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Hands-on with the Sony 4K Handycam

Hands-on with the Sony 4K Handycam

Today at CES, Sony introduced their new 4K Handycam. Sony’s push for 2014 is bringing 4K across your devices, and while they’ve had a 4K video camera for some time, Sony acknowledges it was a bit out of reach for the average consumer. With that, Sony brought the magic to us, and they’re not asking too much in return.

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Sony Action Cam HDR-AS100V next-gen model brings splash-proof body

Sony Action Cam HDR-AS100V next-gen model brings splash-proof body

Sony has introduced the latest model in its Action Cam lineup, the HDR-AS100V. With this latest model, which eschews the dark blue color in place of an ivory sort of white, the body itself is splash-proof, meaning while it won't handle being dunked in the pool, it can handle some water exposure without the waterproof casing. There has also been a boost in specs, and a new quality level that is more 4K TV-friendly.

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Sony Music Video Recorder first-impressions [samples]

Sony Music Video Recorder first-impressions [samples]

Sony's Music Video Recorder may well be the camera sleeper hit of the holidays. Think of it as the ill-fated Flip Video - or, indeed, Sony's own Bloggie alternative - given a pro-audio upgrade, ostensibly targeted at bands and recording artists looking to make music videos and recordings simultaneously but, as we discovered when we spent some hands-on time with the shooter, certainly capable of more. Read on for our first-impressions.

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Sony Action Cam hands-on [sample]

Sony Action Cam hands-on [sample]

There've never been so many ways to keep track of your extreme sports lifestyle, but Sony is hoping its latest Action Cam will lure away potential GoPro users thanks to a mixture of WiFi, GPS, Full HD quality, and a broad range of accessories. Offering a choice of 1080p or slow-motion 720p recording, the Action Cam has SteadyShot image stabilization along with a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 170-degree lens and Exmor R sensor. We took to the skies with the Action Cam to see how it performed.

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Pyle Hi-Speed HD action camera debuts

Pyle Hi-Speed HD action camera debuts

Earlier this month action camera manufacturer GoPro unveiled the latest version of its HERO camera line called the HERO 3+. That new camera was undeniably cool and has a lot of features, but it was also expensive at about $400 putting it out of the reach of many users. Pyle is a company more known for audio products but it has rolled out a new action camera called the Hi-Speed HD that will be much easier to fit into your budget.

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Toshiba Camileo X-Sports sportscam hands-on

Toshiba Camileo X-Sports sportscam hands-on

Toshiba is wading into the increasingly crowded sportscam market, taking on GoPro and Contour with the Toshiba Camileo X-Sports. Fresh to IFA 2013 today, the Camileo X-Sports packs a 12-megapixel camera with Full HD 1080/60p video recording, and an built-in 2.0-inch preview display on the back; it also bears a striking resemblance to GoPro's Hero range, though Toshiba plans to include more accessories and mounts in the box than Hero does.

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Sony Music Video Recorder HDR-MV1 official for those about to rock

Sony Music Video Recorder HDR-MV1 official for those about to rock

The Sony HDR-MV1 Music Video Recorder has been introduced this week as a device made for musicians who wish to record and share live - or staged - performances. This device works with an X-Y position MIC setup up front with 120 degrees of sound capture paired with new Linear PCM Sound technology. Once you've got your sound solidified, this camera also records video with a 120-degree viewing angle and a top-notch Exmor R CMOS sensor (ZEISS, that is).

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Sony FDR-AX1 4K Handycam official: top-quality video within reach

Sony FDR-AX1 4K Handycam official: top-quality video within reach

Aiming to make public access to the 4K video resolution a bit more affordable (though not for lack of quality in hardware), Sony has this week announced the Sony FDR-AX1 4K Handycam. This device is able to record video at 4x the number of pixels offered with "Full HD", bringing this camera's video output up to 3840 x 2160 pixels. This device isn't going to be something you pick up at your corner camera shop - we're not quite there yet with this sort of quality - but it is the closest thing we've seen to a general consumer product able to record video at such high definition.

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