OK OK, I know this has been discussed at length before, but reading about new sony digital cameras today got me thinking about this issue again. What's interesting about the new sonys is that they let you take 640 x 480 video at 16fps, which is quite ground-breaking for digital cameras. The catch is that the length of the movies are limited by the size of the memory stick, 21 minutes at 512MB. This problem, of course, could be greatly mitigated by putting in a hard drive, 200 minutes for 5 gb. So this got me thinking that Apple should partner with Sony (or some other camera developer) to design a "picture iPod": 5 mp stills, 640 x 480 video at 16 fps, 10 gig HD, and firewire. It could be even better if they could beef up the buffer so that you get higher resolution or higher fps for the video. Apple could also use mpeg4 (instead mpeg1) for the video.