Although a pocket-sized camcorder is perfect for seasonal vacations, they can come in handy all year-round which makes them the perfect holiday gift for a budding videographer. This year, I've been especially sweet on the Kodak Playsport HD, but there's been some other players that caught my eye as well — the Samsung E10 for example. It's a sleek looking camcorder, which not only boasts an HDMI out, USB connector, and 1920x1080 full-HD video capture, but a 2.7-inch touchscreen LCD screen to boot.
If you've been following along with all the exciting gadget action coming out of CES, you'd know there's a ton of new products about to hit the market that are smart, sassy, and even kinda pretty. For the geek on the go, there's plenty of ways to wire yourself so you're prepared for anything — check out my picks for the gadget "must haves" from CES so far.
The Playsport boasts a two-inch color LCD display and allows you to upload your videos (or stills) right to YouTube or Facebook with its built in USB and software. Sounds familiar, right? The only difference between this and other mini HD camcorders is that this baby can record in up to 10 feet of water. That's right, water. The Playsport comes in three colors (abyss black, wave crash blue, and rush purple), is compatible with both Macs and PCs, and will hit shelves in April for $150.