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Panasonic TA1

Posted by: Mark Peters Monday 2nd, August 2010

Photokina 2010 Show - Panasonic introduced the Panasonic HM-TA1, a new Full High Definition (HD), 1920 x 1080 pixels-capable mobile video camera with pocket-sized dimensions for ultimate portability and ideal for on-the-go shooting opportunities. With an easy-to-use design intended for intuitive operation, the TA1 features an integrated USB terminal and software that allows for easy PC connection and uploading videos to online sharing sites such as YouTube and Facebook. The TA1 also supports the Apple iFrame video format (960 x 540/30p), which is optimal for Mac users to import quickly and maintain small file sizes. When using iMovie, the iFrame video data in the video camera is the same format as the one that is used to edit.

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Sanyo Xacti HD800

Posted by: Mark Peters Saturday 23rd, August 2008

Sanyo announces the Xacti HD800, a new sleek, slim high definition dual camera that can take both stills and videos. The Sanyo camera sports a compact and light-weight body, and easily saves data onto SD/SDHC memory cards for convenience. The Sanyo HD800 will take stills and videos used on a personal computer or for the Web, houses a new three-dimensional digital noise reduction (3DDNR) filter, and adds the ‘Face Chaser’ for both stills and videos with an active scanner visible on the monitor. This new, stylish digital movie camera, the Sanyo HD800, will be sold in Japan starting from August 22, 2008.

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Hitachi Blu-Ray camcorder

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Monday 6th, August 2007

With the introduction of not just one, but two versions of the world’s first Blu-ray disc camcorder, Hitachi continues its long-standing tradition of being first to market with landscape-changing consumer electronics products. The new Hitachi DZ-BD70A Blu-Ray camcorder is a single drive camcorder that can record approximately one hour of FullHD 1920x1080 high definition video on an 8cm single-sided Blu-ray disc (BD-R and BD-RE). Lifelike image reproduction and rich, immersive color are a result of Hitachi’s 5.3 mega pixel CMOS image sensor and HD quality 12-element lens system. Both Blu-Ray camcorders come with an Interactive Guide built-in so that people who have never used a camcorder can quickly begin.

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Sony HDR-FX7E camcorder

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Friday 8th, September 2006

Serious amateur videographers can enjoy superb High Definition picture quality with the first ever HDV camcorder featuring the revolutionary Sony-developed 3ClearVid CMOS Sensor system. Teamed with the camera’s superb Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 20x optical zoom lens, the new 3ClearVid sensor delivers High Definition pictures with exceptional resolution, purity and natural colour reproduction. The new Sony HDR-FX7E camcorder extends the benefits of 1080-line “full-HDV” shooting to a wide range of applications. Its HDMI interface allows digital connection of uncompressed High Definition video and audio signals to HD-ready televisions and other displays via a single cable.

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Canon DC22 DVD Camcorder

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Thursday 24th, August 2006

Canon's new mid-level DC22 DVD camcorder provides consumers with an affordable, high-quality solution for recording special memories whether on an exotic vacation or running through the sprinklers in the backyard. With its Genuine Canon 10x optical zoom lens, 2.2 Megapixel CCD Image Sensor with RGB Primary Color Filter, Widescreen HR (high resolution) recording and large 2.7-inch Widescreen LCD, the DC22 model expands ease-of-use and enhances the affordability of video for consumers.

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Creative DiVi CAM 516 Mini Camcorder

Posted by: Mark Peters Wednesday 23rd, August 2006

Creative Technology, a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products, today introduced Creative DiVi CAM 516, a stylish mini digital camcorder offering video recording in the latest MPEG-4 format and video playback on TV in addition to practical functions such as a 5.1 Megapixel digital camera, MP3 player, voice recorder and webcam - all at an affordable price of $249.00. The small and trendy Creative DiVi CAM 516 fits perfectly into the palm and comes in 3 stylish colours of Black, Silver and Light Blue. Creative DiVi CAM 516 is able to record high quality videos in VGA (640 x 480 pixels) resolutions up to a maximum of 30 frames per second. Users can also play back the videos captured on any TV to share with their friends and families.

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Canon HV10 HDV Camcorder

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Thursday 3rd, August 2006

Until now, the concept of putting true 1080 HD (high definition) video recording capability in your pocket was purely science fiction. Get ready for the future, as Canon's newest HV10 HDV camcorder delivers high definition video in a sleek and stylish package, that's loaded with imaginative new features and affordable at an estimated selling price of $1,299. A veritable "Best of" compilation of Canon breakthrough technologies, the HV10 HDV camcorder combines Canon's world-class HD optics, with Super Range Optical Image Stabilization, DIGIC DV II image processor, and a Canon designed and manufactured Full HD resolution CMOS sensor, similar to those found in Canon's full line of Digital SLR cameras.

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Creative DiVi CAM 525D camcorder

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Tuesday 6th, June 2006

Creative Technology Ltd. a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products, today unveiled Creative DiVi CAM 525D, a multi-functional mini digital camcorder that comes packed with a full suite of exciting multimedia features including high-quality movie recording, real-time TV recording, 5-megapixel digital camera, and an MP3 player, voice recorder and webcam. The new DiVi CAM 525D is perfect for the consumer who wants a high-quality, easy-to-use video camcorder that gives more than common features. The DiVi Creative CAM 525D allows consumers to enjoy an ultra-portable multimedia solution with an affordable price tag. Featuring the new Motion Stabilizer technology.

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Looking back some years from now it is easy to conclude that the market for camcorders is changing big time. Tape is old school; flash storage is the only thing that is important, for now. Prices drop rapidly and capturing video, even in High Definition, is possible with a wide variety of electronic devices. Not only the semi-professional camcorders are recording in HD, even simple mobile phones are doing the job in HD today. Of course there is a big difference in quality and flexibility, but the fact is HD is for everyone. With the rise and shine of system cameras like Micro Four Thirds or the NEX-series of Sony, a new segment of digital camcorders will make its way to the consumers. Featuring the same image sensor as the system cameras, these new camcorders are paving the pad towards consumer-grade HD camcorders with interchangeable lenses. And then we did not even mention 3D… Stay tuned for our Photokina report live from the show floor!

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