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Sony Handycam FDR-AX53 4K Ultra HD Camcorder | Review 2018-2019

October 15, 2019 by  
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BEST of 2019 Award The FDR-AX53 is Sony’s newest compact 4K consumer camcorder. SmartReview previewed this model at CES in Las Vegas (see video below). This model shoots at 4K Ultra HD (3840×2160) which is at 8 megapixels resolution verus only 2 megapixels for Full HD. In addition to shooting at 4 times the resolution of HD, this model has Sony’s best Balanced Optical Steadyshot (BOSS) image stabilization.

This camcorder, although a consumer model has many high end features, such as a premium Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar® T lens f2.0-3.8 (20x optical and 30x extended zoom). Shooting at this resolution will future proof your videos, as the industry moves toward 4K resolution in TVs. Footage in 4K can also be used for Full HD video production, as you can crop or zoom in on your footage and still maintain Full HD quality. Manual Control (Iris, Shutter, Exposure, and White Balance. External Microphone and Headphone Jacks, Infrared Night Vision and an EVF Viewfinder. Future proof your videos by going with 4K Ultra HD resolution. The FDR-AX53 has won our BEST of 2019 award for camcorders under $1000. …More…

GoPro HERO8 Black 4K Action Camera | Review 2019

October 10, 2019 by  
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4.9 Stars Rating

Best of 2019 Award **New for 2019** GoPro’s top-of-the-line HERO8 Black Edition is the top 4K action camera on the market. The big new feature for 2019 is HyperSmooth 2 image stabilization, which is a breakthrough in stabilization technology. Action cams are made to be in shaky environments, and image stabilization is key. Another huge upgrade is the built-in mounting fingers, that make it so you can mount your GoPro without a frame or bulky case.

The HERO8 Black also can shoot 4K60 video (4K at 60fps), and HyperSmooth 2 works, even at this high resolution and framerate. For many applications the HyperSmooth will replace a gimbal for stabilization. Another new feature is Time Warp Video 2 which is a time lapse movie, that uses HyperSmooth to give you a much smoother and less jittier time lapse movie. Both of these technologies are readily superior when compared to prior models. A new Live Streaming application allows you to show streaming live video to social media like Facebook. The Hero8 Black has received our BEST of 2019 Award for Action Cams…. …More…

Sony Handycam FDR-AX700 4K Ultra HD Camcorder | Review 2018-2019

September 23, 2019 by  
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Best of 2019 Award **New for 2018-2019** The FDR-AX700 is Sony’s upgrade to the popular FDR-AX100 4K consumer camcorder. SmartReview previewed this model at CES in Las Vegas. The biggest upgrades are the new 273 point phase detection AF for fast and accurate video focusing, Dual Card Slots, Higher resolution LCD touchscreen, new 120p mode for HD, S-Log2 and S-Log3, and new HDR recording mode. This model shoots at 4K Ultra HD (3840×2160) which is at 8 megapixels resolution versus only 2 megapixels for Full HD, a four fold increase in resolution.

The FDR-AX700 has a huge 1-inch back-illuminated Exmor R® CMOS Sensor (14.2M pixels). This is far larger than most camcorder imagers, and will give better low light performance and increased dynamic range. Shooting at this resolution will future proof your videos, as the industry moves toward 4K resolution in TVs. Footage in 4K can also be used for Full HD video production, as you can crop or zoom in on your footage and still maintain Full HD quality. For best image quality, Sony has equipped the FDR-AX700 with a Carl Zeiss 12x Optical Zoom Lens. It has an excellent 2.35 million dot OLED EVF Viewfinder as well. EVF Viewfinder. External Microphone and Headphone jacks. Infrared Night Vision. Built-in WiFi and NFC. This is a premium quality camcorder in all regards and won our BEST of 2019 Award …More…

Sony Handycam FDR-AX33 4K Ultra HD Camcorder | Review

August 23, 2019 by  
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The FDR-AX33 was Sony’s first compact 4K consumer camcorder. SmartReview previewed this model a while back at CES in Las Vegas and it received many Best of CES awards. This model shoots at 4K Ultra HD (3840×2160) which is at 8 megapixels resolution verus only 2 megapixels for Full HD. In addition to shooting at 4 times the resolution of HD, this model has Sony’s best Balanced Optical Steadyshot™ (BOSS) image stabilization, the first 4K model to have this technology.

