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Flash Memory Camcorder
Item Code: 6094B001
Estimated Retail Price: $599.99


Main Unit Specs

Standard Definition or High DefinitionHigh Definition
Television SystemNTSC
Video Recording systemAVCHD/MPEG4
Image Sensor1/3-inch HD CMOS PRO, RGB Primary Color Filter
Total PixelsApprox. 2.37 Megapixels
Effective PixelsVideo: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
Photo: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
Maximum recording Time

8 GB Internal Flash Drive in AVCHD:

LP (5Mbps):
3 hours

SP (7Mbps):
2 hours 20 minutes

XP+ (12Mbps):
1 hour 25 minutes

FXP (17Mbps) - Allows 1920 x 1080 recording:
1 hour

MXP (24Mbps) - Allows 1920 x 1080 recording:
40 minutes

8 GB Internal Flash Drive in MP4:
4Mbps: 4 hours 10 minutes

9Mbps: 1 hour 55 minutes

Zoom Ratio:
10 Optical/200x Digital*

Focal Length:

35mm Film Equivalent:
Optical Zoom: 43.4-436mm (in both movies and photos)

Zoom Speed:
Variable / 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds
Max F/Stop: f/1.8-3.0

*Movie mode only
Focusing SystemTTL (Through The Lens) + Instant AF
Manual ExposureYes
Programmed AE

Auto, Manual*1, Cinema Mode*2

*1 P, Tv, Av, SCN*3
*2 P, Tv, Av
*3 Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks, Underwater, Surface

Max Shutter SpeedMovie: 1/2000 sec.

Still Image: 1/500 sec.
Minimum Focusing DistanceWhen tele macro is in effect: 10 mm to ∞ (wide end), 1 m to ∞ (intermediate zooming range), 40 cm to ∞ (tele end) When tele macro is not in effect: 10 mm to ∞ (wide end), 1 m to ∞ (entire zooming range)

All figures given are for the distance from the lens front.
White BalanceAuto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent
Minimum IlluminationNTSC: 1.2lx
0.1 lx (Low Light mode, 1/2 sec shutter speed)
Image Stabilization

Optical System (Lens-shift system):

- Intelligent IS in Auto mode
- Dynamic IS (default)
- Powered IS
- Macro IS
- Tripod Mode

IS Modes other than Intelligent IS; Dynamic IS and Powered IS settings can be made manually in Manual/Cinema Mode:

- Standard IS
- IS Off

Filter Diameter43mm P0.75
ViewfinderNot available
LCD Screen3.0-inch Widescreen Color Touch Panel LCD (Approx. 230,000 dots)
Recording MediaBuilt-in 8 GB memory and 1 additional SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot
USB Terminalmini-AB: Hi-Speed USB supported
Video TerminalComposite (output)
AudioAVCHD: Dolby Digital AC3 (2 Channel)
MP4: MPEG-2 AAC-LC (2 Channel)

Sampling Frequency: 48 KHz
Accessory ShoeMini Advanced Accessory shoe available**
Supplied Video Editing SoftwareVideo Browser Editing Disc
ImageBrowser Disc
Network Utility Disc
HDMI TerminalAvailable; Mini connector, CEC, x.v. Color supported
Microphone Terminal3.5 mm dia. stereo mini-jack
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal3.5 mm dia. 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)
Operating Temperature range

23° to 113° F, 60% relative humidity

32° to 104° F, 85% relative humidity (performance)
Dimensions2.7 x 2.5 x 4.8 in / 68 x 64 x 121 mm (Not including the grip belt)
WeightApprox. 10.9 oz. / 310g (Not including grip belt)
Approx. 12.9 oz. / 365g (Including BP-718, memory card and grip belt)
* Use of Class 4 or above (4, 6 or 10) memory cards is recommended for recording MXP or FXP (1920 x 1080 pixel recording) movies. For other recording formats, a Class 2 or higher card is recommended. Also, movie (AVCHD/MP4) recording requires cards with 128MB of memory or more.
** However, only the video light function is provided by the VFL-2 video light flash (The Flash function has no effect.)