Panasonic announced two HD camcorders that are on the bleeding edge *cough*Bullsh!t*cough* of imaging technology. The HDC-SD5 and HDC-SX5 record video at 1,920×1,080 resolution under the AVCHD format. Both camcorders are equipped with an Advanced Optical Image Stabilizer for, you guessed it, the shakes. Both models are also outfitted with Leica Dicomar lenses that feature 12 lens elements in eight groups that use low-disperation optical glass to reduce color blur.
The SD5 is the world’s smallest 3CCD HD cam and records video onto SDHC/SD cards. The SD5 sports a new USB Host feature that drastically improves the storage of data and how easily content is played back. Both cams will be available in September for $999.95 (SD5) and $899.95 (SX5).