Canon Optura 600
4 megapixel CCD; 10x optical zoom / 200x digital zoom; auto and manual focus; image stabilization; 2.5" LCD; 14.5oz
The Canon Optura 600 shows that camcorders can do a lot more than you might think. The Optura 600 is also a pretty solid digital camera as well, with a 4 megapixel CCD ready to take any number of crisp still photos in addition to your Mini DV home movies. Though far from an ultracompact digital camera, It's small enough not to be too cumbersome, and the dual use as camera and camcorder makes it highly convenient for those interested in both uses but not looking to carry a lot of hardware around with them.