Product Origin: Genuine Australian Panasonic Stock.
Warranty: Panasonic Australia 12 Month Warranty.
Note: This Panasonic Video Camera is part of our
and is available in limited quantities. Please note that this is a
limited offer and is only available while stocks last. This product may
have already sold out and no rain checks are offered on clearance items.
Panasonic HDC-HS80 Video Camera - Black
Why Buy Me
- 100% Australian Stock with Australian Panasonic Warranty
- 42x Intelligent Zoom
- New Hybrid O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization)
- 120GB HDD & SD Memory Card
- iA with Face Recognition
- 33.7mm Wide-Angle Lens
- 1/5.8" MOS Image Sensor
- 2.7" Wide LCD
- Ultra 1 Second Power On
- Full High Definition
Intelligent 42x Zoom and HYBRID
O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)
HD 80 Series features an Intelligent Zoom function that goes all the way
up to 42x. When using Intelligent Zoom, Intelligent Resolution
technology lets you shoot at high zoom rates while preserving the image
resolution. You get sharp images of highly detailed objects – without
the blurry edges. Plus, the HD 80 Series is equipped with HYBRID O.I.S.,
an image stabilizer system that corrects hand-shake blurring by
combining the action of its hybrid optical and electrical image
stabilization systems. Even when zooming, where hand-shake often occurs,
both optical and electrical hand-shake correction make it possible to
record beautiful images with approximately 2 times* the hand-shake
suppressing effect as conventional models.
* Compared with the HDC-SD60, HDC-TM60, and HDC-HS60.
O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)
The image-stabilizing effect is increased by pressing and holding the
O.I.S. Lock indication on the LCD screen, which maximizes the blur
detection sensitivity. This is great for when you want to zoom at a
fixed angle, like for bird watching.
* Considerable blurring is generated by the
shifting of the corrective lens when the camera is panned or tilted.
33.7mm Wide Angle*
wide-angle* on the HD 80 Series fits more people and more of the
background into the frame than conventional models. This is especially
handy when you want to take a group photo in a small room.
* 35mm camera equivalent.
Crystal Engine PRO
The Crystal Engine PRO
instantly processes the huge amount of data that goes into Full-HD
images, and further enhances Full-HD quality. It produces smooth,
high-resolution zoom shots even when the range exceeds the limit for
optical zooming. Crystal Engine PRO clearly delineates even the tiniest
details of your subject, with extremely natural beauty. In addition, its
Noise Reduction (NR) technology has been completely redesigned. The
low-frequency noise that occurs when recording in dim lighting has been
further minimized. And Intelligent Resolution Technology ensures sharp
and crisp pictures, resulting in bright and beautifully colored motion
Sharpens details and enhances smooth areas.Intelligent Resolution Technology
The Intelligent Resolution Technology incorporated in
the new Crystal Engine PRO uses edge detection technology to confirm
the edges of objects within the image, then emphasizes the edges for
optimal clarity. For example, it brings crisp definition to patterns and
the outlines of objects like flowers. Conversely, it reduces noise and
enhances the natural smoothness of parts without edges, like the sky.
The increased sharpness is especially effective for images with delicate
details. This highly advanced technology maximizes the beauty of
* Intelligent Resolution Technology works only for
digital zoom shots.
New Zoom Mic and Wind Noise
The Zoom Mic function that links with the camera's zoom action has
evolved even further. Compared to previous models, the noise-reducing
performance is improved by 1/3 (-10dB).* It lets you clearly record the
sound of your target subject.
* Compared with the HDC-SD60, HDC-TM60, and HDC-HS60.
Wind Noise Canceller
The Wind Noise Canceller automatically detects and suppresses only
wind noise. It lets you capture natural sounds with lifelike ambience
even when shooting in windy conditions outdoors or by the sea.
Picture Recording at 3.0 Megapixels with Intelligent Resolution
In Still Picture Recording mode, Intelligent Resolution Technology
lets you record clear still images with resolution up to 3.0
megapixels.* Also, when playing back the moving pictures you shot, you
can capture 3.0-megapixel* still images of any scene you want. The HD 80
Series lets you enjoy high quality in both motion and still images.
* For images recorded with a 16:9 aspect ratio.
Automatically selects the most suitable shutter speed and aperture
for the shooting location and situation.
•Low Light (Motion image only)
•Spot Light •Snow •Beach •Sunset
•Fireworks •Scenery •Night Scenery
•Night Portrait (Still image only)
Soft Skin Mode
When this function detects skin tones, it softens the focus in that
area. This has a skin beautifying effect, which makes wrinkles and lines
appear less noticeable. When turned on, this function makes blemishes
and moles look less conspicuous, while preserving resolution in areas of
the picture outside of the skin.
