Video Camera

JVC adds two new weather-proof camcorders, improves battery life

JVC adds two new weather-proof camcorders, improves battery life

As far as smartphone cameras have come, to get real, professional quality video, it's best to turn to the real thing. If you're going to be out in the elements, your video camera best be suited to brave the weather, otherwise your camera could end up becoming a fancy paperweight. The latest camcorders to join the weather-proof JVC Everio collection are the GZ-R450 and the GZ-R320. Both are waterproof up to 16.4 feet under water and withstand damage from freezing at temperatures as low as 14 degrees farenheit. The camcorders are also dust-proof and are designed to withstand being dropped from almost five feet off the ground.

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Canon EOS C300 Mark II revealed with 4K video

Canon EOS C300 Mark II revealed with 4K video

The successor to the original Canon EOS C300 has been revealed by the company with 4K video and dual DIGIC DV5 processors inside. The Canon C300 Mark II works with Dual Pixel CMOS AF, up to 410Mbps recording in 4K, and 10-bit 4:2:2 in 4K recording (UHD 3840 x 2160 & DCI cinematic (4096 x 2160 pixels) as well. Users will find this appearing in camera stores throughout the United States in and around September, while some retailers have begun taking pre-orders now. This camera will effectively replace the original C300 in Canon's video lineup.

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Waterproof Splash Drone can automatically follow your jet ski

Waterproof Splash Drone can automatically follow your jet ski

There are all kinds of ways to record your surf session. You used to need a friend to film from shore, or you could wear a camera helmet, or attach a Go Pro to your surfboard for a first-person view. Aerial shots over water have always been tricky, even with quadcopter drones because it has been risky to fly your drone over open water. It used to be that once it touched down in the water, it was toast. With the Splash Drone, you'll never need to worry about losing your drone in the water. This little guy can even launch from the sea.

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Xiaomi unveils low-priced Yi action camera at MWC 2015

Xiaomi unveils low-priced Yi action camera at MWC 2015

If you've ever wanted a GoPro but couldn't part with the cash, then this may be your chance. Chinese company Xiaomi just unveiled their newest action-ready camera at MWC2015. Xiaomi's Yi camera will retail for only $64 USD, which is less than half the price of GoPro's basic Hero model which sells for $130 USD. It offers better technical specs than the GoPro Hero, but it is lacking in other respects. We'll take a look at they compare, and if we can even get our hands on a Yi cam stateside.

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GoPro and NHL team up to give fans a new perspective of the game

GoPro and NHL team up to give fans a new perspective of the game

GoPro cameras have been giving people the ability to record themselves playing all sorts of sports and the ability to share what they love with people from a first person perspective for a long time. The little cameras are used in some forms of auto racing as well. GoPro has announced a new tie up with the NHL that will give fans an inside look at what the players see on the ice.

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Sharp’s new infrared color camera is first of its kind

Sharp’s new infrared color camera is first of its kind

Sharp's clinically-named LZ0P420A Infrared Color Night-Vision Camera looks like most of the other slim connected security cameras on the market: it is cylindrical and hinged with a lens surrounded by infrared LEDs. The big difference comes in its functionality -- this is the first camera of its kind able to record color footage is completely dark settings, boosting the quality available to businesses and others in need of a security setup.

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