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Panasonic Prices 5 Pocket Video Cams

Secaucus, N.J. –
Thirty days or less from the release of five new digital video cameras,


disclosed Thursday suggested
pricing on the new additions for the first time.

The previously
announced models include the HM-TA20 ($199 suggested retail) and HM-TA2 ($169) pocket
HD video cameras and three new dual (still/motion video) cameras, the HX-WA10
($349), the HX-DC10 ($279) and the HX-DC1 ($199). All will be available in stores
starting in early July, Panasonic said.

The HM-TA20
features FullHD 1080 video recording; a waterproof (to 10 feet), shock-proof
(from 5 feet) and dust-proof design, Night View mode; and a small and compact
size. Also included is a 3-inch touchscreen LCD.

Video is captured
in MPEG-4 AVC file format, which is convenient for editing images.

The HM-TA2 is another
compact and mobile camera with most of the same features as the HM-TA20 except the
all-weather design.

The three new Dual
Cameras, the HX-WA10, the HX-DC10 and the HX-DC1, all feature easy-to-hold
vertical designs, FullHD video recording and separate video/photo capture
buttons. The HX-WA10 features a waterproof (to 10 feet) design, and both the
HX-WA10 and HX-DC10 models include Panasonic’s 16-megapixel Backside
Illumination (BSI) sensor that enhance low-light shooting.

All three record
video in the MPEG-4 AVC file format (MP4), in addition to recording high-resolution
still images.

The HX-DC1 takes
14-megapixel photos. All will simultaneously shoot both 2-megapixel still
photos and HD video and include 5x optical zoom lenses.