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.
As busy weeks go, this one has certainly been something to write home about (or at least a Week in Review about), with CeBIT, PMA and an Apple mega-announcement all taking place. ASUS arguably stole the former show in Germany, with the Eee PC 1008HA "Shell" once again proving that netbooks needn't be the ugly cousins to expensive ultraportable notebooks. For our full CeBIT 2009 coverage, hit the tag.
JVC have announced their latest full-HD camcorder, the JVC Everio GX-X900, which is capable of recording 1080p video and shooting 9-megapixel still images. Measuring just 2.6 x 4.88 x 1.46 inches and weighing 0.66lbs, the Everio X can take 5-megapixel stills (at up to 1/4000 shutter speeds) while recording full-HD video, as well as offering 600fps slow-motion video recording.
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.