Finally, we're seeing some decent design emerging in the camcorder market. Anyone else pop into BestBuy or Comet, looks at the hard-drive cameras and thinks, "Urggh, I'm not walking round with one of those!" No? Maybe it's just us. Anyway, this new camcorder from Camcorder got us cooing.

Finally, we're seeing some decent design emerging in the mini hard-drive camcorder market. Anyone else pop into BestBuy or Comet, looks at the hard-drive cameras and thinks, “Urggh, I'm not walking round with one of those!” No? Maybe it's just us. Anyway, this new camcorder from Camcorder got us cooing. Engadget gives us the run down:

Canon is hanging just a $500 pricetag on this model. Besides its one-two punch of high resolution stills and videos, this device offers a 10x optical zoom (with an optically-stabilized lens), a 115,000 pixel LCD, and ISO settings ranging from 80 to 1600. You're also getting the latest Digic image processor, advanced face detection and red eye reduction, Vista-compatibility, 14 shooting modes, and a so-called “Intelligent Orientation Sensor” to keep the display looking right no matter how you're holding the cam.

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