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.
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.
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€.
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/
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 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:
Panasonic bought Sanyo about a year ago, while it takes them several months to get all things coordinated within this acquisition, here are the first couple of Sanyo-style camcorders released by Panasonic in the HX-DC10 and the waterproof version in HX-WA10. Hopefully very soon Panasonic will also release the successor to the Sanyo HD2000 form factor with better quality, optics, low light, microphone options, perhaps even some built-in YouTube upload feature.