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Best Professional (Pro) Camcorder – Comparison & Reviews

January 20, 2014 by  
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Professional (Pro) Camcorders – This is a roundup of the best-rated professional camcorders. Professional (Pro) camcorders are larger than consumer camcorders, have larger imagers, superior image processors, and larger brighter lenses. They provide superior video which is a favorite of indy and professional videographers. Professional camcorders also have advanced features such as 24p, time code, […]

Canon XA20 Professional Flash Memory HD Camcorder

July 9, 2013 by  
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*New for 2013* 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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Canon XA10 Professional 64GB Flash Memory HD Camcorder

The Canon Professional XA10 is Canon’s lowest priced Pro dual 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) or it records to its built-in 64GB flash drive. Relay Recording allows the camcorder to automatically switch 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 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. Its larger imager provides 8 megapixel still images, External Microphone Terminal with Manual Audio Level Control, Headphone Terminal, Digital DV III 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 XA10 records at up to 24mbps (the AVHCD best bit rate). At maximum quality , you can record about 5 hours and 55 minutes to its internal 64GB 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). Professional features include manual focusing, 2 XLR jacks, manual aperature and shutter speed, Waveform, Zebra Stripe, gain control, infrared night vision to shoot in total darkness. …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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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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Panasonic Pro AG-HMC150 3CCD AVCHD HD 24fps Camcorder

March 10, 2012 by  
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Panasonic’s Pro Camcorder , the AG-HMC150 Flash Memory HD Camcorder is highly rated and feature rich. Panasonic’s AVCCAM line has features usually only seen on pro camcorders that are much more costly. Pro features include: (HDMI out, SMPTE Time-Code generater/reader, date/time stamp, remote zoom, XLR inputs, Waveform and Vectorscope displays, etc.). Unlike many Professional Camcorders which record to MiniDV Tape, this camcorder records to SDHC memory cards. Also included is a fast ( f1.8- 2.8 ) 13x 28mm wide angle lens. The imaging sensor consists of three 1/3-inch CCD Progressive Imagers which can provide up 1080p of HD resolution. At full resolution the camcorder records to AVCHD records video at up 24mbps bit rate. Record from 3 and 12 hours of video (depending on the recording quality chosen) to a 32gb SDHC memory card. External Microphone Inputs.


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Panasonic Professional AG-HMC40 Flash Memory HD Camcorder

February 10, 2012 by  
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The Professional Panasonic AG-HMC40 Flash Memory HD Camcorder is highly rated and feature rich. Panasonic’s AVCCAM line has features usually only seen on pro camcorders that are much more costly. Pro features include: (HDMI out, date/time stamp, remote zoom, XLR option, etc.). Unlike most Professional Camcorders which record to MiniDV Tape, this camcorder records to SDHC memory cards. Also included is a fast ( f1.8- 2.8 ) 12x Leica Dicomar Lens. The imaging sensor consists of three 1/4.1-inch 3MOS sensors (3 x 3.05mp) which can provide up to 1,920×1,080 of HD resolution, and can capture 10.6 megapixel still pictures as well as 1080p quality video. At full resolution the camcorder records to AVCHD at up to a 24mbps bit rate. At maximum quality , you can record over 2 hours and 54 minutes of video to a 32gb SDHC memory card. External Microphone Inputs.



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