Camcorders

JVC adds two new weather-proof camcorders, improves battery life

JVC adds two new weather-proof camcorders, improves battery life

As far as smartphone cameras have come, to get real, professional quality video, it's best to turn to the real thing. If you're going to be out in the elements, your video camera best be suited to brave the weather, otherwise your camera could end up becoming a fancy paperweight. The latest camcorders to join the weather-proof JVC Everio collection are the GZ-R450 and the GZ-R320. Both are waterproof up to 16.4 feet under water and withstand damage from freezing at temperatures as low as 14 degrees farenheit. The camcorders are also dust-proof and are designed to withstand being dropped from almost five feet off the ground.

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Sony’s refreshed Handycam lineup has 4K, new features

Sony’s refreshed Handycam lineup has 4K, new features

In Las Vegas, Sony is introducing their newest Handycams at CES 2015. The lineup is mostly an update to their existing lineup, but Sony seems to have cracked the 4K code at CES this year. In addition to their Action Cameras, Sony has brought 4K to the Handycam by way of the FDR-AX33. The camcorder is the most compact 4K Handycam to date, checking in 30% smaller and 20% lighter than Sony’s current 4K Handycam, the FDR-AX100.

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Canon VIXIA HF R-Series camcorders arrive in March

Canon VIXIA HF R-Series camcorders arrive in March

Printers, PowerShot cameras, and a content hub -- all parts of Canon's CES 2015 offerings, and joining them are a trio of new VIXIA HR R-series camcorders, all of them similar in design but with their own unique flavors. There are several enhancements on board for this product line up, and among them is the promise of excellent low-light performance alongside the new high 57x zoom (all three models). Two of the models in particular also bring with them NFC and WiFi.

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FPS1000: 10,000 frames per second camera for £299

FPS1000: 10,000 frames per second camera for £299

Designer Graham Rowan has a camera he’d like to show you. This camera goes by the name FPS1000 and it’s apparently able to capture video at up to 10,000 frames per second. Even the newest smartphones on the market are only able to capture video at a maximum of 120 frames per second, and most are able to capture video at only 30 frames per second. This device is being positioned as a Portable, Low Cost, High Frame Rate camera and it’s on its way to real-deal consumer production in the near future.

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Sony introduces two new Handycam models with projectors at CES 2014

Sony introduces two new Handycam models with projectors at CES 2014

For shooting videos, nothing comes in handier than a small camcorder. For actually viewing those videos, nothing is more frustrating. We’re often left to huddle around the small screen, or fumble with cables in an attempt to tether it to a TV or monitor. Sony has an interesting new take on viewing video, which we got the chance to check out at CES 2014. Their new lineup of Camcorders with projectors built right in seems like unnecessary novelty, but we’re not so sure about that.

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Sony’s Action Cam, a hands-on with the ‘splash proof’ shooter

Sony’s Action Cam, a hands-on with the ‘splash proof’ shooter

Sony unveiled a neat little camera today, and we’re not talking about the 4K Camcorder. This one continues to take aim at an existing market, but has a few interesting features that only Sony could bring. Their new Action Cam is a tiny shooter, much like the ubiquitous GoPro. Sony’s latest takes a page from a few other books Sony is known for writing, and is incredibly light.

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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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