Smaller is definitely better for Panasonic, which has just launched the HDC-SD5 – claimed to be the world’s smallest 3CCD full HD camcorder.
Sized at just 2.6 x 2.6 x 5.3 inches, it’s probably right too. But it still packs plenty in, including 1,920 x 1,080 30fps recording on SD or SDHC cards, improved image stabilization system and Leica Dicomar lenses, 10x optical zoom, 2.7-inch LCD monitor and USB read/write.
It should be available in the US from September for $999.95, which works out at around £500. Though obviously, it’ll cost the poor old British consumer more than that when it hits the UK.
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