DivX snapper thinks it's a camcorder

These days dizzying megapixel heights set our pulses racing about as much as battery-life claims. Restoring our confidence in boffin-kind, the develop

These days dizzying megapixel heights set our pulses racing about as much as battery-life claims. Restoring our confidence in boffin-kind, the developers at Casio have come up with a measly 7.2megapixel snapper that packs a hidden ability; widescreen DivX video.Out shooting all other camcorder pretenders the S770D actually has the ability to actually capture decent video. Employing the same movie-squashing technology that allows DVD-quality films to be shoehorned onto standard CD-ROMs it can store up to an hour of Spielberg-approaching 16:9 footage on a single gigabyte memory card.And, what with being a camera and all, it'll take decent photos - unlike the rubbish still your camcorder manages.

Essentials

Casio S770D Price: £TBA On sale: TBA Contact: Casio Related stories: BenQ belatedly joins 10MP camera tussle Olympus snapper sworn into 10MP gang