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Panasonic AG-AF100 micro four thirds HD camcorder outed

Panasonic AG-AF100 micro four thirds HD camcorder outed

Panasonic have outed their latest Micro Four Thirds camera, but rather than try to squeeze DSLR-style interchangeable lens flexibility into your pocket, they're strapping it to the front of a relatively compact HD camcorder.  The Panasonic AG-AF100 has a single-chip micro 4/3-inch 12.1-megapixel sensor and records at native 1080/24p.

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Flip Slide HD on sale before it’s even officially launched

Flip Slide HD on sale before it’s even officially launched

Flip's latest pocket camcorder, the Slide HD, has not only made it to Best Buy before the company have officially announced it, but actually been sold too.  Scott Peterson headed down to his local Best Buy in Roseville, California, and picked up the sliding/tilting video camera - complete with touchscreen and HDMI port - for $279.

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Canon XF305 and XF300 pro-spec camcorders outed

Canon XF305 and XF300 pro-spec camcorders outed

After drooling a little over JVC's latest pro-spec video camera earlier this week, it only seems right to pay a little attention to Canon's rival camcorders, the XF305 and XF300.  Each capable of recording 1920 x 1080 Full HD video in MPEG-2 4:2:2 50Mbps Canon XF codec, they have hot-swappable dual UDMA CF card slots, Canon 18x HD L-series lenses and the company's latest DIGIC DV III Image Processor.

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Toshiba CAMILEO S20, H30 & X100 make belated US debut

Toshiba CAMILEO S20, H30 & X100 make belated US debut

Toshiba have seemingly realised that the US market has an interest in low-cost camcorders, and so has decided to ship its CAMILEO range over from Europe.  Announced all the way back at IFA 2009, the CAMILEO S20, H30 and X100 kick off from $180 and all record Full HD 1080p video.

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JVC GY-HM790 ProHD camcorder makes us wish we had video skills

JVC GY-HM790 ProHD camcorder makes us wish we had video skills

Alright, so most of us would be served best by a humble Xacti rather than JVC's stonking new GY-HM790 ProHD camcorder, but you'll have to forgive us for drooling just a little.  The latest flagship in the company's performance range, the GY-HM790 squeezes in three 1/3-inch CCDs for up to 35Mbps 1920 x 1080 HD video recording, storing footage on twin SDHC Class 6/10 memory card slots.

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Crazy Samsung SMX-C20UN camcorder has 25-degree angled lens

Crazy Samsung SMX-C20UN camcorder has 25-degree angled lens

Camcorders come in all sorts of shapes and sizes on today's market from tiny camcorders designed to slip into a pocket to massive prosumer units that look like the beta cams from my youth in size. Samsung has unveiled a new camcorder that has a strange lens orientation intended to make using the camera more comfortable.

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JVC Everio GZ-HM550 Full HD camcorder packs Bluetooth

JVC Everio GZ-HM550 Full HD camcorder packs Bluetooth

JVC have stuffed their latest camcorder with Bluetooth, but while you might automatically assume the short-range wireless functionality was to be used for media transfers, you'd be wrong.  In actual fact, the JVC Everio GZ-HM550 uses its Bluetooth for remote control, GPS geotagging and even for sound monitoring using a hands-free headset.

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HP unveils CW450, CW450t, SW450, PW550z, V1020h and PW460t digital cams and camcorders

HP unveils CW450, CW450t, SW450, PW550z, V1020h and PW460t digital cams and camcorders

HP is the largest shipper of computers in the world. The company also has a lot to offer other than computers with a line of digital cameras, printers and other tech gear. HP has pulled the cover off a slew of new digital cameras and camcorders called the CW450, CW450t, SW450, PW550z, V1020h and CW460t.

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Samsung HMX-U20 and U15 Full HD point-&-shoot camcorders

Samsung HMX-U20 and U15 Full HD point-&-shoot camcorders

It's not all still cameras in Samsung's PMA 2010 range; the company have also brought along a pair of new ultra-compact HD camcorders, the HMX-U20 and HMX-U15.  Both support 1920 x 1080 Full HD video recording, and have integrated HDMI and USB connectivity; the U15 can also shoot 8- and 10-megapixel stills and has auto-focus, while the U20 can grab 14-megapixel stills and has a 3x optical zoom.

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Panasonic announces pricing for compact HD and SD camcorders, on sale in March

Panasonic announces pricing for compact HD and SD camcorders, on sale in March

The two high-end HD camcorders that shoot full 1080p with a 3MOS sensor system too much even for you?  Panasonic gives us the pricing scheme for its (expected to be much more affordable) compact HD and full-featured SD camcorder models.

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Panasonic unveils HDC-HS700 and HDC-TM700 3MOS HD camcorders

Panasonic unveils HDC-HS700 and HDC-TM700 3MOS HD camcorders

Panasonic has uncovered the HDC-HS700 and HDC-TM700 HD camcorders that can shoot full 1080p resolution video at 60fps, recording via a 3MOS sensor system that offers true-to-life color and excels in low-light environments.

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Sanyo XACTI CG102, GH2 and CG20 confirmed for US

Sanyo XACTI CG102, GH2 and CG20 confirmed for US

Sanyo's recently announced Japanese XACTI camcorders, the DMX-CG110 NR and DMX-SH11, have been confirmed for a US launch.  Now known as the XACTI CG102 and GH2 - along with another upright model, the CG20 - the specifications are unchanged with the former two models still grabbing 14.4-megapixel stills and all three managing 1080i 60fps HD video.

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