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Unveiled: New Sony Handycam Camcorders and 4K Prosumer Camcorder

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.

Hands-On Review: the Sony PMW-300K1

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 recording capabilities over the EX3.

Unveiled: Sony New Consumer 4K, Action, and Music Camcorder Models

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.

Panasonic HC-X920 3MOS Ultrafine Full HD Camcorder

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.

Hands-On Review: the JVC GY-HM70U HD 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.

Hands-On Review: the Canon XA25 Professional HD Camcorder

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.

Hands-On Review: Canon 32GB VIXIA HF G20 Camcorder

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.

Hands-On Review: JVC GY-HM650 ProHD Mobile News Camera

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.

Hands-On Review: Sony NEX-VG30 Interchangeable Lens HD Camcorder

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.

Action Sports Cameras Part 1: GoPro HD Hero 2, Liquid Image Goggles

Mia McCormick walks us through some of the features of the GoPro HD Hero 2 Motorsports, Surf and Outdoor Editions in this B&H video. She also guides us through a tour of two Liquid Image HD Goggles, designed for extreme sports.

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