Saturday, October 25, 2014

Canon Vixia HF G20 Dual Flash Memory 32GB HD Camcorder

February 11, 2014 by  
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*New for 2013* 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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Best Rated Flash Memory HD Camcorder Comparison 2013-2014

February 10, 2014 by  
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Flash Memory HD Camcorders – This is a roundup of the best rated flash memory based digital camcorders. Flash memory camcorders use built-in solid state memory or flash memory cards to store the incoming video. (Dual Flash camcorders use both). The recording mechanism has no moving parts. They are usually smaller and lighter than other […]

Panasonic HC-X920 Flash Memory 3MOS HD 3D Camcorder

*New for 2013-2014. The top of the line compact Panasonic HC-X920 replaces the top-rated X900 model. This Flash Memory camcorder records Pro level Full HD video using SDHC/SDXC memory cards. The HC-X920 camcorder features High-density, ultra-smooth video at 1080/60p Recording (Full-HD 1920 x 1080, 60 Progressive frames Recording). It also includes a new fast F1.5-F2.8 lens that was created for the HC-X920 to help in low light situations. Noise Reduction technology for better picture quality. The wide 29mm wide-angle lens fits more people and more of the background into the frame than a conventional lens. Built-in WIFI. For 2013 Panasonic has a new imaging sensor which consists of three 1/2.3-inch imagers on the new 3MOS System PRO sensor (3 x 12.76mp) which can provide up to 1,920 x 1,080 of HD resolution. These sensors are now Backside illuminated (BSI) for better low light performance. Takes 20.4 megapixel still pictures. Included are advanced features such as the new 5 Axis Hybrid optical/digital image stabilization, 12x optical zoom (with 25x intelligent zoom), 5.1 Channel Surround Sound Microphone, and Manual controls and a focus ring, electronic viewfinder (EVF), 24p accessory shoe, and external microphone jack, and Time Lapse Recording. At full resolution the camcorder records to AVCHD progressive at a 28mbps bit rate. Video can also be recorded to the new [iFrame] MP4 format to share smaller file sizes on social media. At maximum quality , you can record over 2 hours and 40 minutes of video using a 32GB SDHC/SDXC memory card. …More…



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Canon XA20 Professional Flash Memory HD Camcorder

The Canon Professional XA20 is Canon’s top flash memory based camcorder. Compact in size. Records in full 1920 x 1080 Full HD (1080p). Records to SDHC/SDXC memory cards (camcorder has two memory card slots). Relay Recording allows the camcorder to automatically switch video recording to the next available SDHC/SDXC memory card when one card is full. You can also record simultaneoulsy to both cards as a safety backup. The upgraded 20x zoom HD Video Lens delivers excellent image quality and has SuperRange optical image stabilization (to keep video sharp in low light, or when holding the camcorder without a tripod). Included lens hood. Even at 20x, it maintains a light gathering F2.8. The XA20 has a large 3.5-inch high resolution OLED touchscreen. Built-in WIFI. External Microphone Terminal with Manual Audio Level Control, Headphone Terminal, New upgraded Digital DV 4 image processor. Included are advanced features such as Canon’s Native 1920 x 1080 CMOS Image Sensor (better for low light) and provides a wide dynamic range, AVCHD H.264, and has a true 24p Cinema mode. (native 24p). External Microphone Jack for better sound options. The XA20 records at up to 35mbps. At the maximum AVCHD quality , you can record about 5 hours and 55 minutes to a 64GB SDHC or SDXC memory card. More recording time is also available if you use both memory 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). …More…



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GoPro HERO3+ Plus: Black Edition HD Camera-Camcorder

November 10, 2013 by  
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*New for 2013-2014. 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 Handycam HDR-CX430V 32GB HD Camcorder

**New for 2013** Sony’s mid-range dual flash memory based high definition camcorder has 32GB of internal memory for hours of recording. Advanced features include an ultra-smooth 60 progressive frames/second (1080p @ 60fps) video recording mode, it can also record at 24p (1080p @24fps), the same frame rate as movie film. The CX430V Features a new wide angle G-Lens (26.8mm) with 30x Optical zoom. This camcorder has Sony’s best premium Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization to prevent blurring when shooting video. This is Sony’s lowest priced camcorder with this feature. Compact size. Other features: 8.9 megapixel still images, 3.0 inch LCD touch-screen (230K pixels), built-in GPS to geotag your video or pictures. The HDR-CX430V has a 1/3.91-inch back-illuminated “Exmor R” CMOS sensor for better low light performance. BIONZ™ Image processor improves the speed and quality, as well as improving battery life. Full HD (1920 x 1080) video capture. …More…


