Digital cameras now exist that can simultaneously take high-quality video and still photographs. Here's an early sampling.
New cameras do double duty
The $499 Casio Exilim Pro EX-P505 is a 5-megapixel digital still camera that can also take 640-pixel by 480-pixel, or TV-quality, video. Coming later this month, it also contains a function that lets high-resolution still pictures be extracted from video for printing.
While in a particular mode, JVC's Everio GZ-MC100, starting at about $950, will stop shooting video momentarily--dropping in speed about nine frames from the usual 30 frames per second--to take a 2-megapixel picture. A 5-megapixel version of the camera is due to come out later this year.