Panasonic's HDC-MDH-1 AVCHD Camcorder (PAL) is a shoulder-mount HD video camera recorder with a pro-style form factor that gives you added comfort and stability during long handheld shoots. Capable of capturing full HD 1920 x 1080 or downconverted standard-definition 576i video, the camera provides the versatility and convenience necessary for getting your shots the way you want them. A tiltable viewfinder and touchscreen LCD screen help you compose with ease, while the 16.8x optical/23x Intelligent zoom lens gets you as close to the action as you're likely to need. At the same time, a built-in zoom microphone follows the lens' lead, making sure that what you see is also what you hear. Whether shooting weddings, events, or even a low-budget indie, the HDC-MDH-1's full manual control over shutter speed, aperture, white balance, and focus--not to mention its large front focus ring-allow you to bring professional polish and finesse to all your videography.