updated 05:50 pm EST, Fri February 16, 2007
Panasonic SDHC camcorder
Newly announced by Panasonic is the SDR-S10, which the company claims will be the "world's smallest" digital camcorder at just 4.5 inches long and 1.2 inches thick. By building to these dimensions, Panasonic hopes that users will treat the S10 as an everyday convenience, much like a compact still camera. Moreover, the camcorder will support the burgeoning SDHC format, which is capable of card sizes ranging from four to 32GB. A bundled 2GB standard SD card will be able to record up to 50 minutes of MPEG-2 video. Other features should include a USB 2.0 port, a 2.7-inch LCD, and 10x optical zoom. The SDR-S10 will first arrive in Europe in May.