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.
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.
Cameras and camcorders galore; here's what Panasonic's rolling out during the first quarter of 2011, prices and release dates included.
CES is over, and this much is clear: the major camcorder manufacturers each staked out unique ground in the market by announcing devices to please various consumer segments. That is to say, no matter what you prefer in a device, manufacturers are targeting you in 2011.
In addition to the six consumer-level HD camcorders Panasonic announced at CES, the company also has something in store for the more serious videographer to the tune of three new prosumer HD camcorders, each sporting Panasonic's vaunted 3MOS image sensor.
Panasonic is looking to make a splash in Vegas at CES 2011, as the imaging company has announced six new high-definition camcorders. The entry-level to mid-range models all feature the Panasonic 1MOS sensor, a wide-angle lens, and 1920 x 1080 shooting resolution.
As CES 2011 kicks off, Canon launches eight new HD Vixia camcorders. Several models will incorporate a new HD CMOS Pro sensor with improved low light capability.
Canon proudly displayed the Vixia HF M32 high-definition camcorder at Canon Expo 2010, allowing DCR a chance to spend some time with the newest addition to Canon's well-regarded consumer camcorder line.
DCR was wondering when Cisco would get back into the pocket camcorder game with a new Flip, considering recent announcements by Sony, Kodak and others of rival devices. This week, we received our answer. The Flip is back, this time updates to its popular MinoHD and UltraHD line.
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