CES - Panasonic press conference is bigger than ever

Panasonic had their usual array of giant plasma screens and top performing camcorders to show off at their CES press conference this morning. Stand ou

The contest for world’s smallest and lightest SD Card HD Camcorder rolls on with the debut of Panny's 274g HDC-HS9, or if you're of the sporty (or just clumsy variety), Panasonic's SDR-SW20 will stand 1.5m of salty water over its head.

Plasma TVs get bigger each year and in addition to the giant plasma Tom blogs about, the 46 inch TH46PZ850 will keep stretching your living room. And will be slightly more within the mere mortal's budget.

And to slot into your new plasma, Panasonic announced the world's first 32GB HD capacity SD card with room for 5.5 hours of full 1080p HD video.

Finally, Blu-ray chalks up another point with Panny also announcing they plan to develop the world's thinnest Blu-ray player.

Phew, keep checking the Live blog and CES news for more details. Or have a look at our sister site Whathifi.com. We're off for a 3 minute coffee before the next scrum conference.