Here is Panasonic’s latest mirrorless camera, the hotly anticipated Panasonic GH3, which is the camera that I am using to video-blog all my videos at CES 2013.
The Panasonic HC-X920 has a new 3MOS System PRO with BSI (Back Side Illumination) sensor to enhance the three MOS sensors for excellent shooting performance, even in dim lighting situations. The use of the BSI sensor reduces noise to 50 percent of previous models, according to the company.
A tiny, automatic camera and app that gives you a searchable and shareable photographic memory. It takes a picture for 2 days with 2 minute interval, then they plan to release an app that automatically selects relevant pictures that are well lit, in focus.
Here’s a sample recorded in 1080p using the new Nikon 1 J2 camera in 1080p Fine quality mode. This camera does not support external shotgun microphone input, but Nikon has a slightly larger device that does support an external microphone.
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New large Exmor 20.2MP CMOS sensor with support for extreme low-light shots, new lens Bright F1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens with 3.6x zoom, Full HD 1080/60p video with manual control and dual record, 101.6 mm x 58.1 mm x 35.9 mm, 213g (3.8oz.).
World First Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 Android point and shoot camera! This is the camera of the future, instantly upload and spread all your pictures and videos to the web with built-in WiFi, 3G and 4G connectivity, full Android supporting all Android apps for picture and video sharing. The price may be high.
Eken is one of the leaders in Tablet and in-Vehicle Dash Camera Recorders. Here’s a tour of their Camera recorders factory.
I bought a sample cause I think it’s fun, although the 200rmb (with the second fish eye lense) is a bit high.
JVC is now releasing their new JVC GY-HMQ10 professional camcorder below $9000 on the Japanese market (750,000 Yen). It’s using the JVC Falconbrid processor as in my JVC GC-PX10 camcorder that I’ve been using to film all of my CeBIT 2012 videos (using 720p@50fps@12mbitps for faster uploads), all of my OLPC Summit videos (most include direct-download links to the original 1080p@50fps@36mbitps camcorder files), all my LeWeb 2011 videos were also filmed using the JVC GC-PX10.
The JVC Falconbrid is one of the new upcoming 4K2K Quad-HD camcorder processors to bring more and more affordable 4K cameras to the market!
The JVC GY-HMQ10 I think is designed for professionals, but I also think it’s possible that sooner rather than later, JVC might decide to provide 4K recording support in the sub-$1000 camcorders also in something like a successor to the JVC GC-PX10, perhaps the sub-$1000 JVC GC-PX20 will support 4K!
The main question is how to let it record 4K video uncompressed. The new JVC GY-HMQ10 provides 4 SDXC slots supporting thus 4x 64GB SDXC cards that can thus store 4 hours of 4K 144mbitps video onto those four 64GB SDXC Cards in RAID 0 (256GB) in Apple’s ProRes422.
It takes space for 4 SDXC card slots, I wonder if it’s possible to provide a slot for 2.5″ SSD drive or perhaps even a SATA hard drive, but then the 4K camera has to become bigger in size than the JVC GC-PX10.
This sounds like it might be cheaper than the Red Scarlet camera (that seems to need to cost at least $15000 to be able to shoot 4K).
Sub-$9000 for 4K start to be getting there. I wonder though if 2012 isn’t going to be the year of the first sub-$2000 4K camcorders, as I also think people are going to be able to find affordable 4K 55″ HDTVs also from Sharp and others.