Category: Cameras

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Samsung NX200 camera, 20.3Megapixels APS-C sensor, interchangeable lenses

Posted by Charbax – September 1, 2011

Samsung releases their new slim mirror-less DSLR-alternative of a photo camera with interchangeable lenses and a bunch of new camera UI features.

Samsung Multiview MV800 camera with fold-out screen and touch screen functions

Posted by Charbax – September 1, 2011

This is Samsung's new Multiview MV800 has a fold-out 3" AMOLED screen, takes pictures, and provides a bunch of picture modes that can be accessed through the Home screen menu on the touch screen on this camera.

3D capture and playback on the ST-Ericsson U8500 platform

Posted by Charbax – February 19, 2011

ST-Ericsson U8500 can capture 720p 3D at 30fps and 1080p 2D at 30fps. Here's a demo of the 3D effect captured using 2 cameras and displayed on a 3D HDTV.

Canon HF M41

Posted by Charbax – January 18, 2011

This is Canon's new mid range consumer camcorder series that includes HF M41, HF M40, and HF M400 camcorders.

You can watch sample video recorded with this camera here:
24mbitps@1080p:

Download sample video file on Google Docs (100MB for 36 seconds)

12mbitps@1080p:

Download sample video file on Google Docs (33MB for 23 seconds)

Canon Vixia HF G10 Sample recordings

Posted by Charbax – January 15, 2011

As I am considering the new 2011 camcorder Series from Panasonic/Canon/Sony/Nikon for upgrading to higher quality 1080p video-blogging, I thought I would test the qualities of the newest $1500 Canon Vixia HF G10 series camcorder by recording samples onto my own SD card and post them here on YouTube and include the full download of the original sample video file for your analysis.

The picture quality on Canon Vixia HF G10 should basically be the same as on the $500 more expensive Canon XA10, that nearly only ads XLR audio inputs, so if I find out I might want to upgrade my audio recordings to XLR, I might go with that.

The Canon Vixia HF G10 sensor is 1/3 of an inch in size and has a pixel count of 2.07 megapixels, which corresponds exactly to a 1920 × 1080 resolution. Canon’s theory is that by having a sensor that matches to Full HD resolution, the video image will benefit overall. (read more infos on camcorderinfo.com) Canon uses their new DIGIC DV3 Processor which hopefully thus provides good compression quality even when filming at 12mbitps or lower bitrates for easier uploads.

No in-camera cut and join editing? No 720p modes? No 60p mode? No overlay graphics integration (such as transparent png file with my logo at bottom right corner of videos)? No built-in Bluetooth mics and sound mixer (Canon says they got an external Bluetooth microphone option, though may not support more than one Bluetooth microphone at the time)? No built-in fast WiFi and Ethernet YouTube uploads? I would like a good in-camera compressor to make high quality at low manageable bitrates to upload HD on YouTube without requiring PC re-encoding, without it taking too long especially at conferences where there is slow upload speed. Those are features I would like in my next camera, but I still may do without if quality can be much improved over the Sanyo HD1000 that I have been using for all my video-blogging since March 2008. Do you think I should upgrade my video-blogging to this camera or do you have another suggestion for what new camera I should consider?

24mbitps@1080p@24p Sample:

Download sample on Google Docs (96MB for 34 seconds)

12mbitps@1080p@24p Sample:

Download sample on Google Docs (52MB for 35 seconds, this is probably the quality I would record my video-blogging in for it not to take too long to upload to YouTube)

Panasonic HDC-HS900 Sample recordings

Posted by Charbax – January 14, 2011

As I am considering the new 2011 camcorder Series from Panasonic/Canon/Sony as my new video-blogging camcorder, I thought I would test the qualities of the newest Panasonic HS900 series camcorder by recording samples onto my own SD card and post them here on YouTube and include the full download of the original sample video file for your analysis.

The Panasonic HDC-HC900 comes with same 3MOS three 1/4.1-inch CMOS sensors as last year-s HDC-HS700 series, but now includes a better processor called Crystal Engine PRO. Panasonic claims this new processor reduces noise by 45%, and should produce better images in low-light conditions. (read more infos on camcorderinfo.com)

No in-camera cut and join editing? No 720p modes? No 24p mode? No overlay graphics integration (such as transparent png file with my logo at bottom right corner of videos)? No built-in Bluetooth mics and sound mixer? No built-in fast WiFi and Ethernet YouTube uploads? I would like a good in-camera compressor to make high quality at low manageable bitrates to upload HD on YouTube without requiring PC re-encoding, without it taking too long especially at conferences where there is slow upload speed. Those are features I would like in my next camera, but I still may do without if quality can be much improved over the Sanyo HD1000 that I have been using for all my video-blogging since March 2008. Do you think I should upgrade my video-blogging to this camera or do you have another suggestion for what new camera I should consider?

Sample at 1080p@60fps@24mbitps: Download original sample file on Google Docs (108MB for 38 seconds)

Sample at 8mbitps HX mode: Download original sample file on Google Docs (31MB for 30 seconds)
Watch that sample on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VE1tMrzvjxs

Sample at 6mbitps HC mode: Download original sample file on Google Docs (24MB for 31 seconds)
Watch that sample on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTCf8XHc_UQ

Kodak Playfull, PlaySport and PlayTouch

Posted by Charbax – January 14, 2011

Kodak releases a new bunch of compact pocket video cameras, including the very compact Kodak Playfull targetted at women that go clubbing, Kodak PlaySport Zx5 which is waterproof and shock proof, and the PlayTouch which has a 3" touch screen and external microphone input.

Digilife DDV-J6, HD camcorder with built-in LCOS qvga projector

Posted by Charbax – January 14, 2011

This is a pocket HD camcorder with a built-in qvga projector, it's on the market for about $299. Find more informations here.

JVC 4K2K Camcorder and TV

Posted by Charbax – January 9, 2011

This is still awesomely cool, now they call it Falconbird, and now they have a prototype camcorder (that requires 4 HDMI outputs to output the 4K2K video, but they still don't want to mass manufacture it.

Sony HDR-PJ10V, camcorder with built-in projector

Posted by Charbax – January 9, 2011

This camera has a built-in nHD projector from Texas Instruments that projects a 640x360 image right from the camcorder.