Panasonic’s 2010 standard definition camcorders with 78x optical zoom are updated versions of their 70x optical zoom camcorders from 2009. These camcorders offer the absolute best optical zoom available on any consumer camcorder available in 2010.
Panasonic SDR-H85 – The Panasonic SDR-H85 includes an 80GB hard disk drive, which can record approximately 74 hours 30 minutes in LP mode.
The primary enhancements in these 78x optical zoom camcorders over the previous models are:
- 78x Enhanced Optical Zoom – This is basically the same 70x optical zoom, but the camera’s sensor extends the zoom a little more while still maintaining image quality.
- Support for SDXC cards – In addition to supporting SD and SDHC memory cards, these camcorders now support the new SDXC standard, which goes up to 64GB.
- Wind Noise Canceller – This new feature suppresses wind noise, which can be helpful for outdoor filming.