An interesting new product has turned up from a company called TV1 GmbH called the miniCASTER that will allow the user to stream live video from any camera to the internet. The device is sized to be portable and can be carried in a pocket. Video can be streamed in HD quality.
Point and shoot camcorders are a range under threat these days, as cellphones up their video capture game. JVC's latest PICSIO models show one approach to keep hold of the niche: throw in Full HD capture and, in the case of the GC-WP10, waterproof the casing. JVC sent over the PICSIO GC-WP10 along with its non-waterproof sibling the GC-FM2; check out the SlashGear review after the cut.
Having a camera small enough to hold in one hand comfortably, but pack enough recording power to make it worth your while isn't a new feat, but it is indeed something that we still look forward to. Not that there's plenty of options out there, mind you. But, when something like the Camileo S30 and P20 break cover, and look as attractive as they do, we can't help but get excited about the future of our 1080p recording endeavors.
Samsung's HMX-T10 camcorder is certainly light and pocketable, but it sure does feel cheap. The company's new Full HD camcorder shoots 1080p to SD/SDHC memory cards and was announced at IFA 2010 this morning; in the hand, the plastics simply don't live up to the spec sheet.
Samsung's latest Full HD camcorder has been revealed, the Samsung HMX-T10, with a 2.7-inch LCD touchscreen, 20-degree slanted lens for easier shot framing, and a Back-Side Illuminated (BSI) sensor promising twice the sensitivity of a regular CMOS. Meanwhile there's also optical image stabilization and 4.7-megapixel (interpolated) shots, plus a 10x zoom.
Sony has outed a trio of new consumer-level camcorders, the Handicam DCR-SX15E and DCR-SR15E, and the Bloggie Touch. The two new Handicams record HD video to Memory Stick or SD card (SX15E) or an 80GB hard-drive (SR15E), while the Bloggie Touch has 8GB of onboard flash.
Of all Panasonic's 3D goodies today, the gadget we were most interested in was the HDC-TC750 camcorder with its optional VW-CLT1 3D lens. We grabbed some time with the camcorder after the company's keynote, to see whether the first 3D HD consumer model really lived up to its top billing.
Panasonic's IFA 2010 press conference has just finished here in Berlin, and while we knew that the company would be concentrating heavily on 3D it was still surprising that they spent the whole time talking about their 3D home entertainment strategy. Top billing went to the Panasonic HDC-SDT750 HD camcorder complete with the WV-CLT1 3D adapter lens, but there are also two new Viera 3D plasma HDTV ranges, plus news regarding the company's 3D content plans including games and video-on-demand.
As far as cameras and camcorders go, there seems to be a hard push for the consumer market. Of course, consumers buy things, so if you can shove all your HD recording into a small package, why not market it to the mainstream market, right? Canon doesn't want to forget about the "prosumer," let alone the professional market, and that's exactly why they've brought the XF100 and XF105 into the limelight for a few minutes here. All of the great tech found in a big, shoulder camera, but without all of that big, shoulder mounted necessity.
Fortunately for cameras and camcorders out there, the price tag doesn't necessarily mean you're getting terrible features, if you're not finding yourself paying a month's paycheck in one sitting. For example, while it may not be the most attractive, or have plenty of features that may shove it to the top of the hill, but it's not terrible, either. Plus, it's got a swiveling lens -- how cool is that, right?