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The Panasonic  NV-MX500EG -  World premiere: camcorder with 3.0 megapixel photoshot

The Panasonic  NV-MX500EG -  World premiere: camcorder with 3.0 megapixel photoshot - digital camera and photography news


With the new 3CCD NV-MX500EG Camcorder Panasonic is setting the standard for picture quality: the compact professional digital video camera is the first camcorder ever to take 3-megapixel pictures, achieving the same standard as high quality still cameras. Frames with 2048 x 1496 pixels, the Leica Dicomar lens with 10x optical zoom, the large 3.5 inch LCD monitor and the optical picture stabiliser make it possible to take pictures of the highest quality. The innovative SD memory card serves not only to store photos but also allows you to record MPEG4 videos and to use the camcorder as a dictating machine. With optional accessories the top model has Bluetooth capability.

No more pixelly snapshots! The NV-MX500EG is a professional standard still camera as well as video camera and with its 3-megapixel photos (2048 x 1496) it matches specialised digital cameras in every respect. The built-in “pop-up” flash guarantees successful photos even in the depths of darkness. The high performance Leica lens, developed in collaboration with the world famous camera manufacturer, provides 10x optical zoom for still and movie shots and naturally reproduces all the nuances of the picture in the finest shades. The three 1/6 chips each with 800,000 pixels guarantee outstandingly sharp pictures. With the top model blurred pictures are a thing of the past: even shots taken from a moving vehicle or while walking are shown at their best thanks to the optical mega OIS picture stabiliser. Because of its high optical sensitivity good pictures can be taken at 15 lux.

Numerous automated functions for easy filming, digital functions for creative presentations and important manual setting options are very comparable with its big brothers from the professional range: thus in addition to fully automatic, sport, portrait, low light, spot light and surf & snow can also be selected. The four pre-settings - auto, in, out and set - guarantee optimal white-balancing. Focus can be set automatically or manually. For variety in your shots the NV-MX500EG provides 13 digital effects, among them are: gain-up, trancer, wipe, mirror und mosaic.

Videos are recorded on mini digital tapes or on the 16MB memory card supplied. In addition to photos, MPEG4 videos and speech can also be recorded. The NV-MX500EG is therefore not only a camcorder and digital camera but also a webcam and dictating machine. Just like its successful predecessor the NV-MX500EG impresses with its optional Bluetooth compatibility (with VW-BTC1E accessories): the still frames can be transferred from the camcorder to a PC without a cable. In addition the model has digital and analogue input and output, USB, 5-pin edit and digital still frame outputs (R5232C). The camcorder is supplied with an AC adapter, AV and PC cables, the 16MB SD memory card, shoulder strap, a “free-style” infra-red remote control, a long life 1400mAH lithium/ion battery, a CD-ROM with USB and webcam driver and photo processing software.

The NV-MX500EG camcorder will be available in the shops from October.
September 26, 2002
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