Items tagged with Camcorder

The smart folks at Genius recently kicked off their foray into the camcorder business with the launch of the G-Shot HD575T. The G-Shot is a hybrid high-definition touchscreen optical camcorder with "one of the slimmest" profiles around, the company claims, but despite its comparatively thin stature, it's capable of shooting Full HD 1080p video and snapping up to 16-megapixel still images with software interpolation. It has a 3-inch LTPS touchscreen display that folds in and out as needed, as well as rotates. If you tap the screen before snapping a photo, you can make brightness adjustments with the Auto Exposure feature. Once you've taken the shot, you can rotate pictures with a twist of your... Read more...
Tough? Rugged? Waterproof? Check, check, check. Sony's new Bloggie Sport camera has all of that, and it's trying hard to move on and prove that while FlipVideo is gone, there's still a market for portable, pocket-friendly camcorders. This new one shoots 1080p at 30 frames per second, and it'll capture 5.1 megapixel still shots. It's waterproof, dustproof and shockproof, and there's a 2.7" touchscreen that can be operated underwater. There's 4GB of internal memory (enough for around two hours of video), as well as an HDMI output. No word on price yet, but there's a video below showcasing the features.... Read more...
Wi-Fi in cameras and camcorders? Seems like a pipe dream from just years ago, but more and more it's becoming a reality. JVC has been a company hot-to-trot with Wi-Fi enabled goods, and the new Everio GZ-EX250 is one of four new JVC camcorders with built-in Wi-Fi that allows video clips and still images to be emailed, wireless transfer of files to smartphones, and a range of other functions. The Wi-Fi feature is available on four 2012 Everio camcorders that combine the benefits of a conventional camcorder, such as superior image quality and a powerful zoom, with the communication convenience of a smartphone.  Several unique features are available thanks to the built-in Wi-Fi.  A free... Read more...
4K? That's the buzz here at CES 2012, where a load of television makers were introduction (or at least showcasing) 4KTVs. JVC was on hand to display the "world's first handheld 4K camcorder," which is definitely fairly small given the video capabilities. It can capture, record and play video images at four times the resolution of HDTV. It's powered by JVC's Falconbrid large-scale integration (LSI) chip for high-speed signal processing and a 1/2-inch CMOS imager with 8.3 million active pixels, it delivers real-time 3840×2160 footage at 24p, 50p, or 60p. High resolution 4K still picture imaging has been around for several years in DSLR cameras. Motion video capture with these cameras has... Read more...
What if Sony popped out a new Bloggie camcorder, with Wi-Fi? According to a drop in the FCC, that may be on deck. Pocket camcorders have shipped with Wi-Fi before, and Sony's Bloggie line has seen a great deal of success through the years, and it looks that the next one may be the barnburner that makes us forget about the death of Flip Video. The MHS-TS55, as it's called, could bring 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi to the company's portable HD camcorder line, and while Sony hasn't confirmed it, the FCC's word is as good as gold, usually. The FCC filing also points out an HDMI output, and it's expected to also have 1080p video capture, built-in USB and a "low" price point. The perfect stocking stuffer? Only... Read more...
Is this the Frankencam? Perhaps! JVC's new GC-PX10 is half video camera, half still shooter, and it's certainly one of the strangest hybrid cameras of any kind that we've ever seen. The company's marketing this as a camera that can offer pro-level performance and features, but in a semi-compact body. It shoots 12MP stills, 36Mbps progressive Full HD video, as well as super-slow motion. Sounds like an ideal all-in-one, really. At the heart of the GC-PX10 is JVC’s new FALCONBRID high speed imaging engine, first seen in JVC’s Full HD 3D camcorder, the GS-TD1. FALCONBRID is a single-chip technology with the processing power to allow the GC-PX10 to record Full HD progressive video at 36Mbps... Read more...
For every gem you find on YouTube, there are at least a dozen crappy videos recorded in standard definition. It's not YouTube's fault -- the Google owned video sharing site came into existence before affordable hand-held camcorders capable of shooting HD videos emerged. But as long as companies like Toshiba keep releasing high-tech gear at low-tech prices, we expect to see higher quality videos posted online. Take Toshiba's newly introduced Camileo P100 and B10 camcorders, for example. As the more expensive of the two, the P100 will only set rookie directors back $180 (MSRP), yet it offers Full HD 1080p recording, a 5x optical zoom, and a 16MP photo resolution. It also sports a swiveling 3-inch... Read more...
