If you’re looking for a smaller and cheaper mini HD camcorder than the Flip, have a look at the Venturer HD Camcorder. The Venturer gives you full HD video recording in a package that fits in your hand. It can record 30 FPS at 1920×1080, 1440×1080, 1280×720 resolutions or 60 FPS at 848×480 and video is saved as MPEG4 (H.264 or .mov). It will also take 5 megapixel photos, 8 MP if you don’t mind a bit of interpolation, and has a 3 fps and 5 fps still photo burst mode.
The camera pivots up and down, it records to SD card (up to 8GB), has a microphone and 14MB of internal memory. There’s also a tripod mount, AV and HDMI out and a pair of LED video lights. The battery is good for 2 hours and recharges via USB. It also comes in a rugged outdoor yellow version but I’m pretty sure the Titanium name refers to the colour, not the material. ~US$118.
Introducing The Venturer – High Definition Action Camcorder … Size, performance, versatility: The Venturer has it all. This baby is sure to be a big seller on your eBay store because it can capture HD video and delivers crystal clear 8 MP photos. Swivel the camera head so you can better aim your shot and see the image clearly on the CVMV-DV28’s generous LCD TFT viewscreen. But click on the mode button to toggle to video capture and watch this camcorder really shine