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Canon VIXIA HF G40 camcorder hands-on: video for the prosumer

Canon VIXIA HF G40 camcorder hands-on: video for the prosumer

Among Canon's lineup of consumer-friendly cameras and camcorders lies the new HF G40, the successor to the G30 camcorder and an overall improvement to an already solid product. Unlike the other new Canon camcorders, the HF G40 is aimed at the so-called "prosumer," those who still operate at the consumer level but who need something more robust than the average device.

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Canon XA35 and XA30 camcorders utilize HD CMOS PROSensor

Canon XA35 and XA30 camcorders utilize HD CMOS PROSensor

Canon has announced a pair of new digital video cameras that are aimed directly at professional videographers called the XA35 and XA30. Both of the cameras use the new HD CMOS PROSensor. That new sensor makes both cameras portable and capable of capturing high-quality video in low light usage scenarios.

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JVC GZ-R450 and GZ-R320 camcorders survive water, drops, and shock

JVC GZ-R450 and GZ-R320 camcorders survive water, drops, and shock

Taking a camcorder into the woods or to the beach can spell disaster. Normal camcorders will die a premature death if they get wet or if you drop them. JVC has rolled out a pair of new camcorders called the GZ-R450 and the GZ-R320. The two products share some of the same features including water resistance, drop resistance, and the ability to survive cold weather.

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JVC adds two new weather-proof camcorders, improves battery life

JVC adds two new weather-proof camcorders, improves battery life

As far as smartphone cameras have come, to get real, professional quality video, it's best to turn to the real thing. If you're going to be out in the elements, your video camera best be suited to brave the weather, otherwise your camera could end up becoming a fancy paperweight. The latest camcorders to join the weather-proof JVC Everio collection are the GZ-R450 and the GZ-R320. Both are waterproof up to 16.4 feet under water and withstand damage from freezing at temperatures as low as 14 degrees farenheit. The camcorders are also dust-proof and are designed to withstand being dropped from almost five feet off the ground.

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Kodak PIXPRO SP360 Dome Action Camera Review

Kodak PIXPRO SP360 Dome Action Camera Review

The Kodak Pixpro SP360 Action Camera works with the ability to capture photos and video with a spherical lens. The data you capture with this lens can be viewed in a number of ways, the most interesting of these being an immersive virtual reality environment, with half of an orb available to you to capture the world around you. Just like this device's most well-known competitor, the GoPro camera, the Kodak Pixpro SP360 is also prepared to go hardcore with a variety of caps, covers, and cases.

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Canon EOS C300 Mark II revealed with 4K video

Canon EOS C300 Mark II revealed with 4K video

The successor to the original Canon EOS C300 has been revealed by the company with 4K video and dual DIGIC DV5 processors inside. The Canon C300 Mark II works with Dual Pixel CMOS AF, up to 410Mbps recording in 4K, and 10-bit 4:2:2 in 4K recording (UHD 3840 x 2160 & DCI cinematic (4096 x 2160 pixels) as well. Users will find this appearing in camera stores throughout the United States in and around September, while some retailers have begun taking pre-orders now. This camera will effectively replace the original C300 in Canon's video lineup.

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Sony Action Cam now packs 4K at 30fps

Sony Action Cam now packs 4K at 30fps

Sony, no stranger to innovative imaging devices and features, have re-dedicated themselves to the action camera market. At CES this week, Sony is rolling out two new action cameras, along with accessories and incoming software that will make their new action cams really useful for smartphone users. The AS200V Action Cam from Sony is a refresh of their Action Cam from last year, boasting improved image quality. Sony’s FDR-X1000V sets a new standard, offering up 4K video from a handheld action cam.

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Sony’s refreshed Handycam lineup has 4K, new features

Sony’s refreshed Handycam lineup has 4K, new features

In Las Vegas, Sony is introducing their newest Handycams at CES 2015. The lineup is mostly an update to their existing lineup, but Sony seems to have cracked the 4K code at CES this year. In addition to their Action Cameras, Sony has brought 4K to the Handycam by way of the FDR-AX33. The camcorder is the most compact 4K Handycam to date, checking in 30% smaller and 20% lighter than Sony’s current 4K Handycam, the FDR-AX100.

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Canon VIXIA HF R-Series camcorders arrive in March

Canon VIXIA HF R-Series camcorders arrive in March

Printers, PowerShot cameras, and a content hub -- all parts of Canon's CES 2015 offerings, and joining them are a trio of new VIXIA HR R-series camcorders, all of them similar in design but with their own unique flavors. There are several enhancements on board for this product line up, and among them is the promise of excellent low-light performance alongside the new high 57x zoom (all three models). Two of the models in particular also bring with them NFC and WiFi.

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Watch: Slow-motion skateboard trick videos by Adam Shomsky

Watch: Slow-motion skateboard trick videos by Adam Shomsky

This afternoon we’re kicking back wishing Summer wasn’t over, preparing for the oncoming spring with a pack of slow-mo skateboard tricks. These are part of a series of videos called "Skateology", aiming to be informative about ground-level skating. For everyone that’s ever done any one of these tricks on their own board, this is your chance to see what you’ve done in detail. For everyone else - even when you see these tricks done moment-by-moment, they still might seem impossible. There’s a reason why skateboarding tricks are so rewarding.

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Sony Action Cam AS20 hits the US in August

Sony Action Cam AS20 hits the US in August

Sony has expanded its Action Cam offering with a new model, which it announced for the US market with a slated availability of August. There's no specific launch date, but when it does arrive, the little $200 camcorder will bring with it SteadyShot and the same small build.

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Sony Action Cam firmware update brings livestreaming

Sony Action Cam firmware update brings livestreaming

The second iteration of Sony's Action Cam, an outdoor-centric camcorder for recording all of life's perilous activities, has received a new firmware update. Once updated, the camcorders will score live video streaming, among other things.

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