The Contour+2 action camcorder is arguably one of the best on the market, right up there with GoPro's offerings, but the $400 price tag certainly isn't that great to look at. However, Contour has just released a new line of action cams called ContourROAM2, which offer some of the great features of its more-expensive brethren, but only costs half as much.
If you're an adventurous type of person, then Polaroid has a new line of sports video cameras aimed directly at you. Revealed at Photokina, the new Polaroid XS line is for those who need their cameras to stand up to abuse while still being portable enough to record and snap pictures on the go. The average consumer probably won't find much value in these cameras, but if you're a sports enthusiast and spend every weekend taking in nature, these are the cameras for you.
Wearable sports camera company Contour has revealed its latest model, the Contour+2, complete with Full HD video recording and integrated GPS. The waterproof camera - which can survive up to 60m dips into the blue stuff - mounts onto bikes, helmets, cars, or other hardware, and can use a smartphone as a remote control for framing and starting recording.
Point Grey, makers of industrial digital cameras, has released a new model in its Flea3 USB 3.0 camera lineup that supports 4K resolution and is being touted as the world's smallest 4K camera. It uses the bandwidth capabilities of USB 3.0 to deliver 4096 x 2160 pixel resolution color images at 21 frames per second. All this is stuffed into a tiny ice-cube sized package.
What if you wanted to see who was standing outside your front door and happened to have a library of faces that spanned 36 million or more? How about if you had a camera whose backup computer was able to search through those faces in a matter of micro-seconds? A camera just such as this has been created by Hitachi Kokusai Electric and does claim to be able to look at footage of a person, be it either still or video, and match it up from its own library of 36 million faces in one second.
Sony's Bloggie Sport HD video camera has begun shipping today, ready to take on your weekend adventure. The rugged pocketable camcorder was first unveiled at CES earlier this year and is designed to handle extreme environments while providing sharp 1080p Full HD video recording and 5-megapixel still images.
I can remember growing up my dad used to get on my nerves really bad with his stupid video camera. It was one those cameras that recorded to reels of film that you had to develop the film for playback. To watch the film he had to put it on one of those reel-to-reel projectors. I remember it resembled this D16 Bolex quite a bit. If you like things that appear to be retro, but are actually modern, this might be the camera for you.
Pivothead has introduced its first entry into the market of sunglasses with built-in video cameras. Outdoor enthusiasts and thrill seekers get to protect their eyes and record what they see during their adventures. And now with the new Pivothead video glasses, they get to record full HD 1080p video and even take 8-megapixel stills.
A flaw discovered in the code of Trendnet's connected home security camera systems have made thousands of private video feeds accessible by almost anyone on the internet. More than two dozen models of Trendnet home security cameras are vulnerable, allowing people to access the video feeds via the camera's IP address without the need to enter a password.
The folks at Canon are letting loose the hounds this week with a set of no less than SIX new camcorders for your HD flash memory recording pleasure. You've got three in the compact VIXIA HF M-series and three more in a more entry-level side with the R-series. All of these models are able to record directly to MP4 of AVCHD and each with full DLNA compatibility for wireless transfer after you're done capturing. Specifically the Canon VIXIA HF M52, VIXIA HF M50, VIXIA HF R32 and VIXIA HF R30 have the ability to upload directly to social media sites as well, transferring to YouTube and Facebook with great ease and to mobile devices such as, as they say, the iPhone or the iPad, done without effort on a free Movie Uploader app which you can download yourself.