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Panasonic Sets 2011 Camcorder Pricing

Secaucus, N.J. –


released pricing Tuesday on 13
digital camcorder models first previewed at the recent International CES and now
scheduled to hit retail shelves in March.

Highlights of the line
include three models with 3MOS sensors to record in up to FullHD 1080/60p with
support for 3D recording using an optional CW-CLT1 ($350 suggested retail)
conversion lens. The 3MOS models include the HDC-TM900 ($1,400 suggested
retail), the HDC-HS900 ($1,100) and the HDC-SD800 ($850).

 The TM900 and HS900 models include a manual
ring, 20x zoom, 3.5-inch touchscreen LCDs and five internal microphones for
5.1-channel surround recording.

All will record to
SDXC/SDHC/SD cards, and the TM900 adds 32GB of internal memory while the HS900
has a 220GB hard disk drive. Other common features include optical image
stabilization, a Crystal Engine Pro processor and an Eco-Mode function.

Seven models
include 1MOS image sensors for FullHD 1080 video capture. Models include the
HDC-SD40 ($350 suggested retail), HDC-TM40 ($400), HDC-SD80 ($450), HDC-TM80
($500), HDC-HS80 ($600), HDC-SD90 ($550) and HDC-TM90 ($600).

The SD90 and TM90
will also record in 1080/60p HD format, and can record 3D using the optional
CW-CLT1 lens.

All models feature
low-light sensitivity and zoom lenses starting at a 28mm wide-angle focal
length. The SD90 and TM90 feature up to 40x intelligent zoom lenses.

All record to
SDXC/SDHC/SD cards and the HDC-TM90, HDC-TM80 and HDC-TM50 also have 16GB of
internal memory. The HDC-HS80 has a 120GB hard disk drive.

Three standard-definition
video models include the SDR-H100 ($350 suggested retail), the SDR-T70 ($270)
and the SDR-S70 ($250), which all feature slim styling a 78x enhanced optical zoom
lens starting at a 33mm wide-angle focal length, optical image stabilization
and an Active mode that reduces blurring during zooms. All three store
recordings to SDXC/SDHC/SD memory cards, and the H100 adds an 80GB internal hard
drive while the T70 adds 4GB of flash memory.