Category: Digital Video Cameras
Thursday, January 12, 2012
A quick tour of Canon’s CES 2012 stand.
We’ve already covered Canon’s new camera products for CES - the PowerShot G1 X and the IXUS 500 HS and IXUS 125 HS - so here’s a short but sweet tour of Canon’s mid-sized stand to give you an idea of what else Canon are showing.
Take a closer look at the Canon CES booth in our photo gallery.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The JVC GY-HMQ10 is billed as the world’s first hand-held 4K camcorder, which records 24p/50p/60p video at a resolution of 3840x2160 pixels. JVC’s exclusive Falconbrid LSI processing takes raw image data from the device’s 8.3-megapixel CMOS sensor and demosaics it in real time, meaning that it can output 4K footage to a monitor or projection system with virtually no latency. This capability opens up applications in cinematography, medical microscopy, telepresence, specialized observation / surveillance, and live wide-view event coverage, the company says. Using MPEG-4 technology and a variable bit rate H.264 codec operating at up to 144 Mbps, the GY-HMQ10 records up to two hours of 4K video to SDHC or SDXC memory cards. Available from March, the JVC GY-HMQ10 carries an MSRP of $4,995.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
A detailed hands-on look at all of Sony’s new CES compact cameras.
Sony have been relatively quiet on the camera front here at CES, just unveiling the Cyber-shot W630, W620, W610, and the slightly more interesting Sony Bloggie Live and Sport. It’s a good thing they had Will Smith on hand to make yesterday’s press conference more interesting…
Take a close-up look at the five new cameras in our extensive photo gallery.
A detailed hands-on look at all of Samsung’s new CES compact cameras.
It’s all about Wi-Fi for Samsung cameras at CES, with four new models - the WB850F, WB150F, ST200F, and DV300F - sporting the “F” moniker which denotes wireless connectivity. We were shown a pretty slick demo of the DV300F being controlled remotely by a Samsung smartphone, something that all four models will be capable of out-of-the-box.
In addition to wi-fi, the hero WB850F camera sports a 21x lens, 16 megapixels and GPS tracking, placing it firmly in the advanced travel-zoom catgeory and taking on the likes of the Panasonic DMC-TZ20.
Completing Samsung’s CES lineup are the ST77 and ST66 entry-level compacts and the HMX-W300 all-action camcorder.
Take a close-up look at all the Samsung CES 2012 cameras in our extensive photo gallery.
Update: We’ve added some photos of camera section of the massive Samsung stand, which very much focuses on the sharing and connectivity aspects of the new wifi-enabled line-up.
A detailed hands-on look at Kodak’s new CES compact cameras.
Despite their financial woes, Kodak unveiled two interesting products at CES, both of which have sharing at their core.
The M750 Easyshare Wireless is a traditional compact with a 16-megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom, 3” capacitive touchscreen and built-in Wi-Fi.
The delightfully named Playfull Dual combines a 1080p/60 fps HD video camera with a 12 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor. It also has an external microphone jack, built-in Xenon flash, and Share Button for easy upload to Facebook, YouTube, Kodak Gallery, email and more.
Take a close-up look at the two new cameras in our extensive photo gallery.
The Sony Bloggie Live pocket camcorder can capture full HD video with stereo sound, 12.8 megapixel stills, and offers live streaming via built-in Wi-Fi capability. The device camera works with any Wi-Fi hotspot including mobile hotspot services from leading wireless carriers, and is able to directly upload content to sites like Facebook, YouTube, and PlayMemories Online, a network service by Sony. For those who want to share right away, Bloggie Live cameras can stream your moments in real-time in collaboration with Qik Video, a mobile video sharing service from Skype. Once live streaming begins, friends and family can view the video instantly on a computer, smartphone or tablet no matter how far away they are. The Bloggie Live camera has 8GB of internal memory, and is available now for approximately $250.
The Sony Bloggie Sport is a tough pocket camcorder that shoots Full HD videos and 5-megapixel stills. Water-, shock- and dustproof, the new Bloggie Sport features four gigabytes of internal memory and a 2.7-inch touch-sensitive screen that can be operated underwater. The camcorder has a built-in USB arm that allows users to easily upload their videos and stills to a computer and charge the device’s built-in battery. Additionally, an HDMI port connects Bloggie Sport to your HDTV for a big-screen view of your photos and videos. The Sony Bloggie Sport will be available from March 2012.
