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Monday, June 23, 2008

Panasonic Adds Two New HD Camcorders to Its Line

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• Mic Input and Headphone Jack allows the camcorders to connect to an external mic or headphones.

• High-Speed Bust Shooting lets the camcorders snap up to 24 consecutive 2.1 MB resolution still images in a second, or up to approximately 72 consecutive shots in 3 seconds.

• Pre-Rec enables the camcorder to continuously record three seconds (while in the Pre-Rec mode) internal buffer memory. Then, when the Record button is actually pressed, the three seconds immediately prior are added at the beginning of the clip.

• Wide-Viewing-Angle LCD has 300,000 dots and a 170-degree viewing angle both vertically and horizontally. This LCD provides extended viewing from both high and low angles.

Both Panasonic models will be available in September 2008 for manufacturer's suggested retail prices of $1,099.95 for the HDC-SD100 and $1,299.95 for the HDC-HS100. For more information, please visit www.panasonic.com.

*1GB = 1,073,741,824 bytes. Usable capacity will be less.

** Compared with the HDC-SD9/HDC-HS9.

*** For HD camcorders as of June 18, 2008, shooting in Low Light mode at a shutter speed of 1/25.

****Leica is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH, and Dicomar is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.

***** In HA/HG/HX mode. "Full-HD video with 1920 x 1080 pixels" in Panasonic home-use camcorders refers to video recordings with 1,920 pixels in the horizontal direction and 1,080 pixels in the vertical direction.

About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
Based in Secaucus, N.J., Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company (PCEC), a market and technology leader in High Definition television, is a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. (NYSE: MC) and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Information about Panasonic products is available at www.panasonic.com. Additional company information for journalists is available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.




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