When we see a camcorder that records 720p HD video and sells for $149, our skepticism is piqued. That describes the Genius G-Shot HD520, compressing its video into the space-stingy H.264 format and storing it on 8GB of flash card memory (that's not included — aHA!).
Raising red flags also are its 5x digital zoom, which in our book, doesn't count as a zoom at all — all it usually does is offer a blown-up, pixellated enlargement of the original video. This Genius shows its pictures on its 2.5-inch viewscreen, all packaged up in a form factor that looks a whole lot like a $600 Sanyo Xacti camcorder.
Via Oh Gizmo