This camcorder, although a consumer model has many high end features, such as a premium Carl Zeiss lens f1.8-3.4 (10x optical and 20x extended zoom). Shooting at this resolution will future proof your videos, as the industry moves toward 4K resolution in TVs. Footage in 4K can also be used for Full HD video production, as you can crop or zoom in on your footage and still maintain Full HD quality. Manual Control (Iris, Shutter, Exposure, and White Balance. EVF Viewfinder. Shoots at 100Mbps for best picture quality. …More…

Sony Pro HXR-NX80 4K Ultra HD Camcorder | NXCAM Review 2018-2019

August 20, 2019 by  
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Best of 2019 Award **New for 2018-2019** The HXR-NX80 is Sony’s upgrade to the popular NXCAM Series 4K Pro camcorder. SmartReview previewed this model at CES in Las Vegas. The biggest upgrades are the new 273 point phase detection AF for fast and accurate video focusing, Dual Card Slots, Higher resolution LCD touchscreen, new 120p mode for HD, S-Log2 and S-Log3, and new HDR recording mode. This model now shoots at 4K Ultra HD(3840×2160) which is at 8 megapixels resolution verus only 2 megapixels for Full HD. In addition to shooting at 4 times the resolution of HD.

The Pro HXR-NX80 has a huge 1-inch back-illuminated Exmor R® CMOS Sensor (14.2M pixels). This is far larger than most camcorder imagers, and will give better low light performance and increased dynamic range. Shooting at this resolution will future proof your videos, as the industry moves toward 4K resolution in TVs. Footage in 4K can also be used for Full HD video production, as you can crop or zoom in on your footage and still maintain Full HD quality. For best image quality, Sony has equipped the HXR-NX80 with a Carl Zeiss 12x Optical Zoom Lens. It has an excellent 2.35 million dot OLED EVF Viewfinder as well. EVF Viewfinder. XLR Audio Inputs. Infrared Night Vision Feature. External Microphone and Headphone jacks. Built-in WiFi and NFC. This is a premium quality camcorder in all regards, and won our BEST of 2019 Award for 4K Pro Camcorders… …More…

Best Rated 4K Ultra HD Camcorders (2018-2019) * Comparison & Reviews

August 20, 2019 by  
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Best Rated 4K CamcordersBest Rated 4K Ultra HD Camcorders 2018-2019 – This is a roundup of the latest top-rated 4K camcorders. A 4K camcorder has four times the resolution of Full HD, the same resolution as 4K movie projectors at your local theater. 4K is the latest standard in TVs, and your 4K camcorder will future proof your videos for generations to come.

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Smart-Review | Top 5 Best Rated 4K Camcorders for 2019

  1. Sony Pro HXR-NX80 4K Camcorder (4.7 Stars)
  2. Sony Handycam FDR-AX700 4K Camcorder (4.7 Stars)
  3. Sony Handycam FDR-AX53 4K Camcorder (4.5 Stars)
  4. Panasonic HC-WXF991K 4K Camcorder (4.5 Stars)
  5. Canon Vixia HF G50 4K Camcorder (4.5 Stars)

GoPro HERO7 Black 4K Action Camera | Review 2019

August 19, 2019 by  
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Best of 2019 Award **New for 2019** GoPro’s HERO7 Black Edition Camera is one of the top action cameras on the market. The big new feature for 2019 is HyperSmooth image stabilization, which is a breakthrough in stabilization technology. Action cams are made to be in shaky environments, and image stabilization is key.

The HERO7 Black also can shoot 4K60 video (4K at 60fps), and HyperSmooth works, even at this high resolution and framerate. For many applications the HyperSmooth will replace a gimbal for stabilization. Another new feature is Time Warp Video which is a time lapse movie, that uses HyperSmooth to give you a much smoother and less jittier time lapse movie. Both of these technologies are readily superior when compared to prior models. A new Live Streaming application allows you to show video live to social media. This is a fantastic Action Cam, the best we ever tested. For that it has received our BEST of 2019 Award….
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Panasonic HC-WXF991K 4K Ultra HD Camcorder | Review

August 17, 2019 by  
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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…

Canon Vixia HF-G60 4K Ultra HD Camcorder | Review 2019

June 19, 2019 by  
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The Canon Vixia HF-G60 is Canon’s latest compact consumer 4K Ultra HD Camcorder. 4K Ultra HD has 4x the resolution of full HD, the same resolution used on 4K TVs and Movie Theater 4K projectors. This 4K camcorder is Compact in size and weight, offering a much larger 1-inch imager for lower light performance and higher dynamic range. This compact camcorder also has the vaunted Dual Pixel CMOS AF autofocus system, inherited from the Canon EOS line of DSLRs. Records video in 4K Ultra HD at up to 30fps (4K 30p), and Full HD at up to 60fps. Records to SDHC/SDXC memory cards (camcorder has two memory card slots).

