Another Flash Cam … For $200?

The NISIS Pocket DV4 is another entry into the burgoening class of flash-memory camcorders. While not as slick as the Panasonic or the Sanyo, the NISIS measures 4.2″ x 2.7″ x 1.6″, so it’s just about as small. It’s not as good at taking pictures though, since it’s just a 2 megapixel camera (or up to 4 mp “with firmware interpolation”). The motion video is better res than most, but captures at just 10 frames per second at full 640×480 resolution, or up to 20 fps at a lower res. Upsides include the ability to use it as an MP3 player and webcam, but the major downside appears to be the limit on the size of the SD card it accepts — just 256 megs, which means an absolute limit of about 20 minutes of high-quality video. And it only has 16 megs internal RAM. The price is reported to be around $200, and they snapped ’em up at Comdex last week according to TechTV.