JVC's new Everio G series are tiny, lightweight, reasonably priced camcorders that contain iPod-type miniature hard drives. There are four models that differ in light-sensitivity, hard drive capacity zoom lens...

JVC’s new Everio G series are tiny, lightweight, reasonably priced camcorders that contain iPod-type miniature hard drives. There are four models that differ in light-sensitivity, hard drive capacity zoom lens power  and resolution. The great idea? None of them uses a tape or DVD.

David Pogue in the New York Times is full of praise for the product and thinks that JVC had a ‘Aha’ moment when they looked at how people were using camcorders:

Why, JVC wondered, are we still recording onto tapes and discs, if we can record directly onto a tiny little hard drive like the iPod’s? The camcorder could hold hours and hours of video, and you’d never have to buy another tape or specialized blank DVD.

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