Panasonic HDC-SD1 is a camcorder supports the AVCHD standard meaning that the HDC-SD1 can capture very high resolution images and store the images in “relatively compressed small format, making the use of flash memory practical”.
The Panasonic HDC-SD1 has a 3CCD image sensor with Leica lens, 1,440 x 1,080 video recording, Dolby 5.1 audio recording synchronized on the zoom (ie.the more you zoom, the more the audio will be focused on the subject), a 3-inch LCD display, and support for HDMI.
The camcorder is reviewed by TrustedReviews:
The HDC-SD1 is a fantastic cutting edge piece of technology that finally does away with the need for tapes. It’s small and light, delightfully easy to use and most of all takes superb high definition images. The AVCHD codec means that few editing applications will handle it, but there are already two packages on the market on the way and more to follow. If you like being at the cutting edge, the HDC-SD1 is highly recommended.