Most optical discs are a standard 12cm in diameter, are round, and besides some potential manufacturing incompatibilities with certain optical drives, are expected to load and be recognized in most systems. Despite this, some companies will distribute device drivers or other content on mini or oddly shaped optical discs.
There are many types of camcorders on the market, and all take different types of storage. We look into what's available, so you can decide what's best for you.
Sony innovates on its prosumer HD models, jumps on the mini camcorder bandwagon, and waves goodbye to MiniDV.
In the lead up to this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Canon has unveiled 11 new camcorders, six of which have been confirmed for Australia.
The company's camcorder lineup for the first half of 2009 looks great for AVCHD but pretty ho-hum for the rest.
Firmware updates explained, mini DVDs take on slot-loaded drives (and lose), and licensing names for lenses.
If you want the convenience of set-top video viewing and don't plan to edit your home movies, this dirt-cheap Panasonic model could be just the ticket.
The VDR-M70 doesn't shake our belief that mini-DVD camcorders still are not ready for prime time.
The rain held off for Panasonic's launch event at the Great Barrier Reef but there was a deluge of another kind: nine new camcorders from Panasonic.
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Sony shows off its new camcorder that allows users to record their videos to a mini-DVD format.