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3D Camcorders Continue to Evolve

Wednesday March 28, 2012

Consumers have had a somewhat tepid embrace of 3D TVs but camcorder makers have steadily expanded the number of models capable of either recording in 3D or (more commonly) converting 2D into 3D inside the camcorder via software. If you're interested in a 3D camcorder, check out our brief overview here.

Panasonic's 2012 Line-up

Monday March 26, 2012

We're taking a deeper dive into Panasonic's 2012 model line-up this month with overviews posted for the VC10, V100M, V500 and V500M. Overall, a pretty solid entry into the sub-$500 end of the HD camcorder market.

(Image courtesy Panasonic)

Panasonic Goes Budget: HC-V100

Monday March 12, 2012

Not enjoying "Recovery Winter?" Have the frugal realities of the new economy still inform your purchasing decisions? Well, Panasonic has unveiled their line-up for 2012 camcorders and the first model in line for an overview is the budget-friendly VC-H100. Check it out.

(Image courtesy Panasonic)

Panasonic Prices 2012 Camcorders

Wednesday February 29, 2012

Panasonic has just announced the price points on the camcorder models they introduced at CES. Without further ado:

  • $1,199.99 for the HC-X900M
  • $599.99 for the HC-V700M
  • $549.99 for the HC-V700
  • $499.99 for the HC-V500M
  • $449.99 for the HC-V500
  • $399.99 for the HC-V100M
  • $349.99 for the HC-V100

Panasonic's entry-level high definition model, the HC-V10, has a retail price of $249.99.

And last but not least, the HX-WA2 waterproof camcorder will be available in blue or orange for $279.99.

You can learn all about Panasonic's 2012 lineup here.

Set Your Camcorder Videos Free

Monday February 27, 2012

A lot of people spend time researching a new camcorder or studying the best video-recording techniques - and that's all good. But the fun doesn't stop after you're done recording. Indeed, there's a lot that comes next - from saving, organizing, sharing and creating with the video you've just recorded. Here are four things every camcorder own must do with their home movies.

Get Better Sound from an HD D-SLR

Sunday February 26, 2012

Recording video on a digital SLR? One of the first things you might notice is that the sound quality is pretty lousy. While video-capable digital SLRs are more popular, the audio quality hasn't kept up with the video quality. Fortunately, there are a few ways to coax some better audio from your HD d-SLR. Find out here.

Exploring Camcorder Audio

Saturday February 25, 2012

It's easy to forget that camcorders are not just visual devices, but audio ones as well. And while manufacturers tend to stress the visual aspect of their products, sound shouldn't be over-looked. Here are some key camcorder audio features to think about the next time you go camcorder shopping.

Kodak to Drop its Pocket Camcorders

Thursday February 9, 2012

Bad news today in the camcorder world. As part of its bankruptcy shake-up, Kodak announced that it would stop making pocket camcorders. The company said it would honor all warranties on existing products, so you won't be left entirely in the lurch if you've already purchased a Kodak video camera.

We were big fans of Kodak's lineup and wouldn't be surprised to see some enterprising firm swoop in on this business. Still, for now, if you had plans on purchasing a new pocket camcorder, your choices just got a bit easier.

Canon's 2012 CES Camcorder Introductions

Tuesday January 31, 2012

Canon pulled the curtain off a number of HD camcorders at CES, as you'd expect. Some of the highlights include a revamped image stabilization system and Wi-Fi. Get all the details here.

(Image courtesy Canon)

JVC Jumps on Wi-Fi Train at CES

Tuesday January 31, 2012

Continuing our look at 2012 CES camcorder introductions, we find JVC hopping on the Wi-Fi bandwagon with four out of its seven new camcorders delivering built-in wireless. They even previewed a working prototype of a live-streaming camcorder. Check out all the juicy details here.

(Image courtesy JVC)

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