Category: Digital Video Cameras
Friday, September 21, 2012
Want to see exactly what the new Sony Action Cam HDR-AS10 and Action Cam HDR-AS15 look like in the flesh? We have compiled a hands-on gallery for your perusal.
Want to see exactly what the new Polaroid action cameras look like in the flesh? We have compiled a hands-on gallery for your perusal.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Polaroid has launched a new line of HD action cameras. The Polaroid XS7 comes with a 2” screen and a case that’s waterproof down to a depth of 10 metres. The Polaroid XS20 features 8 built-in LED lights and waterproof to 20m. Finally, the range-topping Polaroid XS100 sports a shock-proof exterior, “distortion-free” ultra-wide lens, adjustable frame rates, dual file recording and waterproofing down to 10 metres. The first two cameras record video at 720p resolution, while the XS100 offers Full HD capture. The Polaroid XS sports cameras have suggested retail prices of $69.99, $99.99 and $199.99, respectively. Cameras are currently available for pre-order and will hit the shelves at Polaroid retailers in mid-October.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The Sony NEX-VG900 is the first Handycam with a 35mm full-frame sensor. The VG900 has a 24.3 megapixel Exmor full-frame CMOS sensor, Full HD 50p/25p/24p progressive movie recording, XGA OLED Tru-Finder, 3 inch XtraFine touch panel LCD and is compatible with full-frame A-mount lenses via a supplied adaptor. The Sony NEX-VG900 will be available in November for around £3000 / $3,300.
The NEX-VG30 has a 16.1 Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and can shoot Full HD video footage at either 50p, 25p or 24p. Available in December, the Sony VG30 costs $1800 body-only or $2700 with the new E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS Power Zoom lens.
Sony have launched no less than 10 new digital imaging products today, including three 35mm full-frame cameras. They are the:
- NEX-6, A99, DSC-RX1 cameras
- NEX-VG900, NEX-VG30 camcorders
- 10-18mm, 16-50mm Power Zoom, 35mm f1.8 (all E-mount), 300mm f2.8, Planar T 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM full-frame lenses
Friday, September 7, 2012
Blackmagic Design today announced a second model in the Blackmagic Cinema Camera range, featuring a Micro Four Thirds (MFT) lens mount. The new Blackmagic Cinema Camera MFT model supports every Micro Four Thirds lens with manual iris and focus, and is also easily adapted to other lens mounts such as PL via third party adapters. The main features of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera include 13 stops of dynamic range; a refrigerated 2.5K sensor; a built in SSD recorder that has the bandwidth to capture open standard CinemaDNG RAW, Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD files; a built-in capacitive touchscreen for direct metadata entry; standard jack audio connections; built in high speed Thunderbolt connection and 3 Gb/s SDI output. Supporting both 2.5K and 1080HD resolution capture in 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 and 30 fps; the Blackmagic Cinema Camera MFT will be available December 2012 for US$2,995 including a. copy of DaVinci Resolve for colour correction and Blackmagic UltraScope software for waveform monitoring.
The Contour+2 is a new hands-free, Full HD action camera with GPS and smartphone connectivity. Other highlights include120fps recording for slow-motion playback, a waterproof casing that will withstand the pressure at depths of up to 60m, and an external microphone jack. In the United Kingdom, Contour+2 is available from £359. In addition, Contour UK are giving consumers the chance to win a Contour+2 Camera, by simply ‘liking’ their UK Facebook page where they can be one of the first to get hold of the details of our upcoming Treasure Hunts coming soon.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Sony have officially announced their HD sports video camera, the Action Cam HDR-AS10. Weighing in at approximately three ounces (with battery), the new Action Cam will ship with a rechargeable battery, adhesive mounts, and a ruggedised waterproof case featuring a universal tripod mount built to handle extreme environments. Within the case, the camera is waterproof down to 197 feet and has a shock resistance rating for up to five foot drops plus dirt and dust resistant seals that help make it impervious to mud, snow, rain, and grime. Sony will add a Wi-Fi® enabled version of the HD video action camcorder (HDR-AS15, pictured) to its new lineup as well. The HDR-AS10 and the HDR-AS15 will be available in September for about $199.99 and $269.99 respectively. In Europe, the HDR-AS-15 will hit the shelves in mid-October.
