The internal large capacity hard disk drive stores over 7 hours (30GB model) of DVD-movie quality video or over 37 hours in Economy mode. And no matter which image size you choose, you can shoot nearly 10,000 stills with plenty of space left for your videos.
Compact and Light Weight Design With a 1.8" hard disk drive built-in, its lightweight compactness is not constrained by the size of videocassette or disc media, nor does it require a space-consuming loading mechanism. That's why most Everio models are able to weigh-in at less than 1 pound including battery.
The integrated MPEG-2 encoder features circuitry that reduces the block noise and mosquito noise that can occur with digital video recording formats. It's assurance that all of those Gigabytes of video and photos you shoot will offer the best picture quality available for each recording mode.
MPEG-2 DVD Movie Quality Video Using high quality MPEG-2 data compression, you can record DVD-Movie quality video. A new buffer accommodates suddenly moving objects. As well, the "turbo" variable bit rate system maintains a high average close to 8.5 Mbps, but increases sharply for dynamically moving scenes.
All Everio models also have a slot for SD Memory Card so you can store videos and stills on this commonly available memory card. SDHC Memory Card is also supported for higher capacity and higher speed.