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  • Panasonic claims world's first with 4K 25fps wearable action camera, HX-A500
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    Panasonic claims world's first with 4K 25fps wearable action camera, HX-A500

    By 24 March 2014

    Panasonic has announced what it claims to be the world's first 4K 25p wearable camcorder, the HX-A500. While there are others on the market capable of recording in 4K, such as the GoPro Black, they can only do so at lower frame rates, so you are often...

  • Panasonic DMW-YAGH transforms GH4 camera into 4K broadcast tool
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    Panasonic DMW-YAGH transforms GH4 camera into 4K broadcast tool

    By 7 February 2014

    It's not often we write about broadcast equipment, but there was something about the Panasonic DMW-YAGH that made us stand up and pay attention. For this accessory, when paired with the forthcoming Lumix GH4 compact system camera, enables uncompressed...

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

  • Sony at CES 2014: Xperia Z1 Compact, PlayStation Now, TV Base Speaker, UHD TVs and 4K cameras
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    Sony at CES 2014: Xperia Z1 Compact, PlayStation Now, TV Base Speaker, UHD TVs and 4K cameras

    By 9 January 2014

    CES 2014 has seen lots of news when it comes to 4K TVs, but most smartphones have been saved for MWC in February. Sony, on the other hand, revealed its smaller Xperia Z1 Compact, a host of cameras, 4K TVs and a new PlayStation Now online platform. Here's...

  • JVC Everio camcorder series now offers four 'oops-proof' models
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    JVC Everio camcorder series now offers four 'oops-proof' models

    By 7 January 2014

    JVC Kenwood has four new cameras in its Quad-Proof Everio series: the GZ-RX115, GZ-RX110, GZ-R15 and GZ-R10. JVC's Quad-Proof technology is also featured in its ADIXXION series of action cameras. It allows film-makers and photographers to shoot without...

  • Sony launches six new Handycam models, CX900E carries the flag
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    Sony launches six new Handycam models, CX900E carries the flag

    By 7 January 2014

    Sony has refreshed its camcorder line-up with six new models announced at CES 2014 in Las Vegas. The flagship model is the CX900E, which comes with a 1-inch type Exmor R CMOS sensor and a Zeiss lens, offering 12x optical zoom. The CX900E offers a range...

  • Sony Action Cam AS100VR offers 50Mbps capture, live streaming
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    Sony Action Cam AS100VR offers 50Mbps capture, live streaming

    By 7 January 2014

    Sony has announced a new Action Cam at CES 2014 in Las Vegas. Known as the AS100VR, the new model offers everything you need to capture action on the move. The Action Cam AS100VR is a wearable camera that is claimed to offer more advanced SteadyShot image...

  • Sony announces 4K camcorder for the home, priced at only $2,000
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    Sony announces 4K camcorder for the home, priced at only $2,000

    By 7 January 2014

    Recording 4K has been reserved for pros in recent years, but Sony wants to put it in the hands of home film-makers. The company has announced the AX100 camcorder at CES 2014, its first compact 4K handcam that records at a 3840x2160 resolution with help...

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

  • Canon announces Legria mini X, HF R56 and R506 camcorders
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    Canon announces Legria mini X, HF R56 and R506 camcorders

    By 6 January 2014

    While CES rumbles on, it's business as usual for the Canon camcorder department, which has announced three new models today, the Legria mini X, Legria HF R56 and Legria HF R506. Ask any product manager about this sort of device, and they might well look...

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

  • Vacion CineTrack Pro camera slider review
    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,...

  • Toshiba Camileo X-Sports action cam apes GoPro design, offers wrist-mounted control
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    Toshiba Camileo X-Sports action cam apes GoPro design, offers wrist-mounted control

    By 5 September 2013

    Toshiba has joined the action cam fray, launching the Toshiba Camileo X-Sports - which at first glance bears a strong resemblance to the GoPro. Toshiba isn't new to waterproof camcorders, having launched a number of pistol-grip type devices in the past,...

  • Garmin VIRB action camera wants to take on GoPro
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    Garmin VIRB action camera wants to take on GoPro

    By 20 August 2013

    Garmin has unveiled its first 1080p action camera, and it seems to have all the makings of a GoPro killer. So why would you want to buy this over the more established GoPro? For a start Garmin is a strong brand that's been developing military and aviation-grade...

  • Canon Legria mini camcorder announced, Full HD, Wi-Fi and ultra-wide angle lens
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    Canon Legria mini camcorder announced, Full HD, Wi-Fi and ultra-wide angle lens

    By 31 July 2013

    Canon has introduced a new Full HD camcorder to its range that provides a number of different ways you can record video. An ultra-wide angle lens is coupled with a built-in stand and flippable viewscreen that can be placed to show the action from the...

  • A week in reviews: May 20 - 24
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    A week in reviews: May 20 - 24

    By 25 May 2013

    This week in reviews, we took a look at a camera that aims to rival the GoPro, both in terms of features but also in terms of pricing. The Veho Muvi comes with a remote and a waterproof housing that can keep it safe in some very deep water. In short,...

  • Veho Muvi HD NPNG edition review
    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...

  • Polaroid launches XS80 1080p action camera
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    Polaroid launches XS80 1080p action camera

    By 18 May 2013

    Polaroid might be little more than a licensing brand these days, giving its name over to products it thinks "fit" with the image, but its new action camera seems like a solid idea that's priced well to compete with other, similar action cameras. Producing...

  • Panasonic HX-A100 review
    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...

  • Panasonic HC-X920 camcorder review
    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...

  • Glidecam XR-500 camera stabiliser pictures and hands-on
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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...

  • Panasonic HX-WA30, HX-WA3 and HX-DC3 active camcorders announced
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    Panasonic HX-WA30, HX-WA3 and HX-DC3 active camcorders announced

    By 7 January 2013

    While all the news in action cameras these days is about GoPro and the like, Panasonic is still a major player here and, to prove it, it has just announced a new trio of rugged camcorders. Unlike GoPro, these camcorders are both tough and have the performance...

  • Panasonic HC-X920 HD camcorder pictures and hands-on
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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...

  • Panasonic HX-A100 action camera pictures and hands-on
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    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...

  • Samsung HMX-F90 5-megapixel camcorder, a bit of all-white
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    Samsung HMX-F90 5-megapixel camcorder, a bit of all-white

    By 22 November 2012

    Samsung has updated its camcorder range with the 5-megapixel 720p HMX-F90, which comes with a One Touch share button to make uploading videos as simple as can be for non-techie owners. The camcorder records HD video in 1280 x 720 (30p NTSC, 25p PAL),...