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Toshiba announces Camileo S30, P20 Pocket Camcorders

Posted in Camcorders by Conner Flynn on September 4th, 2010

Toshiba has announced some interesting upgrades to its pocket camcorder lineup at IFA, with the new Camileo S30 and P20 models. Both camcorders support 1080p full HD video capture with 10X digital zoom.

Other features include an HDMI out port, SD card slot for up to 64 GB of storage, and touchscreen controls. The S30 is about 0.7-inches thick and will retail for about $215 in January. It will take 8-megapixel resolution images with automatic exposure control and image stabilization. The $183 P20 will be able to capture 5-megapixel images and will be available in October.

Sanyo Flip-Like Pocket Cam does 1080p at 30FPS

Posted in Camcorders by Conner Flynn on August 19th, 2010

Sanyo is now offering its first Flip-type camera, with 3X optical zoom and dual-mics. The VPC-PD2BK will cost you just $170, which lines up nicely with the rest of the pocket cameras. And yes, it can do 1080P at 30FPS.

It takes 10-megapixel photos, has stereo sound recording, flash, is SD/SDHC/SDXC card compatible and measures 2.48 x 0.87 x 4.36. Those are some nice features packed into this tiny cam.

Ordro HDV-D350S HD Camcorder with built-in Pico Projector

Posted in Camcorders by Conner Flynn on August 11th, 2010

We all love recording videos, but when it comes to sharing them with friends or family on that tiny display, it’s not so fun. That’s where the Ordro HDV-D350S HD camera comes to the rescue. It’s the first camcorder to feature a removable pico projector that can display images from the camcorder at 854 x 480 resolution and with 15 lumens of brightness.

The projector can display images up to 60-inches in size and it’s priced at $550 from Ordro. Some specs include a 10-megapixel sensor, 3-inch LCD display, 10x optical zoom, SD/SDHC memory card support and it can record video at 1440 x 1080 @ 60fps.

Flip Ultra Camcorder gets the Colorware treatment

Posted in Camcorders by Conner Flynn on August 9th, 2010

The Flip line of small, cheap camcorders are offered in a few different models and as far as looks, you know what you are getting. They all look the same.

Well, not anymore if Colorware has anything to say about it. They want your Flip Ultra to stand out from the crowd. The company is now offering their painting service for the Flip Ultra camcorder.

Canon VIXIA HF M32 camcorder

Posted in Camcorders by Conner Flynn on July 14th, 2010

Canon’s VIXIA HF M32 camcorder features double its predecessor’s internal memory, with 64GB, which can be further enhanced thanks to the SDXC memory card slot. Canon’s Relay Recording feature lets you transit from one storage cell to another without having to interrupt the video.

There’s also an HD CMOS sensor that can shoot 3-megapixel stills, a 15x optical zoom lens with both optical and powered image stabilization, a 2.7″ touchscreen LCD display with Touch and Track functionality, and a DIGIC DV III processor.

Swann Security RemoteCam is a pervs dream

Posted in Camcorders,Cameras by Shane McGlaun on June 25th, 2010

I can understand wanting small hidden cameras or cams that don’t look like cameras in your home. This lets you keep an eye on sitters and other folks without them knowing. I’m not sure why you would want a camera that doesn’t look like a camera for outside the home use, unless you want to play James Bond.

Swann Security has offered up a new camera called the RemoteCam that looks like a keyless entry remote for a car. The camera can record video to microSD cards and comes with a 2GB card. Up to 8GB microSD cards are supported.

Drift Innovation helmet cam does 1080p, with a rotating lens and LCD

Posted in Camcorders by Conner Flynn on June 10th, 2010

Drift Innovation’s HD170 is an attractive helmet cam. It boasts a tiny 1.5-inch color LCD and built-in speaker. An adjustable lens should give you more freedom in how you attach it, too. Priced at $329, it’s a good deal with the other specs.

Like 30fps, H.264 compression, 5 megapixel stills, 1110 mAh battery, up to 32GB SDHC card. If you’re looking for a helmet cam for your crazy stunts, this one is worth a serious look.

Samsung HMX-S16 WiFi SSD camcorder available in Korea

Posted in Camcorders by Conner Flynn on May 26th, 2010

Looks like the Koreans will get the first shot at Samsung’s latest camcorders. The Samsung HMX-S16 camcorder is shipping in South Korea today in fact. This sexy black device boasts solid state storage and streaming video over WiFi. That’s reason enough to get one right there.

