The Panasonic HDC-HS60 is a Full HD camcorder with a 25x optical zoom and 120GB hard drive. The camera also supports Panasonic's SDXC memory cards, a new high-capacity format that can store up to 2TB(!) of video. The HDC-HS60 features the latest iteration of Intelligent Auto, which is designed to prevent shooting errors, and a face recognition mode that can be used to register and automatically focus on up to six faces.
The HDC-HS60 boasts Panasonic's new image stabilisation system, POWER O.I.S. According to the company, POWER O.I.S. has five times the corrective power of previous image stabilisers, which should make it a good choice for novice users.
The Panasonic HDC-HS60 will be available "some time in 2010." Pricing has not been announced.