Camcorders

Panasonic HX-A500 is a 4K wearable camcorder first

Panasonic HX-A500 is a 4K wearable camcorder first

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.

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Sony introduces two new Handycam models with projectors at CES 2014

Sony introduces two new Handycam models with projectors at CES 2014

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.

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JVC GZ-R70 and GZ-R10 rugged camcorders boast quad-proof durability

JVC GZ-R70 and GZ-R10 rugged camcorders boast quad-proof durability

JVC has introduced two new camcorders designed to handle atypical conditions, doing so with what the company calls a quad-proof body: dust-proof, freeze-proof, water resistant, and drop resistant. Combining them all together, the GZ-R70 and GZ-R10 can handle being taken into the harsh outdoors or to other locations where delicate hardware hesitates to tread.

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Sony’s Action Cam, a hands-on with the ‘splash proof’ shooter

Sony’s Action Cam, a hands-on with the ‘splash proof’ shooter

Sony unveiled a neat little camera today, and we’re not talking about the 4K Camcorder. This one continues to take aim at an existing market, but has a few interesting features that only Sony could bring. Their new Action Cam is a tiny shooter, much like the ubiquitous GoPro. Sony’s latest takes a page from a few other books Sony is known for writing, and is incredibly light.

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Hands-on with the Sony 4K Handycam

Hands-on with the Sony 4K Handycam

Today at CES, Sony introduced their new 4K Handycam. Sony’s push for 2014 is bringing 4K across your devices, and while they’ve had a 4K video camera for some time, Sony acknowledges it was a bit out of reach for the average consumer. With that, Sony brought the magic to us, and they’re not asking too much in return.

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Sony Action Cam HDR-AS100V next-gen model brings splash-proof body

Sony Action Cam HDR-AS100V next-gen model brings splash-proof body

Sony has introduced the latest model in its Action Cam lineup, the HDR-AS100V. With this latest model, which eschews the dark blue color in place of an ivory sort of white, the body itself is splash-proof, meaning while it won't handle being dunked in the pool, it can handle some water exposure without the waterproof casing. There has also been a boost in specs, and a new quality level that is more 4K TV-friendly.

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Sony shows off new lines of Handycam camcorders and Cybershot cameras

Sony shows off new lines of Handycam camcorders and Cybershot cameras

Sony has unveiled a massive array of Cybershot and Handycam cameras and camcorders that it will be rolling out this year. The 8 Handycam models support Bravia's TRILUMINOS Display, while the 7 Cybershot models boast an array of features, including water resistance, durability, and a combination of CCD and CMOS sensors. Check out the pictures after the jump.

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Looxcie Vidcie Tough camcorder hands-on

Looxcie Vidcie Tough camcorder hands-on

Action camcorders that you strap onto your body in whatever fashion are a dime a dozen nowadays. However, we came across a new similar device that offers some of the same features as today's action cams, but it's specifically meant for business use, specifically police officers. It's called the Vidcie Tough from Looxcie, and it allows users to catch all the action from a person's point of view.

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Drift unveils new shoulder mount for action cams

Drift unveils new shoulder mount for action cams

Drift Innovations, the company behind a small line of unique action camcorders, has announced a new shoulder mount and harness system that lets extreme-sport athletes record point-of-view video without having to hold the camera or mount in on their helmets. The shoulder harness is easy to put on and even easier to take off.

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Replay launches XD 720 HD action camcorder

Replay launches XD 720 HD action camcorder

If the offerings from GoPro or Contour just aren't doing it for you, Replay is another action camcorder maker that aims to take on these other companies, and today they announced the XD 720 HD camcorder that Replay claims is the smallest and lightest HD camera on the market right now, "small enough to mount to a pair of sunglasses" if need be.

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Sony unveils F5 and F55 CineAlto 4k camcorders

Sony unveils F5 and F55 CineAlto 4k camcorders

Sony has announced the arrival of its two new high-end 4k camcorders, the PMW-F5 and the PMW-F55, which it says is to fill the gap between its PMW-F3 and F65 cameras. These camcorders are aimed at the professional market, and are obvious competitors to the likes of RED. No price yet, but considering that the F65 costs $65,000, it's safe to assume these camcorders are beyond most budgets.

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Polaroid announces new line of sports video cameras

Polaroid announces new line of sports video cameras

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.

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