Genius G-Shot HD520 Shoots 720P for $US150

Is it bad that I'm not excited about the Genius G-Shot HD520?

Priced at $US150 and available now, the HD520 shoots 11MP stills and 720P (MPEG-4/H.264) video to SDHC up to 8GB. It features face tracking, a 2.5-inch LCD and weighs less than 170 grams. But every halfway decent point and shoot is getting 720P capabilities...and no offence to Genius, but I trust the lenses/CMOSs used by Canon, Sony, Nikon, etc more than this.

The G-Shot's form factor is exciting for about five seconds. Then you realise, it's just technological nostalgia, evoking images of more expensive, once-innovative products. But we don't need a palmcorder to shoot crappy HD anymore. Everything is doing it. [Genius via OhGizmo!]