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.
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.
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
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
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.