Need an action cam that can withstand drops and a dip in the pool? Rollei’s newest offering can do all that and then some. Their rugged S30 camera offers shock resistance, a waterproof case, and can take your punishment while snapping 1080p video.
Among the cameras introduced at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, Blackmagic has introduced a new 4K professional camcorder that stands out, not the least of which is due to its massive 10-inch Full HD flip-out display. The camcorder was designed to look futuristic, and is machined out of aluminum.
At the NAB event in Las Vegas, AJA has showcased its new camcorder for professionals, the Ultra HD CION, which offers, among other things, Apple ProRes. The camera is said to be the by-product of years of development, and will hit shelves some time this summer for $8,995 USD.
JVC, which recently introduced a couple new rugged cameras during CES, has detailed its 4K efforts, dropping details on a handful of prototype cameras boasting Ultra HD recording. Included among them are a couple of UAVs -- unmanned aerial vehicles, more commonly called drones -- equipped with small 4K cameras.
Among the smattering of wearables news this month comes one that joins the ranks of recent action camcorders: the Panasonic HX-A500, the first wearable 4K 25p camcorder. The device is a two-piece unit of sorts, featuring the lens for head mounting attached to a cable that connects it to the main control unit.
For those of you not satisfied with being able to toss a ball into the sky to capture a sphere of photos, there’s now mortar rounds. Fired from 40-millimeter-capable firearm, these beasts are capable of being shot into the air where they deploy a camera with a parachute. This camera then captures images as it falls gracefully toward the ground.
What appeared to be a relatively small news bit from the folks at camera-focused group Looxcie earlier this year during CES 2014 has suddenly taken center stage, as their Enterprise-focused service "Vidcie" takes center stage. While it's not surprising to see a company such as this take on a business-aimed initiative like Vidcie, it's not often a company suggests that they'll be moving away from their consumer-aimed products so strongly.
Zoom has launched a new camcorder targeted at musicians wanting their audio to be just as good as their video, the Q4, complete with a flip-up X/Y microphone that records up to 24-bit/96k stereo along with 1080/60p footage. Running for around 2-3 hours on a full charge, the Q4 has a detachable color LCD and easily-accessed physical controls for gain level, switchable low-cut filter, and headphone levels.
For shooting videos, nothing comes in handier than a small camcorder. For actually viewing those videos, nothing is more frustrating. We’re often left to huddle around the small screen, or fumble with cables in an attempt to tether it to a TV or monitor. Sony has an interesting new take on viewing video, which we got the chance to check out at CES 2014. Their new lineup of Camcorders with projectors built right in seems like unnecessary novelty, but we’re not so sure about that.