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.
The long talked about RED Scarlet camera, which has been under development for the past two and half years, has finally gone on sale and shipped to its first customer. Cinematographer Tonaci Tran is now the first person to receive the RED Scarlet camera at a price of $9,750. Amazingly, this is actually considered the least expensive camera of its kind.
Swann released a new video camera today called the Freestyle HD. It's designed to be wearable and you can easily mount it to bikes, cars, and helmets as well. It offers Full HD 1080p video capture with up to 3x digital zoom and can snap photos in JPEG format with its 8-megapixel sensor. It also has a detachable LCD viewer.
Here's a neat little wireless network camera from Stem Innovation called the iZON Remote Room Monitor that can stream both audio and video to your iOS device. It comes in handy if you've been trying to figure out which of your two dogs keeps leaving puddles indoors while you're away at work. And of course, for those with small children, it'll be a great way to keep an eye on them and have overall peace of mind.
In addition to the four new cameras announced this morning, Sony has also introduced a new Handycam full HD camcorder called the NEX-VG20. Its predecessor, the NEX-VG10, was Sony's first consumer model to offer interchangeable lenses. This latest version adds several improvements including more comprehensive manual controls, enhanced ergonomics, better imaging quality, and upgraded sound.
Kodak will be releasing a special Burton edition of their rugged PLAYSPORT Zx5 pocket video camera designed for people that love snow. It's touted as being touch enough to meet the demands of even the most dedicated snow boarders, capturing all the best moments of the day on the slopes in even the harshest winter weather conditions.