Panasonic has announced the upcoming launch of its new ultra-compact, lightweight Panasonic HDC-SDX1, which the company claims as the world’s lightest full HD camcorder (weighs under 0.41 pounds). The Panasonic SDX1 combines 35.8 mm wide-angle lens, Advanced Optical Technology and HYBRID Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) system to deliver an ultimate video shooting experience.

Features of Panasonic HDC-SDX1 include:

  • 2.7-inch wide LCD touchscreen display
  • 35.8mm wide-angle lens with 23x Intelligent Zoom
  • Record full-HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) AVCHD video at 30fps in MP4 format
  • Newly-designed HYBRID O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) system addressing hand-shake issues
  • O.I.S. Lock maximizes blur detection sensitivity for better hand-shake correction
  • Double as a Webcam and mic for connecting with Internet video chat apps, such as Skype
  • Panasonic’s renowned Intelligent Auto (iA) mode includes Face Recognition, HYBRID O.I.S., AF/AE Tracking, Intelligent Scene Selector, Face Detection and Intelligent Contrast Control

“With the addition of the SDX1, Panasonic has given consumers a versatile camcorder that can be used not only for high-quality video shooting, but also sharing these precious recorded moments with family and friends who may be far away,” commented Chris Rice, Senior Product Manager for Imaging at Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company. “We do our best to provide products that adapt to the ever-changing world of technology and this model does just that – it’s a camcorder that shoots high-quality video, using its incredible zooming capabilities and advanced optical technology – while providing consumers with the ability to make video calls from a computer.”

Panasonic HDC-SDX1 that supports Apple iFrame video format and SD, SDHC or SDXC memory card will be available in coming September 2010 for about $500.