Panasonic Sets Prices On 3MOS Camcorders

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Secaucus, N.J. - Now less than 30 days from delivery on its recently announced pair of 3MOS HD camcorders for 2010, Panasonic released product pricing Wednesday.


said the HDC-TM700 and the HDC-HS700 will be available mid-April for suggested retails of $995 and $1,399, respectively.

Both camcorders feature a 12x optical zoom lens, and have the company's Intelligent Resolution Technology to extend the effective zoom range to an 18x Intelligent Zoom without image degradation. Other common features include: up to 1080p video resolution at a 60 fps (or 60i or 24p), 14.2-megapixel digital still shots and gyroscope-based Power Optical Image Stabilization.

The 3MOS image sensors render more professional-quality colors and sharpness of video images.

The camcorders are differentiated by storage format: The HS700 uses an internal 240GB HDD to record images and video, while the TM700 features 32GB of internal flash memory. Both models also have card slots for SD/SDHC/SDXC expandable flash-memory cards.


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