The Panasonic HDC-SD80K "features an Intelligent Zoom function that goes all the way up to 42x; when using Intelligent Zoom, Intelligent Resolution technology lets you shoot at high zoom rates while preserving the image resolution." It's currently being liquidated for just $199.99 shipped (normally $449). Product page. Continue reading for a test video.
The Crystal Engine PRO instantly processes the huge amount of data that goes into Full-HD images, and further enhances Full-HD quality. It produces smooth, high-resolution zoom shots even when the range exceeds the limit for optical zooming. Crystal Engine PRO clearly delineates even the tiniest details of your subject, with extremely natural beauty.[via Amazon]