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Canon Vixia HF G30 Flash Memory HD Camcorder

*New for 2013* The Canon HF-G30 is Canon’s current top of the line flagship of consumer camcorders. 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 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 OLED touchscreen. External Microphone Terminal with Manual Audio Level Control, Headphone Terminal, Built-in Wifi, 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. The HF G30 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…
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Sony HDR-PJ790V 96GB Handycam HD Camcorder

**New for 2013** The HDR-PJ790V is Sony’s latest top of the line HD camcorder with a huge internal 96GB flash drive and 10x optical zoom with a Carl Zeiss 26.3mm Wide Angle Vario Sonnar T-Lens. SmartReview previewed this model at CES 2013 in Las Vegas. This model includes the groundbreaking image stabilization technology, Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ (which claims to be 13x better than regular Steadyshot) delivers smoother video in low light, and long telephoto shots. Sony told us that the new steady shot runs the entire length of the optical system, from the lens to the imager. This is like having a Steadicam built-in to the camera. New for 2013 is an improved video projector (located on the outside of the LCD door). Sony has almost doubled the Projector light output to 35 lumens. This will allow you to project your videos on a wall up to a 100 inch picture (This requires a dark room to view). Also new is a projector hdmi input which will allow you to plug in your tablet or smartphone and project content, and movies directly from the camcorder. The projector’s resolution in pixels has improved by 50% over the PJ760V. A new 5.1 channel dolby surround sound microphone now sits above the body for superior sound, and when outdoors you can use the excellent included furry windscreen which slips right over the microphone and reduces wind noise by 90% for optimal sound. …More…


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Sony HDR-PJ650V High Definition 32GB Handycam Projector Camcorder

**New for 2013** The HDR-PJ650V is Sony’s 2nd best HD camcorder with a 32GB flash drive and 12x optical zoom. SmartReview previewed this model at CES 2013 in Las Vegas. This model includes the groundbreaking image stabilization technology, Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ (which claims to be 13x better than regular Steadyshot) delivers smoother video in low light, and long telephoto shots. This feature was demonstrated to us (and it does work extremely well). Sony told us that the new steady shot runs the entire length of the optical system, from the lens to the imager. This is like having a Steadicam built-in to the camera. New for 2013 is an improved video projector (located on the outside of the LCD door). Sony has increased the light output to 20 lumens (up from 13). This will allow you to project your videos on a wall up to a 100 inch picture (This requires a dark room to view). Also new is a projector hdmi input which will allow you to plug in your tablet or smartphone and project content, and movies directly from the camcorder. External microphone jack, headphone jack, built in Dolby 5.1 channel surround sound microphone for best quality sound. …More…


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Canon XA25 Professional Flash Memory HD Camcorder

May 15, 2013 by  
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*New for 2013* The Canon Professional XA25 is Canon’s top flash memory based camcorder. Compact in size. Records in full 1920 x 1080 Full HD (1080p). Records to SDHC/SDXC memory cards (camcorder has two memory card slots). Relay Recording allows the camcorder to automatically switch video recording to the next available SDHC/SDXC memory card when one card is full. You can also record simultaneoulsy to both cards as a safety backup. The upgraded 20x zoom HD Video Lens delivers excellent image quality and has SuperRange optical image stabilization (to keep video sharp in low light, or when holding the camcorder without a tripod). Included lens hood. Even at 20x, it maintains a light gathering F2.8. The XA25 has a large 3.5-inch high resolution OLED touchscreen. Built-in WIFI. External Microphone Terminal with Manual Audio Level Control, Headphone Terminal, New upgraded Digital DV 4 image processor. Included are advanced features such as Canon’s Native 1920 x 1080 CMOS Image Sensor (better for low light) and provides a wide dynamic range, AVCHD H.264, and has a true 24p Cinema mode. (native 24p). External Microphone Jack for better sound options. The XA25 records at up to 35mbps (or HD/SD-SDI uncompressed output to an external recorder). At the maximum AVCHD quality , you can record about 5 hours and 55 minutes to a 64GB SDHC or SDXC memory card. More recording time is also available if you use both memory 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). …More…



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CES 2013 Whats New in HD Camcorders

SmartReview.com attended the Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas (CES 2013) to bring back information on the latest camcorders for 2013. Here is a short overview of what caught our attention at the show in regards to the latest HD Camcorders. For 2013 we are seeing incremental changes to the high end camcorders. Last year […]