The 15x zoom HD Video Lens delivers excellent image quality and low light performance even at full zoom. The Vixia HF-G60 features the new 5-Axis image stabilization (keeps video sharp in low light, or when holding the camcorder without a tripod). The Digic DV6 Processor provides processing power, and better picture quality. For Sound, the G60 has both external microphone and headphone jacks for recording and monitoring audio. …More…

Canon Vixia HF-G50 4K Ultra HD Camcorder | Review 2019

February 10, 2019 by  
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The Canon Vixia G50 is Canon’s lowest priced compact consumer 4K Ultra HD Camcorder. 4K Ultra HD has 4x the resolution of full HD, the same resolution used on 4K TVs and Movie Theater 4K projectors. This entry level 4K camcorder is Compact in size and weight. Records video in 4K Ultra HD at up to 30fps (4K 30p), and Full HD at up to 60fps. 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 Vixia HF-G50 features the new 5-Axis image stabilization (keeps video sharp in low light, or when holding the camcorder without a tripod). The Digic DV6 Processor provides processing power, and better picture quality. For Sound, the G50 has both external microphone and headphone jacks for recording and monitoring audio. …More…

Canon Vixia GX10 4K Ultra HD Camcorder | Reviews

January 4, 2019 by  
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The Canon Vixia GX10 is Canon’s first consumer 4K Ultra HD Camcorder. 4K Ultra HD has 4x the resolution of full HD, the same resolution used on 4K TVs and Movie Theater 4K projectors. The GX10 shares much of the same hardware as the Pro XF-400 4K Camcorder, with the main difference being XLR audio. So you get Pro features on a Prosumer camcorder. The GX10 has a new much larger (1-inch) 4K UHD CMOS Imager with Wide Dynamic Range Gamma and improved low light performance. Compact in size. Records video in 4K Ultra HD at up to 60fps (4K 60p), and Full HD at up to 120fps. Records to SDHC/SDXC memory cards (camcorder has two memory card slots)

The 15x zoom HD Video Lens delivers excellent image quality and low light performance even at full zoom. The Vixia GX10 features the new 5-Axis image stabilization (keeps video sharp in low light, or when holding the camcorder without a tripod). Another big first is the inclusion of the excellent Dual Pixel AF a high-speed, high-precision autofocus technology to a consumer camcorder. The new Dual Digic DV6 Processors are what powers these new advanced features, including 4K @60fps, and 1080p @120fps. The Large 3.5-inch high resolution touchscreen is the highest resolution screen on a camcorder that we have reviewed. For Sound, the GX10 has both external microphone and headphone jacks for recording and monitoring audio. Built-in WiFi. The GX10 has won our BEST of 2018 award for consumer HD camcorders.
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Sony Handycam FDR-AX100 4K Ultra HD Camcorder | Review

April 5, 2018 by  
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The FDR-AX100 is Sony’s first compact 4K consumer camcorder. SmartReview previewed this model at CES in Las Vegas. It received more awards than any other camcorder, and is SmartReview’s top consumer 4K camcorder for 2016. This model shoots at 4K Ultra HD (3840×2160) which is at 8 megapixels resolution verus only 2 megapixels for Full HD. In addition to shooting at 4 times the resolution of HD, this model has a huge 1-inch back-illuminated Exmor R® CMOS Sensor (20.9M pixels). This is far larger than most camcorder imagers, and will give exceptional low light performance and increased dynamic range. Shooting at this resolution will future proof your videos, as the industry moves toward 4K resolution in TVs. Footage in 4K can also be used for Full HD video production, as you can crop or zoom in on your footage and still maintain Full HD video quality. For best image quality, Sony has equipped the FDR-AX100 with a Carl Zeiss 12x Optical Zoom Lens. It has an excellent 2.35 million dot OLED EVF Viewfinder as well. EVF Viewfinder. External Microphone and Headphone jacks. Night Vision Infrared. Built-in WiFi and NFC. This is a premium quality camcorder in all regards. …More…

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

March 10, 2018 by  
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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). 2 Channel XLR Input. 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 4K 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…

Canon Professional XF400 4K Ultra HD Camcorder | Reviews | Dual Pixel CMOS AF

March 5, 2018 by  
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< The Canon Professional XF400 is Canon’s Pro 4K Ultra HD Camcorder. 4K Ultra HD has 4x the resolution of full HD, the same resolution used on 4K TVs and Movie Theater 4K projectors. The XF400 upgrades the popular XF Pro Series with many new features. The Canon Pro XF400 has a new much larger (1-inch) 4K UHD CMOS Imager with Wide Dynamic Range Gamma and improved low light performance. Compact in size. Records video in 4K Ultra HD at up to 60fps, and Full HD at up to 120fps. Records to SDHC/SDXC memory cards (camcorder has two memory card slots) The 15x zoom HD Video Lens delivers excellent image quality and low light performance even at full zoom.

The Professional XF400 features the new 5-Axis image stabilization (keeps video sharp in low light, or when holding the camcorder without a tripod). Infrared Night Vision Feature. Another big first is the inclusion of the excellent Dual Pixel AF a high-speed, high-precision autofocus technology to a consumer camcorder. The new Dual Digic DV6 Processors are what powers these new advanced features, including 4K @60fps (4K 60p), and 1080p @120fps. The Large 3.5-inch high resolution touchscreen is the highest resolution screen on a camcorder that we have reviewed. For Sound, the Pro XF400 has Dual XLR inputs, and external microphone and headphone jacks for recording and monitoring audio. …More…

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