Panasonic's Compact Interchangeable Video Camera Will Cost $10,000 in Japan This DecemberS

From glossy render to real product: Panasonic's micro four thirds camcorder has been formally announced in Japan, and will cost just under $10,000. That's the price you've gotta pay for the world's first mirrorless camcorder with interchangeable lenses.

It'll shoot full HD AVCHD video at 1080/60i or 1080/30p, and while the lenses will cost extra, at least you'll be able to use Panasonic's camera with it. We'd heard previously that it'll have two SDCX memory card slots, will be capable of recording up to 12 hours of video, and it'll also have XLR and HD-SDI sockets.

While the $10,000 price-tag will keep the AG-AF105 (or AG-AF100, if you're in Europe) firmly in the hands of pro-shooters, this is an exciting step forward for the photography world. [Akihabara News]