Panasonic HDC-HS350 with camcorder record-breaking 240GB HDD

Panasonic is pushing limits of camcorders every time they are planning a new one. Here is the latest one – the deeply impressing Panasonic HDC-HS350. It has got it's first leak today so unfortunately there is not much to say about it apart from what is written on its body. It is all covered in writings like a sports car, which it actually is, but only from the world of digital cameras. No info on price or availability yet, but we expect it leak also in the closest time.

Panasonic HDC-HS350 is AVCHD capable camcorder. Mind you, that AVCHD is a recording and playback format patented by Panasonic for compressing MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 media files. In plain English it means that the record quality is same as on a Blu-Ray disk. More on recording, HDC-HS350 sports 3Mos 10.6 megapix sensor, Advanced O. I. S., Random iA and 12x optical zoom thanks to LEICA lenses.

Still, the best about HS350 is not recording quality. It is, no other word, massive amount of storage – 240GB! It means it would record HD video at 17Mbps in 1920 x 1080 resolution for whopping 31 hours 40 minutes. If it is not enough, 100 hours are also possible, but only in 1440 x 1080 at 6Mbps. It all brings to battery which should be taken from a hybrid SUV to tough out long enough. But, of course, it isn't and that's an issue. And why then not to put a smaller SSD in it?