DXG (yes, that DXG) has announced the 569V series of flash-based high definition camcorders. I’m currently playing with the 566V, which is similar to the 569V except that it’s shaped more like a conventional camcorder. I’ll have a review up soon.
Anyway, the 569V is now available at Radio Shack and other fine retailers for just under $170. It records 30-frames per second high definition video at 1280×720 resolution and has a nice-sized 3-inch LCD screen. Like most other DXG devices, it’s not just a camcorder. You can take photos, record voice memos, use it as a mass storage device, and more.
Video clips are recorded in .MOV format (H.264) and there’s a 2X digital zoom which, if it’s anything like the 2X digital zoom on the 566V, is nothing to write home about. The camera comes with 32MB of storage, so you’ll need to pick up an SD card if you want to shoot anything of substantial length. It’s available in silver or black.