Amidst a new wave of releases of 3D technologies, Panasonic has just announced the HDC-SDT750, the world's first AVCHD 3D camcorder to include a 3D-conversion lens. The camcorder allows you to you capture 3D video that will play back on any 3D TV set.
Sony just announced its release of the first Handycam camcorder to accept interchangeable lenses. It also features a quad capsule spatial array stereo microphone that captures spectacular audio. I’m talking about the NEX-VG10.
Not only does it offer the flexibility of an interchangeable lens system, it's one of the sleekest-looking prosumer camcorders you've ever seen in a compact form factor.
Flash memory camcorders are the way to go these days. Flash memory is fast, rugged, portable and affordable. Canon just announced the VIXIA HF M32 Dual Flash Memory Camcorder. This little HD beauty features 64GB of internal flash memory and an SD card slot lets you expand on that.
Every non-broadcast prosumer camera from Canon, Sony, and JVC has gone from 3-chip to single-chip CMOS. Not that it’s a bad thing. Simplifying sensor design reduces manufacturing complexity and lowers the cost of ownership for imaging enthusiasts. But by reserving 3-sensor builds for premium cameras, there are increasingly fewer options for the budget-conscious videographer or indie filmmaker. Panasonic stands alone as the champion of the low-cost 3-chip. Here’s their latest and greatest --
Summer break is almost here. You’ve fueled the car, packed the cooler, and programmed the GPS. It’s time for a well deserved vacation! Whether you’re headed to visit Grandma upstate or Mickey’s house down in Orlando, you don’t want to forget the sunscreen or a new HD camcorder. HD video is the gold standard for capturing all kinds of family fun. B&H’s exclusive on the new HF21 makes fun affordable.
Whether you’re a first-time feature filmmaker or a serious documentarian, you want your next camcorder to be HD. You’ve looked at what’s out there. The pro stuff has way more than you need at a price that rivals Ivy League student loans. Shoot-and-shares are affordable, but don’t have the manual controls and inputs you want. Time to sneak a deal with the JVC Everio GZ-HM400.
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