Granted, Sony and Panasonic got into the AVCHD game quite some time ago, but you won't catch us griping about more competition. The relatively small HR10 sports a CMOS sensor, Digic DVII processor, optical image stabilization, a 2.7-inch LCD monitor, HDMI / component outputs, USB 2.0, and a miniSD slot for saving 3.1-megapixel stills. Additionally, the unit touts Full HD capability, a 10x optical zoom lens, and instant AF, and users can record directly to three-inch DVD-R / DVD-RW discs in a variety of bitrates. Notably, the DVD camcorder won't come bundled with any sort of video editing software, but it will be hitting store shelves for those still interested this August for $1,199.

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Canon unveils HR10: its first AVCHD camcorder