Panasonic announces world's lightest full HD camera, targets it at women

Panasonic yesterday announced [JP] what it says is the world’s lightest full HD camcorder, the HDC-TM35. Sized at 51.5×107.5×57.5mm and weighing just 185g, the device is mainly targeted at women and will be available in white, purple, grey, and “gold”.

Spec-wise, buyers get a 1/41 type MOS sensor, iA 23X zoom (which Panasonic says will retain HD quality even at the maximum setting), AVCHD support, 32GB of internal memory, an SD/SDHC/SDXC slot, an HDMI interface, a 2.7-inch LCD, and a 2ch stereo microphone.

In Japan, the HDC-TM35 will retail for around $810 when it comes out on July 1. Panasonic hasn’t released any information about international sales plans, but you can expect the camcorder to go abroad rather sooner than later.