It may be the dog days of summer, but Kodak has its eyes on winter, and they're giving its popular PlaySport Zx5 a seasonal makeover.
Samsung joins the waterproof pocket camcorder fray with the W200 rugged HD camcorder, a $160 device offering full 1080p video that Samsung claims users should take "to the beach, pool, desert, mountain tops, anywhere your adventure takes you." Is the W200 a tough and worthy beast?
Last month we tried out the Kodak EasyShare Sport C123, a rugged digital camera that fell well below expectations. This time around we've gotten our hands on its camcorder counterpart, the Kodak PlaySport Zx5. Does the PlaySport impress?
Samsung brands the HMX-H300 as the "ultimate HD family camcorder." Does that mean it's a great value promising HD video at a low price? Or, is it just an indication that serious videographers should stay away? Find out in this full high-definition camcorder review.
The Panasonic TM40 is not without its share of drawbacks, but it's an affordable entry-level camcorder with better performance than the low price tag would imply.
On paper, it's extremely impressive that Sony crammed 3D capability into a pocket camcorder - and not the old-fashioned blue-red (anaglyph) technology either. The Bloggie 3D shoots real stereoscopic 3D. But cut through the wow factor, and how does the Bloggie shape up as a pocket camcorder?
With the ability to take 1080/60p video, the Panasonic HDC-SD800 shoots footage that is undoubtedly of high quality. But is there much more to it than that?
When Cisco abruptly shuttered its Flip pocket camcorder division this week, armchair analysts attributed the pocket camcorder's demise to competition from video-capable smartphones. However, a closer look reveals that this is probably not the case.
In a move to realign company interests and focus on enterprise customers in the wake of recent losses, Cisco is shutting down its Flip Video production division, signaling the decline of the pocket camcorder industry.
The Modern 3D era began in 2004 with The Polar Express. In the seven years since then, 3D imaging technology has migrated from the massive Hollywood rigs and post production processes to consumer tech, notably the entry-level Sony Cyber-shot and Bloggie line.
Sony hopes the Handycam HDR-TD10 will usher in a new era of camcorders as it will be the company's first 3D consumer device. DigitalCameraReview received extensive hands-on time with the 3D Handycam, which Sony claims are the first production units to roll off the line.
The Panasonic HDC-SD80 is a mid-range camcorder offering 1080/60i resolution, 3 megapixel stills, 33.7mm wide-angle lens and Panasonic's Intelligent Auto and other advanced features. Does all that add up to a quality HD camcorder? Read the HDC-SD80 review to find out.
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