Reprinted from a Panasonic press release:
Blending innovative technologies with new, simple-to-operate controls, Panasonic’s newest camcorders combine industry leading optical zoom ratios, in a small form factor that allows for video recording just about anywhere.
“Life moves quickly, but with new easy-to-access controls and ‘direct select’ features on these new models, we’ve made it easy to quickly capture the moment in motion video and still images,” said Rudolf Vitti, national marketing manager of the Panasonic Optical Group. “But, ease of use doesn’t mean sacrificing high-end capabilities. These new models can bring you closer to the subject than ever before with improved optical zoom.”
The new models — the compact PV-GS9, PV-GS12, PV-GS14 and PV-GS15, and Ultra-Compact PV-GS55 Palmcorder Multicam were designed to simplify camcorder operation for the video novice and professional videographer alike, and include:
Of course, the new models are video cameras first and foremost, and are well appointed with features to produce sharp digital recordings. For example, the image-enhancing MagicPix feature allows for rich videos under low-light conditions. Digital Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) helps take the jitter out of hand-held video recording and compensate for unintentional hand and camcorder movement.
Other innovative features include:
The new camcorders also include a Quick Start feature, which lets these models begin taping in 1.3 seconds after turning the power on so those unexpected moments won’t be missed.