Vivitar DVR565HD high-def camcorder announced

There's not a huge amount of information available yet on Vivitar's forthcoming SD-card camcorder but we do know it will be launched by the end of April at one of Vivitar's more, er, favourable price points.

The DVR565HD records in H.264/MPEG4 high definition at 720p with a frame rate of 30 frames per second, plays back at 1080i and comes complete with HDMI cable for playback on HD ready TVs.

To be available in silver and black and described as "compact in shape and size" the camcorder has a 3-inch flip out colour display, a rechargeable lithium ion battery and will support SD cards up to 4GB. We'll bring you more when it launches.