Building on the success of the multiple award-winning SDR-S50, the S71 offers
SDXC, SDHC or SD memory card recording only, which allows a slimmer and more
compact design. The S71 still manages to pack an Enhanced Optical Zoom within
its compact body, as well as iA and the useful YouTube and Facebook Uploader
This compact camcorder features a powerful 70x optical zoom with a 78x
Enhanced Optical Zoom function that uses the effective area of the CCD to
further extend the zooming power at the wide-angle setting. This makes it
possible to capture beautiful images of sweeping landscapes and pull in distant
subjects for dynamic close-ups.
Hand-shake becomes increasingly noticeable with more powerful zooming, so an
optical image stabilising function is essential for providing clear zoom shots
without degradation. Advanced O.I.S. detects and corrects hand-shake and the
addition of a new Active Mode produces clear, blur-resistant images even when
shooting while walking.
The 33mm (35mm-lens equivalent) wide-angle setting is especially convenient
when shooting video indoors or in tight spaces. It makes it possible to shoot at
a close distance from the subject while fitting both the subject and the
surrounding area into the frame. This has the added benefit of allowing the
voice of the subject to be clearly recorded.
The iA function includes an AF/AE Tracking feature that allows moving
subjects to be recorded with optimal image quality. Intelligent Contrast Control
automatically adjusts brightness to maintain the best possible contrast; an
addition to the five advanced functions from previous models. These features,
including Face Detection, Advanced O.I.S and Intelligent Scene Selector, can be
activated simply pressing the iA button.
Using an SDXC/SDHC/SD memory card for recording media, the compact SDR-S71 is
ideal for daily use. A superb resistance to external impact gives this versatile
camcorder easy portability for video fun anytime, anywhere. Video clips recorded
on an SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Card can be played by simply inserting the card into
the card slot of a Panasonic VIErA TV.
(MPEG compatible models with an SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Card slot. JPEG format
still images can be viewed with other card slot-equipped models.)
For easier sharing of your memories, the included software makes it quick and
easy to upload your videos to YouTube and Facebook.
Quick power on modes for capturing spur of the moment shots : the camcorder
turns on or off when the LCD is opened or closed, allowing recording to start in
as little as 1.9 seconds from the time the LCD is opened.
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Enhanced Optical 78x Zoom and
Advanced O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)
The compact, easy-to-carry camcorder has the Enhanced Optical 78x Zoom. By
taking maximum advantage of the effective CCD area, the camera makes it easy
to capture a wide range of dynamic images, from sweeping landscapes with the
33mm wide-angle scope to close-ups of distant subjects with the 78x zoom,
without having to worry about image degradation. However, with long-distance
zoom shots, even a tiny bit of hand-shake has a huge effect on picture
quality. That's where Advanced O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) comes in. It
shifts a corrective lens as you shoot to help eliminate the effects of
hand-shake, so you get clear, sharp shots even at high zoom levels. It's an
essential feature for getting the most out of this incredible zoom lens.
Captures large groups, even when shooting from
33 mm Wide Angle* and Advanced O.I.S.
The 33mm wide-angle* setting on the Standard Series fits more people and
more of the background into the frame than conventional models. This is
especially handy when you want to take a group photo in a small room. It fits
your subjects in even when you shoot from up close, and makes it possible to
pick up even small sounds with the mic.
* 35mm camera equivalent
Advanced O.I.S. with Active Mode
Advanced O.I.S. with Active Mode comes in handy when shooting while walking
or playing with your children. The wide correction area corrects even
wide-frame shots and relatively large hand-shake motion. It's especially good
for active video shooting.
High-performance image processing
Pure Color Engine
The Pure Color Engine converts the CCD output signal from a complementary
color signal into an RGB signal at an early stage and extracts the
low-frequency luminance component from the RGB signal. This innovative engine
also achieves truly superb color reproduction for high-zoomed pictures.
Clearly Catch Target Subject Sounds.
New Zoom Mic and Wind Noise Canceller
The Zoom Mic function that links with the camera's zoom action has evolved
even further. Compared to previous models, the noise-reducing performance is
improved by 1/3 (-10dB).* It lets you clearly record the sound of your target
* Compared with the SDR-H95/H85, SDR-T55/T50,
Wind Noise Canceller
The Wind Noise Canceller automatically detects and suppresses only wind
noise. It lets you capture natural sounds with lifelike ambience even when
shooting in windy conditions outdoors or by the sea.
Sets the optimal mode for each shooting situation.
Automatically selects the most suitable shutter speed and aperture for the
shooting location and situation.
