Toshiba has released its Gigashot V10. The camera looks small (260 grams), but still packs a nice feature set. The Gigashot V10 captures not just video, but also still photos at 5 megapixels. Even better is that there are no damn video tapes to mess with, as everything is captured to an internal 4GB hard drive. The camera compresses video to MPEG2 which is the same compression as DVD. There is also an SD memory card slot for added memory, and a 2-inch LCD screen. Total recording time with the lowest quality setting should equate to just over 33 hours of footage. Of course, transferring the video for editing is just a matter of plugging the V10 into your computer via USB 2.0.
Available in Japan come October, and should cost about $530.