Category: Cameras

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Posted by – October 21, 2012

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Sony DSC-RX100

Posted by – September 5, 2012

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.).

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Posted by – September 2, 2012

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 Camera Factory Tour

Posted by – June 18, 2012

Eken is one of the leaders in Tablet and in-Vehicle Dash Camera Recorders. Here’s a tour of their Camera recorders factory.

Aotek Mini Retro DV, super small photo/video camera

Posted by – April 11, 2012

I bought a sample cause I think it’s fun, although the 200rmb (with the second fish eye lense) is a bit high.

JVC GY-HMQ10, 4K Quad-HD 144mbitps pro camcorder for $9000!

Posted by – March 17, 2012

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.

Source: newsroom.jvc.com via: akihabaranews.com

Aiptek PocketCinema Z50

Posted by – March 6, 2012

New all-in-one Aiptek pico projector with a 5 megapixel photo camera on the back, it can record 1080p or 720p video and output it directly with the built-in VGA 50-lumen DLP Pico projector.

Sony Bloggie Live, WiFi-upload pocket camcorder

Posted by – February 1, 2012

This is the new Sony Bloggie Live, with WiFi-upload streaming to Qik, on-demand video uploads directly to YouTube and more.

ViewLink MyVu VizCom Headmounted Android video-streaming system

Posted by – January 19, 2012

The targetted price is $199, mass manufacturing to start in March. It’s an LCOS based headmounted 800×600 display connected with an Android box that you can put in your pocket. That Android powered box runs apps, such as the Biggifi remote controlling app, it can also output Android to your HDTV using the MHL connector. It can tether through your smartphone for internet connectivity and stream the video from the headset to any Android supported live video streaming services, be it ustream, google+ hangouts, justin.tv and more.

Panasonic HC-X900M

Posted by – January 17, 2012

Panasonic is launching this new camcorder with a new 4K2K sensor but still recording using a 1080p engine. It has many new improved features such as the optics, rendering, colors, clarity and more.

I filmed 3 samples using different bitrate settings using the camera which you can see and download below.

1080i Highest Quality: Download the sample

1080p 60fps Highest Quality: Download the sample

1080i Lowest Bitrate: Download the sample