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Panasonic 3D consumer camcorder due for late July unveil

Panasonic 3D consumer camcorder due for late July unveil

Panasonic are preparing to unveil a consumer-level 3D camcorder, tipped as being the first to the market by a big-name manufacturer.  The company is yet to provide details about the new model, but has confirmed a Tokyo press event on July 28th and that it will be far more in line with their current, 2D range in terms of bulk, than their existing AG-3DA1 professional 3D camcorder (pictured).

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Sony NEX-VG10 interchangeable lens HD camcorder throws off concept shackles

Sony NEX-VG10 interchangeable lens HD camcorder throws off concept shackles

Having teased us with a concept of their ideas for a camcorder version of their interchangeable-lens NEX cameras, Sony has now unveiled the production version of that dream.  The Sony NEX-VG10 Interchangeable Lens HD Camcorder is, the company reckons, the first consumer model to support switchable optics of this sort, sharing the same E-mount lens interface together with support for regular A-mount lenses with a suitable adapter.  Thanks to the comapny's Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, the NEX-VG10 can shoot Full HD video at 24Mbps or 14.2-megapixel stills.

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720p HD for Nexus One closes iPhone 4 gap [Video]

720p HD for Nexus One closes iPhone 4 gap [Video]

With the iPhone 4 and Motorola XT720 both coming to market with native 720p HD video capture, it's time for the Nexus One to catch up or give up; happily, thanks to xda-developers, a new firmware hack can grant the Google Phone high-def camcorder skills.  Currently available for Nexus One handsets running Android 2.1, and with a test version for those running 2.2 Froyo on their phone, it allows for recording at up to 1280 x 720 resolution.

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Toshiba unveils new Camileo BW10 waterproof camcorder

Toshiba unveils new Camileo BW10 waterproof camcorder

Summer may not be officially here, but the heat is in many parts of the country, which means that there are already many folks going to the lake, beach, or pool to cool off. Many people will be looking to make some movies while they are playing near water. The problem with getting a camcorder near water is that one splash will ruin most cameras.

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Sony concept AVCHD Exmor APS HD interchangeable-lens camcorder previewed [Video]

Sony concept AVCHD Exmor APS HD interchangeable-lens camcorder previewed [Video]

It's not just Sony's α-series NEX-5 and NEX-3 digital cameras that the company envisages having interchangeable lenses; they've also revealed a concept AVCHD HD camcorder which would use the same E Mount lenses (or the A Mount adapter for regular DSLR lenses from the company's range).  According to the Sony blog, the so-far unnamed camcorder will arrive in the fall 2010; however AV Watch caught some live shots of what's presumably a non-functional mock-up over in Japan.

Video demo after the cut

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Toshiba Camileo SX500 & SX900 camcorders outed

Toshiba Camileo SX500 & SX900 camcorders outed

Toshiba have announced a pair of new, Full HD camcorders, the Camileo SX500 and SX900, each recording in 1920 x 1080 30p/60i to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards up to 64GB in size.  The barrel-format cameras - which can also grab 10- and 14-megapixel stills respectively - each have electronic image stabilization together with face and color tracking.

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DXG-321 3D camcorder ideal for your budget Avatar homage

DXG-321 3D camcorder ideal for your budget Avatar homage

3D is certainly the latest buzzword in home entertainment, and if you'd like to replicate the success of James Cameron but on a slightly more affordable budget, DXG may have the camcorder for you.  The DXG-321 packs twin lenses that can record 3D video content - albeit only at VGA resolution and in Motion JPEG format - or take 5-megapixel stills, and the company even includes the necessary display to view your footage on.

The camcorder itself has a flip-out 3-inch preview screen, but for more leisurely viewing there's a 7-inch digital video viewer (we're guessing it's a modified digital photo frame) that apparently allows you to see the 3D content without special glasses.

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