The Panasonic HMC40 is a lightweight camcorder recording in high definition on SecureDigital (SD) and SDHC memory cards. The HMC40 has the ability to record AVCHD images at high bitrates using H.264 as its compression. It uses three 1/4" 3MOS sensors.
The handle is detachable and includes an XLR Microphone Adapter and Mount which we include with the camera. The 12x zoom (35mm 40.8-490mm) Leica Dicomar lens contains 13 elements in 10 groups with low-dispersion glass, aspherical lenses and optical image stabilization. The camera capable of recording 10 Mpix still images and has advanced gamma functions that address seven different shooting scenarios and enhance your creative abilities. The HMC40 is equipped with an HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) output terminal.
The 2.7", 230,000 pixel LCD monitor rotates 270 degrees and functions as a touch panel screen to start playback, make menu settings, and even focus the camera. The monitor also functions as a built-in Waveform Monitor (WFM), making it easy to get highly accurate adjustments.