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High definition video camera with enhanced memory

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Panasonic has released a top-of-the-line video camera, the HDC-TM700, that handles twice the amount of video recordings compared to the conventional model, and allows a clearer focus when shooting fast movements.

The camcorder is mounted with three sensors similar to recorders for professional use to enable high definition image shooting. The product has also adopted the “progressive” system which records images as they are, instead of the conventional “interlace” system, which records a portion of a frame at a time. The new system captures finer details and records lively images.

The price is expected to be around 150,000 yen.

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What are "lively images?"

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Is this really news? It handles twice the amount of video recordings, but what does that mean?? Twice the memory?

Also, using three sensors and recording in progressive is nothing new.

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The Sanyo Xacti HD2000 records in full high definition at 60 frames per second in progressive mode. In 2009 they also released cameras in the conventional video camera shape (rather than gun) such as the Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10. Since Panasonic has just bought Sanyo, perhaps this is just a rebadge.

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The product has also adopted the “progressive” system which records images as they are, instead of the conventional “interlace” system, which records a portion of a frame at a time

Come on, so it can so 1080p instead of 1080i, that isn't a new feature what-so-ever, it is basically saying we finally released a full HD camera.

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Do they have a version that fits inside your shoe for subway traveling businessmen?

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I'm waiting for the enhanced price discounts... "lively" images indeed. Sounds like a copywriter grasping for new adjectives after probably writing the umpteenth press release, all sounding about the same.

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Actually it uses CMOS and not CCC so it's lower quality that regular full HD cameras. Seeing you can buy the same type of CMOS camera for around 200 dollars this is a total rip off. The same camera type (and chip) used in a webcam costs around 20 dollars, why this costs around 1500 dollars I don't understand.

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cool gear but too much money.

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