Another day, another HD camcorder but wait, this time it carries the tag ‘World’s Lightest HD Camcorder’. How Panasonic’s lawyers got away with that one for the Panasonic HDC-SD10 and TM10 1080p camcorder’s we’ll never know.
The standout features of these two hand held camcorders are the price and weight. At sub $600 prices, the Panasonic HDC-SD10 and TM10 camcorders definitely tick the cheap(ish) and lightweight boxes. On the specification front however they are more or less run-of-the-mill.
The Panasonic TM10 comes with 8GB of internal storage and a SDHC slot. The SD10 comes only with the SDHC slot which pretty much sucks. Apart from that they both share 1080p AVCHD video recording; 2.1MP still shooting;an inbuilt Optical Image Stabilizer; a touchscreen fold-out LCD; a three second pre-record funciton; and a 1.9-second startup time.
Price-wise the Panasonic HDC-SD10 will cost you $550, and $600 for the Panasonic HDC-TM10, both available from September.