- HDC-Z10000 NEW
Makes optimal settings automatically – for motion images.
iA (Intelligent Auto)*
This powerful function senses the shooting conditions and automatically makes the settings and activates functions that will deliver optimal results. iA does the bothersome settings for you and makes it easy to capture beautiful, well-focused images.
* iA mode is effective only when shooting movies.
** The functions included in iA may not be applied when conditions do not call for them.
Corrects even slight hand-shake and high-power zoom shots.
POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) with Active Mode
The POWER O.I.S. suppresses even slight hand-shake. When shooting, hand-shake often comes on gradually due to factors like breathing rhythms or the surrounding wind. While this kind of low-frequency hand-shake went undetected with conventional O.I.S., POWER O.I.S. has a variety of functions that detect even the slightest shake.
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.
Detects the situation and switches the scene mode automatically.
Intelligent Scene Selector
The Intelligent Scene Selector function analyzes the shooting situation and automatically switches the camcorder to the suitable scene mode that will give you optimal results.
This mode captures faces beautifully. With Soft Skin mode, complexions are automatically enhanced to make faces attractive.
This mode is ideal for shooting wide landscapes and sweeping vistas, such as at the ocean or in the mountains. It balances the exposure over the entire frame to prevent brighter parts of the image, such as the sky, from being washed out or having blown highlights.
The camcorder automatically uses this mode for scenes with particularly strong contrast, such as when you're shooting a spot lit area on a darkened stage. It captures the well-lit subject perfectly and prevents washed-out areas.
In dim lighting, the camcorder automatically switches to a slower shutter speed so that images across the entire frame are bright and easy to see.
Captures faces beautifully - even in dim or backlit scenes.
Face Detection 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.
Helps suppress blown highlights and retains a natural contrast.
Intelligent Contrast Control
Intelligent 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 proper contrast.
Great for sudden photo opportunities! Saves energy too!
0.6-sec Quick Start
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.
Images are recorded even before you begin shooting.
This smart 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.
Beautiful LCD images even from an angle.
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.
Prevents unintended shooting.
AGS (Auto Ground-Directional Standby)*
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.
Supports your best composition.
Composition Guide Lines
With wide LCD monitors, it's hard to keep images perfectly level. The HD 40 Series solves this by displaying horizontal and vertical Composition Guide Lines that make it easy to keep the subject straight and level.
Select the recording mode to match your needs.
HA / HG / HX Mode / iFrame Mode
The TM40 is equipped with a built-in 16GB memory, and can be used together with a 64GB SDXC Memory Card to shoot for up to 21 hours.* Choose the recording mode that matches your intended use – HX mode for maximum recording time, HA mode for optimal image quality.
* In HX mode.
Motion Picture Recording Time [approx.]
・These figures vary depending on the pictures being recorded.
* 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 shooting time.
Automatically lights up when darkness is detected.
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.
Capture crisp, vivid images even in low lighting.
Color Night Rec/Colour Night View
Leave the light off. Color Night Rec/Colour Night View gives you images with color even in dim lighting (1 lx).
Easy time setting - Both on the destination and at home.
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.