If James Bond ever needed a video camera–say to tape a surprise birthday party for Blofeld at S.P.E.C.T.R.E. headquarters–then Q would hand him the Elura 2MC from Canon (800/828-4040,
). The size of a wallet, this 14-ounce MiniDV ultra-compact wonder fits in a tuxedo pocket. It has progressive scan recording for improved video quality. A MultiMediaCard slot lets you store top-secret images. Each 8MB card holds 60 high-quality or 105 normal resolution pictures. The 10x optical/40x digital zoom, image stabilizer, and improved low-light recording make reconnaissance missions a breeze. And after a day on Her Majesty’s secret service, everything downloads to a Mac via FireWire. The only thing that’s not small is the Elura 2MC’s price tag–$1,799. So try to return the equipment this time, 007.