Sanyo has launched what it is claiming the world's smallest and lightest HD-ready camcorder.

Measuring 80 x 119 x 36mm and weighing just 235g, the Sanyo HD2 is the latest addition to the company's HD1 and HD1A range and has the added ability to take 7.1 megapixel high-resolution images.

Tech specs include an HDMI terminal docking station so you can view images on the growing numbers of High Definition TVs on the market.

The camera also features a 2.2-inch LCD display that flips out from the camera and rotates up to 285 degrees and a web-use filming mode, which means that footage can be uploaded directly on the Internet without needing to be converted.

Web–SHQ recording mode has been designed specifically to capture video destined for video iPOD and other popular MPEG4 capable personal media players.

For optimal playback on such devices, video is captured at a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and a smooth and natural 30 frames per second video image.