Panasonic has announced their latest Micro Four Thirds format interchangeable lens mirrorless camera, the Lumix DMC-GX7. The GX7 is the follow-up model to the popular DMC-GX1, which was released in early 2012. The GX7 arrives with several notable upgrades and adjustments as well as the already strong features that will be familiar to any GX1 user.
Sony has announced a new long zoom, high-performance point-and-shoot camera: the Cyber-shot HX50V Digital Camera. With a 20.4MP BSI Exmor R CMOS sensor and the BIONZ Image Processor, sharp imagery, low-light sensitivity, quick performance, and fast autofocus speeds are part and parcel.
The JVC GC-PX100 enters the camcorder market at a unique position: It's capable of shooting high frame rates that are unavailable at any level except the highest end (i.e: Phantom models). Now, once you go past 60 fps, you're no longer able to shoot at 1920 x 1080, but even at reduced resolutions, you can't beat 600 frames per second.
The Panasonic AG-AC90 is a semi-professional camcorder with a compact form factor and a fixed 12x zoom lens. The AC90 features XLR inputs for professional audio capture and three 1/4" sensors that perform remarkably well in low light. It records full AVCHD video at a maximum rate of 28 Mbps for 1080p video at 60 fps.
Canon has recently announced three new camcorders. The Canon XA25 and XA20 are ultra-compact, professional camcorders designed for run-and-gun videography and ENG. They feature a 20x zoom lens, built-in Wi-Fi, wireless FTP transfer and dual SD card slots to support a variety of recording modes.
Sony has just released several updates and new models in their lines of photographic equipment. Two interchangeable-lens cameras, new lenses and Cyber-shot point-and-shoots are available. These cameras build upon Sony’s extensive history of making cameras with high imaging performance that are enjoyable to use regularly.
Sony has announced several new Handycam camcorders. Not surprisingly, these new camcorders offer a host of new features. This article will take a look at some of the more notable upgrades from previous models and hopefully help you determine which model might be the right one for you.
Leica has just announced two updates to their line of point and shoots: the D-LUX 6 and the V-LUX 4. These new cameras build upon the Leica brand's notoriety and quality, with the inclusion of improved-upon image sensors, faster lenses and higher resolution electronic viewfinders.
The new Sony Alpha SLT-A99 digital camera features a 24.7MP Full Frame, 35mm-sized Exmor CMOS sensor. The BIONZ image processor gives the A99 ample speed for large file sizes and offers support for quick focusing, low-light sensitivity and noise reduction.
Sony has announced the NEX-VG30 interchangeable lens camcorder. With E-Mount lenses and a 16.1MP Exmor APS-C sized CMOS sensor, the NEX-VG30 will yield a beautiful, cinematic image with shallow depth of field and low noise characteristics. This newest iteration of the VG series will also offer videographers some welcome upgrades over NEX-VG20.
A pair of updates to existing camcorders put Panasonic’s AG-AC130A and AG-AC160A on a slightly higher plane than their predecessors. This month Panasonic is expected to make available these two improved models.
Whether you’re a first-time feature filmmaker or a serious documentarian, you want your next camcorder to be HD. You’ve looked at what’s out there. The pro stuff has way more than you need at a price that rivals Ivy League student loans. Shoot-and-shares are affordable, but don’t have the manual controls and inputs you want. Time to sneak a deal with the JVC Everio GZ-HM400.
Summer break is almost here. You’ve fueled the car, packed the cooler, and programmed the GPS. It’s time for a well deserved vacation! Whether you’re headed to visit Grandma upstate or Mickey’s house down in Orlando, you don’t want to forget the sunscreen or a new HD camcorder. HD video is the gold standard for capturing all kinds of family fun. B&H’s exclusive on the new HF21 makes fun affordable.
Every non-broadcast prosumer camera from Canon, Sony, and JVC has gone from 3-chip to single-chip CMOS. Not that it’s a bad thing. Simplifying sensor design reduces manufacturing complexity and lowers the cost of ownership for imaging enthusiasts. But by reserving 3-sensor builds for premium cameras, there are increasingly fewer options for the budget-conscious videographer or indie filmmaker. Panasonic stands alone as the champion of the low-cost 3-chip. Here’s their latest and greatest --
Sony just announced its release of the first Handycam camcorder to accept interchangeable lenses. It also features a quad capsule spatial array stereo microphone that captures spectacular audio. I’m talking about the NEX-VG10.
Not only does it offer the flexibility of an interchangeable lens system, it's one of the sleekest-looking prosumer camcorders you've ever seen in a compact form factor.