Archive for Camcorders

Sanyo unveils MPEG-4 video camcorder

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

Sanyo Xacti CG9Sanyo unveiled today a new MPEG-4 digital camcorder in a “pocket-sized design.” It is called the Sanyo Xacti CG9 and pricing finds this product at around $280.

The Sanyo Xacti CG9 will be available in silver or black body colors. It records video in the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format encoding technology, storing up to an hour of video for each GB of memory found on a regular SD/SDHC memory card. It makes use of a 9.1-megapixel CMOS sensor and offers 5x optical zoom as well as 12x digital zoom.

JVC offers up new 1920×1080 HDD camcorders

Posted in Camcorders by Nino Marchetti on February 1st, 2008

JVC GZ-HD6JVC offered up earlier this week for consumer consumption some new high definition hard disk camcorders which deliver 1920×1080 recording. These are the JVC GZ-HD6 and GZ-HD5, priced at around $1,400 and $1,200 respectively.

The JVC GZ-HD6 and GZ-HD5 can record up to 10 hours or 5 hours respectively of “full HD 1920 x 1080 MPEG2 Transport Stream video with MPEG 1 Layer 2 audio.” They use three 1/5-inch CCDs to accomplish this, also featuring an F1.8-F1.9 10x zoom lens and 1080 progressive 60fps HDMI output.

JVC said both camcorders will be available in March. You can get the full details after the jump.

CES 2008

Sony shows off new HD camcorders for 2008

Posted in Camcorders,CES 2008,Sony by Nino Marchetti on January 10th, 2008

Sony HDR-SR12Sony, the proclaimed leader in the high-definition camcorder category, rolled into CES this week with six new HD camcorder models. They offer features like 1920 x 1080 resolution recording and face detection technology. Sony says “the SR12, SR11, SR10, UX20 and UX10 models will all ship in March for about $1,400, $1,200, $1,000, $1,000 and $800, respectively. The HDR-HC9 camcorder will ship in February for about $1,100.”

The consumer electronics giant added that all these new camcorders feature a new high-profile encoding system and, depending upon the model, offer other must haves like high resolution digital still captures and hybrid/hybrid plus movie recording.

You can get the full details of these new Sony HD camcorders after the jump.

CES 2008

JVC rolls out new Everio HDD camcorders

Posted in Camcorders,CES 2008,JVC by Darrin Olson on January 8th, 2008

JVC Everio GZ-MG730 HDD CamcorderAt the CES show this year JVC is launching a new line of their Everio hard disk camcoders, ranging in features, hard drive capacities and even coming in four different colors. JVC is also touting this new lineup to currently be the worlds smallest HDD camcorders available at around 20 percent smaller than the previous models.

All these camcorders utilize a hard disk drive to store video and pictures, ridding the need for discs or tapes, and they come with HDD capacities of either 30GB or 60GB and with or without docks depending on the model. They all also feature an SD card slot, 2.7-inch widescreen LCD and a new touch-sensitive scroll bar to the right of the LCD screen for navigating the menus and selecting videos. This sounds like it would be nice since it still allows easy touch navigation but lets JVC use a better display and avoid finger prints all over it, as what happens when using an actual touch screen.

CES 2008

DXG Announces 5 MP Camcorder in New Colors for $99

Posted in Camcorders,CES 2008 by Conner Flynn on January 7th, 2008

DXG Announces 5 MP Camcorder in New Fashion Colors for only $99
DXG USA announced today the new DXG-565V 5 Megapixel combo digital camcorder/camera/MP3 player/voice recorder/webcam — all in one, with a large 2.4” TFT LCD screen and 32MB of built-in storage. The DXG-565V features a new sleek camcorder-shaped design and comes in 5 new trendy colors sure to be a hit with teens: Metallic Pink, Ruby Red, Deep-Sea Blue, Gun Metal, and Midnight Black.

