byDarren Murph||January 7th 2009 at 1:29pmJanuary 7th 2009 1:29 pm
Panasonic's press event has yet to go down here at CES, but two camcorders have already surfaced on the outfit's Japanese portal. The entry-level SDR-H80 houses a 60GB hard drive, 2.7-inch LCD monitor, SD recording, face detection capabilities and optical image stabilization. The entirely more riveting HDC-TM300 comes with a 9.15-megapixel sensor to capture Full HD footage, and the internal 32GB hard drive (coupled with the SD / SDHC slot) should give you plenty of room. This one captures in MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, and reportedly it even supports 5.1-channel audio recording. Mum's the word on a US price or release, but hopefully we'll be hearing more real soon.