JVC, which recently introduced a couple new rugged cameras during CES, has detailed its 4K efforts, dropping details on a handful of prototype cameras boasting Ultra HD recording. Included among them are a couple of UAVs -- unmanned aerial vehicles, more commonly called drones -- equipped with small 4K cameras.
Among the smattering of wearables news this month comes one that joins the ranks of recent action camcorders: the Panasonic HX-A500, the first wearable 4K 25p camcorder. The device is a two-piece unit of sorts, featuring the lens for head mounting attached to a cable that connects it to the main control unit.
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.
JVC has introduced two new camcorders designed to handle atypical conditions, doing so with what the company calls a quad-proof body: dust-proof, freeze-proof, water resistant, and drop resistant. Combining them all together, the GZ-R70 and GZ-R10 can handle being taken into the harsh outdoors or to other locations where delicate hardware hesitates to tread.
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.
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.
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.
Sony has unveiled a massive array of Cybershot and Handycam cameras and camcorders that it will be rolling out this year. The 8 Handycam models support Bravia's TRILUMINOS Display, while the 7 Cybershot models boast an array of features, including water resistance, durability, and a combination of CCD and CMOS sensors. Check out the pictures after the jump.
Action camcorders that you strap onto your body in whatever fashion are a dime a dozen nowadays. However, we came across a new similar device that offers some of the same features as today's action cams, but it's specifically meant for business use, specifically police officers. It's called the Vidcie Tough from Looxcie, and it allows users to catch all the action from a person's point of view.