Panasonic has jumped into the DVD-R video recording market with the new VDR-M70K. Sony last month released two similar products, the DCR-DVD101 and DCR-DVD201 DVD Handycams will record on 3-inch DVD-R and DVD-RW media.
The VDR-M70K was developed by Panasonic and Hitachi and is similar to their DZ-MV580 version. It is expected to be released in Japan on April 10th. No price is set, but will be around ¥120000 ($1090 USD).
1/3.8″ CCD, 1.02 million pixels; about 460,000 pixels effective at recording, ~ 960,000 pixels effective at shooting still images
10x optical lens, F/1.8-2.4 aperture
Supports 80mm DVD-RAM, DVD-VR, DVD-R media
2.5″ LCD, 110,000 pixels
Li-Ion, 1360mAh battery
Up to 2 hours 10 minutes of operation
585 g weight