Sharp Electronics Corporation recently introduced the VL-SD20U Digital Viewcam, a product that the company claims is the world’s smallest and lightest digital Viewcam camcorder that sells for less than $1000. The Mini DV camera is designed to fit in the palm of your hand; in addition to its compactness, the new camcorder boasts a three-inch color LCD screen and Sharp’s Digital Gamma Brightness Correction circuitry.

Measuring 6.4 by 3.8 by 2.9 inches, and weighing in at 1.21 pounds, the VL-SD20U is designed to easily fit into a purse or briefcase. Other features include still photo mode, still-image transfer to PC via FireWire or RS-232C, LP mode recording, 10:1 optical zoom and 100:1 digital zoom. Suggested retail price of the VL-SD20U is $999.95.

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