Panasonic has announced its new SD memory card enabled camcorders called the SDR-SW21. The Panasonic SDR-SW21 sports a tough body and is more of a rugged camcorder. The device can withstand shocks, a 4 foot drop and also survive after being submerged in about 6.5 feet of water. The compact camcorder is also dustproof which makes it a great choice for outdoor shooting. The camera also boast of a quick start recording time of about 0.6 seconds. The SDR-SW21 will be available in three hues namely lime green, orange and silver for a price of $399.95 and will be shipped around April, 2009. [Panasonic]
Not only the DMC-LS85, Panasonic also launches some series of the brand new LUMIX FS-series. The DMC-FS15 will come with 12.1-megapixel and 5x optical zoom while The DMC-FS7 will be equipped with 10.1-megapixel and 4x optical zoom. Both oh them have a 29mm wide-angle lens, Panasonic’s Venus Engine IV image processor, intelligent ISO, face detection, and can record for 30fps 16:9 WVGA (848 x 480). The DMC-FS15 will be available in silver, black and blue for $199.95 and the DMC-FS7 will be available in silver, black, blue, pink and green for of $159.95 by the end of March. [Slashgear]
Panasonic released The new DMC-LS85 that powered by AA batteries. But don’t underestimate this one, because it has 8.1 megapixels, 4x optical zoom and an intelligent auto mode. This feature sets things like the ISO level, face detection, scene selection and compensates for any blur, all of which is activated by hitting the iA button on top of the camera. [Dotgizmo]
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]