We’ve seen more and more of the tapeless digital camcorders lately that save data on various memory cards instead. According to the specs on this digital camcorder, 512MB can handle 30 minutes of DVD quality video. That’s not too bad, but if you go on vacation or a graduation, you’re liable to want to record more.
These digital camcorders are great for most people, and will be great for even more people when larger capacity memory cards become available. Currently though, a 2GB memory card will give you 2 hours of DVD quality (compressed via MPEG4)!
Capable of superb, DVD-like video recording with CD-like audio quality, the unique Fisher FVDC1 CameraCorder can also take high-resolution, 3.2-megapixel still images. Compact enough to fit snugly in your hand or carry easily inside a pocket or small purse–and weighing just 5.4 ounces–itÃ•s the ideal, all-in-one device for capturing lifeÃ•s special moments whenever and wherever they occur.
Storage is completely “tapeless,” using the included, postage stamp-size 512 megabyte SD memory card, which lets you record up to 30 minutes of full-motion video at 30 frames-per-second (VGA-size of 640 x 480). In still mode, the 512 MB card can store up to 491 images (2048 x 1536), more than enough for crisp, sharp 11 x 14-inch color prints. And, unlike ordinary camcorders, you can simultaneously capture still images even while recording in video mode with a simple shutter press.
The CameraCorder comes with a Multifunction Docking Station that connects to a computer via an included high-speed USB 2.0 connection cable. The Docking Station can be used as a battery charger or as an AC power source during playback. It can also be used to easily connect the CameraCorder to a TV or PC for convenient, instant playback of recently shot videos and images. A handy, ultra-thin infrared remote control is included for simplified menu browsing and playback.
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)