3M has created a hybrid camcorder and projector that allows you to shoot 720p video footage and then show off the results to your friends by projector it on to a convenient wall. The £299 pocket-sized gadget is now onsale in the UK

Part camcorder, part projector, this dual-function camcorder and projector aims to do for the pico projector market with the Flip camcorder did for flash-storage video capture in its time. The CP45 is a lightweight 190g, can take 5Mp photos and snag 720p video footage, both of which can be previewed and reviewed on the gadget’s 2.4in QVGA LCD. A LCoS light sensor makes the most of the available light, while the DLP projector displays images at 800x600-pixel resolution in a 4:3 aspect ratio.

It is being sold through online retailers including Amazon.co.uk.