Pocket cams like the Flip take great video on the cheap, but the video is nauseatingly shaky. JVC has entered the cheap HD camcorder business with three $200 PICSIOs that not only steady your jerky footage with image stabilization but snap 8MP stills.
Hopefully this image stabilization for pocket cams is a trend — the Kodak Zi8 also includes this oft-overlooked nicety. PICSIOs have an SD card slot, but no internal memory, and are equipped with a mini HDMI and USB jack. Videos are captured in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 .MOV files, and the CMOS image sensor means no interpolation to get full 8MP JPEGs. PICSIO also charge while connected to a PC via USB.
HD come in three colors: black, blue and "purple passion" (looks like pink to us).
Speaking of Flip, they just updated their VGA cams as well. You can now design your own shells, but they're only $50 less than JVC's HD PICSIOs.