The new Barbie Video Girl doll from Mattel, which is currently only available in the UK on import, is actually a fully operational digital camcorder in the body of the eponymous doll. It has a tiny LCD screen on the back, a lens on the front (just above her, ahem, bosom), and a USB port to download the clips to a computer.

It features 256MB of storage space, which is enough to hold about 30 minutes of SD footage, and runs on two AA batteries, slotted in the thigh of each leg.

Barbie Video Girl is available in the States for $50, but is fetching anywhere up to £70 in the UK at present.

The Canon 7D, however, was £1700 on launch (now around £1200 for the body only), and can shoot 1080p video. Therefore, you'd definitely expect it to be, not just streets, but universes ahead of Barbie and her boobcorder...

Film maker Brandon Bloch, though, comes up with some surprising results when he tests them head to head. - learn about it / talk about it / deal with it At parents can find all the advice they will need to keep their children safe online. Designed specifically for parents, the site offers a wealth of up-to-date, unbiased information and advice about how to deal with online safety. Parents can learn about the latest issues and technologies, get great tips on how to talk about online safety with their children and get the best advice on dealing with issues and taking action. Created with experts, Internet Matters provides detailed information, but also signposts to best-in-class resources from individual expert organisations. Our goal is to ensure parents can always access the information that they need, in a format that is clear and concise.