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Panasonic flash camcorder
Paul Liao, chief technology officer of Panasonic North America, shows off the company's flash-memory camcorder. The 2MB of flash built into the camera can take about 40 minutes of video. Price is about $1,199. The Japanese giant, a minor player in cameras in North America now, will make a big push in the U.S. this year. A big selling point, says Liao, will be the camera's image stabilization, designed to greatly reduce image jitter. The camera weighs about 7 ounces.