Three CCDs for the price of one

A Jake Ludington newsletter bought this to my attention. A mini DV camcorder with 3 CCDs has broken the $700 price point: the $699 Panasonic PVGS120. This is huge. Is there any nother 3CCD camcorder even close to the $1000 price point? Not that I'm aware of.
This deserves to be a big seller for your average camcorder shopper looking for the best model for the buck. I'm personally more excited about the prospect of Sony's 3CCD HD Camcorder, but that will be a sub-$5000 camcorder. The Panasonic is within reach of the masses. Their home videos will still be dull and shaky, but at least the picture will be sharp.