Panasonic HC-MDH3 AVCHD Shoulder Mount Camcorder

The Panasonic HC-MDH3 AVCHD Shoulder Mount Camcorder is a professional Full-HD recording unit that’s packed with a variety of features, and even better, its packed into a well-balanced package with a large grip and zoom lever - providing you with all the necessary comfort. Pro-level functions of the Panasonic HC-MDH3 Full-HD camcorder includes its large 1/3.1-inch MOS senor – allowing the camcorder to record video footage in dim lighting conditions with low noise distortion, and with the built-in LED light you can be a bit more creative; Picture Tone – gives you two picture quality settings to match your preference with either the standard or sharp setting; Dual SDXC Card Slot; built-in 5-axis Hybrid Optical Image Stabilization to overpower unnecessary blurring from taking placed that’s caused by unwanted shake and a powerful 20x optical zoom lens that covers the range from 29.5mm wide-angle to 612mm telephoto, controlled by a 4-Drive Lens System.
  • HD Camcorder with Built-In LED Light
  • 1/3.1" BSI MOS Sensor
  • 1920 x 1080 up to 59.94p
  • 20x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 5-Axis Hybrid O.I.S.
  • Single Manual Lens Ring
  • 0.24" EVF / 3" LCD Touchscreen
  • Records MP4, MOV & AVCHD to SDXC Cards
  • Dual SDXC Card Slots
  • Illuminating Lens Recording Ring
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The Panasonic HD HC-MDH3 Camcorder is designed specifically for professional shooting, to capture superb low-light shots all thanks to its powerful MOS sensor that’s been incorporated into the Panasonic HC-MDH3 Camcorder. It also offers Pro-level functions such as the manual ring and the dual SD card slot to boost your shooting experience.

Large 1/3.1-inch MOS Sensor

Incorporated into the Panasonic HD HC-MDH3 Camcorder is a large 1/3.1-inch MOS Sensor, that’s designed to capture high quality images and video in low-light conditions, meaning no matter where you are – you’ll still be able to capture beautiful scenery.

Shoulder Mount Design

The design of the Panasonic HD HC-MDH3 Camcorder features a shoulder-mount design that’s packed into a well-balanced package, with a zoom lever and a large grip. Additionally, with this whole shoulder mount design – a wide-diameter manual ring has also been built-in for smooth, and an improved operation.

Picture Quality Settings

Powerful settings have been installed into the camera, offering two picture quality settings that allows you to easily match your preference with either using the Standard or Sharp setting. The Sharp setting provides a much higher contrast, where colour matrix has been made livelier, and sharpness that plays an important role by enhancing the clarity for vivid images.

Powerful LED Light

The design of this camcorder features a powerful and extremely bright LED light that’s been built-in (300 lx at 1 meter) – providing a better shooting experience in dimly lit environments. Additionally, a diffusion filter can also be placed over the light to diffuse and soften the light.

Dual SD Card Slot

Never run out of space with the professional Panasonic HD HC-MDH3 Camcorder, as it features a Dual Card Slot. This means that you can record continuously without having to stress of running out of space and of having to stop the process, whereas if the one card is full then it will automatically switch over to the second card. Additionally, the hot swap function enables the cards to be exchanged while recording – meaning that you can easily swap over to blank cards for endless shooting.

5-Axis HYBRID Optical Image Stabilisation

The Panasonic HD HC-MDH3 Camcorder makes use of the powerful 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S.+ that’s makes use of 5-axis to correct and thoroughly suppress blurring from taking place when camera shake takes place, no matter if you shooting with a wide angle or zoom lens – the 5-Axis HYBRID compensates for all kinds of lenses.

