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.
Sanyo has unveiled what it calls the world's first waterproof full HD camcorder that is capable of recording full 1080p resolution video underwater. That would make for a great camera for that snorkeling vacation this summer.
A live shot and initial specifications of what's said to be Sony's EX3 3D camcorder prototype has emerged, together with the promise that a commercial version is on its way. According to Engadget's sources, the Sony EX3 has six CMOS chips - three for each lens - taken from a pair of PMW-EX3 studio cameras, each capable of recording 35Mbps 1080p 4:2:0 MPEG-2 video.
If you frequent YouTube or other video sites online there is a plethora of videos out there that are from action sports fans that video themselves doing stunts and tricks. I like the ones where some cocky person tries a trick only to wipe out and catch it on video.
RED knows how to make really, really expensive cameras. But, they can get away with it because those really, really expensive cameras do more than what's probably necessary (even for that price tag). And, even if we know we'd never have a reason to own one of the RED cameras, we can't help but stare at them. Especially pieces of tech like the RED EPIC.
JVC have outed their latest flagship digital camcorder, the JVC Everio GZ-HM1. Capable of recording Full HD video together with outputting 1080/60p through its HDMI connector, the HM1 uses a 1/2.3-inch 10.62 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor that also supports up to 10-megapixel stills, and is paired with optical image stabilization and a Konica Minolta HD lens.
Video demo after the cut
It's not all still cameras in Samsung's PMA 2010 range; the company have also brought along a pair of new ultra-compact HD camcorders, the HMX-U20 and HMX-U15. Both support 1920 x 1080 Full HD video recording, and have integrated HDMI and USB connectivity; the U15 can also shoot 8- and 10-megapixel stills and has auto-focus, while the U20 can grab 14-megapixel stills and has a 3x optical zoom.