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Panasonic NV-DS55

The NV DS55B is the worlds smallest Palm-style digital video camera. It has all the features of the NV DS35B as well as the new MultiMediaCard for the...

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“Value for money camcorder”

published 26/09/2000

ProEasy to use but with fantastic results.

ConsAdd-ons not available yet as camera is relatively ...

Having not owned a camcorder before I decided that now was the time jump into the market, I was looking for a resonably priced digital camcorder that would also take still pictures (to kill two birds with one stone so I did not need to buy a seperate digital camera). After looking round on the...

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ProBoth a Digital Video and Digital Still Camera with...

ConsIt takes you a few sessions to fully understand al...

We previously owned two analogue camcorders, both Sony. They were good but bulky. So we decided to find a smaller camcorder. We were also looking for a digital still camera. When we found the Panasonic NV DS55B we were in luck! It is compact and comfortable to use. We are not impulse buyers and...

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Excellent

ProBoth a Digital Video and Digital Still Camera with...

ConsIt takes you a few sessions to fully understand al...

We previously owned two analogue camcorders, both Sony. They were good but bulky. So we decided to find a smaller camcorder. We were also looking for a digital still camera. When we found the Panasonic NV DS55B we were in luck! It is compact and comfortable to use. We are not impulse buyers and...

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ProSmall, compact and easy to use.

ConsUnreliable and faulty

When we first got this camera I loved it. It's really easy to use, the zoom is great on it, and it's easy enough to link to the pc for recording still images and videos. It has some great features including sepia recording. The battery life is fairly good compared with previous camcorders used...

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Product Information : Panasonic NV-DS55

Manufacturer's product description

The NV DS55B is the worlds smallest Palm-style digital video camera. It has all the features of the NV DS35B as well as the new MultiMediaCard for the storage of digital still images. With the NV DS55B you are ready to step into a new age of multimedia. Panasonic's digital video cameras, known for being the smallest in the world, have broken their own record and become even smaller and slimmer. The Super-Flat LCD monitor allows for the ideal slim design. The result is an ergonomical, compact body and a comfortable hold that enables filming stability in any situation. The new technology of the MultiMediaCard allows you to capture the image with the digital video camera and save it directly to the MultiMediaCard. Multi-Screen mode displays 9-images on screen at the same time. Picture-in-Picture displays a small picture within the normal moving picture.

Product Details

Product Description: Panasonic NV-DS55 - camcorder - Mini DV

Product Type: Camcorder

Localisation: English

Media Type: Mini DV

Memory Card Slot: MMC card

Sensor Resolution: 570 Kpix

Lens System: 15 x zoom lens - f/1.8

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Digital Zoom: 150 x

Image Stabiliser: Electronic

Viewfinder: LCD monitor - 0.5" - colour

Display: LCD display - 2.5"

Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

AV Interfaces: Component video, S-Video

Colour: Silver

Dimensions (WxDxH): 4.7 cm x 12.9 cm x 9.4 cm

Weight: 0.5 kg

General

MPN: NV-DS55

Product Type: Camcorder

Enclosure Colour: Silver

Localisation: English

Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 570 Kpix

Camcorder Media Type: Mini DV

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Optical Sensor Size: 1/4"

Optical Zoom: 15 x

Digital Zoom: 150 x

Video Recording Modes: SP, LP

Image Stabiliser: Electronic

AV Interfaces: Component video, S-Video

Exposure & White Balance

Min Illumination: 0.5 lux

Shooting Programs: Spotlight, portrait mode, Beach & Ski, night mode, sports mode

Special Effects: Wipe, solarisation, Negative, Black & White, Sepia, Mosaic, Mirror, Positive, Gain-up, Strobe

White Balance: Automatic, presets

Lens System

Type: 15 x zoom lens - f/1.8

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Zoom Adjustment: Automatic

Lens System Mounting: Integrated

Additional Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Additional Features: Picture-in-picture capability, backlight compensation

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: LCD monitor

Viewfinder Colour Support: Colour

Viewfinder Diagonal Size: 0.5"

Viewfinder Resolution: 166,000 pixels

Display

Type: 2.5" LCD display

Resolution: 200,000 pixels

Display Features: Rotating

Microphone

Microphone Operation Mode: Stereo

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x S-Video output ( 4 PIN mini-DIN ) ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output ( RCA phono x 3 ) ¦ 1 x headphones ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ) ¦ 1 x serial ( 9 PIN D-Sub ) ¦ 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire/i.LINK) ( 4 PIN FireWire )

Memory Card Slot: MMC card

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Carrying strap, docking station, cleaning cloth, cleaning tape, power adapter, SCART adapter, audio / video cable, IR remote control

Battery

Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot: MMC card

Included Memory Card: 4 MB MMC

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 4.7 cm

Depth: 12.9 cm

Height: 9.4 cm

Weight: 0.5 kg

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