Panasonic Pro AG-HSC1U AVCHD 3CCD Flash Memory Camcorder




Panasonic’s AG-HSC1U PROLINE HD Camcorder
is the world’s smallest, lightest 3 Chip HD Camcorders around.

This little Palmcorder
has all kinds of professional features. On board is a three inch Widescreen (16:9) LCD monitor.

It can capture 2.1 megapixel 16:9 still pictures, even during video recording.

The Panasonic AG-HSC1U
HD video camera comes standard with a portable 40GB media storage unit for off-loading content from the 4GB SDHC memory card.

12X Leica Dicomar lens
captures vibrant, accurate color and minimizes harmful reflections — making images crisp, clear and free of flare and ghosting.

It also provides slow, smooth zooms for remarkably professional playback.

Audio is recorded to 5.1 channels

on the Panasonic AG-HSC1U digital video camera, immersing you in sound and bringing you into the action.

 Zoom Mic

Zoom in and record the sounds related to your shot’s main subject.

The lightweight, imaginative design makes it easy to carry and use anywhere – even mounted on a helmet, robot or a small animal!

Use your imagination
; the possibilities are endless. Faster record startup. (only 1.7 seconds from the time the monitor is opened)

Record high quality widescreen still images (even during video recording)

Fast, accurate Auto Focus (Manual Focus as well)

No noise from a tape or disc transport to get into the on board microphone

5.1 channel surround sound
audio recording with 5 microphones on board (Dolby AC-3)

Super directivity Zoom Mic function.

2 channel external Mic input
(3.5mm phone plug)

3″ widescreen LCD side screen,

Digital Zoom Off, 1-30X, 1-700X

Uses the latest MP4 compression
scheme (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)

Five program AE modes
in manual mode, Fades to Black or White with Audio Fade

Three modes of Audio
– Auto / Manual / Manual + AGC audio levels

Directional keys make it easy to navigate

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Product Specifications

Model : HSC1
EAN Code :0410000152782

Record HD video direct to SDHC cards; up to 1 hour on a 4 GB SDHC card
3CCD system delivers improved color, detail, and gradation
Leica Dicomar lens with 12x optical zoom; built-in O.I.S.
5.1-channel audio recording; Zoom mic function adjusts audio to match camcorder movement
Includes 40 GB portable hard disk drive and 4 GB SDHC memory card


>Reviews of the Panasonic Pro AG-HSC1U AVCHD 3CCD Flash Memory Camcorder with 12x Optical Zoom at
Average Rating: 4.5
M. S. Gartner Rating: 5 Stars out of 5
Excellent video camera, but some small quirks
I love this camera. It's tiny, but does not feel like a toy. The auto-focus is very good and fast enough for my needs. The 12x optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilization is great. The image quality is amazing (though I should say I jumped a number of technologies as my previous video camera was S-VHS).

The lack of broad AVC-HD support did cause me some pain (mostly financial) as to solve it I switched from Adobe Premiere to Sony Vegas (for a number of reasons including the la .... Read more

Bo Lorentzen Rating: 5 Stars out of 5
Comprehensive little pocket camcorder
The AG-HSC1U is a VERY small camcorder, for my particular use the size and solid-state recording was a big part of the choice.

Once in use the camcorder impressed with beautiful pictures, however for interviews one need to mount a bracket to hold the microphone, I got one with 2 shoe mounts for a video light to pop the faces and also a microphone, it would be nice to have a headphone jack, but there is no such thing, instead there is a recording level indicator on the screen, I was .... Read more

Regan Pirali Rating: 3 Stars out of 5
If you do not have Windows XP or 2000 be very aware!
This is a good produce except for a few things. The battery life on both the camera and the external hard drive is very poor. The software that comes with the camera can only work on Windows XP or 2000... sorry Mac or Vista users. However Panasonic does have an application that can work on Windows Vista but it is in Japanese's. If you do run Finial Cut Studio 2 in your Mac you can import it in to your timeline. I have not got it to work with Adobe or Avid editing programs. The audio is quite go .... Read more

J. Cline Rating: 4 Stars out of 5
Camera is great but beware the external Hard Disk Drive
The AG-HSC1UP is easy to use, light and compact, and takes great video. Transferring AVCHD footage from the camcorder itself to a Mac is a breeze. Do note that if you transfer video from the camcorder to the included portable Hard Disk Drive (VW-PT2), and then try to transfer those clips from the HDD to a Mac for editing in Final Cut, it can be confusing. Here's a solution:

Connect the portable hard disk drive to computer using USB cable and turn on the HDD. Icon "untitled" will .... Read more

M. Daley Rating: 5 Stars out of 5
After reading many reviews of this camcorder and others, I decided to make the jump for this one. I had previous experience with other panasonic professional camcorders so I had some idea going into this what to expect. I rate it a full five stars because of the outstanding image quality, ease of editing, small form factor, and because it uses SDHC cards which are readily available and affordable. The high definition image quality is nothing short of fantastic. There is fineness in detail. .... Read more