1. Prime Time for Pocket Camcorders
Not only did major manufacturers such as Sony and Panasonic introduce their first pocketable video rivals to the Flip Mino HD and Flip Mino at CES 2009, but other big name companies upped the ante with their next-generation pocket camcorders. For example, RCA announced its latest model, the slender 720p high-def Small Wonder EZ209HD. But the weather-resistant, 720p high-def-recording Kodak Zx1 (shown above) may be the new mini-camcorder to beat, especially if it lives up to the performance of its Zi6 predecessor.