It’s not just about good looks though. The DXG-565V also records DVD-quality MPEG-4 video at 720 x 480 D1 resolution with sound and captures still images at up to 12 Megapixels.

CES 2008

Samsung’s new SC-HMX20C flash-based camcorder

Posted in Camcorders,CES 2008,Samsung by Conner Flynn on January 6th, 2008

Samsung’s new SC-HMX20C flash-based camcorderHere’s a cool CES 2008 offering from Samsung. Samsung’s new SC-HMX20C is an HD Flash-based camcorder with a 1080p mode that features 30 frames-per-second recording capability. It also has 8GB of built-in flash memory. That’s probably more then enough for most casual users, but if you want more, it also gives you the option of recording onto SDHC/MMC+ cards.

Their are advantages to using flash memory. Such as quicker start-up, longer battery life, and a of course you can have a more compact design. This camcorder can also be used as a still camera, taking pics at up to 8 megapixels. Send movies directly to the HDTVA docking station that has an HDMI input and component connections.

CES 2008

DXG rolls out low cost HD camcorder

Posted in Camcorders,CES 2008,DXG USA by Nino Marchetti on January 5th, 2008

DXG-566V HDDXG USA plans to debut its first “low cost” high definition camcorder at CES. This camcorder is known as the DXG-566V HD and it is priced at around $150.

The DXG-566V HD is a five megapixel digital camcorder which will let you record in HD video resolution up to 1280 x 720 at 30fps and D1 resolution of 720 x 480 at 30fps. It sports a three-inch camcorder style flip-out LCD screen, memory storage via SD cards and 2x digital zoom.

Sanyo Xacti launched as smallest 720p camcorder

Posted in Camcorders,HD,Sanyo by Reuben Drake on September 26th, 2007

Sanyo Xacti DMX-HD700 is world’s smallest and lightest 720p HD camcorderSanyo has launched the new Xacti DMX-HD700, solid state based high-def camcorder today touted by the company as the world’s “smallest and lightest” 720p camcorder. It has the ability to record 720p video for as long as two continuous hours on the batteries and can store up to 2 hours and 46 minutes of full-resolution video in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format on an 8GB SDHC card.

The new Xacti and can also take 7.1 megapixal still photos through the 5x optical zoom lens and can track and focus on up to 12 faces with its Face Chaser feature. It even has a decent sized viewer for the size of the camera with a 2.7-inch LCD display that flips open. It also has an HDMI output built-in and comes bundled with Adobe’s Premiere Elements 3 to get you ready to take and edit high-def videos right out of the box. It’s expected to be in stores by the end of October and comes in colors of brown, red and silver for a very reasonable $600.

Small Sanyo Xacti HD1000 does big HD recording

Posted in Camcorders,HD,Sanyo by Nino Marchetti on August 30th, 2007

Sanyo Xacti HD1000You ever notice there’s always a “smallest and lightest” something or rather being announced by CE manufacturers? The newest gadget to fall into this category is the Sanyo Xacti HD1000, the “world’s smallest and lightest full HD digital camcorder.”

The Sanyo Xacti HD1000, priced at around $800 and due out in September, weighs 9.5 ounces and has a total volume of 16.6 cubic inches. It’s capable of full 1080i HD video recorded in the AVC/H.264 standard and sports a 2.7-inch widescreen display. Sanyo is also proud of this camcorder’s hardware and software interface for file saving and television playback.

Sony GV-HD700 does portable HDV tape playback

Posted in Camcorders,Media Players,Sony by Nino Marchetti on August 28th, 2007

Sony GV-HD700 Video WalkmanSony is set to unveil next month a portable video player which works with HDV or standard mini-DV video tapes. The Sony GV-HD700 Video Walkman will be available in September for around $1,300.

The GV-HD700 features a seven-inch widescreen display designed to ensure all of the recorded frame area is displayed. It is capable of recording HDV and DV signals from an external source for backup purposes and can also transfer digital still images from tapes to Memory Sticks.

