Panasonic to roll out full HD camcorder with 240GB HDD

Panasonic announced the HDC-HS350 [JP] today, an AVCHD camcorder with an impressive 240GB HDD that allows users to store over 30 hours of full HD video (at 17Mbps). This new model is an upgrade to two camcorders with 64GB and 32GB Panasonic unveiled back in May.

Spec-wise, you get a 10.6 megapixel 3MOS sensor, 12x optical zoom, an improved image stabilizer, SDHC support (up to 32GB), an HDMI port, a USB port, VIERA link and a 2.7-inch LCD. You can even store up to 100 hours of video if you shoot it with 1440×1080 at 6Mbps.

Panasonic plans to start selling the HS350 in Japan on July 25. Available only in one color (metallic grey), the camcorder will cost $1,600. No word on sales outside Japan yet, unfortunately.