Panasonic's quartet of 1080p camcorders are compatible with the upcoming SDXC memory-card format, so they'll have tonnes of space to store your japes, shenanigans and tomfoolery
The Panasonic SDR-T50 and HDC-TM55 are two flash-based camcorders with impressive optical intelligent zooms.
With the exception of a couple models, for the most part Panasonic's entry-level and midrange HD camcorder models for 2011 look underwhelming, thanks to sensors with insufficient resolution for HD capture.
Panasonic's quartet of entry-level HD camcorders--the HDC-HS60, TM60, TM55, and SD60--delivers a nice manual feature set and good performance, as well as solid video quality for their class. As long as you don't pay list price, the SD60 is a great value, and if possible, avoid paying the unnecessary price premium for the hard drive in the HS60.
Panasonic announced just one updated HD camcorder product line at CES: its midrange consumer models, the flash-based HDC-TM55 and HDC-SD60 and the hard disk-based HDC-HS60.