Monday, January 9, 2012
Canon today unveiled its updated entry-level range of Full HD Legria camcorders with the launch of the new Legria HF R38, Legria HF R36 and Legria HF R306. The Canon Legria HF R38 is a Wi-Fi enabled model with MP4 support, 51x “advanced” zoom, a 3” touch-sensitive screen and 32 gigabytes of internal memory in addition to an SDXC memory card slot. The Canon Legria HF R36 is a very similar camcorder except for the size of its built-in memory (8GB). Both models offer intelligent optical image stabilisation, a Smart Auto mode that can recognise up to 38 different scenes and shooting situations, Face Detection, Touch Decoration, and Cinema-look filters. The least expensive model in the line-up, the Canon Legria HF R306, lacks the Wi-Fi connectivity and on-board memory of its higher priced siblings but offers and otherwise identical feature set.
Canon has updated its Legria HF M-series with the addition of the new Legria HF M52 (pictured), Legria HF M56 and Legria HF M506 Full HD AVCHD camcorders. Each one of these models comes equipped with an advanced Canon HD CMOS Pro sensor, a 10x zoom lens with an iris diaphragm, intelligent optical image stabilisation, “instant” AF, audio scene selector, a 3” touchscreen. SDXC support and a range of creative cinematic features. The Canon Legria HF M52 and the Canon Legria HF M56 also feature wireless connectivity and on-board memory (32GB for the HF M52 and 8GB for the HF M56). The Canon Legria HF M506 is a cheaper model that nonetheless has all the major features of its more expensive stable-mates, sans the built-in memory and Wi-Fi.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Concord Keystone has just introduced its Easy Shot Clip HD Diving Kit, a small, 720p HD video camera and underwater housing that’s waterproof down to a depth of 100ft / 30m. The kit also includes a 360? rotating mounting clip, a 4GB microSD Card, a USB cable, and an adjustable wrist strap. The Easy Shot Clip HD Diving Kit can be yours for $129.99.
Friday, November 4, 2011
RED Digital Cinema has officially released the Scarlet-X, a professional-grade hybrid digital stills and video camera that takes interchangeable lenses. Featuring a “Mysterium-X” Super 35 sensor, the Scarlet-X is a relatively compact, modular camera that can record true 4K video at 1-30fps and also allows users to simultaneously capture motion footage and still content. As a stills camera, the Scarlet-X can take 13.8-megapixel photographs with an aspect ratio of 19:10, at frame rates of up to 12fps. The camera comes standard with a Canon EF or PL mount, which can be swapped easily using Scarlet-X’s interchangeable lens mount system. In addition Panavision, Anamorphic, and Nikon lenses are also compatible with the camera. The EF-mount version (pictured, with an aluminium lens mount) will be available for $9,750 (if ordered before 31st December), while the PL variant - featuring a titanium mount - will be $1,500 dearer. Availability is slated for 17th November for the PL-mount model and 1st December for the Canon version.
The Canon EOS C300 is an all-new interchangeable-lens digital video camera equipped with a newly developed Super 35 mm-equivalent 8.29-megapixel CMOS sensor. The sensor reads Full HD video signals for each of the three RGB primary colours, decreasing the incidence of moiré while realising high resolution with 1,000 horizontal TV lines.Supported by a heightened signal read-out speed, the CMOS sensor reduces rolling shutter skews, and employs 4:2:2 colour sampling for high-resolution performance that minimises the appearance of “jaggies” at chroma edges. In addition to frame rates of 59.41i, 50.00i, 29.97P, 25.00P and 23.98P, the EOS C300 features a 24.00p mode, matching the 24 frame-per-second frame rate of traditional motion picture cameras. The Canon EOS C300 comes in two versions, an EF-mount model compatible with Canon’s current line-up of interchangeable EF lenses for EOS single-lens reflex cameras and new EF Cinema Lens line-up (available from January); and the EOS C300 PL Digital Video Camcorder, with a PL lens mount for use with industry-standard PL lenses (slated for a March release). The list price of the EOS C300 - in either mount - is $20,000. UK pricing to be confirmed.
