The shift from analog media formats to digital has never been more evident than in the video camcorder industry. Two decades ago, Hollywood filmmakers would have never even thought of using digital cameras in lieu of their traditional film cameras. Indeed, the transition has not been as fast and has even been met with serious opposition from traditional filmmakers. But slowly yet surely, digital video cameras started to get the respect they deserve.
Digital video benefits not just the select few in the film-making industry, because ultimately, it benefits us allâ€”from the casual video enthusiast who likes taking videos of their family and their friends to the amateur filmmaker trying to tell stories using a visual medium. The Panasonic VDR-D220 DVD Camcorder is one such device. Offering only the latest advancements from Panasonic and a host of value-added features, itâ€™s safe to say this camera is one of the best in its class.
Get Your Digital Video On
Its most notable feature is that it records videos straight to a DVD. With this camera, you no longer have to worry about magnetic tapes that get dirty over time. With a tape format like miniDV, you would still have to transfer and convert your footage into a format that your PC can understand. With this DVD camcorder, you simply insert a blank DVD into the camera, shoot videos and after that, the video is ready to be viewed on your PC and DVD player. That is reason enough to choose the Panasonic VDR-D220 DVD Camcorder.
For capturing and transferring vivid still images, the camera is also compatible with SDHC/SD memory cards, making image transfer between the camera and your computer easy as pie.
Along with its advanced DVD recording capabilities, the Panasonic VDR-D220 DVD Camcorder boasts of an MPEG2 engine that produces smooth and high quality pictures. The engine offers precision recording of each video frame, which allows the camera to capture complex and rapid movements without sacrificing image quality. Adding to that, the cameraâ€™s MPEG 2 engine also features a Variable Bit Rate system adapted from Panasonicâ€™s high-end offerings. This gives the camera the ability to capture long-play mode recordings at twice the resolution.
Moreover, the camera has a powerful 680k CCD sensor and 32x optical zoom, which enables you to close in on your subject while maintaining vividness and color depth. The cameraâ€™s wide focal length and shutter speed spectrum gives you the power to shoot striking videos in many different situations. Lastly, even if you didnâ€™t have the steadiest pair of hands, the cameraâ€™s extremely capable Optical Image Stabilizer will compensate for you, thus ensuring stable and great-looking images all the time.
Make the shift today to the Panasonic VDR-D220 DVD Camcorder. It offers all the features you look for in modern video cameras with a recording format that is more versatile, easier to use, and ready for the future.
Contributed by Daniel Gonzales, Product Reviewer