Jeez – these camcorders are getting smaller. We saw one the other day the size of a chewing gum pack. These new Toshiba’s aren’t quite down to that scale, but they’re getting there.Newly announced, the A100F is the world’s smallest hard-disk camcorder that’ll shoot in Full HD – that’s 1080i at full 1920×1080 resolution – a territory previously dominated by the bulkier Sony HDR-SR8E and JVC GZ-HD7.With a 100GB hard drive bolted on it can’t quite compete with Panasonic’s SD-card swallowing SD5 that keeps the same length but shaves over a centimetre off the height and width, but it’s still plenty small.There’s money to be saved by opting for the 40GB A40F or there’s the budget and slightly bulkier K-series cam that comes in 80GB and 40GB guises and shoots 720p.EssentialsToshiba Gigashot A40F, A100F, K40H, K80HPrice: £TBA (¥158000, ¥188000, ¥108000, ¥128000 in Japan)On sale: TBA (October in Japan) Contact: ToshibaRelated stories:Sanyo’s full-HD Xacti cam shoots to killCanon’s HG10 disk cam blasts out Full HDPanny’s true HD cams shoot for Europe
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