Panasonic has unleashed their latest technology, the HCD-HS350 camcorder. It has a 3Mos 10.6Mpix sensor and a 240GB capacity that can store up to 100 hours of HD Video at 6Mbps (1440×1080) or equal to 31+ hours of HD Video at higher 17Mbps with max quality at 1920×1080. The HCD-HS350 also sports an SDHC slot (content with up to 32GB cards) and 12x optical zoom. Aside from that, there’s also optical stabilization, which Panasonic claim is good enough to cut out shakes even at maximum zoom.
This techie gadget has a face and scene recognition, where in you will use the touchscreen preview display to focus on a particular object or person to be tracked, and that’s it. It has also automatic low-light accommodation and 5.1 surround-sound recording. According to Panasonic, the HS350 will boot up in 1.9 seconds from powered-off, or 0.6 seconds from standby.
The Panasonic HDC-HS350 will arrive in Japan on July 25th; pricing still unknown, but you should expect it to have a price tag about $1000 or above.