Check out this unusual looking little beast from Sanyo.
Its called the Xacti DMX C-1 and it was released earlier this month in Japan. Its is a hybrid 3.2 megapixel still and video camera that stores its images and video onto SD cards. They claim its the smallest and lightest video camera going around and the first to be able to take 3.2 megapixel video and still images on the one camera (it can actually take video and pictures at the same time).
It can record half an hour of VHS quality video on a half gigabyte SD card and has a 5.8x optical zoom.
Photography Blog reviews the Sanyo Xacti C1 and writes - 'The Sanyo Xacti C1 is by far and away the most stylish and unique digital camera that I have reviewed. It has a futuristic, upright design that sets it apart from most other cameras available today, one which I think you will either instantly love or instantly hate. The C1 will definitely appeal to anyone who likes cutting edge gadgets. The nearest camera that I can think in terms of looks are the portrait format Fuji cameras which are a lot less curvy than the C1.....
The Sanyo Xacti C1 is certainly not a bad camera, offering a combination of good still image and video performance in a stylishly designed body that is both well-made and portable. If MPEG-4 quality video is a must-have for you, then the Sanyo Xacti C1 is definitely worth considering.'