Canon has launched the Cinema EOS System, a new professional digital cinematography system that spans the lens, digital video camcorder and digital SLR camera product categories. The system currently comprises seven new 4K EF Cinema Lenses — four zoom lenses and three single-focal-length models —, an interchangeable-lens digital video camcorder called the Canon EOS C300 and equipped with a Super 35-mm-equivalent CMOS sensor, and a new digital SLR camera currently under development that features a 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor supporting the recording of 4K video. The Canon EOS C300 will also be available with a PL mount.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Delkin has launched the WingmanHD Waterproof 3-Ounce Action Camera, which is billed as the lightest action camera in the world. Equipped with a 150-degree ultra-wideangle lens, 1.5-inch LCD screen and a universal mounting system, the camera captures 8-megapixel stills and 1080p Full HD videos. Sharing and recharging is easy courtesy of built in built-in HDMI, composite A/V and USB ports. Each Delkin WingmanHD Camera includes an impact resistant waterproof case that can be submerged down to 30 meters, an 8GB microSD memory card, a rechargeable battery that provides 2.5 hours of recording time, a helmet mount, vented helmet mount and handlebar mount, a wall and auto charger, a power and data USB cable, a component cable, a wrist strap and a User Guide. The kit is available for immediate purchase through licenced Delkin retailers for $249.99.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
3M has announced the 3M Camcorder Projector CP45, a hybrid mobile projector and digital camera that captures 5-megapixel stills, as well as HD videos, at the touch of a button. Measuring 4.9”L x 24”W x .94”H and weighing 6.7oz, it is small and light enough to fit in a pocket or hand bag. It is also powerful and bright enough to project up to 65-inch images instantly on virtually any flat surface. Featuring two gigabytes of internal storage and a microSD memory card slot, the Camcorder Projector CP45 also boasts a built-in microphone and speaker.Available now, 3M’s Camcorder Projector CP45 carries a recommended retail price of £299.99.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
GoPro has just released its new wearable and gear-mountable HD HERO2 camera, which is capable of capturing 11-megapixel stills and 1080p Full HD.videos. Featuring a totally redesigned wide-angle lens, an innovative mounting system and a new processor that delivers twice the processing power of its predecessor, the GoPro HD HERO2 can capture full-resolution still photographs at 10fps. Additionally, with the arrival of GoPro’s new Wi-Fi BacPac and Wi-Fi Remote products slated for release this winter, the HD HERO2 will enable video remote control via the Wi-Fi Remote, smartphones, tablets and computers as well as enabling live video broadcast from anywhere there is Wi-Fi or a mobile hotspot. The GoPro HD HERO2 is available now for $299.99.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Canon today announced further details about the Pro Solutions show held on 25th and 26th October 2011 at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London. This year the show will feature a live professional film set hosted by digital cinematographer Phillip Bloom and remote location filmmaker and photographer Phil Coates. The live demonstrations will feature Canon’s latest XF range of professional camcorders, Canon broadcast lenses and EOS DSLR cameras. Additionally, the show will feature a large-scale panorama of London shot on the EOS 5D Mark II with an EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens using a GigaPan Epic Pro moving head. The seminar schedule has also been finalised, and can be found at the website below.
Monday, October 10, 2011
The Kodak Playfull Waterproof is Kodak’s latest waterproof digital video camera. Combining pocketability with ruggedness, the Kodak Playfull Waterproof shoots 720p HD video, has a built-in USB arm for easy file transfer to a computer, can withstand a drop from a height of 1.5m, and is waterproof down to a depth of 3m. It also boasts a 2” display with LCD Glare Shield feature, an SD memory card slot that’s compatible with SDHC cards, and an HDMI port. Available in black or white for £79.99 MSRP, the Kodak Playfull Waterproof will go on sale on 1st November.
JVC has revealed the MSRP of its GC-PX10 hybrid digital camera. Announced in September, the JVC GC-PX10 takes 12-megapixel stills and 1080p full HD video sampled at 36Mbps. Featuring 32 gigabytes of built-in flash memory plus a slot for SDXC/SDHC/SD cards, the JVC GC-PX10 can even shoot stills and video simultaneously. Other highlights include 300fps slow-motion movie capture at VGA resolution, 10x optical zoom with optical image stabilisation, a 3” tiltable touch-sensitive screen, time-lapse recording and a top sensitivity setting of ISO 6400. The JVC GC-PX10 carries an MSRP of $899.95.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Toshiba today introduced a trio of Full HD camcorders. The Toshiba X416 ($319.99) is a top-of-the line CAMILEO camcorder that offers 23x optical zoom, electronic image stabilisation, 16GB of built-in memory and SDXC memory card support. The Toshiba CAMILEO X400 ($279.99) offers a similar feature set sans the 16GB on-board storage. Both camcorders come equipped with a 5-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor that’s also capable of capturing stills. The third model, called the Toshiba CAMILEO X200 ($229.99, pictured), offers 12x optical zoom, an 8-megapixel CMOS sensor, 128MB of built-in memory and SDXC support. The CAMILEO X400 and X200 camcorders are now available for purchase, while the X416 will be available starting on 10 October 2011.