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RED’s EPIC Gets Shown Off at NAB

RED’s EPIC Gets Shown Off at NAB

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.

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JVC Everio GZ-HM1 1080p camcorder on sale now

JVC Everio GZ-HM1 1080p camcorder on sale now

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

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Samsung HMX-U20 and U15 Full HD point-&-shoot camcorders

Samsung HMX-U20 and U15 Full HD point-&-shoot camcorders

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.

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Sanyo XACTI SH1 and CS1 hands-on

Sanyo XACTI SH1 and CS1 hands-on

Sanyo's two newest XACTI Full HD camcorders only saw their official reveal a short while ago, but we persuaded some executives from the company to demonstrate the VPC-SH1 and VPC-CS1 to us ahead of schedule.  The most impressive aspect of the pair is the amount of bulk which Sanyo have been able to shave off: the CS1 (the upright model) is particularly narrow at just 1.06-inches wide, despite being able to capture HD footage.

Updated with video after the cut

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Liquid Image VideoMasks hands-on

Liquid Image VideoMasks hands-on

If you're considering a new camera or camcorder, you're probably not narrowing down your options by whether you can mount them on your head or not; still, if you're a diver, swimmer or snowboarder then Liquid Image could have a few models for you.  We caught up with the company's goggle-integrated "videomasks" - which range in price from $79 to $350 - at CES 2010; more details and live images after the cut.

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RED Scarlet 2/3 camera revealed complete with pricing

RED Scarlet 2/3 camera revealed complete with pricing

Indecently high-end camera manufacturer RED have outed more details and some tempting photos of their RED Scarlet cameras, together with a few new or updated accessories.  Pretty much as "entry level" as RED can manage, the Scarlet 2/3 will come in two bundles: the basic camera "brain" at $2,750, which can be used with various adapters to fit RED's own optics or those from Nikon or Canon, and the Scarlet 8X Fixed bundle, which for $4,750 gets you the "brain", a fixed 8x zoom, CF module, 2.8-inch touchscreen, REDmote, a battery and a travel charger.

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