Fisher introduces world lightest MPEG4/photo camera
Pre-CES news: Fisher or Fisher Multimedia, a division of Sanyo, has introduced their new Fisher FVD-C1 Pocket CameraCorder. We already have seen this camera under the brand Sanyo (DMX-C1), but for the American market we will see the same camera under the brand Fisher. This compact camera weighs only 5.4 ounces which makes it the world's lightest high-resolution MPEG 4 camcorder and digital camera with memory card storage. Storage is completely “tapeless,” and comes in the form of an included, postage stamp-size 512MB SD memory card, which lets users record up to 30 minutes of full-motion video at an industry standard 30-frames-per-second (VGA-size: 640x480).
In still mode, the 512MB card can store up to 491 images (2048x1536). And, unlike ordinary camcorders, users, while recording in video mode, can simultaneously capture still images with a simple shutter press. The Fisher FVD-C1 CameraCorder has a suggested retail price of $899.99.
Since the CameraCorder records both video and still images as individual digital files, it's fast and easy to transfer them to your PC or Mac for playback or sharing via e-mail attachments with friends and family. The CameraCorder comes with a Multifunction Docking Station that connects to a computer via an included high-speed USB 2.0 connection cable. The Docking Station can be used as a battery charger or as an AC power source during playback. It can also be used to easily connect the CameraCorder to a TV or PC for convenient, instant playback of recently shot videos and images. A handy, ultra-thin infrared remote control is included for simplified menu browsing and playback.
The CameraCorder also comes equipped with a special PC Kit of high-performance moviemaking software. These tools build on the FVD-C1's impressive in-camera editing capability and help prepare your edited programs for transfer to DVD or creation of a Video CD disc.