Camcorders

Flip MinoHD 720p high-definition plug & play camcorder

Flip MinoHD 720p high-definition plug & play camcorder

Flip have announced their latest camcorder, the MinoHD, capable of recording 720p high-definition widescreen footage to its 4GB of internal memory.  Designed with the same, ease-of-use principles as the rest of the Flip range, the MinoHD has a 1.5-inch glare-free display, minimal controls (which are touch sensitive) and built-in FlipShare editing and uploading software that installs automatically via the pop-out USB 2.0 port.  In a first for the company, you can specify custom casing designs either from a range of existing options or by uploading your own image.

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Hitachi concept WOOO camcorder can stream HD video on TV wirelessly

Hitachi concept WOOO camcorder can stream HD video on TV wirelessly

Hitachi at CEDIA 2008 showcases a concept digital camcorder that is capable of streaming HD video to a TV display wirelessly. The prototype video camera captures video on its HDD in HD MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format, and has an SDIO standard IEEE802.11g module to transmit live feed or captured video to TV via an access point.

Canon VIXIA HD camcorders get 24Mbps bit-rate recording update

Canon VIXIA HD camcorders get 24Mbps bit-rate recording update

Canon has announced three new camcorders in their high-definition VIXIA range, including both flash-based and HDD-based models.  The flash camcorder is the VIXIA HF11, which combines an internal 32GB solid-state drive with an SDHC slot for expansion.  The two hard-drive based models, however, are the VIXIA HG20 and VIXIA HG21, with 60GB and 120GB storage respectively, together with an SDHC slot.  All three camcorders have 24Mbps bit rate recording for enhanced detail, finer tonal gradation and improved reproduction of moving subjects.