Camcorders catch up with the iPod
JVC is about to launch a new generation of camcorders which record not onto ye olde videotape but onto the same kind of tiny hard drives (microdrives) used in the iPod.
You can get about an hour of MPEG2 (i.e. DVD quality) movie on a 4GB drive (the same one that’s in my mini iPod). But of course the big gain is that you can delete duff sequences and free up recording space on the fly.