HD cameras with the new AVCHD format
Panasonic has two video cameras with 3CCD technology is presented, which can write with the new format AVCH high definition video on an SD card or the other model on DVD. The units will be initially on the Japanese market in the trade.
The Panasonic HDC-SD1 records, as their name suggests, the small memory cards while the HDC-DX1 uses 8-cm DVD discs as a storage medium. The HDC-SD1 measures 74 x 69 x 142 mm and weighs 430 grams empty on a 4 GB SDHC card will supply 90 minutes of video at 1080i and a data rate of 6 Mbps houses. If you don't like panasonic, we recommend sony digital video cameras for sale as an alternative.
Its sister model, based on media such as DVD-R DVD-RAM/-R/-RW and writes double-layer, measures 92 x 91 x 163 mm, bringing 680 grams. On a DVD-R DL according to the manufacturer to fit about 60 minutes of HD video. In addition to the video store next to the cameras image stereo audio and 5.1 surround sound, they take about five built-in microphones.
The three CCD sensors, the devices should still be able to work at a brightness of six lux. Both cameras are equipped with an optical image stabilizer. To the focal length was not specified by the manufacturer.
AVCHD video at 1.0 per MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec is recorded, audio is recorded as Dolby Digital (AC-3) or Linear PCM stream. Provided are either high-resolution video recording in 1080i or 720p, which is recorded either on DVD, memory card (SD memory cards and memory sticks) or on disk.
With the expansion of the usable storage media, manufacturers have more flexibility in the development of recording devices. In May 2006 presented basic specifications for AVCHD was a recording on DVD or condition.
In Japan, the devices should appear in early to mid December 2006. Euro due, while the DVD model about 1.070, - - For the SD model with 4-gigabyte card, the equivalent of about 1,200, are expected to cost €.