JVC has launched the three new compact Everio camcorders priced between $540-$950: GZ-HM670, GZ-HM690 and GZ-HM450 are quite similar in their design with few common aspects (full HD screen, HDMI port, CMOS sensor, AVCHD format).
Sanyo Electric has announced the Full HD waterproof camcorder in the Xacti series called the DMX-CA100.
Canon updates its camcorders with viewfinders and touchscreens
JVC Japan has announced the JVC Everio GH-HD620 camcorder in Tokyo on December 8, 2009. The company claims that the JVC Everio GH-HD620 camcorder is the world's smallest and lightest camcorder.