JVC Everio GZ-HD620
1080i HD recording; AVCHD format; 1/4-inch back-illuminated CMOS image sensor; 3.32-megapixel still image capture; 30x optical zoom; 200x digital zoom; Konica Minolta HD lens; Micro SD/SDHC memory slot; Electronic image stabilization; Manual, Program, and Automatic exposure modes; 2.7-inch color LCD display with Laser Touch operation; Super LoLux low light technology; Time-Lapse Recording; Face Detection; Auto-Recording; One-Touch upload to YouTube; 2-way grip belt; Motion Detection Technology; Included remote control; Li-ion rechargeable battery
Number one point made in reviews of the GZ-HD620: It's Tiny. Touted as the world's smallest HD camcorder (to date), the GZ-HD620 crams 120GB of storage, a 30x optical zoom lens, and an image sensor capable of 1920 x 1080 HD recording... into a wee camera body that weighs just over half a pound. Pretty astounding, as is the list of features: Super LoLux low-light technology, One-Touch export, Face Detection, and Laser Touch screen controls make this one about as high-tech as it gets (at least, this week). If you're in the market for an HD camcorder, you can certainly go cheaper than this... but if you're looking for all the newest technology in a cam that weighs less than most people's lunches, you should probably take a look at this one.