Archive for Camcorders

Coby Snapp Camcorders

Posted in Camcorders by Conner Flynn on March 7th, 2010

Coby has three new camcorder models, the Coby Snapp CAM4505, CAM3001 and the CAM5001. They are all nicely priced and affordable, with the most expensive model, the CAM5001 costing $78.99. For that price you get a 2-inch display, 5-megapixel camera, 4X digital zoom, 128MB of memory (expandable up to 16GB), built-in HDMI connection, and video resolution up to 720p.

The CAM3001 is $29.99 and the CAM4505 is $48.99. Both have smaller screens, less built-in memory and no HD playback.

GoBandit HD GPS camcorder

Posted in Camcorders by Conner Flynn on February 22nd, 2010

The GoBandit HD GPS camcorder offers 720p HD video recording capability, is waterproof and comes with a lens that rotates. It also has built-in GPS which shows your current and maximum speed as well as altitude on a 3D map. Pretty neat.

If you like you can attach it to a helmet, goggles or other equipment. It weighs just 145 grams. Great for those with an active lifestye. The GoBandit HD GPS camcorder will retail for about $400 when it becomes available.

HP V1020h Pocketcam just $109

Posted in Camcorders by Conner Flynn on February 20th, 2010

HP has announced the new V1020h, which records at 720p and is a SDHC card-reading pocketcam. It also sports a built-in USB plug and an HDMI port to preview media at native resolution. But the best feature is that it costs just $109.

We don’t have much info on the V1020h’s specs yet though, but at that price it’s already looking like a great deal. Hopefully you like that purple color. If so, it will hit shelves this summer.

JVC Everio GZ-HM340 HD camcorder with 16GB of internal storage

Posted in Camcorders by Conner Flynn on February 2nd, 2010

The newest member of the JVC Everio camcorder family is the GZ-HM340, with 16GB of internal Flash memory, a 20x optical Konica Minolta zoom lens, 1.37 megapixel CMOS sensor and image stabilization.

Some other features include one-touch upload to YouTube, face detection and an SD / SDHC expansion slot. This camcorder is set to arrive later this month for $500. We aren’t sure if it captures anything other than AVCHD or not.

Ion Twin Video camcorder records two ways at once

Posted in Camcorders by Shane McGlaun on January 22nd, 2010

Small camcorders like the Flip line and the myriad of other cheap and pocketable camcorders on the market are very popular. A new camcorder turned up during CES this month that we missed with the glut of new gear hitting the market.

The camcorder is called the Ion Twin Video. The camera has a lens on the front and the back that allows the user to record themselves and a subject at the same time. You could use the camera to record interviews or a game and your reaction to the game.

Liquid Image announces new Model 312 Wide Angle Video Mask

Posted in Camcorders,Cameras by Shane McGlaun on December 31st, 2009

I have always wanted to learn to scuba dive. The chances of me ever getting my wife under water after seeing that flick Open Water is slim to none though. The best I can hope for is that someone I know goes diving and uses a mask like the Liquid Image Model 312 mask.

The mask has a video camera built in that records at 30 fps in 720 x 480 resolution. The camera can also shoot 5MP still images and operates down to a depth of 65 feet. The buttons are large and designed to be used with gloves.

Easy Shot Clip camcorder weighs just 18g, measures 2 inches long

Posted in Camcorders by Conner Flynn on December 29th, 2009

The $70 Easy Shot Clip camcorder from Concord Keystone measures just 2-inches in length and an inch in width and weighs just 18 grams. Of course it isn’t the most powerful camcorder, with a VGA resolution quality of 640 x 480 pixels, but it does shoot sound in 30fps.

It can record up to 2 hours of video on it’s 2GB of flash memory and charges via USB, playing nice with either Windows 7, Vista or XP, or Max OS X 10.4.7 or later.

Digital Video Camcorder with optical telescope lens

Posted in Camcorders by Conner Flynn on December 27th, 2009

What we have here is a cheap video camera from Chinavision with a huge-ass telescopic lens. That’s an 8x optical zoom. The camera is a 30fps digicam that shoots in MPEG4 and stores it onto an SD card. It will also shoot 12 megapixel stills, sports a built in flash and a 3″ TFT flip-out screen.