  • Panasonic HC-MDH3 AVCHD Shoulder Mount Camcorder
  • AC Adapter
  • AC Cable
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • EVF Eyepiece Cup
  • Lens Cap
  • Light Diffusion Filter
SENSOR SECTIONImage Sensor1/3.1-type (1/3.1-inch) BSI MOS Sensor
Effective Pixels6.03 megapixels [16:9]
LENS SECTIONF ValueF1.8 ― F3.6
Optical Zoom20x
Focal Length4.08 ― 81.6 mm
35 mm Film Camera Equivalent29.5 ― 612 mm [16:9]
Filter Diameter49 mm
Lens BrandPanasonic Lens
CAMERA SECTIONStandard Illumination1400 lx
Minimum Illumination1.2 lx (Super Gain 36dB, Shutter 1/25)
FocusAuto / Manual
ZoomIntelligent Zoom OFF20x
Intelligent Zoom ON40x
Digital Zoom2x / 5x / 10x
White BalanceAuto / 3200K / 5600K / VAR (2000K—15000K) / Ach Fixed / Bch Fixed
Shutter Speed50p/50i: 1/6 — 1/8000
Shutter SpeedSuper Slow: 1/100 — 1/8000
IrisAuto / Manual
Super Slow RecordingShooting Frame Rate: FHD 100fps, Slow Motion Effect: 1/2 speed, 1/4 speed
Image Stabilizer5-axis HYBRID O.I.S.+ with Level Shot Function
Recording FormatMOV / MP4
Recording FormatAVCHD: AVCHD Progressive
Video Compression MethodMPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio Compression MethodMOV: LPCM (2ch)
Audio Compression MethodMP4: LPCM (2ch)
Audio Compression MethodAVCHD: Dolby Audio (2ch)
System Frequency50Hz
Recording / Playback ModeMP41920x1080 50p 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM
MP41920x1080 50i 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM
MP41920x1080 25p 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM
MOV1920x1080 50p 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM
MOV1920x1080 50i 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM
MOV1920x1080 25p 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM
AVCHDPS: 1920x1080 50p, Max. 28Mbps (VBR)
AVCHDPH: 1920x1080 50i, Max. 24Mbps (VBR)
AVCHDHA: 1920x1080 50i, Average 17Mbps (VBR)
AVCHDHE: 1440x1080 50i, Average 5Mbps (VBR)
AVCHDPM: 1280x720 50p, Average 8Mbps (VBR)
AVCHDSA: 720x576 50i (SIDE CROP/SQUEEZE), Average 9Mbps (VBR)
Thumbnail Display20 thumbnails/page, 9 thumbnails/page, 1 thumbnail/page
MicrophoneStereo Microphone
SpeakerDynamic type
Recording Image SizeRecording Mode: [16:9] 2.1 megapixels (1920 x 1080), 0.2 megapixels (640 x 360)
Recording Image Size[4:3] 0.3 megapixels (640 x 480)
Recording Image SizePlayback Mode: [16:9] 2.1 megapixels (1920 x 1080), 0.9 megapixels (1280 x 720)
GENERAL SECTIONPower Supply7.2V (Battery) / 12V (AC Adaptor)
Power Consumption9.2W (Recording) / 27.4W (Charging)
Dimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 205 x 217 x 494 mm (8.07 x 8.54 x 19.4 inch)
Weight (w/o battery and SD card)Approx. 2330g (5.14 lb)
LCD Monitor3.0-inch Wide LCD monitor (Approx. 460,800 dots)
LCD Monitor7.5cm (3.0-type) Wide LCD monitor (Approx. 460,800 dots)
View Finder0.24-inch Wide EVF (Approx. 1,555,200 dots equivalent) 0.6cm (0.24-type) Wide EVF (Approx. 1,555,200 dots equivalent)
Manual RingYes
MicrophonesYes (3.5mm stereo mini)
HeadphoneYes (3.5mm stereo mini)
USBType A: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, for External Media Device Connection*, Bus Power Supply
Camera Remote2.5mm super mini jack x 1 (ZOOM S/S) 3.5mm mini jack x 1 (FOCUS/IRIS)
LED Video LightAverage IlluminationApprox. 300 lx (1.0m)
Irradiation AngleApprox. 30°
Color TemperatureApprox. 5000K
Average Illumination with Diffusion FilterApprox. 70 lx (1.0m)
Accessory ShoeYes
AC CableYes
Rechargeable Battery PackYes (2,900mAh)
Battery Charger
IR Remote
HDMI Cable
AV Multi Cable
AV Cable
Shoe adaptor
USB Cable
Microphone Holder
Microphone Holder Screws
Input Terminal Cap
Shoulder Strap
Eye CupYes
Lens CapYes
LED Light FilterDifusion Filter
Editing Software
NOTE*External media device with a capacity of 32 GB or less, or more than 2 TB, cannot be used.
NOTESpecifications are subject to change without notice.
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