Shoulder-style Full-HD camcorder with Built-in LED Light and Large, 1/3.1-inch MOS Sensor

Product Code: PAN-HCMDH3EB

Suggested Retail Price £917+VAT

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Stock status: In Stock; available from resellers

Kit List

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  • Shoulder-style Full-HD camcorder with Built-in LED Light and Large, 1/3.1-inch MOS Sensor
  • Beautiful Low-Light Shooting
  • Shoulder-Mount Camcorder with Professional Functions
  • Picture Tone Lets the User Choose the Picture Quality
  • Dual SD Card Slot for Endless Relay Recording

Specifications (PAL)

  • Image Sensor: 1/3.1-type (1/3.1-inch) BSI MOS Sensor
  • Effective Pixels: 6.03 megapixels [16:9]
  • F Value: F1.8 ― F3.6
  • Optical Zoom: 20x
  • Focal Length: 4.08 ― 81.6 mm
  • 35 mm Film Camera Equivalent (Motion Image/Still Image): 29.5 ― 612 mm [16:9]
  • Filter Diameter: 49 mm
  • Lens Brand: Panasonic Lens
  • Standard Illumination: 1400 lx
  • Minimum Illumination: 1.2 lx (Super Gain 36dB, Shutter 1/25)
  • Focus: Auto / Manual
  • White Balance: Auto / 3200K / 5600K / VAR (2000K—15000K) / Ach Fixed / Bch Fixed
  • Shutter Speed: 50p/50i: 1/6 — 1/8000
  • Super Slow: 1/100 — 1/8000
  • Iris: Auto / Manual
  • Super Slow Recording: Shooting Frame Rate: FHD 100fps, Slow Motion Effect: 1/2 speed, 1/4 speed
  • Image Stabilizer: 5-axis HYBRID O.I.S.+ with Level Shot Function
  • Recording Media: SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
  • Recording Format: MOV / MP4
  • AVCHD: AVCHD Progressive
  • Video Compression Method: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
  • Audio Compression Method: MOV: LPCM (2ch) | MP4: LPCM (2ch) | AVCHD: Dolby Audio (2ch)
  • System Frequency : 50Hz
  • Recording / Playback Mode:
    MP4: 1920x1080 50p 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM | 1920x1080 50i 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM | 1920x1080 25p 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM
    MOV: 1920x1080 50p 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM | 1920x1080 50i 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM | 1920x1080 25p 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM
    AVCHD: PS: 1920x1080 50p, Max. 28Mbps (VBR) | PH: 1920x1080 50i, Max. 24Mbps (VBR) | HA: 1920x1080 50i, Average 17Mbps (VBR) | HE: 1440x1080 50i, Average 5Mbps (VBR) | PM: 1280x720 50p, Average 8Mbps (VBR) | SA: 720x576 50i (SIDE CROP/SQUEEZE), Average 9Mbps (VBR)
  • Power Supply: 7.2V (Battery) / 12V (AC Adaptor)
  • Power Consumption: 9.2W (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 Monitor: 3.0-inch Wide LCD monitor (460,800 dots)
  • 7.5cm (3.0-type) Wide LCD monitor (460,800 dots)
  • Viewfinder: 0.24-inch Wide EVF (1,555,200 dots equivalent)
  • 0.6cm (0.24-type) Wide EVF (1,555,200 dots equivalent)
  • Manual Ring: Yes
  • Interface
    AV: Yes
    HDMI: Type A
    Microphone: Yes (3.5mm stereo mini)
    Headphone: Yes (3.5mm stereo mini)
    USB Type A: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, for External Media Device Connection*, Bus Power Supply
    Camera Remote: 2.5mm super mini jack x 1 (ZOOM S/S) | 3.5mm mini jack x 1 (FOCUS/IRIS)
  • LED Light:
    Average Illumination: Approx. 300 lx (1.0m)
    Irradiation Angle: Approx. 30°
    Colour Temperature: App: rox. 5000K
    Average Illumination with Diffusion Filter: Approx. 70 lx (1.0m)
  • Accessory Shoe: Yes
  • Standard Accessory: AC Adaptor, AC Cable, Rechargeable Battery Pack (2,900mAh), Eye Cup, Lens Cap, LED Light Filter (Diffusion Filter)


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The Panasonic HC-MDH3 is a shoulder-style Full-HD camcorder with Built-in LED Light and Large, 1/3.1-inch (type) MOS Sensor for beautiful low-light shooting. It also achieves the high picture quality and easy operation that are required by professionals thanks to its 20x zoom lens, Picture Tone, and Dual SD Card Slot.

Beautiful Low-Light Shooting

The combination of a Large, 1/3.1-inch (type) MOS Sensor and Bright, Optical 20x F1.8 Lens renders beautiful images even in dim lighting. Shooting in dark places is also enhanced by a bright LED Light (300 lx at 1 m). And the HC-MDH3 comes equipped with a diffusion filter that softens the light source.

Shoulder-Mount Camcorder with Professional Functions

The shoulder-style design lets the user maintain a stable posture even when shooting for long periods of time, and enables easy operation of a host of professional functions. The Multi-Function Manual Ring allows switching of zoom, focus and iris for quick, delicate control, and the Illuminating LED Ring feature shows at a glance whether the HC-MDH3 is recording or not. The Intelligent AF System provides quick and accurate focusing. User Buttons also enhance operating ease, along with a variety of Focus Assist Functions. These and other functions meet the many needs that professionals face in shooting on-location.

Picture Tone Lets the User Choose the Picture Quality

Two picture quality settings "Standard and Sharp" are preset for easy switching of colour and other tones as desired. When the Sharp setting is chosen instead of Standard, Gamma is compensated with high contrast, the Colour Matrix is made more vibrant, and Sharpness is applied to enhance clarity for vivid images.

Dual SD Card Slot for Endless Relay Recording

When the card in Slot 1 becomes full, the camcorder automatically continues to record onto the card in Slot 2. In addition, Hot Swap Recording lets the user exchange cards while shooting. By sequentially exchanging recorded cards with blank ones, the HC-MDH3 achieves endless recording to capture extended events.* Safe, secure, Simultaneous Recording is also featured to record the same data onto the cards in both slots.

* The file is divided every 10 hours.

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