Camcorders

Hitachi releasing new Blu-Ray/HDD camcorder DZ-BD9H

Hitachi releasing new Blu-Ray/HDD camcorder DZ-BD9H

This camera can record on one of three things, the 60GB hard drive, an 8 centimeter Blu-Ray disc, or an 8cm DVD. Sadly the resolutions and bit rates get so high that about 720x480, the camera’s lowest setting, DVD isn’t even an option, and even at that lowest setting, you only get 20-30 minutes of recording on a DVD.

Disgo Video Plus Camcorder

Disgo Video Plus Camcorder

The Disgo Video Plus has two great features that come with it. You can fit it in your pocket and you won’t break $100 if your spring for it. Its features aren’t that bad either.

Sony HDR-UX20 Camcorder

Sony HDR-UX20 Camcorder

Sony is putting out a new DVD-based camcorder with 1080p HD recording called the HDR-UX20. It has a new encoding system that optimizes the balance between image definition and file size and uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video codec to be compatible with a lot of third party editing software.

Holophone H4 SuperMINI 5.1 surround-sound microphone

Holophone H4 SuperMINI 5.1 surround-sound microphone

Bizarrely resembling some sort of egg balancing on a brick teetering on your camcorder, the Holophone H4 SuperMINI is in fact an all-in-one 5.1 surround sound microphone, capable of bringing Dolby Pro Logic II encoding to the prosumer film-maker.  The question is, though, is it any good?  That's why DV.com slapped one onto their JVC GY-HD250 and set to work testing it out.

 

Cherry Picks 2008: JVC HD Everio Camcorder

Cherry Picks 2008: JVC HD Everio Camcorder

This amazing HD camera has 3 CCDs and can record at a max resolution of 1440x1080. You don’t have to try and store that video on a flash card either, which might get you an hour of record time at that resolution, instead, there is a 60GB HDD built in.

Cherry Picks 2008: Steadicam Arm and Vest Kit for Merlin

Cherry Picks 2008: Steadicam Arm and Vest Kit for Merlin

The Steadicam ultra-lightweight Arm and Vest is designed to support the Merlin camera stabilizing system. It makes extended shooting effortless with heavy (7.5lbs) cameras.

It’s designed to fit any shape/size and can actually be worn under clothes, including a tux. It has a lifting range of 28” with barely no force necessary. It’s tool free which means it can be adjusted “on the fly”.

Win a Samsung 40” HDTV or Camcorder with Samsung-Brickfish’s ‘Your baby Love’ Campaign

Win a Samsung 40” HDTV or Camcorder with Samsung-Brickfish’s ‘Your baby Love’ Campaign

Folks, Samsung is teaming up with Brickfish to bring you Nicole Scherzinger ‘Your baby Love’ Campaign - Video yourself singing the Nicole S. Song! The contest is simple, record yourself singing ‘Baby Love’ by Nicole Scherzinger, submit the video and you could win a Samsung 40” LCD HDTV, P2 Portable Media Player, MX10 flash memory Cam or $500 cash! We seen plenty of talents from youtube, if you can’t make it to American Idol then stop singing in the shower, tape it and show them you got the ‘Baby Love’ too. Good luck!

Samsung Launches Brickfish™ Campaign to Find ``Your Baby Love'' [via businesswire]

SlashDeal : Sanyo Xacti HD700 Camcorder $299 at Amazon.com

SlashDeal : Sanyo Xacti HD700 Camcorder $299 at Amazon.com

Amazon is selling the Xacti HD700 for $299, 50% off retail price. The compact HD camcorder captures 720p HD videos. It takes decent pictures but did terrible in low light environment. It records directly to an SD (SDHC) card and sports HDMI output. We recently purchased one for $349 during the black Friday from Amazon.com, but now Amazon.com is lowering the price even more. It's a decent HD camcorder, especially this compact; we are getting another one!

Pacific Defense Bluetooth DVR pen

Pacific Defense Bluetooth DVR pen

You guessed it; this pen is a DVR that has Bluetooth. It also has a microSD card slot. It has an audio detection mode too, so it knows when to start recording, and it’s designed to work in low-light situations. It can even send an alarm signal if motion is detected.

No, it’s not a DVR in the sense that your new Media Center PC is a DVR, this one actually has a camera and microphone built in. of course there is also a motion sensor, so its clearly not made for use by the standard person, and judging by the company’s name, its probably for spy operations.