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Panasonic announces range of HD and 3D camcorders

Panasonic HD and 3D camcorders unveiled at CES

Panasonic HDC-TM900

The Panasonic HDC-TM900 is one of the 3D ready camcorders announced at CES 2011 by Panasonic

Panasonic has announced the launch of a range of HD camcorders including five 3D capable models.

The new range of HD and 3D camcorders aims to offer something for everyone. The HDC-SD40 and HDC-TM40 will be the more affordable, light-weight options. At around 0.39lb in weight they are the lightest models in Panasonic’s full-HD range. Panasonic claim these models are also low on energy use, capable of providing up to 135 minutes of continuous recording per charge of the battery.

The more advanced HDC-HS80 and HDC-TM80 cater for those wanting to shoot with a wide angle lens, or requiring telephoto zoom.

3D video

Five of the new range are capable of filming in 3D, building on the success of the Panasonic HTC-SDT750 2D and 3D camcorder launched last year. 

The high-end HDC-SD90 and HDC-TM90 can shoot full-HD video with 1080/60p recording and, by attaching an optional 3D conversion lens, are also capable of shooting in 3D.

Other 3D-capable camcorders unveiled include Panasonic’s HDC-HS900, HDC-SD800 and the HDC-TM900 flagship model. Unlike the other models launched that have a 1MOS sensor, these three professional level camcorders have a 3MOS sensor for superb image quality.

The Panasonic HDC-HS900 can be seen in action in the CES 2011 hands-on video below:


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Panasonic cater for the 3D consumer market from start to finish -3D recordings made on the HDC-TM90 and HDC-SD90 can be played back on compatible 3D TV’s including Panasonic’s own compatible Viera TVs or through other compatible devices, including Panasonic’s Blu-ray Disc player. 

Along with the last of the camcorder range – the HDC-SD80 – Panasonic claim this new range of seven camcorders shoot exceptionally well in low-light conditions and include image stabilization for stunning footage.

All models can record to SDXC/SDHC and SD memory cards. In addition, the HDC-TM90 and HDC-TM80 and HDC-TM50 have 16GB of internal memory and the HDC-SD80 has a 120GB hard drive disk for additional storage capacity.

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