Gearlog provides us with a demo video of Panasonic’s aufo-focus. Using the new Panasonic firmware, you can tap once on the screen to show what you want to focus on and the embedded software will continuously track the subject and keep it in focus. Watch the video after the jump to get more details. [Gearlog] Read more
Panasonic offers not one but four new compact AVCHD cameras. The Panasonic HDC-TM300 is a 10.6MP camera with 12x optical zoom, SDHC Card slot and 32GB of internal memory. Meanwhile, the Panasonic HDC-HS300 is a HDD version of the TM300 and offers 120GB of HDD. The Panasonic HDC-HS250 lacks of manual focus ring and the HDC-TM20 feature a 16x optical Zoom, 16GB of internal memory, and SDHC Slot. [Akihabara]
The SDR-H80 is the new SD compact camcorder from Panasonic that features a 60GB HDD, and a SDHC port. You can record video on both the HDD or SD Card and record up to from 14 to 54 hours of video on its 60GB HDD (XP to LP mode) or 1 hour 40 minutes in XP Mode on a 8GB SD Card.
The Panasonic SDR-H80 also utilities Panasonic’s O.I.S (Image Stabilizer) with 70x optical zoom, a face recognition software, and YouTube Video mode. [Akihabara]
Panasonic has decided to release its world’s smallest DSLR, LUMIX DMC-G1, in the United States market. For your info, the LUMIX G1 adopts the Micro Four Thirds system that eliminates the internal mirror structure that defines digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras and reduces the size and weight. The LUMIX G1 DSLR Camera will be released in three different colors including black, red and blue for $800 each. [AVING]
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 will be available in November 2008 for $800 with 14-45m /F3.5-5.6 kit lens. In addition, the telephoto lens (45-200mm /F4.0-5.6 OIS micro 4/3) will be released next month for $350. In case you didn’t know, you can change the lenses of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1. Available in black, red, or blue, the camera is also designed to be easier to use than DSLR cameras. [Dpreview]
Panasonic has updated the SDR-S7 camcorder with two new colors including red and blue. Panasonic still maintains the same specifications for this camcorder. The SDR-S7 features a 2.7-inch widescreen display, 10x optical zoom, stereo microphone, 0.6 seconds Quick Start, and USB 2.0 for fast file transferring. [Akihabara]