A direct competitor to the Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2, the Canon PowerShot TX1 is a compact camcorder that records 720p HD content at 30fps and can take still photos at 7.1 megapixels. It does all this, while being maintaining a very compact size at 3.5 x 2.4 x 1.1 in, weighing 0.58 lbs (262 g), and only costing $500. Early reviews of the TX1 have raised questions concerning the awkwardness of the ergonomics, and mediocrity of the image quality.
The PowerShot TX1 records its content on removable flash media supporting SD, the newer high-density SDHC, MultiMedia and MMCPlus memory cards. Out of the box, it includes a 32 MB MMCPlus memory card. With SDHC you can upgrade your capacity in the range from 4GB to 32GB. Here is a summary of the data rates for the various recording modes:
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The PowerShot TX1 includes optical image stabilization, and makes use of the DIGIC III chip to improve image quality, speed up response times, and improve energy efficiency resulting in longer battery life. Released April, 2007.