Saturday, December 10, 2016

Canon VIXIA HF R72 32GB Full HD Camcorder | Review 2016

*New for 2016. The Canon HF-R72 is Canon’s low cost Dual Flash Memory HD Camcorder. Records in full 1920 x 1080 Full HD Video (1080p). The 32x Optical Zoom Lens (53x advanced zoom) delivers excellent image quality and has SuperRange optical image stabilization (to keep video sharp in low light, or when doing handheld shots without a tripod). External Microphone Terminal and Headphone Jack. Included is a 1/4.85 inch HD CMOS Image Sensor, AVCHD H.264, Cinema-Look Filters, 2 megapixel still images, and a 24p, 30p and new 60p mode. The External Microphone Jack will give you better sound options. The HF-R42 records at up to 24mbps (the AVHCD best bit rate) or 35mbps using MP4 compression. At maximum HD quality , you can record about 2 hours and 55 minutes to a 32GB SDHC/SDXC memory card (record more time to internal 32GB). Built-in WiFi┬« technology on the VIXIA HF R72 lets you share your HD video with friends and family. Control your camcorders functions from a remote location. Camcorder turns on/off instantly when you open the LCD panel. Dolby Digital AC3 (2 Channel)sound. …More…


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Canon Vixia HF G40 HD Camcorder | Reviews 2016

*New for 2016. The Canon HF-G40 is Canon’s current top of the line flagship of consumer camcorders. The G40 has a new sensor with Wide Dynamic Range Gamma and improved low light performance. Compact in size. Records video in full 1920 x 1080 Full HD (1080p). Records to SDHC/SDXC memory cards (camcorder has two memory card slots) The 20x zoom HD Video Lens delivers excellent image quality and low light performance even at full zoom. The Dynamic SuperRange optical image stabilization (keeps video sharp in low light, or when holding the camcorder without a tripod). The Large 3.5-inch high resolution OLED touchscreen is the highest resolution screen on a camcorder that we have reviewed. EVF Viewfinder. External Microphone Terminal with Manual Audio Level Control, Headphone Terminal, 3 megapixel photos and the new Digital DV 4 image processor. Included are advanced features such as an updated large 1/2.84 inch HD CMOS Pro Imager (better for low light) provides a wide dynamic range, AVCHD H.264, and has a true 24p Cinema mode. (native 24p) a 30p mode, and a new 60p mode. External Microphone Jack for better sound options, and Headphone Jack to monitor sound. The HF G40 records at up to 28mbps (the AVHCD best bit rate), or 35mbps using the new MP4 recording mode. At maximum quality , you can record about 2 hours and 55 minutes to a single 32GB flash card, or 5 hours 50 minutes if using both card slots. Canon’s Instant AF focusing system greatly enhances auto focus speed and accuracy and decreases the time to lock in focus (even in low light). Built-in WIFI. The HF-G40 has won our BEST of 2016 award for consumer HD camcorders.
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Canon VIXIA HF R700 Full HD Camcorder | Review 2016

*New for 2016. The Canon HF-R700 is Canon’s lowest cost Full HD Camcorder. Records in full 1920 x 1080 Full HD Video (1080p). The 32x Optical Zoom Lens (53x advanced zoom) delivers excellent image quality and has SuperRange optical image stabilization (to keep video sharp in low light, or when doing handheld shots without a tripod). External Microphone Terminal and Headphone Jack. Included is a 1/4.85 inch HD CMOS Image Sensor, AVCHD H.264, Cinema-Look Filters, 2 megapixel still images, and a 24p, 30p and new 60p mode. The External Microphone Jack will give you better sound options. The HF-R42 records at up to 24mbps (the AVHCD best bit rate) or 35mbps using MP4 compression. At maximum HD quality , you can record about 2 hours and 55 minutes to a 32GB SDHC/SDXC memory card. Camcorder turns on/off instantly when you open the LCD panel. Dolby Digital AC3 (2 Channel)sound. …More…


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Panasonic HC-WXF991K 4K Ultra HD Camcorder | Review 2016

