Both camcorders are compatible with Panasonics new VIERA HDTVs and video from the camcorders can be played back on the televisions directly through their built-in SD slots or through an HDMI cable. [
With the VIERA HDTVs users can operate their camcorder using their television remote controls.
The HS9 is a hybrid camcorder that records video onto a 60GB hard drive or a SD/SDHC memory cards. The hard drive can hold 23 hours of video and a 16 GB memory card can hold 6 hours of video which gives the camcorder 29 hours of full-HD recording. The camcorder records video in 5.1 channel surround sound, has high-speed burst shooting at 24 frames/sec, and has a .6 sec quick start.
The SD9 records video directly onto SD/SDHC cards. The successor to the Panasonic SD5, the camcorder can accept SD/SDHC cards up to Panasonics recently announced 32GB SDHC card which can hold 12 hours of full-HD video. The camcorder records video in 5.1 channel surround sound, has high-speed burst shooting at 24 frames/sec, and has a .6 sec quick start.