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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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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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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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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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