Sony has just announced several new Handycam camcorders, as well as a new 4K prosumer camcorder. In this article, we'll take a look at some of the new features and upgrades Sony has made over their previous versions of these models.
Join Mia McCormick, from Kelby Media, as she shares her impressions of the Sony PMW300K1, which comes with a 14X Fujinon Zoom Lens. She discusses the camera as a direct replacement for the EX3, going over its improvements and upgrades. This includes the PMW300’s improved ergonomics, viewfinder, and...
Sony has just announced three new consumer video cameras for the fall. The most ground-breaking model is the FDR-AX1 Digital 4K Video Camera, which supports 3840 x 2160 4K resolution. The other two new models are the HDR-AS30V HD POV Action Camcorder and the HDR-MV1 Music Camcorder.
In the following video, Mia McCormick, from Kelby Media, presents an objective review of the JVC GY-HM70U camcorder, examining the camera’s many features. The video offers a realistic overview of the camcorder and how it performs.
Mia McCormick, from Kelby Media, shares her impressions of working with the Panasonic HC-X920. The video highlights the camera’s technical specs and capabilities, as well as where it fits within the Panasonic camcorder lineup.
Join Mia McCormick, from Kelby Media, as she discusses the new Canon XA25 Professional HD Camcorder and what makes it a good choice for news gatherers and documentarians. This video covers the camera’s 8-blade, 20x optical zoom lens, constant and variable zoom speeds, professional menu features, and the options available for simultaneously recording in two codecs at two different bit-rates.
The Canon Vixia HF G20 is the company's new top-of-the-line consumer camcorder, and in this review, Mia McCormick, of Kelby Media, praises it for its color accuracy, crisp 1080p video capture, and low-light sensitivity. Indeed, the Vixia HF G20 offers improved low-light performance.
The JVC GY-HM650 is an intriguing camcorder for news producers for one very good reason: it integrates FTP and Wi-Fi connectivity, which means that by using a wireless mobile hotspot, you can send raw video back to the station immediately after you shoot it. In this video, Kelby Media's Mia McCormick reviews the HM650 and finds that this feature works as advertised.
The NEX-VG30 is Sony's latest iteration in a very popular series of large-sensor Handycams that feature interchangeable E-mount lenses. The main innovation of the VG30 is the zoom rocker, which executes the wide-to-telephoto action of the new 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Power Zoom lens that's available as part of a kit with this camcorder.
Flip Video has unveiled its fall line of UltraHD and MinoHD (left) pocket camcorders. Most models now have built-in image stabilization and capture video at 720p/60 frames per second. The UltraHD 2-hour version (black or white) debuts the FlipPort, a proprietary connector that can be plugged into specially designed accessories including external microphones (wired or wireless) for audio pickup close to the subject and external batteries for extra power.
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.
Sony is expanding its XDCAM HD422 lineup with the new PMW-160 handheld camcorder and the PMW-50 SxS field deck. With three 1/3” Exmor CMOS sensors, the camcorder was designed for broadcast and television productions.
Sony has finally announced a pair of compact, rugged Full HD camcorders for point-of-view (POV) action sports videography. As this corner of the camcorder market continues to grow, we knew it would only be a matter of time until Sony offered a viable contender.
The PMW-200 will join Sony’s XDCAM HD422 series of professional camcorders and serve as a successor to the venerable PMW-EX1R. The new camera strikes a balance between the compact, lightweight form-factor of the PMW-100, and the image quality of its larger, shoulder mounted brethren.