Panasonic HC-MDH3 AVCHD Camcorder PAL

Panasonic HC-MDH3 AVCHD Camcorder PAL
The Panasonic HC-MDH3 is a professional shoulder mount camcorder with dual SD card slots for extended shooting sessions and added recording reliability.

Full-HD Video Recording 1920 x 1080p
5-Axis Hybrid O.I.S.+ and Level Shot Function
Intelligent Zoom / Optical Zoom : 40x / 20x
Wide-viewing Angle : 29.5 mm
Dual Memory System : SD Card Slot x 2



Sensor 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 : 29.5 ― 612 mm [16:9]
Filter Diameter : 49 mm


Standard Illumination : 1400 lx
Minimum Illumination : 1.2 lx (Super Gain 36dB, Shutter 1/25)
Focus : Auto / Manual

Intelligent Zoom OFF : 20x
Intelligent Zoom ON : 40x
Digital Zoom : 2x / 5x / 10x

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 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 Model
MP4 : 1920x1080 50p 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM
MP4 : 1920x1080 50i 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM
MP4 : 1920x1080 25p 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM
MOV : 1920x1080 50p 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM
MOV : 1920x1080 50i 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM
MOV : 1920x1080 25p 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM
AVCHD PS : 1920x1080 50p, Max. 28Mbps (VBR)
AVCHD PH : 1920x1080 50i, Max. 24Mbps (VBR)
AVCHD HA : 1920x1080 50i, Average 17Mbps (VBR)
AVCHD HE : 1440x1080 50i, Average 5Mbps (VBR)
AVCHD PM : 1280x720 50p, Average 8Mbps (VBR)
AVCHD SA : 720x576 50i (SIDE CROP/SQUEEZE), Average 9Mbps (VBR)

Thumbnail Display : 20 thumbnails/page, 9 thumbnails/page, 1 thumbnail/page
Microphone : Stereo Microphone
Speaker : Dynamic type

Still Image

Recording Format : JPEG (DCF / Exif2.2)

Recording Image Size
Recording Mode : [16:9] 2.1 megapixels (1920 x 1080), 0.2 megapixels (640 x 360), [4:3] 0.3 megapixels (640 x 480)
Playback Mode: [16:9] 2.1 megapixels (1920 x 1080), 0.9 megapixels (1280 x 720)

Input / Output

AV : Yes
HDMI : Type A
Microphones : 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)
Accessory Shoe : Yes

LED Video Light

Average Illumination : Approx. 300 lx (1.0m)
Irradiation Angle : Approx. 30o
Color Temperature : Approx. 5000K
Average Illumination with Diffusion Filter : Approx. 70 lx (1.0m)


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 (Approx. 460,800 dots)
View Finder : 0.24-inch Wide EVF (Approx. 1,555,200 dots equivalent)
Manual Ring : Yes

In the Box

AC Adaptor
AC Cable
Rechargeable Battery Pack 2,900mAh
Eye Cup
Lens Cap
LED Light Difusion Filter


Reviewed by 4 Customers
Rating: 5.0
Panasonic HC-MDH3 AVCHD Camcorder PAL
Rating: 5.0
By from South Africa, Bloemfontein on
Panasonic HC MDH3 records perfect and high quality video footages even in dark areas, I have tested this and I am really satisfied. This is the best camcorder ever . Great thanks to Panasonic.
Panasonic HC-MDH3 AVCHD Camcorder PAL
Rating: 5.0
By from Raipur chhattisgarh on
Nice camcorder
Panasonic HC-MDH3 AVCHD Camcorder PAL
Rating: 5.0
By from Zimbabwe, Africa on
It is a good beginner quite reliable, good picture especially in Africa. Have pushed and created so much productions with it. Very clear too
Panasonic HC-MDH3 AVCHD Camcorder PAL
Rating: 5.0
By from qld on
Compared with MDH2, the MDH3 comes with backside illumination sensor, sharper lens and an in-built LED light. Therefore, it works much better at low light.

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