Items tagged with Camcorder

The pocket camcorder segment has definitely calmed down somewhat. Flip Video had a good thing going, and now Sony, Samsung and numerous others have joined in. Sony's most recent addition is the Bloggie Touch, and while the specifications set is quite impressive, one thing has bee a chink in its armor for OS X lovers: no Mac support. That's changing this week, as Sony has finally unveiled Mac compatibility for this camcorder. Of course, you could always pull the video from your Bloggie Touch and edit with iMovie or any other Mac-friendly editing application, but now, the Bloggie Touch Software itself... Read more...
This is a pretty sizable camcorder, but not nearly as large as some of the camcorders from year's past. And considering what kind of technology is within this unit, it's pretty microscopic. Panasonic's AG-AF100 is a Micro Four Thirds video camera. It's one of the few MFT devices that is tailored for video rather than still photography, and while it has taken some time to come to fruition, Panasonic's shipping lines are finally rolling on it. It's listed at $4,995, and offers a 4/3" sensor with a professional-grade enclosure. The full HD 1080/720 production camera is designed to handle pro jobs,... Read more...
ViewSonic is working to help you create, view, and share 3D and 2D content with the introduction of four new media devices including a camcorder, photo frame, camcorder projector, and digital photo copier. The new 3DV5 Pocket 3D HD Camcorder lets you capture 3D 720p HD and standard 2D videos. The 3DV5 comes with a pair of red/cyan glasses so you'll be able to view the content instantly on a standard PC or notebook. The content can also be viewed on NVIDIA 3D monitors with NVIDIA’s 3D Vision Kit and on 3D HDTVs with the appropriate glasses. The 3DPF8 3D Multimedia Digital Photo Frame has an... Read more...
CamBall has introduced what it claims is the world's smallest personal video recorder. It is the size, and shape, of a golf ball. That means it can be hidden under the palm of a typical adult. The device records in 320 x 240 resolution at 25 fps and the company offers three add-on packs to outfit it for specific uses: spying, sports and -- for some mind boggling reason -- driving. The basic unit, the CamBall SG-30, costs about $150 while the SG-31 is $200, and includes motion-activation -- a good idea for spying, as the battery will be tapped out in about 2.5 hours of continual recording, but will... Read more...
If you've ever wanted to be on the X-Games, or at least record yourself as you went for your latest trick, this is probably worth paying attention to. GoPro, which is known for making helmet cams, has just introduced their latest version: the Wearable HD Hero 960. It's a head-worn camera that captures the action ahead of you in high definition, with this one being marked as an entry-level unit. The company claims that it can handle just about anything. Skiing, motorsports, jumping from airplanes, etc. You can attach it to your helmet, body, head or coat; pretty much anywhere, really. The HD HERO... Read more...
Recently, Cisco's Flip Video brand (previously owned by Pure Digital) has been seeing a lot of competition. Early on, the brand had no competition, and they were running away with an entire sector in the industry. It didn't take long for companies like HP, Sony and Toshiba to catch on, and now Flip Video is being forced by others to continually innovate if they wish to maintain their edge in the world of pocket camcorders. And that's exactly what they're doing. This week Cisco has revealed an all-new UltraHD and MinoHD, both of which have HD video capture capabilities, hardware-based image stabilization,... Read more...
HP is definitely more well known for their netbooks, notebooks and all-in-one PCs, but when the world needs more camcorders, why not join in, right? Just as we have witnessed in the tablet sector, the pocket camcorder craze has exploded, leaving tons of companies following the path created by Pure Digital's Flip Video line. The new V5020u is a brand new 1080p pocket camcorder that does essentially the same thing as the other contenders. It's designed to be extremely small and portable, making it easy to lug around and have on you for those unexpected moments when life throws something at you worth... Read more...
We live in a world connected by social networking, but if you thought Facebook and Twitter were already overboard enough, you'll probably be horrified by this. But honestly, it's a pretty nifty idea, or a novel one at least. The Looxie wearable camcorder and social sharing system is the first wearable Bluetooth device designed to share more than just 140 characters of your day at a time. With this device, which is described as an "easy-to-wear camcorder that videos everything the user sees," users can constantly video everything that they see. It's "always on," which is a little scary, but then... Read more...
Micro Four Thirds has been skyrocketing in popularity over the past year. People have been clamoring for a better alternative between a full-on DSLR and a pocket camera, and the Micro Four Thirds / interchangeable lens category seems to be the exact cure that the doctor ordered. But why keep it contained to cameras? Sony has already announced a camcorder that supports interchangeable lenses, and now Panasonic seems to be ready to compete. The company just introduced their new AF105/AF100, which is the world's first Micro Four Thirds camcorder. Olympus and Panasonic jointed developed the MFT technology,... Read more...
Not everyone needs a full-size camcorder; for many, a pocket camcorder is plenty. In fact, the market has exploded since Pure Digital introduced the Flip Video line, and nearly everyone has been looking to grab some of that market share. Toshiba, too. The company has just issued two new Full HD CAMILEO camcorders, the P20 and S30. Both record in H.264 and capture up to 1080p resolution, and they both have new 3" touch panels on the rear with a revamped user interface. The P20 offers a 5MP sensor, while the S30 has an 8MP sensor -- that's the main difference between the pair. These two will be available... Read more...
Generally there has been one major problem with professional cameras and camcorders: they were huge. If you wanted mega performance, you had to deal with a mega huge body. But thanks to innovations at the smallest levels of technology, that's beginning to change. DSLR-like image quality is slowly coming to smaller Micro Four Thirds cameras, and now Canon is offering professional-level video capture quality in some of their smallest camcorders yet. The new XF105 and XF100 are the company's smallest pro camcorders, with both utilizing the XF codec in the XF305 and XF300. If you aren't familiar with... Read more...
Sony added to its pocket video camera offerings by announcing the new Bloggie Touch (MHS-TS20 and MHS-TS10). These new cameras are capable of capturing 1920x1080p high definition MP4 video and 12.8-megapixel photos. The difference between the two models is embedded memory, with 8GB (MHS-TS20) or 4GB (MHS-TS10) options. The cameras can store approximately four hours of HD movie recording. The Bloggie Touch features a 3-inch capacitive touch screen as well as “touch and flick” recording controls and three simplified buttons for control. Sony’s Bloggie Touch cameras come with a F2.8... Read more...
At this point, it's becoming difficult to keep track of all of the pocket camcorder options out there. The trend that Pure Digital started with the Flip Video is still going strong, and JVC has just debuted the PICSIO GC-WP10 and GC-FM2 in order to join the crowds. Both of these units are highly similar, arriving in a few color options and easily slipping into a coat or pant pocket. These also record Full HD (1080p) content, with the main difference being the waterproof casing that wraps around the GC-WP10. Both camcorders offer a 4x digital zoom, support for 5MP still photos and four different... Read more...
And just like that, the Flip Video craze continues. Pure Digital was once the only major company out there producing these pocket-friendly camcorders, but now a slew of other outfits have joined in. And Kodak's obviously not keen on missing the bandwagon. Following the release of their M590 camera comes the PLAYTOUCH, a new pocket camcorder capable of shooting 1080p video. The camera itself is quite small and sleek, and it offers a 3" touch screen on the rear, on-camera editing features, a 5MP camera for taking still shots, a built-in USB arm, Smart Face tracking, external stereo speakers, an HDMI... Read more...
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