Reviews & hands-on

  • Cameras

    Sony FDR-AX100E: We go hands-on with the 4K HandyCam that could change TV forever

    By 20 January 2014

    Sony has been at the forefront of prosumer camcorders for a while. We've known many a lower-budget TV show to use a three-chip VX1000 in the past and, more recently, Full HD and, even, 4K equivalents. Now it's about to shake up the industry again, with...

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    Panasonic W850 hands-on: Camcorder adds second camera for 'video selfies' in bid to stay relevant

    By 6 January 2014

    It's no secret that camcorders are having a tough time in the market. They just don't sell as much as they used to because of a shift in trends. Panasonic has tried to get creative with the latest HC-W850 camcorder by adding a second lens and sensor to...

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    Canon Legria mini hands-on and sample video: The social camcorder

    By 2 October 2013

    Canon recently announced the Legria mini, a device you might have missed, not only because of its compact nature but also because it seems to be a throwback to a category of devices we've all but forgotten. The Canon Legria mini is a pocket camcorder,...

  • Gadgets 4 out of 5

    Vacion CineTrack Pro camera slider review

    By 6 September 2013

    Look around online and watch some video, it won't take long for you to notice that production values don't rely on hand-held gear. And that's where the Vacion CineTrack Pro comes in: it's a camera "slider" for smaller scale gear - such as phone cameras,...

  • Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Veho Muvi HD NPNG edition review

    By 18 May 2013

    You might think that GoPro has the extreme sports camera market stitched up with its Hero range. In fact, the popularity of those cameras has inspired a lot of other manufacturers to produce action cameras that have an amazing range of features. One such...

  • Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Panasonic HX-A100 review

    By 1 May 2013

    Cameras for outdoor activities are all the rage these days. It's a segment that, while not invented by GoPro, has certainly been popularised by that company. These days though, the uses for rugged technology that can produce great quality pictures while...

  • Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Panasonic HC-X920 camcorder review

    By 20 March 2013

    Any company making camcorders has its work cut out these days. The whole sphere of producing video has changed so much in recent years that there's only room for a couple of companies to have a crack of the whip, and actually make any money. Panasonic...

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    Glidecam XR-500 camera stabiliser pictures and hands-on

    By 10 January 2013

    Glidecam has launched a rival for the Steadicam Smoothee that can support light cameras, including the iPhone and the GoPro Hero. There are some interesting features here that make this a decent competitor to the Steadicam product, and one which offers...

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    Panasonic HC-X920 HD camcorder pictures and hands-on

    By 7 January 2013

    Panasonic's 9 series camcorders are, somewhat predictably, having their yearly refresh. The HC-X920 will replace the HC-X900 and have many of the same terrific features. But there are some new bits too, and these should make this camera a much more attractive...

  • Cameras

    Panasonic HX-A100 action camera pictures and hands-on

    By 7 January 2013

    Panasonic has always made good, solid and high-quality camcorders. The problem is, video-only devices are dying a little bit in this day and age. The reason, as you might expect, is that lots of people are using phones and still cameras to capture their...

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    Sony Handycam HDR-GW55VE pictures and hands-on

    By 13 July 2012

    If you're looking for a waterproof camcorder then the Sony Handycam HDR-GW55VE might be just the ticket. It was announced quietly back in March, and today we got our hands on the tough camcorder for a quick play. The Handycam GW55VE takes the traditional...

  • Online 4.5 out of 5

    Steadicam Smoothee review

    By 23 January 2012

    Some might not agree, but we think that the Steadicam is the greatest thing ever to happen to cinematography. Some might argue it's digital cinema, some could claim it's the dolly or the technocrane, but the Steadicam is where we're at. And it's not without...

  • Cameras

    Sony Bloggie Sport pictures and hands-on

    By 17 January 2012

    Let us guess, you like your Sony Bloggie or Flip pocket camcorder but you are worried that you'll break it as soon as you get it out of your pocket. Those things are good, but they aren't very tough. In steps the Sony Bloggie Sport, announced at CES in...

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    Sony Bloggie Live pictures and hands-on

    By 16 January 2012

    About 3 years ago Flip toyed with the idea of making a pocket camcorder that featured a built in Wi-Fi connection so you could stream video straight to the web. That camcorder sadly never made it to market before Cisco, Flip's parent company, shut the...

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    Kodak Playfull Dual camera pictures and hands-on

    By 16 January 2012

    We at Pocket-lint have a theory that, at electronic trade shows, you could decipher just how badly a company wants to impress the attendees by the thickness of its booth's carpet. At CES 2012, Kodak's booth was covered in a pile so substantial that we...