Back in late 2004, Sony introduced the first high-definition camcorder for consumers. It costs around $2,000 and took two hands to operate without shaking. JVC also came out with an HD camera.
Expect such cameras to become more common this year. Sanyo, for instance, will showcase the HD1 at the Computer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. Based around the same design of the palm-size video cameras Sanyo already sells under the Xacti brand, the HD1 can capture HD-quality video, as well as 5.1-megapixel stills.
Other companies will come out with HD cameras this year because chips … Read more