Panasonic follows Sony's HD camcorder twinset model

Two AVCHD camcorders, both alike in dignity; one records to flash, the other to DVD.

As if heading up a ramp to Noah's ark, the Flash and DVD models move in pairs. Panasonic at least manages to differentiate the models a bit. The DVD-based HDC-DX1, announced this week, and the SD card-based HDC-SD1 (announced in late 2006), are the latest pair of AVCHD cancorders to get on the boat. Both incorporate a trio of 1/4-inch, 580K-pixel CCDs, a 12x zoom, and an optical image stabilizer. The DX1 has dual-layer support, as well as DVD-RAM capability.

The difference? Aside from some design tweaks made necessary by the different media support, the DX1 seems to have some kind of accessory shoe--at least, that what it looks like in the picture.

Both camcorders will ship in March, the HDC-DX1 for $1,399.95 and the HDC-SD1 for $1,499.95 (including a 4GB SD card).

 

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