Panasonic is kicking off 2014 by announcing five new HD camcorders. The new models are the HC-W850, HC-V750, HC-V550, HC-V250, and the HC-V130. The flagship HC-W850 features an innovative Twin Camera function which enables users to capture two scenes at once, opening the door to new creative possibilities.
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.
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.
Sony has recently announced the DEV-50 Digital Recording Binocular, a binocular-camera hybrid capable of recording 3D video in Full HD, capturing 20.4MP stills and outputting native-resolution images via its micro-HDMI port.
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.
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 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.
Sony’s new NEX-VG900 is the first prosumer camcorder with a full-frame image sensor and an interchangeable lens mount. Mia McCormick demonstrates many of the camera’s features and discusses a few lens options that should help users take advantage of the large sensor.