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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.

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2 years ago
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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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JVC announced two powerful ENG cameras at NAB 2012, the GY-HM600 and GY-HM650. Both of these professional handheld HD camcorders feature 1/3-inch 1920 x 1080 12-bit CMOS sensors, F11 light sensitivity at 2000 lux, a fast f/1.6 Fujinon Auto Focus 23x zoom lens, and more.

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2 years ago
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Advancements in technology have allowed manufacturers to shrink the size of broadcast-quality camcorders, while at the same time squeezing in better performance. A case in point is Sony's new PMW-100 camcorder; ENG professionals sporting this compact new unit will appreciate the lighter load and greater maneuverability.

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2 years ago
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Sony has announced its new NEX-FS700U Super35 camcorder, an update to the popular NEX-FS100 interchangeable-lens professional model. This is no mere refresh, however; the FS700 has greatly expanded capabilities over the earlier model.

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2 years ago
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It took a while for the whole world to catch up to the HDTV movement, but nowadays you have to go out of your way even to find a TV that’s not HD. A similar situation exists with camcorders, although there are still plenty of SD camcorders for sale. Even so, JVC has just announced the GY-HMQ10, a handheld 4K camcorder that you’ll be able to buy in March.

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2 years ago
Hands-on Review

People see in 3D because they have two eyes, each relaying a slightly different perspective to the brain, which then combines the two images to create a sense of depth. Traditional cameras and camcorders can never capture 3D because they have only one lens.

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3 years ago
Hands-on Review

It’s very easy today to record stunning HD video, even with an inexpensive camcorder. But if you want to achieve the video quality demanded by professionals you should be using a large-sensor camcorder. Here’s a look at some of the highest functioning large sensor camcorders on the market.

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3 years ago
Hands-on Review

Consumers have more choices in camcorders than ever before, and some of them seem downright professional with features sets that are packed to the rafters. Canon’s VIXIA HF G10 Flash Memory Camcorder shoots 1920 x 1080 high definition video, and you can choose frame rates of 60i, 30p or 24p for a cinematic look and feel.

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3 years ago
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Anyone can take a basic camcorder, capture an important event or family gathering and put together a reasonable, if somewhat amateurish presentation that friends and family can enjoy. But when you watch a segment on the evening news, you expect the footage to look professional.

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3 years ago
Hands-on Review

Some professional camcorders can cost an arm and a leg. Sony’s PMW-F3 falls into that category. Fortunately, manufacturers realize that not everyone can afford to part with an arm and a leg, so they find ways to offer products with similar feature sets to the pro cameras, but which can be had for just an arm.

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3 years ago
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Sony’s new NEX-FS100UK (B&H kit) will give videographers plenty to think about when it comes to choosing their next video or still camera. Is it better to shoot video with a DSLR that takes stunning stills? Or would it be worth upgrading to a DSLR video camera that can capture beautiful stills as well? 

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3 years ago
Hands-on Review

When it comes to ENG video capture, form factor and performance are paramount, and with a total weight of 8.2 lb (including the lens, 4.3" LCD screen, microphone and battery) and phenomenal image quality, the JVC GY-HM750U ProHD solid state compact shoulder camcorder  makes for an attractive video recording package. 

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3 years ago
Hands-on Review

Professional videographers expect a certain level of quality and an advanced feature set in the equipment they use. In other words, professional videographers rely on professional equipment to produce professional-quality work. Unfortunately, such equipment is usually larger and heavier than they would like. Canon has addressed this problem with its new and compact XA10 professional camcorder.

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3 years ago
Hands-on Review

Sony has been delighting video professionals with their XDCAMs since 2004.They introduced their first high-speed memory XDCAM EX in 2007, and went on to set high standards in broadcast quality with their PDW-700 and PMW-320 models.

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4 years ago

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