Archive for Camcorders

DXG debuts budget HD camcorder

Posted in Camcorders by Nino Marchetti on August 19th, 2008

DXG USA DXG-595V

DXG USA announced its latest HD camcorder today, offering several interesting features at a not so bad price. It is called the DXG-595V and pricing is around $200.

The DXG-595V captures video at 1080p, doing up to 1920 x 1080 resolution at 30 frames per second. It sports a three-inch TFT screen for viewing and the lens includes 5x optical zoom for closer-in recordings. It can also do eight-megapixels if you desire using its digital camera function.

Hitachi announces DX-BD10HA Blu-ray camcorder

Posted in Camcorders by Conner Flynn on August 11th, 2008

Hitachi announces DX-BD10HA Blu-ray camcorder
Hitachi’s annouced it’s tri-format Blu-ray camcorder, the DZ-BD10HA, along with a list-price. It uses a 7-megapixel CMOS sensor that’s capable of both full 1920 x 1080 High Definition images and video. It can record directly onto either 8cm Blu-ray discs, the 30GB hard-drive, or onto an SDHC memory card.

One nice feature is that footage on the hard-drive or SDHC card can be re-dubbed to the Blu-ray drive without having to hook up to a computer, if you want to split, splice, delete, merge, and transition etc. It will also convert footage into standard definition and burn to a DVD if that’s what you want. There’s a lot to like here. Including the price which is a surprisingly reasonable $999. It will be available in September 2008.

One million Flip Ultra camcorders sold

Posted in Camcorders by Shane McGlaun on July 31st, 2008

Flip Ultra CamcorderIt seems like everyone is making videos for YouTube or MySpace these days. This video making revolution has led to some really small and totally digital camcorders hitting the market that make getting the videos onto video sharing sites easier.

By far the most popular video camera for this segment f user is the Flip Ultra. The makers of the Flip Ultra camcorder — Pure Digital Technologies — have announced one million of the camcorders have now been sold.

Kodak Zi6 direct-to-YouTube camcorder

Posted in Camcorders by Conner Flynn on July 10th, 2008

Kodak Zi6 direct-to-YouTube camcorder
We’ve seen our share of direct to Youtube camcorders. Here’s the latest from Kodak. The Zi6 features 720p HD video and a 2.4-inch LCD.

It’s got a switch that lets you toggle between standard and macro focus distances and also features a flip-out USB connector. The connector button doubles up as a mirror for shooting your face. It’s 128MB of storage isn’t much, but it will take SD cards to increase it. The Kodak Zi6 is available in black and pink. Runs on 2 AA batteries or a USB connection. Kodak plans to ship the camcorder in September for $179.95.

Panasonic SDR-SW20 underwater camcorder

Posted in Camcorders by Conner Flynn on July 7th, 2008

Panasonic SDR-SW20 underwater camcorder
Sure, you can find a camcorder that will survive when there’s a light rain, but a camcorder that can film underwater is a bit tougher to come by. Panasonic’s new SDR-SW20 will let you capture footage underwater or in your pool. It uses SD or SDHC memory cards which makes it light and compact, and able to survive drops from about 4 feet or so, which is nice if you are the clumsy type.

As far as images, you’re looking at 640×480 quality JPEGs. While you can’t take it to the ocean floor, it is waterproof up to 5 feet so you can at least film some fish swimming by. You don’t want to bother sharks anyway. Another feature is 10X optical zoom and fast power up so you can shoot in as quick as 0.6 seconds. It will cost you $348.01 and comes in silver or red.

New DXG camcorder targets YouTubers

Posted in Camcorders by Nino Marchetti on June 27th, 2008

DXG-567V

DXG USA is out with a new HD camcorder designed for easy uploading of video to sites like YouTube. The new DXG-567V is priced at around $180.

The DXG-567V is designed to capture and share high-definition video, up to 1280 x 720 at 30 frames-per-second (FPS). It is a pocket sized device which comes with software for video uploads. DXG says the software works by connecting “the DXG-567V’s retractable USB connector to a computer to automatically launch its menu and instantly upload videos from the camera to YouTube, a blog or other Web video site.”

New Sony camcorder captures your smile while filming

Posted in Camcorders by Nino Marchetti on June 20th, 2008

Sony HDR-CX12

Sony introduced earlier this week what it is calling the world’s camcorder with “Smile Shutter” technology. It is called the Sony HDR-CX12 and you’ll find it pricing around around $900.

The Sony HDR-CX12 make use of the company’s “Smile Shutter” technology, which detects and takes a photo when your subject smiles without having to switch to photo mode or press a photo button. This HD camcorder, which uses Memory Stick Pro Duo media for storage, can record full 1920 x 1080 video and 10-megapixel photos.

