Canon releases the world's smallest HDD based HD camcorder

High Def video is finally getting to the hands of the masses, it seems. While this Canon HG10 isn't the first hard-drive-based HD camcorder we've seen, it's the smallest. Gone are the days of giant, bulky cameras that you need a pile of tapes to use. Now you can shoot professional-looking video straight to a hard drive on your camera for easy transfer to a computer for editing.

Priced at $1,299, it isn't the cheapest camera out there, but for what you get it's kind of an insanely good deal. The camcorder market has changed so much in the last few years; it would have been unimaginable for this sort of camcorder to exist for less than $5,000 but a couple years ago. It's a great time to be an amateur videographer.

Via Gizmodo