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Panasonic HDC-SD1, the first AVCHD camcorder with an SD card
Remember, we recently announced a new HD video camera supporting the AVCHD H.264 format with SDHC cards. Today, Panasonic unveiled the HDC-SD1, the final product based on the concept presented at the CEATEC! There are plenty of features! The camcorder has a 3CCD sensor, 1080i FULL HD (1920×1080) video recording capabilities (Sony only does 1440×1080), Dolby 5.1 audio recording capabilities synchronized on the zoom (the more you zoom, the more the audio will be focused on the subject), HDMI support, 3 different VBRs (6, 9 and 13Mbps). You will have 40mn of video on a 4GB SDHC at 13Mbps, 90mn at 6Mbps. The camcorder measures 74x69x142mm and weights 430g without its battery.
Panasonic will also offer the VW-PT2-S, a 40GB external hard disk to save your videos recorded on an SD card.
A similar model will be available with DVD-R recording capabilities instead of SD recording.
This is a major product that surprisingly didn’t seem to excite the Japanese journalists much… The camcorder should start selling in December at a price of 1,300.00 euros. Until then, here’s a video and 18 photos for you!
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