Category: Digital Video Cameras

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

OutbackCam Camera & Video Recorder

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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Swann has launched the OutbackCam – a portable five-megapixel camera and video recorder built to withstand the harshest weather conditions. The camera and recorder are both housed in the same anti-corrosive, lockable shell. Powered by four AA sized batteries, the camera comes complete with a 2GB SD card and offers features like night vision up to 32ft/10m and motion triggered recording, among others. The Swann OutbackCam retails for £99.99.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Samsung HMX-F90

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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The Samsung HMX-F90 is a 720p camcorder with 52x optical zoom and a five-megapixel CMOS sensor. The affordable new camcorder comes with a 2.7” TFT LCD display. time-lapse recording and One-Touch movie sharing. Users can simply connect their cameras to their PC via the USB cable, select videos to upload and the intelli-studio software will launch automatically to take the user through the upload process. Weighing in at 267.9 grams with a battery, the Samsung HMX-F90 records videos in MPEG-4 format and stores them on SD cards. Although the 1/3.2-type CMOS sensor has a pixel count of 5 million, the camcorder can only record stills at a resolution of less than 2 megapixels. Availability and price have yet to be communicated.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Canon Winter Cashback

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Canon has launched its Winter Cashback offer giving you a chance to receive up to £160 cashback on your purchases. Included in the offer are various compact and interchangeable-lens cameras, lenses, accessories, and Legria camcorders. Click through / scroll down for a complete list of eligibel products.

ContourROAM2

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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Contour today announced the ContourROAM2 full HD action camera that introduces several new consumer-requested updates, fine-tuned video quality and a simple, user-friendly interface. The main features of the camera include a 270° rotating lens, locking instant on-record switch, four HD modes up to 1080p/60fps, waterproofing down to 1m without a case, interval shooting and compatiblitity with Contour’s extensive collection of camera mounts. The ContourROAM2 will be available for $199 at Best Buy stores and Bestbuy.com as well as select speciality retailers on 21st October.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

GoPro HD HERO3

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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Available in three editions, the Wi-Fi enabled GoPro HD HERO3 is billed as the world’s smallest 4K video camera. Each new edition retains the look of the previous HD HERO cameras but comes in at about half the size of its predecessors. At the top end of the new product line up, the GoPro HD HERO3 Black Edition delivers 4K and 2.7K video resolutions at 12 and 30fps respectively, all in the size of a small box of matches. At 1080p Full HD and 720p HD resolutions, the Black Edition is capable of capturing movies at up to 60 and 120fps, respectively, for slow-motion playback. The White, Silver and Black editions are available for pre-order at GoPro.com and are shipping to speciality retailers around the world for $199.99, $299.99 and $399.99 respectively.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Polaroid iD820, iD879, iD450 and iD640

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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Consumer electronics manufacturer Sakar International has announced the launch of four Polaroid-branded digital video cameras. The line-up includes tne Polaroid iD820, billed as one of the world’s thinnest, lightest true 1080p HD camcorders ($179.99), the Polaroid iD879 with 5x optical zoom ($179.99), the Polaroid iD450 with built-in Wi-Fi ($179.99) and the Polaroid iD640 waterproof, shock-proof, dust-proof and freeze-proof pocket video camera ($99.99).

Monday, September 24, 2012

Canon UK Launches Legria Promotion

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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Consumers who purchase selected Canon camcorders in the UK or Ireland before the end of October 2012 can claim a free bundle of accessories and software to enhance their filming experience. The bundles, worth up to £159.95, consist of a soft case and battery, as well as Pinnacle software (with certain models). All claims must be received by 30th November.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Minox Action Cam Hands-On Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Minox Action Cam Full HD action camera looks like in the flesh? We have compiled a hands-on gallery for your perusal.

Canon EOS-1D C Hands-On Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new 4K-ready Canon EOS-1D C looks like in the flesh? We have compiled a hands-on gallery for your perusal.

Sony Action Cameras - Hands-On Photos

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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.

Polaroid Action Cameras - Hands-On Photos

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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 XS7, XS20 and XS100

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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

Sony NEX-VG900 / VG30

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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 A99, RX1, NEX-6, VG900, VG30 and 5 New Lenses

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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 Cinema Camera MFT

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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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.

Contour+2

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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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 Action Cam HDR-AS10 and Action Cam HDR-AS15

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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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 EOS C100 & C500

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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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

Rollei Bullet HD Pro 1080p Sports Editions

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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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 JIB 4 Action Camera

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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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.