Panasonic HDC-SD100 and HDC-HS100 AVCHD camcorders with 3MOS System announced

Panasonic HDC-HS100 Camcorder

Panasonic has announced to unveil two HD camcorders namely HDC-SD100 and HDC-HS100. The latest models are world’s first AVCHD camcorders with a 3MOS system, claims the company.

AVCHD camcorders with a 3MOS system are based on company’s 3CCD technology, a system that provides excellent color reproduction. The MOS sensors not only expand light-receiving areas but also improve image quality in low light conditions. Panasonic further believes that 3MOS system captures more vibrant, true-to-life colors, minute detail and richer gradation.

The HDC-SD100 camcorder is capable of recording to SD memory card, while the hybrid HDC-HS100 camcorder records to both SD memory card and to its internal 60 GB hard drive.

“The camcorder market is moving swiftly to High Definition and superior image quality is now a must-have feature. Moreover, many consumers are also demanding higher-level features, and the ability to be more creative,” said Zoe Susice, Group Manager, Imaging, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company.

“For these users, we introduce two new full-HD 3MOS models — the HDC-SD100 and HDC-HS100 — with manual functions that give users the power to create dramatic, artistic images. At the same time, we also have our Intelligent Auto mode, which activates several technologies automatically, so the user doesn’t need to make any adjustments, and shooting video is an easy and enjoyable experience,” added Susice.

Both the Panasonic camcorders are expected to be available in September 2008 in the US market. The HDC-HS100 will be priced at $1,300 while the HDC-HS100 is expected to carry the price tag of $1,100.