The camera doesn’t come with a native optical zoom but has a 4x digital zoom and a macro focus mode. Just look at the lens. It won’t fit in your pocket, that’s for sure.

Yashica DVC525HD Camcorder

Posted in Camcorders by Conner Flynn on December 16th, 2009

Yashica DVC525HD CamcorderThis may not be the most powerful camera on the market and you won’t find a ton of fancy features, but if you’re looking for a cheap camcorder, this may be the one for you. The Yashica DVC525HD is at least worth a look as it will only cost you 9980 Yen (or $111).

It will record videos in AVI format at 720p and it boasts an internal 128MB of memory along with support for SDHC cards up to 16GB. Great price if you don’t need a lot of features.

JVC GZ-HD620 camcorder

Posted in Camcorders by Conner Flynn on December 8th, 2009

JVC GZ-HD620 camcorderThe Everio GZ-HD620 is the world’s smallest HD HDD camcorder, weighing in at only 270g. It’s also the lightest. It features 120GB of storage and the sensor is a 1/4.1″ 3.32-megapixel CMOS.

Other features include 30x optical zoom and 200x digital zoom, a 2.7-inch LCD screen and it will upload videos easily to YouTube. You also get a microSD/SDHC slot, USB and HDMI ports.

Waterproof ContourHD case

Posted in Camcorders by Conner Flynn on December 7th, 2009

Waterproof ContourHD caseIf you own a VholdR ContourHD or ContourHD 1080p helmet camera, you’ve no doubt dreamed of taking it underwater to capture some sea-life. Or at least in the pool, so you can pretend that you are Jacque Cousteau.

For $39.99 you can do just that with this waterproof case. It will offer protection up to 10 meters below the water level. Additional accessories are also available like a handlebar mount, vented helmet mount and a lens kit. See ya on YouTube my friend.

Creative drops third gen Vado HD pocket camcorder

Posted in Camcorders by Conner Flynn on November 23rd, 2009

Creative drops third gen Vado HD pocket camcorder Here’s some good news if you’ve found the previous two models of Creative’s Vado to be a bit lacking. The company has just announced a new 3rd gen model. Looks like most of the specs are the same, but Creative is promising improved low light video recording and manual exposure adjustment.

You’ll also get a new motion detection mode, support for an external stereo mic, a headphone output, and you’ll still be able to take some still photos too. Now you can also expect Mac and PC compatibility out of the box. Comes in five glossy colors with one capacity option: 4GB.

Flip video cameras to get Wi-Fi?

Posted in Camcorders by Conner Flynn on November 19th, 2009

Flip video cameras to get Wi-Fi?Flip cameras are all the rage and have been for the last year or two. And rumor has it that they have a new feature in the works. Your old buddy Wi-Fi.

It’s just a rumor, but it makes sense to have Wi-Fi on a convenient camera like the Flip so you can upload videos to YouTube or elsewhere. Plus you would probably be able to watch other videos on it as well. At any rate, they had better add new features if they want to compete. So we think this one is very likely to be true.

Greenhouse launches camcorder for women

Posted in Camcorders by Conner Flynn on November 12th, 2009

Greenhouse launches camcorder for womenHere’s yet another gadget aimed at women from a company who thinks that making it look like a cute little purse will have them selling like hotcakes. It looks soft and frilly and goes with your bag so of course you’ll love it right? Probably not.

Japan-based electronics maker Greenhouse has announced the GHV-DV30HDLXW/P today, a video camera specifically designed for women. Obviously. It’s available in two colors, white and…pink. Buyers will also get a cute pouch to match the color of the camera.

Tachyon XC Micro helmet cam breaks cover

Posted in Camcorders by Shane McGlaun on November 3rd, 2009

tachyonxc-sbThere are all sorts of sports where watching tapes of what you did right and wrong can help you improve. There are also sports where just getting film of someone crashing or doing something stupid is fun to watch. Whatever the case may be, Tachyon has unveiled new and very small camcorder that it claims to be the world’s smallest helmet cam.

The camera is called the XC Micro and it measures 3.8 x 1.4 x 1.8 and weighs 3.7 ounces. It can be attached to goggles, helmets, dashboards and other locations for filming. Power is from a pair of AAA batteries and lasts for four hours of shooting.