The HDC-SD10 and HDC-TM10 are a pocket sized 227g, shoot at 1080p resolution and give you a very nice 16x optical zoom to play with. The only difference between the two is that the SD10 allows you to record to SD/SDHC cards only whereas the TM10 gives you an 8GB HDD on top of that.
No word on the stills ability of these palm-sized pieces with just a 1/6″ MOS sensor and a measly sounding 1.17-megapixel resolution but they do have scene modes plus an intelligent auto function (iA), so expect the same kind of usability you’d find in the
Perhaps one of the nicest treats, though, is the pre-record feature which will give you the three seconds of footage that happened prior to you getting your finger on the shoot button. It’s all done through the use of the camcorders’ buffer memory. It’s not a lot but then, three seconds should be enough for pretty much even the slowest of wit. Shame it doesn’t help if you’ve got the lens pointed in the wrong direction.
Both models are out in June with the SD10 at £499.99 and the HDC-TM10 for £529.
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