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Wearable HD camcorder

Mark Peters
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Wednesday 13th, January 2010
Posted by: Mark Peters

VholdR is debuting the Contour HD 1080p wearable camcorder at the 2010 Consumer Electronic Show. Built for outdoor enthusiasts looking for the ultimate video quality, ContourHD1080p is the World’s First Wearable Camcorder to shoot 1080p video and enable you to share it online. It features four HD settings (1080p, 960p, and two at 720p) with two frame rates (30fps and 60fps) and four configurable settings (metering, contrast, exposure, and microphone sensitivity). But, most important the ContourHD software will share your adventures in "Lifelike" 1080p video to the website of VholdR. Priced at $329.99 ContourHD1080p wearable camcorder will be a fast moving product in 2010.

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JVC Everio GZ-HM1

Posted by: Mark Peters Sunday 10th, January 2010

JVC announces the launch of the new GZ-HM1 HD Everio camera offering a full slate of technologies to optimize picture quality. The JVC GZ-HM1 offers improvements in three key areas - low light performance, camera-shake compensation and digital still quality. As a result, the JVC Everio GZ-HM1 is ideal for high-end video enthusiasts and semi-professionals. In the area of low light performance, the JVC GZ-HM1 camcorder provides superior results thanks to a new CMOS sensor that boosts sensitivity to four Lux (compared to nine Lux for the previous GZ-HM400) for brilliant recording of 1920 x 1080 Full HD video. In camera shake compensation, JVC made improvements in wide angle performance, an area not typically addressed.

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Panasonic SDXC camcorders

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Sunday 10th, January 2010

Panasonic introduces three additions to its 2010 standard definition camcorder lineup - the Panasonic SDR-H85, SDR-T50 & SDR-S50, designed to be portable, durable and high-performing. These camcorders may small in size, but they have impressive features: a 33mm wide-angle and a long, powerful 78x ultra zoom - giving them remarkable range for capturing video both far and wide. Panasonic’s new camcorder models are packed with enhanced features to help make shooting quality video easy, including the new Active mode for the Advanced O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), helping to suppress blur even if the user is moving and when the powerful zooms are extended.

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Canon VIXIA camcorders

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Sunday 10th, January 2010

Canon announce an exciting new line of nine VIXIA High Definition flash memory camcorders. The 2010 high-definition line-up includes Canon's flagship VIXIA HF S-series, the compact VIXIA HF M-series and a new entry-level VIXIA HF R-series. Some new features enhancing Canon's 2010 lineup include a new Touch Panel LCD with an advanced tracking feature helping keep any subject - such as people, pets, or cars - in focus and properly exposed, even in a busy scene. Canon's new VIXIA camcorder line-up also includes an enhancement to its image stabilization system and an all-new HD-to-SD Downconversion feature allowing video to be easily uploaded to the web or burned onto DVDs.

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Samsung compact camcorders

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Saturday 9th, January 2010

Samsung announce three new stylish, ergonomi-cally designed compact digital camcorders which come fully equipped with an array of useful features. The SMX-C20, SMX-C24 and HMX-M20 all feature the same built-in 25 degree Active Angle Lens that was the hallmark design feature of their predecessors - the SMX-C10 and HMX-R10. Samsung’s innovative Active Angle Lens allows consumers to hold the camera more naturally, and has earned Samsung design awards and accolades from all over the world since first appearing in the SMX-C10 and HMX-R10 last year. The SMX-C20, SMX-C24 and HMX M20 will be on display during the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show, January 7-10, 2010.

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Panasonic 3D camcorder

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Saturday 9th, January 2010

Panasonic releases world’s first professional full HD 3D camcorder in Fall 2010. The company will begin taking orders in April. Current 3D systems are large-scale setups in which two cameras are fitted to a rig in parallel, or vertically intersect across a half-mirror. Separate recorders are also required. In Panasonic’s new Full HD 3D camcorder, the lenses, camera head, and a dual Memory Card recorder are integrated into a single, lightweight body. The Panasonic camcorder also incorporates stereoscopic adjustment controls making it easier to use and operate. Engineering samples of the professional Full HD 3D solid-state camcorder will be exhibited at the Panasonic booth at the 2010 International CES in Las Vegas.

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Sony bloggie cameras

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Saturday 9th, January 2010

It’s all about capturing the moment. And it’s the spirit of fun, spontaneous still and video shooting and sharing that comes alive with the launch of bloggie - a fresh concept in style-conscious, premium quality Mobile HD snap cameras by Sony. The bloggie name makes its European debut with two funky models. Both Sony bloggie cameras make it brilliantly easy to grab crisp photos and video clips for quick, hassle-free sharing on the web. Slipping effortlessly into a pocket or bag, the Sony bloggie MHS-PM5 and MHS-CM5 are perfect partners for parties, days out or trips away when you don’t want to miss the action.

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-SH1

Posted by: Mark Peters Thursday 7th, January 2010

Sanyo releases a new Full HD Dual Camera Xacti, VPC-SH1, available in February, 2010. Based on the dual camera concept of offering photo and video functions in one camera unit, the new product is compact and enables wide-range shooting from wide angle to telephoto. The Sanyo Dual Camera series aims to provide customers with more enjoyable video experiences by offering cameras that allow users to easily capture both photo and video in daily life, as well as recording important events and occasions. By utilizing a convenient video format that can be easily handled on PC and Internet environments, and even on home TVs, the Sanyo Xactio VPC-SH1 camera is more than just a tool for capturing, viewing, and saving images.

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Engineers from the imaging industry have ‘discovered’ video. Video, in all its quality formats, becomes more important than ever before. Recent development point out to a different strategy and it could turn out that photo will be distributed from a video capture. The traditional camcorder format is also changing, where younger generation consumers discovered the pocket camcorders to upload their social media channels. Dimensions and weight, and High Definition video quality, packed in a compact housing are one of the most important specifications for success. Professional photographers are not only shooting stills but need to become video specialist as well. The merge of the technique of the digital cameras and camcorders with high quality specifications have become reality. The CES 2012 show will unveil the latest developments and camcorder products.