Panasonic Announces Pricing for 2012 Line of High Definition Camcorders

SECAUCUS, N.J., Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Panasonic today announces pricing for its 2012 line of camcorders, which were debuted at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show, ranging from a full-High Definition 3MOS model with a superb imaging system; to six full-HD 1MOS models that feature incredible lenses, to a compact HD model that has a powerful 70x enhanced optical zoom, to the ideal active camcorder that is waterproof* up to approximately 10 feet.  All nine new Panasonic camcorders will be available in March 2012.

The Panasonic HC-X900M camcorder, the top-of-the-line model that can record 1080 60p, and features the 3MOS System Pro, will have a suggested retail price (SRP) of $1,199.99. With the new 3MOS System Pro, the HC-X900M achieves incredibly bright, outstanding video even under dim lighting, thanks to the re-engineering of all the core imaging components: the lens, sensor and engine. Plus, with professional-like features such as a manual ring, a 5.1-channel surround sound and an advanced Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S) system called Hybrid O.I.S. +, the HC-X900M is a feature-rich camcorder. And for those looking to explore in 3D, the HC-X900M can also shoot full-HD 3D (in the AVCHD 3D format) with the new optional conversion 3D lens, the VW-CLT2, which has an SRP of $399.99.

For 2012, Panasonic introduced six 1MOS full-HD camcorders and they will have the following SRPs:

$599.99 for the HC-V700M, $549.99 for the HC-V700, $499.99 for the HC-V500M, $449.99 for the HC-V500, $399.99 for the HC-V100M and $349.99 for the HC-V100.  All six camcorders feature a compact body to make them more convenient to carry anywhere, an ultra-telephoto zoom, wide-angle lenses, and Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S.) to control blur caused by a shaky hand.  The Panasonic Intelligent Zoom feature incorporates super-high resolution technology and the Image Processing LSI for ultra-telephoto shooting helps to exceed the magnification range of the ordinary optical zoom.

For more information on Panasonic camcorders, visit www.panasonic.com/camcorders.

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