Category: Cameras

Turbo Ace quad copter

Posted by – January 12, 2012

You can fix your camera to it and it’ll fly up and do some aerial photography and video for you, with a gyroscope based stabilizer.

Toshiba Camileo Air10, WiFi camera

Posted by – January 12, 2012

Uploads to YouTube, live streams to Ustream. Awesome!

Charbax Cyborg: How I video-blog, Live and On-demand

Posted by – October 29, 2011

This is how I was walking around the ARM TechCon 2011, with the OMAP3530 Powered Kopin Golden-i Headmounted display (voice-controlled and with head-tracking) to monitor the live Ustream IRC chat, a USB webcam on my head streaming live video to Ustream through the Marvell Armada 618 Powered OLPC XO-1.75 in my bag (using another netbook when Marvell was showcasing the XO-1.75 at their booth), a T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot ($50/3GB/month/prepaid/$141-Mifi), and my nearly 4-year old Sanyo HD1000 (9mbitps 720p) with the external Sennheiser MKE400 shotgun microphone.


Source: ti.com

I also have the new higher quality JVC GC-PX10 but its 24/36mbitps 1080p50 recording bitrate is too high to upload on the relatively slow upload speed at this conference. At the San Francisco Downtown University Campus last weekend, the upload speed was 100mbitps so there I filmed all 16 videos at the OLPC Summit with that camera, for most of which you can even download the full original camera sample video file using Google Docs separately linked under each video.

Canon IXUS 1100 HS

Posted by – September 28, 2011

12.1 Megapixels, 12x zoom, wide 28mm, Intelligent IS and more, for sale for $329.

Here’s a sample video in 1080p recorded with this camera: On YouTube

Canon IXUS 230 HS

Posted by – September 28, 2011

12.1 Megapixels, 8x zoom, 28mm wide lens, Intelligent IS and more, for sale for $199.

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Posted by – September 24, 2011

This new camera does 14.1 Megapixels, 12x Optical Zoom, 28mm wide-angle capability, Intelligent IS and Smart AUTO among other features, it’s for sale for $233 at Amazon.com.

You can download sample videos and photos here:
Normal video: On YouTube On Google Docs
Slow motion video: On YouTube On Google Docs
Pictures: On Google Docs

Find more information here

Sony NEX-VG20 at IFA 2011 (with samples)

Posted by – September 6, 2011

Sony is releasing their new NEX-VG20 semi-professional camcorder with some new 50p at 28mbit and 25p at 24mbitps an 17mbitps recording modes and with some new 16.1Megapixel CMOS sensor. It’s going to be released in January for 2200€.

Here are some sample files recorded with this camcorder:
25p 17mbitps: Watch on YouTube Download on Google Docs
25p 24mbitps: Watch on YouTube Download on Google Docs
50p 28mbitps: Watch on YouTube Download on Google Docs

Using the Vario Sonnar Lense:
25p 17mbitps: Watch on YouTube Download on Google Docs
25p 24mbitps: Watch on YouTube Download on Google Docs
50p 28mbitps: Watch on YouTube Download on Google Docs
Pictures of that Vario Sonnar Lense:

Sony, NEX-FS100 at IFA 2011 (with a 50p sample)

Posted by – September 6, 2011

This is a new semi-professional HD camcorder from Sony with a lot of manual features and controls on it, with 2 XLR audio inputs, a full HDMI output and many other features as well as being compatible with the Alpha lenses, offering some slow motion recording modes and more.

The NEX-FS100UK is an interchangeable lens camcorder featuring a Super 35mm sensor equivalent in size to Super35mm film cameras ( same as PMW-F3), and a Sony E-Mount 18 to 200mm zoom lens. Developed specifically as a digital motion camcorder, it captures fine detail and image texture with image fidelity, low noise and wide exposure latitude. Find more info at http://pro.sony.com/bbsc/ssr/cat-broadcastcameras/cat-nxcam/product-NEXFS100UK/

Here’s a sample file recorded with the Sony NEX-FS100 at 50p: Watch on YouTube Download on Google Docs

JVC GC-PX10 Falconbrid 1080/50p 36mbitps camera

Posted by – September 4, 2011

JVC releases this new Falconbrid powered interesting new camera design, it can shoot 50 frames per second at 8.3 megapixels for 130 frames, or 50fps progressive 1080p at 24mbitps and 36mbitps, there is also a 720p at 50 frames per second mode. This camera is going to be released later this month in Europe for 799€.

You can download some samples recorded with this camera in the links below (consider that the camera hardware and software used to shoot these samples may not be completely finalized although they are planning to release this camera later this month):
Download Samples on Google Docs (includes the 1080p 50fps at 24mbitps and 36mbitps, the 720p 50fps, a full quality picture and a 130 frames 8.3 megapixel fast picture taking series)

Panasonic Z10000 at IFA 2011 (with samples)

Posted by – September 4, 2011

Panasonic releases this new semi-professional camcorder in November for around 3500€. It has this 3D lense and records at 1080p at up to 50 frames per second and with a 50mbitps bitrate. You can download some samples recorded with this camcorder here:

1080p 50fps 3D: On YouTube, Download the Sample On Google Docs
1080p 50fps 2D: On YouTube, Download the Sample On Google Docs
1080p 25fps 2D: On YouTube, Download the Sample On Google Docs