*New for 2016. Panasonic’s HC-WXF991K 4K Ultra HD consumer camcorder. 4K has 4 times the resolution , of Full HD and is about the same resolution as the 4K projector in your local movie theater. With the industry transitioning to 4K TVs, this camcorder will future proof your videos to look spectacular on these TVs. If you shoot video in 4K and then convert it to HD, the video will still appear much sharper than a regular HD camcorder would. The HC-WXF991K can record in either 4K or HD. The camcorder records video to SDXC U3 Memory cards, with 4K recording at a high 72mbps bit rate. For best image quality the camcorder includes a fast Leica F1.8-F3.6 lens that was designed for the HC-WXF991K to help in low light situations. For night recording, you can use the Night Vision feature. Panasonic has added a Second Twin Camera, for picture in a picture effect. The HC-WXF991K has a twin camera, so you can record a picture in a picture. Included are advanced features such as the new Hybrid optical/digital image stabilization with HYBRID O.I.S. which uses five-axis correction to suppress blurring, 20x optical zoom (Intelligent Zoom function can go up to 25x in 4K and 40x in HD), accessory shoe, and an external microphone jack and headphone jack. EVF Viewfinder. At full 4K Ultra HD resolution the camcorder records to MPEG-4 H.264 at a high 72mbps bit rate. High Dynamic Range (HDR) feature. Night Vision. Full HD slow motion feature. …More…


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Panasonic HC-V770 Full HD WiFi Camcorder Review (2015-2016)

*New for 2015-2016. Panasonic’s midrange HC-V770 Flash Memory WiFi Camcorder replaces the extremely popular HC-V750K series. It records to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards in Full HD video. (This camcorder features High-density, ultra-smooth video at 1080/60p Recording (Full-HD 1920 x 1080, 60 Progressive frames Recording). It also includes a fast F1.8-F3.6 lens that was created for the HC-V770 to help in low light situations. The wide angle 29.5mm lens can fit more people and more of the background into the frame than a conventional lens. The back illuminated imaging sensor is a large 1/2.33″ High Sensitivity MOS Sensor which can provide up to 1,920 x 1,080 of HD resolution, and improve video in low light. Takes 24.0 megapixel still pictures. Included are advanced features such as the new Hybrid optical/digital image stabilization with HYBRID O.I.S. which uses five-axis correction to suppress blurring, 20x optical zoom (Intelligent Zoom function can go up to 50x), accessory shoe, and an external microphone jack. At full HD resolution the camcorder records to MPEG-4 H.264 at a higher 50mbps bit rate. All other video is recorded with AVCHD. At maximum quality , you can record over 2 hours and 40 minutes of video using a 32GB memory card. Built-in WIFI, Redesigned Microphone shields the camcorder from wind noise. Dolby 5.1 sound. New features for 2015: Wireless Twin camera & HDR (High Dynamic Range). …More…


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Canon Vixia HF G20 Dual Flash Memory 32GB HD Camcorder

September 30, 2015 by  
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The Canon HF-G20 is Canon’s higher end consumer camcorder. Compact in size. Records video in full 1920 x 1080 Full HD (1080p). Records to SDHC/SDXC memory cards (camcorder has two memory card slots) or it records to its built-in 32GB flash drive. Relay Recording automatically switches video recording from the internal drive to the next available SDHC/SDXC memory card when the internal drive is full. You can also copy video from your internal drive to your memory card(s). The 10x zoom HD Video Lens delivers excellent image quality and has new Dynamic SuperRange optical image stabilization (to keep video sharp in low light, or when holding the camcorder without a tripod). Included lens hood. Large 3.5-inch high resolution LCD screen. External Microphone Terminal with Manual Audio Level Control, Headphone Terminal, 2 megapixel photos and Digital DV III image processor. Included are advanced features such an updated large 1/3 inch HD CMOS Pro Imager (better for low light) provides a wide dynamic range, AVCHD H.264, and has a true 24p Cinema mode. (native 24p) and a 30p mode. External Microphone Jack for better sound options. The HF G20 records at up to 24mbps (the AVHCD best bit rate). At maximum quality , you can record about 2 hours and 55 minutes of video to its internal 32GB flash drive. More recording time is also available if you use SDHC memory cards after filling up the internal memory drive. Canon’s Instant AF focusing system greatly enhances auto focus speed and accuracy and decreases the time to lock in focus (even in low light). …More…


