Amazon has the Panasonic HDC-HS250-K HD Camcorder for just $499 shipped, originally priced at $899.95. This camcorder “records high-definition AVCHD video to built-in 120GB hard disk drive or optional SD/SDHC memory cards.” Product page. Video after the break.

…holds at least 15 hours of HD video at maximum quality * holds up to 50 hours of standard quality video * 3MOS System has separate image sensors for red, green, and blue * 9.15-megapixels total.

[via Amazon]