Sony has officially come forward and announced their brand new PMW-F3 Super 35mm Camcorder, but we can still consider this a pretty early release, as one main component is still missing: the price. While we'll take the details where we can get them, when we're dealing with a camera of this capacity, we wish we could see what we might have to start saving up to. But, if you want to tease yourself, head on after the break to learn the details about this new camcorder.
If you want a video recorder that is tiny and can be used for all sorts of different things, the CamBall is the world's smallest recorder. The device is the size of a golf ball and is wearable, can be mounted on different surfaces, and is waterproof as well.
Panasonic has confirmed availability and pricing for their AG-AF100 Micro Four Thirds HD camcorder, announced back in mid-September and capable of recording full 1080p and 720p HD using a range of micro 4/3-inch lenses, filters and adapters. The AG-AF100 (and, we're guessing, its AF105 Japanese sibling) will drop on December 27 2010, priced at $4,995.
Watch out Flip Video and the rest of the pocket camcorder crowd; Samson's new Zoom Q3HD not only has twin capsule microphones for recording stereo sound, but they're so fierce they need to be safely kept in a cage. The Samson Zoom Q3HD shoots up to 1080p Full HD video in H.264 format and has the same condenser microphones as the company's H4n Handy Recorder.
GoPro makes several different versions of wearable and vehicle mountable camcorders that are small and designed to record sports and driving action. I have one of the companies HD Motorsports Hero camcorders that I use for car reviews and the thing is fantastic considering how small it is and offers great video quality.
We've seen quite a few companies looking to steal Flip's crown for point-and-shoot camcorders - JVC's PICSIO models, for instance, or the HP V5020u - but Cisco aren't willing to sit back and watch that happen. A new range of Flip Video cameras has been launched, the UltraHD 8GB and 4GB, and the MinoHD 8GB and 4GB, each capable of 720p 60fps recording.
HP's one of those companies that has their foot in several different markets. And, while there's plenty of speculation about all of the great products they'll release with their acquisition of Palm, that's not stopping them from releasing other things. And, HP needed a Flip competitor. So, they've introduced the HP V5020u digital camcorder.
Kodak's recent line of digital imaging products might not make for the most inspiring of spec-sheets, but they've got the sort of bargain price-tags mainstream users are looking for. We caught up with the Kodak PLAYTOUCH Full HD camcorder, the Kodak EasyShare M590 camera and 10-inch PULSE wireless digital photo frame to see what your money gets you.
Our transition to Borg-like self-facilitating media nodes takes another geeky step, with Looxcie's eponymous headset-mounted Bluetooth camcorder. Combining a regular Bluetooth headset with a 480 x 320 15fps camera, 4GB of onboard storage and a companion Android app that allows you to review and upload footage while on the move, Looxcie promises to help you share all those "wow, did you see that?!" moments those around you generally miss.
It's been a few months since Panasonic teased us with their Micro Four Thirds camcorder, the AF100, and they've only just got around to officially announcing the thing. The AF100 - or its AF105 Japanese sibling - can use standard DSLR and MFT lenses or, with an adapter, cinema and prime lenses, shooting up to 1080/24p 24Mbps video to a pair of SD/SDHC/SDXC cards.
An interesting new product has turned up from a company called TV1 GmbH called the miniCASTER that will allow the user to stream live video from any camera to the internet. The device is sized to be portable and can be carried in a pocket. Video can be streamed in HD quality.