You can shoot macro close-ups while maintaining a distance of 70cm
from your subject. In addition, using the zoom at full magnification
makes it much easier to capture extreme close-ups without your body or
camera casting a shadow on the subject and while keeping the background
in soft focus.
iA (Intelligent Auto)
This powerful function senses the shooting conditions and
automatically makes the settings and activates functions that will
deliver optimal results. With both motion and still images, iA does the
bothersome settings for you and makes it easy to capture beautiful,
* The functions included in iA may not be
applied when conditions do not call for them.
(Optical Image Stabilizer)
O.I.S. corrects hand-shake blurring by combining the action of its
hybrid optical and electrical image stabilization systems. Even when
zooming, where hand-shake often occurs, both optical and electrical
hand-shake correction make it possible to record beautiful images with
approximately 2 times* the hand-shake suppressing effect as conventional
* Compared with the HDC-SD60, HDC-TM60, and HDC-HS60.
Active mode comes in handy when shooting while walking or playing
with your children. The wide correction area corrects even relatively
large hand-shake motion. It‘s especially good for active video shooting.
Face Recognition function recognizes the faces of registered subjects,
and automatically optimizes the focus and exposure for those special
people. It continues to track the subject as he or she moves anywhere
within the LCD frame, making it ideal for video shooting. It is
extremely useful for capturing someone's face in a group. Names can
also be registered and displayed on the LCD while shooting. A total of
six people can be registered, and the names of up to three people at a
time can be displayed in the shooting frame.
LCD screen to indicate the subject, such as a person or an animal, that
you want to focus on, and let AF/AE Tracking do the rest. The camera
locks on the subject and follows it around, keeping it in sharp focus
and properly exposed.
It keeps tracking even if the subject turns to the side. This
advanced function makes it easy to get a continually clear, beautiful
shot of the subject in the scene you care most about.
Intelligent Scene Selector
Intelligent Scene Selector function analyzes the shooting situation and
automatically switches the camcorder to the suitable scene mode that
will give you optimal results.
automatically senses the ambient lighting and adjusts the exposure
accordingly, so faces are bright and easy to see. The focus also
prioritizes the faces, and skin tones are smoothed. Faces in the center
of the frame serve as the reference for adjustments, but the function
can detect up to 15 faces at once.
Intelligent Contrast Control
Contrast Control detects the ambient light level and adjusts the
exposure accordingly, helping to prevent blown highlights and blocked
shadows. You can capture natural looking, highly nuanced images with
With a Special iA Mode for Still
The iA function is active even when the camera is in
still-image mode. When the Intelligent Scene Selector detects the
shooting situation, it automatically switches to one of the five Scene
modes for still-image shooting, and optimizes the settings for the
•Sports •Portrait •Spot Light •Snow •Beach
•Sunset •Fireworks •Scenery •Night Scenery
•Night Portrait •Macro
Smile Shot (Still Image)
The Smile Shot function automatically detects subject smiles, and
captures the best possible smile while you're shooting movies. It lets
you easily catch those fleeting, easy-to-miss stills of a smiling
subject. It will also optimize the focus and exposure for your subject's
Capture the smiles of only certain
subjects – Face Recognition Linked
Capture the smiles of an entire group –
Face Detection Linked
Capture the smiling face of a moving
subject – AF/AE Tracking Linked
This function detects subjects who are registered in advance and
automatically snaps the shutter to catch the subject's best possible
smile. It's great for capturing the smiles of certain people in a group.
This function automatically snaps the people within the LCD frame
smiles. It gives you shots of an entire group of people smiling, making
it great for group shots.
Simply touch a subject within the LCD frame. This function will then
lock on and start tracking your subject. When the subject smiles, it'll
automatically snap the shutter.
2.7” Wide LCD with Intuitive Touch
The easy-to-view 6.7 cm/2.7" wide LCD screen allows intuitive
fingertip touch-operation. When shooting, you can use Touch Zoom to
instantly zoom in and out by simply touching your fingertips, and Touch
Shutter to automatically focus when shooting still images by simply
touching the subject on the screen. For playback, you can also change
thumbnail pages by sliding a fingertip across the screen. You get
smooth, intuitive operation and don‘t have to take your eyes off of the
Touch operation for shooting
You can easily zoom in
and zoom out by simply
touching the LCD with your fingertips. Shoot at any angle of view while
watching the screen.
Even when shooting
movies, you can touch the
subject on the screen to instantly focus on it, and easily switch to
Touch operation for playback
You can flip through
thumbnail pages, display one
of the thumbnail scenes, highlight a scene, and more, with easy,
intuitive, fingertip operation.
1.0-sec Quick Power-On
the power on and the HD camcorders are in standby mode in approx. 1.0
seconds*, ready to shoot when you are. When the LCD is closed, the
power automatically switches off. This fast startup and automatic
shutdown also help reduce battery consumption.
* Depending on the recording conditions, start time
may be longer than 1.0 second.
