Tell most would-be customers that you're adding $1,000 to the price tag of whatever it is they're waiting for, and you'd prompt a revolution; that just goes to show how unusual - and unusually dedicated - high-end camera manufacturer RED's customers are, since they've not only accepted a $1k increase on the upcoming RED Scarlet, but welcomed it. The extra money is in return for HDRx functionality, something the company has been talking about since mid-September only in relation to the more expensive RED EPIC.
I bet that many people who take photos and video on their camcorder just leave the content sitting on the internal HDD or memory card until they run out of space and are forced to move the content. The reason is that it seems like it takes forever when you have to move hundreds of photos and hours of video to your PC.
It's the week for upright point-and-shoot camcorders, with JVC outing a pair of touchscreen models in their PICSIO range. The JVC PICSIO GC-WP10 and PICSIO GC-FM2 each record Full HD 1080p footage and have 3-inch touchscreen preview displays; the FM2 gets a pop-out USB plug, for cable-free connectivity, while the WP10 is waterproof to up to 10ft.
Samsung's second imaging product of the morning is the HMX-E10 camcorder, a point-and-shoot model capable of Full HD video and packing a 270-degree swivelling lens. The E10 shoots 1080p 30fps video and 8-megapixel stills, and as with similar pocket camcorders has a pop-out USB plug that's used for offloading content to your computer together with recharging the battery.
Panasonic is on a roll today with all sorts of new gear that it is unveiling for the first time. The company has a new camcorder that records full HD resolution video in 1920 x 1080 glory when you are on the go and can be used as a webcam at home.
Computex is proving to be quite the interesting experience this year (not that it isn't every year). We've already seen quite a few cool things come out of Taiwan over the last couple of days, and while a 3D camcorder may not be at the top of your list of things to be looking for, we've got to at least admit that it's interesting, especially considering that high-definition video capturing part.