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Sony FDR-AX100 Vs. Sony FDR-AX700 | 4K Camcorders (Differences, Best Models, Reviews)

May 25, 2019 by  
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Sony FDR-AX100 Vs. Sony FDR-AX700 4K Camcorders (Differences): Sony is a leader in 4K camera and camcorder technology. 4K provides 4x the resolution of HD, the same resolution as 4K TVs and the Sony 4K Projectors that are installed at most movie theaters. By shooting in 4K today, you are future proofing your videos for […]

Canon XA11 Professional Full HD Camcorder | Reviews 2019

March 26, 2019 by  
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Best of 2019 Award The Canon Pro XA11 is Canon’s compact professional Full HD camcorder. The XA11 has a sensor with Wide Dynamic Range Gamma and improved low light performance. 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 3.0-inch LCD touchscreen has capacitive touch, for touch focus or menus. External Microphone Terminal with Manual Audio Level Control, Headphone Terminal, 3 megapixel photos and the Digital DV 4 image processor.

Included with the XA11 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 high 60p (60fps) mode. External Microphone Jack for better sound options. The XA11 Pro records at up to 28mbps (the AVHCD best bit rate), or 35mbps using the 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). Pro Features: 2 XLR Audio Inputs, Infrared Night Vision (see in the dark). Won our BEST of 2019 Award for HD camcorders. …More…

Smart-Review | HD & 4K Camcorder Buying Guide (2018-2019)

March 25, 2019 by  
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2018-2019 Camcorder Buying Guide – Buying a camcorder can be confusing. With so many choices and features you need to understand what is important and what is not. This camcorder buying guide will help you sort out the facts on camcorders and what models best fit your needs. It will also explain the technical jargon […]

Canon VIXIA HF R800 Full HD Camcorder | Review

March 25, 2019 by  
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The Canon HF-R800 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, 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. Highlight Priority Mode which can give you an HDR-like quality to your video. and prevents loss of detail in high brightness areas. …More…

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

March 25, 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…

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

March 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)

Panasonic HC-V770 Full HD WiFi Camcorder | Review

March 20, 2019 by  
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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 on the HC-V750 camcorder 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: Wireless Twin camera & HDR (High Dynamic Range). …More…

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

March 19, 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…

GoPro HERO7 Black 4K Action Camera | Review 2019

March 18, 2019 by  
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Best of 2019 Award **New for 2019** GoPro’s top-of-the-line HERO7 Black Edition Camera is the top action camera 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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Sony FDR-AX53 Vs. Sony FDR-AX700 | 4K Camcorders (Differences, Best Models, Reviews)

February 20, 2019 by  
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Sony FDR-AX53 Vs. Sony FDR-AX700 4K Camcorders (Differences): Sony is a leader in 4K camera and camcorder technology. 4K provides 4x the resolution of HD, the same resolution as 4K TVs and the Sony 4K Projectors that are installed at most movie theaters. By shooting in 4K today, you are future proofing your videos for […]

Canon HD & 4K Camcorder 2018-2019 Model Lineup * Comparison & Reviews

February 11, 2019 by  
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Canon Vixia Camcorder Models Lineup 2018-2019 – This is a roundup of Canon Vixia camcorder models for 2018-2019. Canon has incorporated a 60p mode to most of its new camcorders. The 60p mode gives you 60 fps (frames per second) for your HD video, making the video much smoother than lower frame rates. This is […]

Sony Camcorder 2018-2019 Model Lineup * Comparison and Reviews

February 10, 2019 by  
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Sony Handycam Models Lineup & Comparison 2018/2019 – This is a roundup of Sony Handycam camcorder models for 2018-2019. Sony consumer camcorders have some of the largest Imaging sensors available on camcorders today. These larger Exmor backlit imagers are more light sensitive than previous imagers. Sony has introduced a breakthrough technology, called Balanced Optical SteadyShot™, […]

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 HF W11 Full HD Waterproof Camcorder | Review

February 10, 2019 by  
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The Canon HF-W11 is Canon’s first fully waterproof Full HD Camcorder. The W11 for your outdoor adventures at the beach, sports, boating, and areas with inclement weather. Records in full 1920 x 1080 Full HD Video (1080p). The Canon W11 is Waterproof (to 16.4 feet), Shockproof (to 4.9 feet), Dust Proof, and Freeze Proof (to 14 degrees fahrenheit). The 40x Optical Zoom Lens (60x dynamic zoom) delivers excellent image quality, bringing objects closer. The Intelligent IS image stabilization prevents blurring while shoot handheld. This model has a long battery life of 2 hours, 40 minutes recording time (no need to change batteries in bad weather). A built-in LED light will illuminate when lighting is dim. The auto-focus system has face tracking to maintain sharp videos. A time-lapse video feature is built-in to the Canon W11. Built in 32GB memory, and an SD card slot for long recordings. …More…

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