Panasonic showcased its plans to expand its already vast camcorder lineup at CES on Monday, officially dropping the hard-disk camcorder and jumping on Wi-Fi bandwagon. Although the company’s offerings weren’t quite as expansive as they’ve been in the previous years, the upcoming year will bring seven new models to choose from.
The company introduced five “classic” full-featured camcorders that seem to be ditching flash memory altogether, and a couple rugged, waterproof cameras for the outdoor enthusiast. They are all chock full of features, whether you are a part-time film student, a grandparent or a seasoned photographer looking to get a little more bang for your buck. Aside from the standard photography tools, many of the camcorders offer built-in Wi-Fi functionality that allows live view controls from your smartphone, and enables real-time broadcasting of important events via UStream.