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Panasonic HC-X1000 4K-60p Ultra HD DCI Pro Camcorder

Panasonic’s HC-X1000 Pro Camcorder is the lowest priced Pro 4K Camcorder from Panasonic. 4K has 4 times the resolution of Full HD, and is about the same resolution as the 4K projector in your local movie theater. The HC-X1000 shoots 4K video at 8 megapixels (3840 x 2160) per frame, vs. 2 megapixels (1920 x 1080) of Full HD. It will also shoot at Cinematic 4K (4096 x 2160p). With the industry transitioning to 4K TVs, this camcorder will future proof your videos to look spectacular on these TVs. Cinematic 4K is the same resolution as movie theater 4K projectors. If you shoot video in 4K and then convert it to HD, the video will still appear much sharper than a regular HD camcorder would. The HC-X1000 can record in either 4K or HD. What sets this Pro camcorder apart from Consumer versions is that this one can shoot at 60p (60fps) in full UHD 4K. The camcorder records 4K video to SDXC U3 Memory cards, with 4K recording at a high 150mbps bit rate. Dual SD Card Slots. Up to one hour of video recording at best compression per card. For best image quality the camcorder includes a fast Leica F1.8-F3.6 lens that was designed for the HC-X1000 to help in low light situations. For night recording, you can use the infrared Night Vision feature. Included are advanced features such as High-Speed, High-Precision AF, ND Filters, and Triple manual lens rings. WiFi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) and NFC Built-in. …Read More…


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Panasonic HC-VX870 4K Ultra HD Camcorder Review (2015)

March 7, 2015 by  
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*New for 2015. Panasonic’s HC-VX870 is the first 4K Ultra HD consumer camcorder offered by Panasonic. 4K has 4 times the resolution , of Full HD and is about the same resolution as the 4K projector in your local movie theater. With the industry transitioning to 4K TVs, this camcorder will future proof your videos to look spectacular on these TVs. 4K shoots at 8 megapixels per frame vs. 2 megapixels for Full HD. If you shoot video in 4K and then convert it to HD, the video will still appear much sharper than a regular HD camcorder would. The HC-VX870 can record in either 4K or HD. The camcorder records video to SDXC U3 Memory cards, with 4K recording at a high 72mbps bit rate. For best image quality the camcorder includes a fast Leica F1.8-F3.6 lens that was designed for the HC-VX870 to help in low light situations. For night recording, you can use the Night Vision feature. Included are advanced features such as the new Hybrid optical/digital image stabilization with HYBRID O.I.S. which uses five-axis correction to suppress blurring, 20x optical zoom (Intelligent Zoom function can go up to 25x in 4K and 40x in HD), accessory shoe, and an external microphone jack and headphone jack. At full 4K Ultra HD resolution the camcorder records to MPEG-4 H.264 at a high 72mbps bit rate. For 2015, Panasonic has added a High Dynamic Range (HDR) feature for challenging lighting conditions. Full HD slow motion feature. …More…


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Panasonic HC-WX970 4K Ultra HD Camcorder Review

March 6, 2015 by  
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*New for 2015. Panasonic’s HC-WX970 is the first 4K Ultra HD consumer camcorder offered by Panasonic. 4K has 4 times the resolution , of Full HD and is about the same resolution as the 4K projector in your local movie theater. With the industry transitioning to 4K TVs, this camcorder will future proof your videos to look spectacular on these TVs. If you shoot video in 4K and then convert it to HD, the video will still appear much sharper than a regular HD camcorder would. The HC-WX970 can record in either 4K or HD. The camcorder records video to SDXC U3 Memory cards, with 4K recording at a high 72mbps bit rate. For best image quality the camcorder includes a fast Leica F1.8-F3.6 lens that was designed for the HC-WX970 to help in low light situations. For night recording, you can use the Night Vision feature. Panasonic has added a Second Twin Camera, for picture in a picture effect. The HC-WX970 has a twin camera, so you can record a picture in a picture. Included are advanced features such as the new Hybrid optical/digital image stabilization with HYBRID O.I.S. which uses five-axis correction to suppress blurring, 20x optical zoom (Intelligent Zoom function can go up to 25x in 4K and 40x in HD), accessory shoe, and an external microphone jack and headphone jack. At full 4K Ultra HD resolution the camcorder records to MPEG-4 H.264 at a high 72mbps bit rate. High Dynamic Range (HDR) feature. Full HD slow motion feature. …More…


