CES: Panasonic announces trio of SD camcorders with 78x zoom

Starting with the most basic set of Panasonic camcorder introductions today, let's take a closer look at a trio of standard definition, compact video cameras that sport 33mm wide-angle lenses with 78x optical zoom.

CES 2011

Starting with the most basic set of Panasonic camcorder introductions today, let's take a closer look at a trio of standard definition, compact video cameras that sport 33mm wide-angle lenses with 78x optical zoom.

The SDR-H100, the SDR-T70 (pictured below) and the SDR-S70 (pictured above) share several of the same specs besides the lenses. Each one also comes with:

  • Advanced optical image stabilization
  • Enhanced 78x optical zoom function
  • Intelligent Auto feature suite (includes auto focus/auto exposure tracking, face detection and Intelligent Scene Selector)
  • LED light
  • Zoom mic
  • Wind noise cancellation
  • Eco mode for auto shut down and battery saver
  • Easy uploading to Facebook and YouTube via USB

The big differences come down to storage. The SDR-H100 hosts an 80GB hard drive that can hold up to nearly 75 hours in LP mode. Likely to be more budget-friendly, the SDR-T70 has 4 GB of space that will hold up to 3 hours and 20 minutes in LP mode. The camcorders also vary when it comes to support for SD, SDHC and SDXC cards as well as color options. The SDR-H100 and SDR-S70 will be available with three color options (red, black and silver), but the SDR-T70 will be outfitted in black only.

These camcorders are due to roll out in March, and pricing will be revealed 30 days prior to shipment.