Panasonic HD camcorders allow you to get the kind of high-definition image quality that suits today's age of
large-screen TVs.

Effective Use of the Manual Ring PAGE TOP Zoom In/Out Focus White Balance Shutter Speed Iris
Giving expression to new and different worlds
Shutter Speed

I want to capture images with motion that can't be seen by the human eye.

Auto Operation

"The Auto function makes it
easy to shoot images,
but I sometimes want to use
different, creative techniques."

Because the Auto function adjusts the shutter speed according to the ambient light intensity, you can't control the way that the recorded images will appear.
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Manual Operation

"With Manual mode, I can
capture motion that I can't even
see with the naked eye."

A fast shutter speed captures each motion clearly. This emphasizes the dynamic nature of the motion or shows motion that the human eye cannot see. When this effect is used to accentuate video productions, it can create some unexpected and interesting visual effects.
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*This is an actual, edited image recorded by a Panasonic HD camcorder (HDC-SD100)
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Shutter Speed adjustment is also useful for night scenes. When the shutter speed is slow, the camcorder receives a large amount of light even when the ambient light intensity is relatively low, resulting in brighter pictures. The camcorder also receives more light when the aperture is fully opened. This lets you capture night scenes with extreme beauty.

* When the shutter speed is slow, the captured images may blur due to hand-shake. For optimally beautiful images, use a tripod.