New Panasonic camcorders do HD good

Posted in Camcorders by Nino Marchetti on June 18th, 2008

Panasonic HDC-SD100

Panasonic today added two new HD camcorders, saying these new models are the world’s first AVCHD camcorders with a 3MOS system. The new HDC-SD100 and HDC-HS100 are pricing at around $1,300 and $1,100, respectively.

These new camcorders are based upon Panasonic’s 3CCD technology and, using the 3M0S system, reportedly capture better colors, detail and richer gradation. The HDC-SD100 records to SD Memory Card, while the hybrid HDC-HS100 records to both SD Memory Card and to its internal 60 GB hard drive.

Stealth Cam busts out new sports action video camera

Posted in Camcorders by Nino Marchetti on June 13th, 2008

Epic Action Sports Video Camera

Stealth Cam has announced a new action-focused sports camera which can capture video while you do crazy stunts and such. It is called the Epic Action Sports Video Camera and you’ll find it pricing around $150.

The Epic Action Sports Video Camera from Stealth Cam is a less than three ounces video camera you can clip in many different ways. It captures VGA quality video at 30fps, offers a 45-degree field of view and includes 2x zoom.

New Sanyo digital camcorder loves lots of faces

Posted in Camcorders by Nino Marchetti on June 5th, 2008

Sanyo Xacti HD1010

Sanyo rolled out today a new 1080i digital camcorder which features face detection technology for both videos and stills. It is called the Sanyo Xacti HD1010 and you’ll find it pricing around $800.

Flip Mino: the smaller $180 Camcorder

Posted in Camcorders by Conner Flynn on June 3rd, 2008

Flip Mino: the smaller $180 Camcorder
It’s official. Announced today, the Flip Mino is a smaller and more powerful companion to the Ultra. It has 2GB of on-board flash memory for 60 minutes of VGA-quality recording, but it’s 40% smaller. Just 4” x 2” x 0.6” and weighs 3.3-ounces. The Mino also features a 1.5-inch anti-glare screen, Li-ion battery and a flat back-panel with touch-sensitive buttons. The Ultra used AA’s and just had push buttons. You can get one in the U.S. on June 5th for $179.99.

New JVC Everio camcorder aimed at YouTube crowd

Posted in Camcorders by Shane McGlaun on May 19th, 2008

JVC Everio GZ-MS100There are lots of people from all walks of life that use YouTube for sharing videos for personal and business needs. The problem for many is that uploading and sizing videos for the service can be a pain and the dedicated YouTube camcorders are often junk.

JVC has announced its latest Everio camcorder called the GZ-MS100 aimed at giving YouTube users a quality camera that is easy to use. JVC says the camera features a UPLOAD buttons that allows users to press the button and then start recording. The camera will limit the recording to 10 minutes automatically to match the file size to the YouTube maximum file size.

Creative launches Vado Pocket Video Cam

Posted in Camcorders by Shane McGlaun on May 13th, 2008

Creative Vado Pocket Video CamWe are living in the YouTube generation right now where seemingly everyone is putting videos online of themselves or friends doing stupid things, signing or otherwise making a complete ass of themselves. To facilitate the ease of capturing video for online use lots of specialized, low cost video cameras have popped up and the latest is from Creative.

Creative has introduced the Vado Pocket Video Cam that retails for $99.99. The camera can be had in silver or pink colors to suit the guys and the ladies. According to Creative the Vado is dramatically lighter and thinner than other cameras on the market and can still capture high-quality video.

DXG launches new HD camcorder

Posted in Camcorders by Nino Marchetti on April 28th, 2008

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DXG has introduced a new HD camcorder which can record video up to 1280 x 720 at 30fps. It is known as the DXG-569V and you’ll find it pricing at around $170.

The DXG-569V, available in black and white body colors, takes the shape of a vertical, slim design. It has a five-megapixel CMOS sensor for still image capture up to eight-megapixels and, as for the video recording, captures moving images in H.264, MOV file format. It comes with 32MB of memory built-in, which can be expanded via a SD memory card slot.

AgfaPhoto launches tiny HD camcorder for Europe

Posted in Camcorders by Shane McGlaun on April 11th, 2008

AgfaPhoto DV-5000ZIf there is one thing that makes carting cameras and camcorders with you to family events and kid’s activities easier it’s small devices. I bought my wife a Sanyo Xacti HD camcorder because I wanted something small that was easy to stash. Most married guys know that once the wife tires of holding something you end up keeping up with it.

AgfaPhoto has a new HD camcorder that records at 1280 x 720 in MPEG-4 and uses H.264 compression. The tiny camcorder measures only 4.7-inches x 2.75-inches and weighs under 200g. Videos are shot in 16:9 wide screen format and can be played directly on your HDTV at home.