January 6, 2005 Toshiba has announced the introduction of the gigashot digital camcorders. Part of the company's gigastyle family of products, gigashot camcorders, like the gigabeat digital audio players, are hard drive based models. With large capacity (30 GB or 60 GB) hard drives built in, the cameras offer 'media-free' functionality and massive storage capability - for example, up to 13 hours of high quality 9.6 Mbps recording is possible using the 60GB model at its highest quality setting. The gigashot camcorders combine a high quality video camera with a still camera, all-in-one easy to use package. With the capability of snapping digital photos while continuing to shoot video, gigashot makes it exceedingly simple to catch those special moments in either still images or video.