Would you ever consider wearing a camcorder? Maybe? Yes? If so, Looxcie has a new option, the Looxcie 2 wearable camcorder, It's rocking a newer, more compact form, weighing 20% less than the original, and is nearly half the size of the first one will maintaining full battery capacity and all video capture and social media sharing features.  New attachment accessories provide users with a variety of ways to wear and use Looxcie 2: snugly over the ear, on helmets, caps and more. It ships in two configurations: up to 10 hours of video storage and up to 5 hours of video storage, available for $199 and $179. The companion Looxcie smartphone apps can be downloaded for free from the Android's... Read more...
Tachyon has been battling with GoPro and numerous others in the head-mounted camera game, which has suddenly become a lot more popular in the world's of extreme sports. Now, the company is introducing two more cameras, the world's smallest and lightest SD and HD helmet cameras. The Tachyon OPS and OPS HD are slated to be available this summer, and the company reportedly designed these from the ground-up. The OPS weights one ounch, and measures just 0.95" in width/height, as well as 2.252" in length. The HD version is just a small bit larger. Each one has an eight-way mounting system, and it can face forward or backward towards the user. As with Tachyon's prior players, these also have one-button... Read more...
Now that Flip Video is out, other companies are swooping in to take over where Cisco left off. If you're still in the market for a new pocket camcorder, Sony has an interesting new option up for sale: the Bloggie 3D. Though announced already, the 3D-enabled device has just gone on sale in recent days, giving those in the U.S. the opportunity to capture 3D content with a device that's hardly larger than the palm of one's hand. The Bloggie 3D runs $249.99, and that gets you a 2.4" 3D display and of course, the 3D recording capabilities. But here's what we want to know: is 3D seriously hanging around, and do you seriously need one after buying that EVO 3D?... Read more...
Flip Video may be over and done with, but there are plenty of options out there for those who still believe in the form factor. Samsung Electronics has one of those alternatives, as the "multi-proof" W200 pocket cam seeks to bring Full HD video filming to those who just need a camcorder in their front pocket. It features a 5MP BSI CMOS sensor, an f2.2 lens, a rugged shell and the ability to capture video underwater. The W200’s anti-water drop coating also means that the LCD screen will stay free of condensation, even in damp conditions, so you can film without wiping the screen. The lens also features anti-fog coating that lets steam disperse so you always have clear, blur-free videos and... Read more...
Toshiba launched its new waterproof CAMILEO BW10 camcorder. This pocket-sized HD camcorder offers full 1080p HD recording capabilities with a 10x digital zoom and is waterproof up to six and a half feet under water. Other features include a 2-inch LCD screen and a lightweight design that weighs just 3.5 ounces. The camcorder is also capable of capturing 5 megapixel still images. The CAMILEO BW10 features a rubberized coating and is available in silver and yellow. Toshiba Unveils Waterproof CAMILEO BW10 HD Digital Camcorder Compact Camcorder Can Withstand Water, Dirt, Snow and More While Delivering HD Quality Video and Pictures IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Toshiba’s Digital Products... Read more...
3D has clearly taken the consumer electronics universe by storm, and while the jury is still out on whether or not it's a fad that'll become a lasting trend, there's no question that companies are jumping onboard the bandwagon. GoPro is no different; they're best known for creating head-mountable cameras, and now they're adding something special to their popular 1080p camera headset: 3D! The 3D HERO system is an add-on module for existing 1080p HD owners, where they can strap two 1080p HD HERO cameras together to form a single 1080p 3D camera. The company claims that this setup makes the smallest and least expensive 1080p 3D camera, and we can't really argue that. It's also waterproof up to 180... Read more...
The 3D boom is shaking the entire consumer electronics universe. First it was TVs, now it's gaming, and soon it'll be cameras and camcorders everywhere. JVC is claiming a world's first this week with the shipment of the GS-TD1, which is described as the planet's first Full HD 3D consumer camcorder. It uses two camera lenses and two imaging sensors (one for each lens) to capture three-dimensional images in the same way that human eyes work. The camcorder definitely looks strange compared to a conventional 2D camcorder, but it's not exactly huge. Definitely not the "shouldercam" your mother used to carry to Disney World. Video captured on this rig can be viewed on any 3DTV, and it also shoots video... Read more...
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 is supported within OS X. It's hard to say how many people will jump ship from their existing... 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, but it's small enough to be carried around by the aspiring videographer. It also handles native 1080/24p... 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 8-inch display. With the frame, you can show off 3D photos and videos without the need for special... 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 last up to 12 hours on power-saving mode. The device is equipped with a built-in microphone, 128MB... 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 960 is an entry level version of the original 1080p HD HERO, sharing the same cutting edge video and... 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, expanded product personalization options, and more ways to share video using pre-loaded FlipShare... 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 recording. It ships in a nice two-tone color scheme, with a rear LCD and a few primary buttons:... 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 again, we're sure there is an off-button on here somewhere for those more intimate moments. According... Read more...
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