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Drift HD sports camcorder debuts

Drift HD sports camcorder debuts

Tiny little rugged camcorders are finding their way into all sorts of places. A lot of professionals in action sports and motorsports use this sort of little rugged camera to record their practice runs so they can learn from mistakes and little HD cameras like these are also used in TV production too. A new rugged action camera has surfaced from Drift called the Drift HD for point of view filming.

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Sony announces new ultra-zoom SX21E and SR21E camcorders

Sony announces new ultra-zoom SX21E and SR21E camcorders

Sony has announced a pair of new camcorders for the ultra-zoom crowd. These are the perfect camcorders if you want to be able to get up close and personal with the subject of your video from afar. Both of the camcorders have a very impressive 57x optical zoom setting and 67x extended zoom. The cameras also both feature SteadyShot, face detection and an integrated video light.

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Panasonic gives NASA AG-3DA1 3D camcorder and shoots it into space on final shuttle mission

Panasonic gives NASA AG-3DA1 3D camcorder and shoots it into space on final shuttle mission

Panasonic has announced that it has given NASA some hardware to take to the ISS aboard the final space shuttle mission with Atlantis that launched last Friday. Panasonic sent one of its new and cool full 3D AG-3DA1 camcorders along with a BT-3DL2550 25.5-inch 3D LCD and a rugged Toughbook notebook computer to NASA. That gear was used to document the training and preparation leading to the final shuttle mission. Only the 3DA1 camcorder made the trip into space.

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Replay XD1080 sports camcorder debuts

Replay XD1080 sports camcorder debuts

If you are into action sports like skateboarding, motocross, or auto racing and want to record your runs and stunts you need some sort of small camcorder that takes video. There are already several of these cameras on the market today, but one of the smallest is the new Replay XD1080. The XD1080 is a clean sheet design and the results are a very small and compact camera that needs no enclosure to be rugged and resist water.

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Lions shoot their own documentary with photographer’s camera

Lions shoot their own documentary with photographer’s camera

Wild animals are creepy, especially the large ones that could eat me if I happened on them in the wilds. Even the animals at the local zoo can give you the creeps when the lions stare at you as if they would like a snack. In fact, one time my daughter turned her back to the glass front of the tiger cage about the time it pounced at her behind the glass. She steers clear of the tiger enclosure now. I do like to see the shows about the big cats in Africa on Discovery Channel, they are interesting to me.

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Leica V-Lux 30 compact digital camera debuts

Leica V-Lux 30 compact digital camera debuts

When it comes to attractive point and shoot digital cameras that have fantastic photo quality and large price tags the Leica name is right up at the top of the wish list for many fans of photography. The little Leica digital cameras tend to be retro designed and look as good as they perform. Leica has a new digital camera that is being unveiled called the V-Lux 30 and the little camera is perfect for shooting in just about any situation.

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Panasonic Rolls Out Three New Sanyo Xacti-Style Camcorders

Panasonic Rolls Out Three New Sanyo Xacti-Style Camcorders

To the delight of Sanyo Xacti fans, improvements on the pistol-grip style camcorder continues. When Panasonic bought Sanyo back in 2009, it was feared that it would be the end to the popular camcorders. But today, Panasonic just unleashed three new Xacti-look-alike models, but branded under their own name of course.

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30-day video limit as FlipShare service phase out begins

30-day video limit as FlipShare service phase out begins

It was more than a little shocking to many in the tech world when Cisco abruptly killed the Flip line of small and portable camcorders that were traditionally some of the most popular on the market. It turns out that Cisco was in a bad way with sagging profits, and the finger was pointed squarely at the company sticking its fingers into too many honey pots in the tech world and the Flip line was the first to get the axe.

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