Using Quick Start mode, you simply flip open the LCD
and you're ready to shoot in just 0.6 seconds.* When Eco mode is also
used, the power turns off whenever the camcorder has not been operated
for 5 minutes. This reduces wasted power consumption, and enables a
longer battery life.
* Depending on the recording conditions,
start time may be longer than 0.6 seconds.
The Relay Recording mode automatically switches from the built-in
flash memory (once it's full) to the SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Card and
continues recording. You don't have to worry about missing an important
shot while switching media.
The internal hard drive lets you record continuously for up to 51
hours*2 without changing a disc, SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Card or
other recording media.
*1 The 120GB hard drive utilizes a portion of the
storage space for formatting, file management and other purposes. 120GB
is 120 billion bytes. Usable capacity will be less.
*2 In HE mode
function records three seconds of images even before you actually begin
shooting. The images are held temporarily in the camcorder's internal
memory, before recording begins. This helps ensure that you won't miss
the start of a moment you want to record, such as when an event begins
all of a sudden. For example, if you're waiting to snap a shot of a
jumping dolphin, you can press the REC button after you've made sure
that the dolphin has cleared the surface of the water. The camcorder
will record the entire scene, from the instant of the dolphin's jump
until it disappears again into the sea.
* The camera must be aimed at the subject in advance.
Auto Power LCD
The LCD brightness can be adjusted manually to suit the surroundings.
In Auto Mode, the LCD brightness is adjusted automatically in 16 smooth
steps depending on the surroundings. In darker rooms it adjusts to a
lower brightness, making it easier to frame the shot. Outside, it
adjusts to almost twice the brightness for easy viewing even on sunny
Wide Viewing Angle
The LCD has a highly detailed, 230,400-dots display and a viewing
angle of 170°, both vertically and horizontally. Images are clear and
bright even when viewed from an angle, so everyone can gather around
the LCD to enjoy on-the-spot recordings. The wide viewing angle is also
great for taking high- or low-angle shots.
AGS (Auto Ground-Directional
The O.I.S. linear motor system can detect when the camera is in an
unusual shooting position - such as when you've inadvertently left it on
in recording mode. In these cases, the camera automatically stops
recording, saving both battery power and media storage space.
* In PAL area, the AGS (Auto Ground-Directional
Standby) is called the Anti Ground Shooting.
• Set to OFF when shipped from the factory. To turn AGS ON, the setting
must be made on the menu screen.
60 Frames/Sec High-Speed Burst
This function lets the camcorder snap up to 60 consecutive
0.9-megapixel still images* per second for a total of 180 continuous
images in about 3 seconds. The resolution can also be increased and up
to 30 consecutive 2.1-megapixel still images** per second can be shot
for a total of 90 continuous images in about 3 seconds. You can use it
to analyze a golf swing, tennis stroke or other motion. You can also use
it to get good shots of subjects in fast motion. Just fire off a number
of shots without stopping, then keep the best ones and delete the rest.
* In PAL areas, 50 consecutive 0.9-megapixel still
images per second.
** In PAL areas, 25 consecutive 0.9-megapixel still images per second.
This function shows which subjects are in-focus by displaying their
outlines in blue. You can easily check the focus on LCD when manually
focusing, to ensure consistently clear, sharp images.
Composition Guide Lines
With wide LCD monitors, it's hard to keep images perfectly level. The
HD 80 Series solve this by displaying horizontal and vertical
Composition Guide Lines that make it easy to keep the subject straight
HA / HG / HX / HE Mode
The TM80 is equipped with a built-in 16GB memory, and can be used
together with a 64GB SDXC Memory Card to shoot for up to 34 hours 10
minutes*. Choose the recording mode that matches your intended use –
iFrame mode for maximum recording time, or HA mode for optimal image
* In HE mode.
Motion Picture Recording Time [approx.]
・These figures vary depending on the pictures being
* 1 GB means 1 billion bytes. Usable capacity will be less.
** When shooting for an extended period of time, make sure that you
allow yourself enough battery power to last 3 to 4 times the amount of
time you plan on shooting. The continuous battery-powered shooting time
varies depending on the usage conditions, e.g., when shooting in low
temperatures. See the Battery
Life chart for information on the continuous battery-powered
LED Video Light
When the camera determines that the ambient lighting is insufficient,
it automatically switches the light on. This illuminates your subject
for shooting. The LED (light emitting diode) has low power consumption, a
long service life, and the safety of a low operating temperature.
Colour Night Rec/Colour Night View
Leave the light off. Colour Night Rec/Colour Night View gives you
images with color even in dim lighting (1 lx).
Setting the time is as easy as selecting a city from the displayed
map. The World Time function lets you set the time for two cities, home
and destination. You don't have to figure out the time difference at
your destination, and it's easy when you get home.