


Native resolution: 1920 x 1080

Framerates supported (max resolution): 60i

Video codec support: h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4

Specs of Shooting Capability Shooting

Focus: Autofocus

Autofocus features: Tracking, Face / smile detection


White balance modes: Automatic, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Custom / white set

Exposure modes: Automatic, Manual, Programmed

Still photography

Still image support: Yes

Resolution (effective): 2.1 megapixels

Image format support: JPEG


Flash: Internal

Other features

Remote control: Infrared

Speaker: Yes


Media type: Internal storage (240 GB, Hard drive), Memory card

Memory card support: SD (SDHC)

Recording time: 100 hours at lowest quality

31 hours at highest quality


Viewfinder type: LCD

Screen size: 2.7 inches

Screen type: LCD (Color, Backlit)

Touchscreen: Capacitive [finger]


Zoom: 12 x (optical), 120 x (digital)

Image stabilization: Optical

Aperture: 1.8 - 2.8

Size and weight

Dimensions (h w d): 73mm, 71mm, 141mm

Weight: 530g

Other specs Microphone

Microphone type: Built-in


Video outputs: HDMI, RCA / composite

USB: 2.0

Power capability

Battery size: Rechargeable

Battery type: Li-ion (Removable, 1250 mAh capacity)

Recording time: 90 mins

Product data

Available colors (each model): Black

Product IDs (black): MPN HDCHS350H

Power consumption

Active: 5 W

(added 05 Aug 2009) / 3356 views

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