1080i HD video; MPEG4-AVC/H.264 formats; 1/4.1-inch CMOS image sensor; 2.28-megapixel still photos; Captures to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards; 35.7mm wide angle lens; 25x optical zoom; Optical image stabilization; 2.7-inch widescreen touch panel LCD monitor; Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
The HDC-SD60 from Panasonic has some cool user-friendly features that sure sound good on paper, although video quality is reportedly a bit soft. Full HD recording combines with super-advanced Image Stabilization, Intelligent Auto Modes and Scene Selections, and other surprisingly useful add-ons like Wind Noise Cancellation and Face Recognition and Tracking. The high quality 35.7mm wide angle lens is appropriate for almost any situation. The SD60 is just one of Panasonic's new HD camcorders, and it's considered the "budget model" since it doesn't offer internal memory like the other models do.