HD camcorders

Holiday 2012: The Vitality of Camcorders

It seems like everything you buy these days has a video camera embedded in it somewhere. Computers, phones, gadgets, even game controllers stare back at you through unblinking, peephole-sized lenses.

Sony's New NEX-VG30

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.

The New Sony PMW-160 Camcorder and PMW-50 Field Deck

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.

 

The New Sony HDR-AS10 & HDR-AS15 HD Action Camcorders Combine Quality Optics & Rugged Design

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.

Hands-on Review: The Sony XDCAM PMW-200 HD422 Camcorder

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.

Xtreme Recording with the JVC ADIXXION Action Camcorder

JVC has recently announced a new action camera, the GC-XA1 ADIXXION, which is designed specifically to go wherever you want to go while you do whatever you want to do. This small camcorder is ruggedly designed.

Hands-On Review: Sony PMW-100 XDCAM HD422 Handheld Camcorder

The compact and lightweight Sony PMW-100 XDCAM HD422 Handheld Camcorder is designed for the true working broadcast professional. It supports broadcast quality 50 Mb/s MPEG-2 recording in Full HD and records to SxS cards

Which 3D Camcorder is Right for You?

Within the last couple years, top camera manufacturers like Sony, JVC and Panasonic have introduced consumer-friendly 3D camcorders that built on the advances already achieved in consumer-based compact HD camcorders. 

New Panasonic AG-AC160A & AG-AC130A Camcorders Announced at NAB

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.

New Panasonic AJ-HPX255 Camcorder Announced at NAB

At the NAB 2012 show, Panasonic announced the AG-HPX255, an update to its popular AG-HPX250 handheld camcorder. The AG-HPX255 carries over all the existing advanced features of its predecessor and adds a big one: Compatibility with the Panasonic AG-EC4G extension control unit.

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