It seems like the new cameras coming out today are trying to ride the wave of success brought by the Flip Mino and turn a small handheld camcorder into a gadget with high-def shooting action. Genius is more known for producing headphones than handheld camcorders, until their release of the new G-Shot HD520 very recently.
Not only is this lightweight camcorder small enough to fit in your pocket; it can capture HD video at 720p resolution in H.264/MPED-4 format and 11MP still shots! Other features include a 2.5 LCD screen with 270-degree rotation, 5x digital zoom, 32MB of internal memory, and support for HCSD cards up to 8 GB. In terms of software, the G-Shot includes electronic image stabilization technology to combat shaky hands, and Face Detection to make sure your loved ones are always in focus. And with Z-lighting technology, the images will always be bright even in low-light conditions.
The Genius G-Shot HD520 sells for about $149. It’s not available on Amazon.Com yet, though Amazon UK is already selling it for £99.