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GoPro HERO4 Black Edition HD 4K Action Cam Review

*New for 2015. GoPro’s top of the line HERO4 Black Edition Camera-Camcorder replaces the extremely popular GoPro HERO3 Plus series. This model provides Full 4K Ultra HD video (30fps). 4K has 4 times the resolution of Full HD. The GoPro Hero4 black edition has double the framerates of most video modes with its more powerful processor, and higher recording bitrates. GoPro action cameras are designed to record your active lifestyle, and are shockproof and waterproof to 40 meters with the included case. The camera can be mounted on a variety of ways (such as on your bike, helmet, car, boat, etc.) The camera records to MicroSD memory cards at a higher 60Mbps bitrate than previous GoPro cameras. (This camcorder features High-density, ultra-smooth video at 1080/120p Recording (Full-HD 1920 x 1080, 120 Progressive frames Recording), as well as 4K. It also includes a fast F2.8 6-element aspherical glass lens that was created for the HERO3+ and HERO4: Black Edition to help in low light situations and is sharper than any other lens they have produced. The wide angle 170° lens can fit more people and more of the background into the frame than a conventional lens. The imaging sensor is a large 1/2.3″ CMOS Sensor which can provide up to 4K Ultra HD, and Full HD at excellent frame rates. Takes 12 megapixel still pictures with a burst mode of 30fps, and continuous mode of 3fps. You can also take time lapse photos. The GoPro HERO4 Black Edition can be controlled by a Smartphone, or tablet. Bluetooth has been added to this model. …More…


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GoPro HERO3+ Plus: Black Edition HD Camera-Camcorder

January 10, 2014 by  
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*New for 2014. GoPro’s top of the line HERO3+ Plus: Black Edition Camera-Camcorder replaces the extremely popular GoPro HERO3 series. GoPro action cameras are designed to record your active lifestyle, and are shockproof and waterproof to 40 meters with the included case. The camera can be mounted on a variety of ways (such as on your bike, helmet, car, boat, etc.) It records to MicroSD memory cards in Full HD video. (This camcorder features High-density, ultra-smooth video at 1080/60p Recording (Full-HD 1920 x 1080, 60 Progressive frames Recording). It also includes a fast F2.8 6-element aspherical glass lens that was created for the HERO3 Plus: Black Edition to help in low light situations and is sharper than any other lens they have produced. The wide angle 170° lens can fit more people and more of the background into the frame than a conventional lens. The imaging sensor is a large 1/2.3″ CMOS Sensor which can provide 1,920 x 1,080 of HD resolution (It even has higher 4K resolution at lower frame rates). Takes 12 megapixel still pictures with a burst mode of 30fps, and continuous mode of 3fps. You can also take time lapse photos at 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 second intervals. …More…



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Sony NEX-VG900 Full Frame Interchangeable Lens Camcorder

January 7, 2013 by  
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**New** Sony’s newest Pro Camcorder with interchangeable lenses and a full frame imager. SmartReview previewed this model at CES 2013 in Las Vegas. This is the world’s first full frame camcorder with interchangeable lenses. The camcorder can use Sony E-mount lenses or full frame A-mount lenses with the included LA-EA3 lens adaptor. The larger imager (35mm Exmor HD CMOS sensor) in this camcorder will allow you to get shallow depth of field shots, and better more professional looking shots in low light. For the filmmaker, you have full manual control of the iris, gain, and shutter, and can use whatever lens you need to fit your filming project. Video can be recorded to memory card, or uncompressed through an HDMI out connection for maximum quality. This camcorder has a remarkable OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) which turns on when you look into it. The viewfinder has 2.359 million pixels, giving you a full HD picture while shooting. The camcorder is also equipped with a 3.0-inch touchscreen. Premium sound with an elevated 5.1 channel surround sound microphone. …More…



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