Release Issued by Panasonic:
Ultra Light, Robust, Unique and World’s Smallest SD Camcorder – SDR-S10
Up to now, the growth of the digital camcorder market has been driven by uses such as recording weddings, birthday parties and family holidays, Panasonic is introducing a new digital camcorder, the SDR-S10, that lends itself to fresh applications. Debuting at a time when many people are enjoying posting photos and motion images onto blogs and other Internet sites, for instance YouTube, we can fully expect this trend of posting "everyday snapshots" from still photos to motion images to increase in popularity.
World Smallest Camcorder (1)
With its ability to record on SD / SDHC Memory Cards, the SDR - S10 breaks the boundaries of conventional digital camcorders and offers a new style of shooting. Exceptionally compact and lightweight, its easy for users to carry it around anytime and use it for occasions when in the past it may have seemed a bit awkward to pull out a video camera, such as on short outings or business trips, offering users the same casual freedom as people snapping everyday photos with a still image camera.
Using SD/SDHC Memory Cards as its recording media means because there is no moving mechanism in the recording section, the stylish S10 provides excellent resistance to shock and sufficient impact resistance to prevent malfunction when dropped from up to 1.2 meters (2). Cleverly designed to withstand the rigours of everyday use, emphasises it as the ideal digital camcorder for anytime use outdoors, in active situations, and everyday video shooting.
The SDR-S10 also boasts a water-resistance (3) design that takes advantage of the water resistance of SD / SDHC Memory Cards. Eliminating the worries about a little water, the SDR-S10 can be used at the poolside, around a ski lodge, and in other outdoor settings.
Superfast Start Up
Unlike with hard drives and DVD discs, a digital camcorder can read an SD / SDHC Memory Card instantly. Making use of this advantage, Panasonic has developed a Quick Start function that allows the SDR-S10 to begin recording an impressive 1.7 seconds after the power is switched on ensuring that those special moments that come with no warning are never missed.
Finally and most importantly, the SD/SDHC format allows for long recording capability, the 4GB SDHC Memory Card allows up to 100 minutes (approx.) of recording, and the 2GB SD Memory Card that comes with the SDR-S10 allows up to 50 minutes (4) (approx.). SD Memory Cards offer an ideal combination of compactness, impact resistance, and provide outstanding benefits such as shock, water and dust resistant, ease of use with quick start and easy networking with other SD compatible products, making them one of the best-balanced media for the future.
All these features are contained within the Digital Camcorder’s attractive, flush surface design and features 2.7” wide-screen LCD and Panasonic 10x optical zoom lens, which gives the SDR-S10 a smart and stylish look that makes this digital camcorder suitable to take anywhere. Designed for easy shooting the grip is designed so that you can stabilise the SDR-S10 by bracing your elbow against the body or as an alternative, the Sub REC button on the camera front makes it possible to shoot with a pistol-grip style all comfortably in the palm of your hand.
The first of its kind in the UK, the SDR-S10 is an ingenious digital camcorder which is not only shock and water resistant, but a new compact recording alternative and a ‘must have’ which is easy to slip into a pocket or handbag – it’s a Digital Camcorder you can take anywhere and use anytime.
The Panasonic SDR-S10 is available from May 2007
(1) Correct on date of release (14/02/2007)
(2) MIL-STD-810F METHOD 516.5 SHOCK
(3) IEC60529 / EN60529 IPX4 Splash-proof type
(4) In MPEG-2 format and SP mode
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