[quote]Originally posted by eat@me:
<strong>Now that the applications surrounding the digital hub have been completed. The next device will a digital camera called iCamera. It will be a firewire based solution, like iPod, except there will be no need to write to miniDV tape but write video to the firewire HD. This will be a partnership with Canon/Sony and
announced at NAB in LV this spring.
iVideo and iCamera to complement iPhoto, FCP, iDVD like iTunes is to iPod.
Currently hard discs are not large enough for video recording as such.
The thing is - you can put a ton of stuff on tapes, which are small and convinient. But a 10GB HD won't hold enough for people to take their camera with them on a trip.
But I will allow that it will be able to write directly to the iPod, or to the Mini-DV Tape.
And it will charge via firewire. Won't have any special effects.
The video camera will have a nice 10x optical zoom with a 200x digital (if it even has digital zoom), will be white, like the iPod, will be small (Like the Canon Elura2 ... <a href="http://www.canondv.com
</a> ...) and will have an LCD flip screen on the side. The commands will be very, very simple.
The still camera will charge via firewire. The base model will come with no zoom and will hold the pics on a 5GB firewire HD. 2.2 megapixels.
The second model will have a 2x zoom, 2.2 MP and will use a 5GB HD.
The last model will have a 2x zoom, 3.3 MP and use a 10GB HD.