The Panasonic SDR-H200 is a moderately priced camcorder. It has a 30GB hard drive, fairly standard for camcorders made around the same time, and can record continuously for up to 27 hours without changing a disc or tape like other, older camcorders would require. The camcorder comes with an optical image stabilizer built-in, meaning that the image will not become blurred from shaky hands or unstable movement. The Panasonic SDR-H200 has a decent 32x zoom and a built-in anti-shock shield. The shield works by lifting the head away from the hard drive when it senses a fall, protecting the last few seconds of video. Like all newer Panasonic camcorders, the hard drive itself is cushioned by a protective gel to help reduce the damage that a fall can cause.
- Recording format: MPEG2
- Image sensor (total): 1/6" CCD (800K x 3 pixels)
- Optical zoom: 10x variable speed
- Focal Length: 3.0 - 30 mm
- Optical Image Stabilizer
- Auto/Manual Iris
- White Balance: Auto/Indoor/Outdoor/Manual
- 2.7" LCD monitor
- High speed shutter (moving picture): 1/60 - 1/8,000 sec.