MiniDV camcorders still offer many benefits, not to mention the terrific quality of the video they capture. Sticking with MiniDV is a no-brainer if you already have a lot of time and money invested in the format. B&H still carries the most popular MiniDV models at the best prices you’ll find anywhere.
The Kodak Playsport Zx3 is a waterproof HD shoot-and-share camera with simple controls and an easy-to-use menu system. Since it's waterproof up to 10 feet, it’s perfect for anyone who likes to swim, hang at the beach or play water sports and it takes all the worry out of ruining your camera on vacation, with an optional Ikelite waterproof housing!
It’s impressive how news crews can descend upon a scene and broadcast live video within minutes of their arrival. This is made possible in part by the use of wireless broadcasting equipment that can put you on the air in no time. Digital video and audio can be transmitted from roaming camera crews for live-to-air transmission for viewing on a remote monitor or for immediate reference on a laptop computer. RF Extreme’s RFX-NLL-II and Pro-Link HD can make it all happen.
With manufacturers splitting their camcorders between ones sporting optical zoom lenses, memory card slots and removable batteries, and pocket models with digital zoom, internal memory and embedded batteries, Sony has expanded its choices in the latter category with the introduction of four Bloggie Touch cameras.
If you were ready to buy a pocket video recorder, or had settled on a particular unit but were postponing your purchase, you might want to hold off a while longer until the new Kodak Mini Video Camera becomes available. It’s a slick little camera that should be a lot of fun.
The pocket video camera market is pretty crowded; legions of companies such as Flip, Kodak and Samsung are vying for your business with their dedicated camcorders, not to mention the many new smartphones boasting 1080p video recording as a feature. Telling camcorders apart can be a challenge, since many of them tout nearly identical features at very similar (and sometimes very different) price points.
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