•Sports •Portrait •Low Light •Spot Light
•Snow •Beach •Sunset •Fireworks
•Scenery •Night Scenery
Give your subjects smoother looking skin
Soft Skin Mode
When this function detects skin tones, it softens the focus in that area.
This has a skin beautifying effect, which makes wrinkles and lines appear
less noticeable. When turned on, this function makes blemishes and moles
look less conspicuous, while preserving resolution in areas of the picture
outside of the skin.
Makes optimal settings
iA (Intelligent Auto)
This powerful function senses the shooting conditions and automatically
makes the settings and activates functions that will deliver optimal
results. With both motion and still images, iA does the bothersome settings
for you and makes it easy to capture beautiful, well-focused images.
* The functions included in iA may not be
applied when conditions do not call for them.
Locks on a subject and tracks it.
AF/AE Tracking optimizes the focus and exposure for a
selected subject to ensure beautiful results. After you "lock on" to a
subject at the center of the screen by pressing the AF/AE button, the camera
follows it around, keeping it in sharp focus and properly exposed.
Suppresses the effects of hand shake
When hand-shake is detected while shooting, the Advanced O.I.S. system is
automatically activated to compensate for blurring and produce beautiful
recorded images. A new Active Mode that further extends the hand-shake
correction range, is also automatically activated. It significantly reduces
any blurring that might occur when shooting on the move, and making it great
for active shooting. Because the system is optical, there's only minimal loss
of image quality even when viewed on a large-screen TV.
Helps suppress blown highlights and retains a natural
Intelligent Contrast Control
By detecting the intensity of the ambient light and
adjusting the exposure accordingly, Intelligent Contrast Control prevents
blown highlights and blocked shadows. This helps render natural-looking,
highly nuanced images with proper contrast.
Detects the situation and switches the scene mode
Intelligent Scene Selector
The shooting conditions are detected, and the optimal Scene
Mode is automatically selected. Even if the subject should change, there's no
need to manually redo the settings, so you can concentrate entirely on your
Using the face as reference, the exposure is adjusted to
capture faces beautifully. Focusing priority is also placed on the face, and
the skin tone is smoothed.
The exposure is optimized to give you clear images, without blown
highlights in strongly lit areas like the sky.
For scenes with particularly strong contrast, such as when you're shooting
a spotlit 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.
This mode captures faces beautifully. 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
Great for sudden photo opportunities, saves energy too
1.9-Sec Quick Power-On
Switch the power on and the camcorder is in standby mode in just 1.9
seconds*, ready to shoot when you are. This fast startup also helps reduce
* Depending on the recording conditions,
start time may be longer than 1.9 seconds.
0.8-Sec Quick Start*
Use Quick Start mode. You simply flip open the LCD and you're ready to
shoot in just 0.8 second. 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 0.8 seconds.
* This mode can be selected from the menu.
When the built-in memory fills up, recording automatically
continues on an SD Memory Card.
The Relay Recording mode automatically switches from the built-in flash
memory (once it's full) to the SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Card and continues
recording. You don't have to worry about missing an important shot while
Images are recorded even before you begin shooting
This clever 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 camera must be aimed at the subject in
For easy, intuitive setting and shooting without taking you
eyes off the subject
One-Touch Navigation & Joystick Control
The joystick makes the camera much easier to use, letting you control all
basic operations quickly. As you shoot, just watch the image in the monitor
and follow the instruction guide. You can handle a number of operations
quickly and easily, without even taking your eye off the subject.
The joystick makes the camera much easier to use, letting you control
all basic operations quickly. As you shoot, just watch the image in the
monitor and follow the instruction guide. You can handle a number of
operations quickly and easily, without even taking your eye off the
Operation Icon Examples (H100)
* Icon display varies depending on the
Inside or out, you can adjust the LCD brightness
Auto Power LCD
The LCD brightness can be adjusted manually to suit the surroundings. In
Auto Mode, the LCD brightness is adjusted automatically in 16 smooth
steps depending on the surroundings. In darker rooms it adjusts to a
lower brightness, making it easier to frame the shot. Outside, it
adjusts to almost twice the brightness for easy viewing even on sunny
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 (2 lx).
Easy time setting - Both on the destination and at
Handy for travellers, this function makes it easy to set the
camcorder time when you cross time zones and again when you return
home. Simply select your destination from the displayed map, and the
camcorder is automatically set for that time zone. The time for two
different places can be set – such as home and destination – and you
can switch between the times by simply pressing a button.
Change or delete sequences as you want
You can do some polished editing using just the camera itself. For
example, you can delete scenes right on the spot or change the scene
sequence to create your own scenarios.
Split and Delete
This function makes it easy to split up the recorded scenes and
delete the front half or back half.