DXG-572V offers basic camcorder functions

Posted in Camcorders by Nino Marchetti on August 13th, 2007

DXG-572VDXG is back in the news today with a pretty inexpensive digital camcorder said to capture full-motion video in near DVD quality. The DXG-572V is priced at around $150 and is available now.

The DXG-572V, recording in MPEG-4 format, records 640×480 at 30 frames per second with sound. The lens on this digital camcorder offers 4x digital zoom and can also be used as a 5-megapixel digital camera for capturing digital images. 32MB of internal memory and a SD memory card slot offer up storage options for your media files.

Hitachi Launches First Blu-ray Camcorders

Posted in Blu-ray,Camcorders,Hitachi by Chris Weber on August 2nd, 2007

Hitachi DZ-BD7H Blu-ray CamcorderToday Hitachi has announced two new Blu-ray disc camcorders which they are calling the worlds first camcorders that can record high-definition video to Blu-ray. Both camcorders have the ability to record full high-definition video directly to a single-side, single-layer Blu-ray disc giving up to one hour of 1920×1080 resolution video on the disc.

The DZ-BD7H model is actually a “hybrid” camcorder with the ability to record the high-definition video to either the Blu-ray disc or an internal 30GB hard drive which can hold up to four hours of the 1920×1080 high-def video. Once recorded onto the hard drive the camera itself can transfer the video onto the Blu-ray disc without the need for any external components.

Both cameras have all the same features but the DZ-BD70 model does not have the internal HDD and has only the Blu-ray disc. Both Hitachi Blu-ray camcorders make use …

Canon HG10 AVCHD Hard Disk Drive Camcorder

Posted in Camcorders,Canon,HD by Nino Marchetti on August 1st, 2007

Canon HG10 AVCHD Hard Disk Drive CamcorderCanon is looking to capture the attention of those wanting to record high definition footage on camcorders. It announced today the October release of the Canon HG10 AVCHD Hard Disk Drive Camcorder.

The HG10, priced at around $1,300, will let you capture up to 15 hours of HD footage. Its compact body houses a 10x video lens, 2.7-inch LCD display and HDMI port for connecting to a HDTV. You also get useful features like optical image stabilization, instant auto focus, 3.1-megapixel photos captured to a miniSD card and a quick start.

Panasonic HDC-SD5 HD Camcorder

Posted in Camcorders,HD,Panasonic by Darrin Olson on July 30th, 2007

Panasonic HDC-SD5 high definition camcorderPanasonic is answering the call for HD home videos with a couple of new hi-def camcorders, one of which being the new HDC-SD5. The HD5 uses Panasonic’s original 3CCD HD-camcorder that records video at a 1920×1080 resolution along with an advanced O.I.S. system to help keep your shots from having the shakes, even when you do. The HDC-SD5 also makes use of a lens from the well-known Leica Camera using 12 lens elements in eight groups with a low-dispersion glass to help keep crisp, defined colors in the video.

Media is recorded onto SD/SDHC flash memory cards and contributes to this camcorder being what Panasonic calls the worlds smallest 3CCD full-HD camcorder to date. An 8GB SDHC card used with the SD5 camcorder can hold as much as 180 minutes of HD video and allow fast transfer from the card to your computers hard …

JVC debuts new HDD camcorder with 3-CCD sensor

Posted in Camcorders,JVC by Nino Marchetti on July 19th, 2007

JVC HD Everio GZ-HD3JVC is getting ready to bring another high definition hard disk drive camcorder to market for those who want higher end video recording conveniences. The new JVC HD Everio GZ-HD3 will go on sale in early September for around $1,300.

The JVC HD Everio GZ-HD3 has a 3-CCD image sensor and is capable of doing 1440 x 1080 HD style recording. It has a processing engine which processes images from the sensor in native progressive mode to keep HD quality. It also sports a Konica Minolta HD zoom lens and a built-in 60GB hard drive for upwards of seven hours of HD recording.