Panasonic prices their camcorders for the masses
Panasonic knows that the right price ought to be enough to entice even the most hardened consumer, and they decided to do something about it by announcing the different prices for their new range of full High Definition mobile cameras and camcorders, where the latter comprise of the HM-TA20 and HM-TA2, with the HX-WA10, the HX-DC10 and the HX-DC1 making up the former.
All of these five new models will arrive at the US market from early next month onwards, at price points that ought to keep most people happy – the HMT-TA20 will cost $199.99 while the HM-TA2 goes for $169.99. Other prices include $349.99 for the HX-WA10; $279.99 for the HX-DC10; and $199.99 for the HX-DC1. With that in mind, you can see that not one of them cost more than $350, letting it fall under the magical $500 impulse purchase limit for most folks.
First of all, a quick refresher course on just what these devices are capable of – the HM-TA20 is a full-HD mobile camera, where it will come with a rugged design which will be able to help you live the active lifestyle, including watersports (but not scuba diving, of course). Waterproof to approximately 10 feet, it is also shockproof if you decide not to let it fall for more than 5 feet, while being dustproof with the Night View Mode helps you shoot exceptional video and photos, even in low-light conditions.
With a tiny form factor that is compact to tote around anywhere, working with a tough exterior, this is the ultimate video camera when you take portability into consideration. Other hardware features include a relatively large, 3″ Touch LCD display, full HD recording capability in MPEG-4 AVC file format (MP4), built-in software that requires no CD to install and a webcam function when connected to your computer.
As for the Panasonic HM-TA2, this is also a compact and mobile camera that has all the same features as that of the HM-TA20, although it isn’t waterproof, dustproof and shockproof, so you would do well to be a whole lot more careful when carrying this around.
With so many models to choose from, which one would you choose?