Kodak's Zx1 720p pocket camcorder has quietly gone on sale at the company's own store, priced at $149.95, as well as through a private retailer on Amazon. Announced at CES back in January, the Zx1 has 128MB of internal memory together with an SD/SDHC card slot, and is capable of up to 60fps 16:9 720p video or 3-megapixel interpolated stills.
The BBC have released footage filmed with their $100,000 high-speed HD camera, a modified TyphoonHD4, in advance of their new documentary South Pacific. The camera - which is capable of filming in super slow motion and high definition at 20 times the speed of a normal HD camera - was used to record big wave surfer Dylan Longbottom in a 12 foot monster barrel, the first time such footage has ever been filmed.
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It comes as no great surprise, given they're already on Best Buy shelves and we've seen a photo unboxing, but Flip Video have officially announced their new Flip Ultra and Flip UltraHD camcorders. Both boast 2hrs-worth of storage (2GB in the second-gen Ultra, 8GB in the new UltraHD) and have Flip's distinctive pop-out USB plug and preloaded FlipShare editing and distribution app.
Touch of Color was always too slick to be restricted to Samsung's TV ranges, and the company obviously agrees: the new Samsung SMX-C14 and SMX-C10 camcorders get the glossy red accents across their slickly-curved casings. Announced today, the pair each have Hyper Image Stabilization, 2.7-inch flip-out 230,000 pixel displays, and Samsung's Active Angle Lens which allows for a "more relaxed" shooting angle.
Sony have announced a new ultra-compact camcorder, capable of not only capturing Full-HD 1080p AVCHD video but geo-tagging it via its integrated GPS receiver. The Sony HDR-TG5V has the same upright styling as the TG1/TG3E, but packs 16GB of built-in storage, Navteq mapping data and a smaller, lighter chassis.
Value, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder: that's obviously why Cisco have announced plans to buy Pure Digital - the company behind the much-esteemed Flip Video camcorders - for a huge $590m in stock. The announcements comes after recent rumors of a half-billion deal that many dismissed as far-fetched given the current economic climate.
Samsung unveiled two new camcorders at CES early this year, claiming both the world’s smallest as well as the industry’s first SSD-based H-series camcorders at Full HD video. We didn't have the chance to visit Samsung back then, but we redeemed ourselves at PMA 2009.