Camcorders

Sanyo Xacti CG9 – new, more user friendly Xacti

Sanyo Xacti CG9 – new, more user friendly Xacti

This is the latest effort from Sanyo to penetrate the market of the common/casual user with their video cameras. It still supports H.264 video which is great for those major YouTube uploaders out there, but its been fattened up due to surveys of the general public.

Xacti DMX-HD1000 reviewed

Xacti DMX-HD1000 reviewed

Akihabra News has a review up of the newest Xacti, overall they seem to like it for what it is, a digital camcorder, and an HD one at that. They say the video quality has received a big boost.

Automobile’s Rearview Mirror DVR, Captures Everthing Right in Front of you Eyes

Automobile’s Rearview Mirror DVR, Captures Everthing Right in Front of you Eyes

If you’ve been wrongfully accused of a car accident, didn’t you wish to have a video footage to prove your innocence? Here’s one for thought, Brickhouse Security has a unique mobile DVR that built in a car rearview mirror. It’s using a Sony 1/3” CCD sensor and capable to capture video resolution of NTSC 510X 492 or PAL 500X582 in wide angle and low light condition.

Mini Pocket DV with Sporty Cam for all your sport filming needs

Mini Pocket DV with Sporty Cam for all your sport filming needs

I don’t care for sports other than soccer and hockey and that’s only because the fights associated with those two sports are a lot cooler than any other, including boxing. However, there are those fanatics out there and I’m almost positive they would love the Mini Pocket DV with Sporty Cam an other products like it as it give you a first person point of view of the action going on.

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.