Divers seek out occasional videos or pictures of underwater sea life and adventure, now have more affordable options with Canon’s waterproof case tailored for its upcoming Vixia HF20 and Vixia HF200 Full HD Flash Memory Camcorders.
Sony have quietly announced a standalone GPS geotagger, the GPS-CS3KA, intended to be used with cameras and camcorders to record the location stills and footage were taken at. The compact device uses the time and date stamp on your photos to match up your location, as stored by the GPS-CS3KA, with the whole process automated by the included Picture Motion Browser software.
Sony have unveiled the LocationPorter RVT-SD100, a "realtime video transporter" intended to stream footage from a connected camcorder or camera across whatever connection is available, to a second remote LocationPorter device. Although you can hook the LocationPorter up to a wired LAN connection, it really comes into its own with a 3G data card or two: the streamer is able to combine both connections to support up to a 352 x 240 64fps video at 320kbps.
Video demo of the Sony LocationPorter in action after the cut
Sony Korea have announced a trio of new hard-drive based ultra-compact camcorders. The DCR-SR47, with a 60GB hard-drive, and the DCR-SR67 and DCR-SR87, both with 80GB hard-drives, each weigh around 300g, and are intended as entry-level models with an "Easy mode" suitable for beginner users.
Sanyo have taken the wraps off of their 2009 line-up of Xacti camcorders, including an update to the company's popular pistol-grip full-HD HDX range. The new Sanyo Xacti HDX-2000, shown here in gold and black, is capable of full HD 1080p recording at 60fps together with 8-megapixel stills (interpolated up to 12-megapixel) that can be taken simultaneously. Sanyo have also introduced a traditional camcorder form-factor version, the Xacti DMX-FH11, which has an integrated 8GB of flash memory. Both models have microSD slots.
In an effort to reduce development process to fabricate a much competitive and high resolution surveillance camera in the increasingly popular security-segment of digital camera industry; Sanyo turned to its company’s 4MP production camcorder, whipped out a full HD resolution networked surveillance Camera based on the goodies and image processing engine from the “Xacti” camcorder.