Hitachi and Seagate are announcing CompactFlash-size hard drives with larger capacity.These drives fit the CF Type II slots found in some prosumer and professional cameras, such as the Canon S1iS.
From Seagate comes 2.5GB and 5GB drives, which will be available for purchase in February.
To spoil Seagate's announcement, Hitachi says its new MicroDrives are 20% smaller and will be available in 8GB and 10GB capacities -- although these are more likely to find their way into MP3 players, rather than cameras.
In related news, Toshiba plans to ship digital video and digital still cameras that use its own design of 0.85" and 1.8" hard drives. The only other details are that they are called Gigashot, and will use MPEG-4 compression.
These and other news can be read at MobileMag.com.