You won’t have to be jealous for long though. Amazon is already taking preorders for the 64GB model, which will ship May 28th for $1,200. You can also get the same 10 megapixel CMOS chip, 1080/60i recording and a 3.5-inch touchscreen LCD in a cheaper $1,000, 32GB package as well, in the HMX-S15 coming June 4th.

Toshiba Camileo BW10 waterproof camcorder

Posted in Camcorders by Conner Flynn on May 26th, 2010

The Camileo BW10 is Toshiba’s first waterproof camcorder, which should arrive at the end of June for £129.99 or about $186. This camcorder will record 1080p full HD videos at 30fps, while underwater up to two meters.

The Toshiba Camileo BW10 also boasts a 10x digital zoom, a maximum ISO up to 1600, SD card support up to 64GB, HDMI output, a 10 second self-timer and one button Youtube uploading.

Cerevo Cam Live camera supports Ustream

Posted in Camcorders,Cameras by Shane McGlaun on May 20th, 2010

Late last year over in Japan, the Cerevo Cam was unveiled. The thing was cool and notable because it was cheap at a bit more than $200 and had WiFi and 3G connectivity.

That connectivity let the user upload video and still images to the web from wherever they might be. The company behind that camera has announced a new camera called the Cerevo Cam Live that has the same features but it supports Ustream broadcasting.

Drift Innovation X170 action camera unveiled

Posted in Camcorders by Shane McGlaun on April 19th, 2010


When it comes to recording action sports for YouTube and other video sites there are many cameras on the market. A new offering has been announced form a company called Drift Innovation. The camera us designed to be robust and records video and still shots.

Video resolution is recorded at 30 fps in 720 x 480 resolution. It takes 5MP still shots as well and has a built-in mic and speaker. The video format is MP4 or MJPEG AVI and is user selectable.

Toshiba unveils Camileo SX900 super zoom HD camcorder

Posted in Camcorders by Conner Flynn on April 18th, 2010

Toshiba has announced that it will release the Toshiba Camileo SX900 camcorder in July 2010. This super zoom camcorder supports Full HD 1080p video recording at 30 frames per second. The Camileo SX900 also features an HDMI port, so you can connect it to your HDTV to enjoy your favorite videos huge.

Some other features include a 2.7-inch fold out LCD display, 9x optical zoom and supports the SDXC memory card format. That’s not all. The Toshiba Camileo SX900 can also capture still images with its 14-megapixel CMOS sensor.

Sanyo announces 14MO full HD Xacti camcorders

Posted in Camcorders by Conner Flynn on April 8th, 2010

Sanyo has announced two camcorders in their Xacti range, the DMX-CG100 and the DMX-GH1. Both are capable of full HD video recording (1920 x 1080) but come in two different form factors. The DMX-CG100 is available in white lead-red (that’s really the name) and blue with the vertical form.

The DMX-GH1 is a more conventional form and is available in silver, pink and blue. They’re equipped with 1,440 ten thousand pixels CMOS sensors and will accept SD multimedia cards up to 64GB. Built in memory is just 50MB.

JVC Everio GZ-HM1 ships

Posted in Camcorders by Conner Flynn on April 6th, 2010

JVC has started shipping the Everio GZ-HM1 camcorder which handles native 1080p video capture and has the ability to capture in low light conditions with its 10.6-megapixel, back-illuminated CMOS sensor. The sensor works in lighting as dim as four lux while being sensitive to light sensitivity as high as ISO 6,400.

The HM1 will also boast manual controls that can override aperture, bracketing and shutter speed when you need to. It comes with 64GB of internal memory that can be expanded by another SDHC memory card.

Samsung launches Ultra Compact SMX-C20UN Digital Camcorder

Posted in Camcorders by Conner Flynn on March 28th, 2010

The Samsung SMX-C20UN digital camcorder features a unique 25-degree active angle lens, allowing you to shoot in comfort for extended periods of time. It also has a handy Edit function, so you to combine and divide files directly on the camcorder itself.

The Samsung SMX-C20UN also supports Superior Video Compression (H.264), so you can record more videos using less memory. Those are some nice features and the Samsung SMX-C20UN won’t break the bank at just $199.99.