Panasonic’s new PV-DV950 mini DV camcorder is a 3-chip model with manual iris, gain and focus controls, as well as a 2.5-inch LCD monitor, digital special effects and still-photo capabilities. Other features include 12:1 zoom (120:1 digital), 12-bit or 16-bit audio recording, IEEE 1394 FireWire interface, 5 Program AE modes and slow motion/frame advance controls. Suggested retail price of the PV-DV950 is $2699.

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