New Panasonic HM, HX series camcorders to release in July; Price details revealed
Thirty days or less from the release of five new digital video cameras, Panasonic disclosed Thursday suggested pricing on the new additions for the first time. First of all, we have the tough as nails (to a certain extent, of course) HM-TA20 camera that will retail for $199.99, while the remaining models would go for $169.99 for the HM-TA2; $349.99 for the HX-WA10; $279.99 for the HX-DC10; and $199.99 for the HX-DC1 – where all of them will be released early next month onwards.
Just to get a better idea of what you might end up right out of the box, here is a quick primer for the HM-TA20. This full HD mobile camera will sport a rugged design that is not only waterproof (up to 10 feet thereabouts), it is also dustproof and shockproof – with the latter being able to shrug off drops of up to 5 feet. With Night View Mode, it will help you shoot better videos and photos despite the lack of light.
With a tiny form factor that is compact to tote around anywhere, working with a tough exterior, this is the ultimate video camera when you take portability into consideration. Other hardware features include a relatively large, 3? Touch LCD display, full HD recording capability in MPEG-4 AVC file format (MP4), built-in software that requires no CD to install and a webcam function when connected to your computer.
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.
Being small and compact, the Panasonic HM-TA20 has a small 3? Touch LCD display that makes it a whole lot easier and more intuitive to use. All video will be recorded in MPEG-4 AVC file format (MP4), while a built-in USB terminal will make it much more convenient to transfer data to your computer when connected. Capable of working as a webcam as well, this is one device that ought to interest those who want something affordable and yet is capable.
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