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Panasonic’s HC-V500 utilizes a 38x optical zoom lens, a 3-inch wide LCD touchscreen display with 230k-dot resolution, and a 1/5.8″, 1.5-megapixel MOS image sensor. For storage, the HC-V500 offers a media slot for microSD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. Full 1080p HD video recording is enabled on the HC-V500. Other features include optical image stabilization technology, 6 preset white balance modes, and a hi-speed USB 2.0 connectivity option.
- 38x optical zoom lens
- 3-inch LCD touchscreen display with 230k-dot resolution
- 1.5-megapixel MOS image sensor
- microSD/SDHC/SDXC media slot
- Full 1080p HD video recording enabled
- Optical image stabilization technology
- USB 2.0
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