Panasonic HD Camcorders Debut

Panasonic HD Camcorders Debut


Panasonic (Booth #3129) unveiled two additions to its 2010 line of camcorders, the Panasonic HDC-HS700 and HDC-TM700, both full high-definition (HD) 3MOS camcorders with 1920×1080 resolution.

The new Panasonic HD camcorders combine 1080/60p recording, allowing them to capture expressive video without detail loss or Moiré pattern, with an advanced 3MOS system that produces vivid, true-to-life colors and excels in darkly lit environments.

The new HDC-HS700 records both to its large 240 GB hard disk drive or to an SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card. The HDC-TM700 has 32 GB of built-in memory as well as capability to record to SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards. Both models have a 35mm wide-angle Leica lens and a manual ring for creative flexibility.

“For video enthusiasts looking for a feature-rich, high-performing, yet affordable high-definition camcorder, Panasonic’s new TM700 and HS700 3MOS models will be a hit this year,” said Chris Rice, Product Manager, Imaging, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company. “Last year’s TM300 was extremely popular and won several honors and awards for its video quality and performance, so with the improvements we have made with the TM700/HS700, including extended zoom, wider angles and a more advanced image stabilization system, we are excited to give consumers the ideal tool they need to capture their memories with superb quality.”

Both models feature a 12x optical zoom lens, which is further enhanced by Intelligent Resolution Technology to extend the zoom to an 18x Intelligent Zoom. The Intelligent Zoom corrects image degradation in ordinary digital zooming, extending the camera's zoom ratio to approximately 1.3x, while maintaining the image quality, thus delivering stunningly clear full-HD images.