Canon has expanded its Cinema EOS line-up with two new cameras, the Canon EOS C100 Digital Video Camera and the Canon EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera. As promised back in April, the Canon EOS C500 (pictured) is Canon’s high-end professional 4K (4096x2160-pixel) cinema camera capable of originating uncompressed raw output for external recording to meet the demands of premium cinematic productions and other top-quality production markets. The C100 digital video camera is a compact, “entry-level” model delivering Full HD video using the AVCHD codec. The C500 will be available in both EF- and PL-mount versions; while the C100 will be offered in EF mount only. The Canon EOS C500 and C500 PL 4K Digital Cinema Cameras are scheduled to be available in October for an estimated list price of $30,000. The Canon EOS C100 Digital Video Camera is scheduled to be available in November 2012 for an estimated list price of $7,999.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The Rollei Bullet HD Pro camcorder is now available in Motorbike, Outdoor and Ski editions. The bullet-shaped Full HD action camcorder has a waterproof aluminium housing, a 170-degree fisheye lens and the capability to take stills at an (interpolated) resolution of 20 megapixels. The new Motorbike, Outdoor and Ski editions will be available from September at a recommended retail price of €229.99 each.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Jobo has unveiled its new action camera, the JIB 4, which can capture Full HD movies (in both 30p and 60i formats) as well as eight-megapixel stills. Equipped with a 170-degree lens and a detachable monitor, the Jobo JIB 4 is powered by a rechargeable and replaceable lithium-ion battery good enough for two hours of continuous recording. A built-in laser pointer allows precise aiming even if the monitor is not visible to the user. The included waterproof housing enables underwater operation down to a depth of 60 metres. The Jobo JIB 4 carries an MSRP of €349. An optional remote control is available for €29.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The Panasonic AG-AC90 is a new memory card recorder that combines the high image quality, advanced functions and easy operation that professionals demand in a stylish, easy-to-handle design. The AG-AC90 AVCCAM memory card recorder will be available in October, 2012 at a suggested price of €1800.
Friday, July 27, 2012
Sony has just unveiled the newest addition to its XDCAM HD4:2:2 line – the PMW-200 Full HD camcorder. Billed as the only professional handheld camcorder in its class with three 1/2”-type Exmor CMOS sensors and full HD 4:2:2 50Mbps recording, the Sony XDCAM PMW-200 has two high-speed SxS memory card slots. Developed specifically for professional content creation applications, these cards offer high transfer rates as well as resistance to shocks and vibrations. The PMW-200 camcorder is armed with a 14x zoom lens with auto-focus and image stabilisation. The lens is also equipped with three independent rings for zoom, focus and iris adjustment. The Sony PMW-200 is expected to be available in September for a suggested list price of $7,790.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The JVC GC-XA1 Adixion is a new pocket-sized, wearable Full HD camcorder that’s dust- and freeze-proof, waterproof to a depth of five metres, and shockproof to withstand a fall from two metres. Also capable of shooting 5-megapixel stills, the JVC GC-XA1 Adixion includes built-in Wi-Fi, a 1.5-inch LCD monitor, and an ultra-wideangle lens. The GC-XA1 comes with a goggle mount, flexible mount, two lens protection covers, a USB cable and battery. A wide variety of optional accessories is available, including roll bar and handle bar mounts. The JVC GC-XA1 Adixxion action camera will be available in late summer for $349.95.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Liquid Image has just announced its new Explorer Series 8.0MP underwater camera mask. Allowing users to record underwater footage without having to carry a separate waterproof camera, the Liquid Image Explorer Series 8.0MP model 304 records VGA video at 30 frames per second and has the added ability of taking eight-megapixel stills. Depth rated to 15 feet, the camera comes with two AAA batteries and retails for £79.99.
Liquid Image has announced the launch of its Wide Angle Scuba Series HD 1080p dive mask camera. Allowing scuba divers and snorkellers to record underwater footage as they see it whilst keeping their hands free at all times, the Liquid Image Wide Angle Scuba Series 1080p Dive Mask Camera can record full HD 1080p video at 30 frames per second (fps) plus HD 720p video at 60fps, along with 12MP still images. With a 136-degree lens, the camera captures an ultra-wide field of view, whilst the mask features lever style buttons which are easy to press while wearing diving gloves. Depth rated for 130 feet, the Wide Angle Scuba Series HD 1080p is now available in the UK with an RRP of £329.99.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Sony has announced that it is developing a new type of high definition wearable video camera. The device will feature Sony’s SteadyShot image stabilisation technology, an Exmor R CMOS sensor and an ultra-wideangle Carl Zeiss Tessar lens. Additionally, Sony will offer a suite of mounting attachments, including waterproof and ruggedised housings. Sony plans to bring the new point-of-view video camera to market in Fall 2012.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Canon has posted a firmware update for the Canon EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL interchangeable-lens digital video cameras. Version 1,0,6,1.00 incorporates the following features:
1. Genlock synchronisation can now be used to synchronize the camera’s 24.00P, 24.00PsF, 23.98P, and 23.98PsF input signals.
2. Adds the Korean language to the camera’s menu.
3. Minor corrections to simplified Chinese language menus.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
ION Worldwide, a global consumer electronics company, today announced immediate worldwide availability of a new waterproof, Wi-Fi enabled wearable sports-action camera called the ION Air Pro. In addition to allowing users to shoot and share their videos instantly via Wi-Fi using the free ION Camera app for iOS, the ION Air Pro comes with 8GB of free cloud-based storage powered by MiMedia. Furthermore, the ION Air Pro also features Dual File recording, capturing both an HD and a lower-resolution WQVGA file simultaneously to allow for easier sharing to social networking sites and faster upload times. The ION Air Pro is available in a number of configurations starting at $299.99 through the website below.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Canon has announced the upcoming release of a firmware upgrade for the Canon EOS C300 and the Canon EOS C300 PL interchangeable-lens digital video camera .Version 220.127.116.11.00 will add Genlock synchronisation for 24.00P, 24.00PsF, 23.98P and 23.98PsF signal inputs. Availability for the firmware update is slated for late May.