Marketed as offering professional quality in the palm of a hand, this video camcorder features a 3CCD camera system and a Leica Dicomar lens. As well as moving pictures, it can also capture 1.77 mega-pixel still images. Other features include a freestyle remote control, an integrated microphone and a grip belt. A quick start feature makes it ready to take a shot within 1.7 seconds of being turned on, while a consecutive shooting function enables 14 shots to be taken in a second. Image data is recorded in high-compression MPEG4 movie format, making it ideal for emailing or posting on the Internet. When connected to a PC via a USB cable, it can be used as a Web cam. The NV-GS70 is available from Panasonic.