Camcorder Reviews

8th September
2011
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How fun is this camera! The GoPro Helmet !

Looks like Amazon has an offer going on right now with theis camera. Save $100 on this camera when you join Audible.com (Gold membership for 12 months as $14.95). You might be wondering what Audio is they are a premier online spot for digital spoken-word audio with more than 85,000 audiobooks, audio newspapers and more.

Back to the camera at hand!

Official Product Description:

Full HD Video, 3 Flavors – The HD Helmet HERO offers three different HD resolutions, giving you three filming modes to capture the best angles for any given activity: 1080p (127º angle @ 30 fps, 16:9 aspect ratio), 960p (170º angle @ 30 fps, 4:3 aspect ratio), and 720p (170º angle @ 30 OR 60 fps, 16:9 aspect ratio).

5MP Photos, Automatically – Shoot hands-free, 5 megapixel photos automatically at 2 / 5 / 10 / 30 / and 60 second intervals until the batteries die or the SD card is full (2.5 hours). Or set it to single shot, triple shot, or self timer for more traditional photo taking.

Shockproof & Waterproof to 180′ (60m) – Proven in heavy surf from Hawaii to Tahiti, Southern Mexico to Northern California, HD HERO cameras can handle it thanks their highly engineered polycarbonate exoskeletal housing. Ready for action ranging from scuba diving to dirt track racing, and tough enough to take a spin across the asphalt, GoPros are built to take a beating & keep filming. Replacement lens kits & housings are available, so there’s little worry while going for glory – even while diving with sharks.

Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery, Built-in Warmer – The rechargeable 1100mAh lithium-ion battery (included) lasts for 2.5 hours of constant recording. It can be recharged to 80% capacity in just 2 hours when plugged into a computer’s USB port, or in 1 hour when plugged into a USB compatible wall or car charger. Camera can also be used while charging, and features an integrated battery heating system for keeping your battery warm in winter activities.

Shoot 8+ hrs of HD Video with 32GB SD Card – Media saved to SD card, up to 32GB capacity (SDHC). Average recording times using a 32GB card: 1080p @ 30fps = 4h 21m, 960p @ 30fps = 5h 26m, 720p @ 60fps = 4h 21m, 720p @ 30fps = 8h 09m, WVGA @ 60fps = 8h 09m.

Here is a fun YouTube video I found showing the quality on a Mountain bike clip!

 

 

 

4th December
2010
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Sanyo VPC-GH4 Camcorder! Great deal going on right now… If you buy this camcorder receive 50% of on a 8GB Memory Card and Camcorder case! Not to mention FREE Super Saver Shipping!

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24th February
2010
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Total Customer Reviews: (4)
Seller: Amazon
DXG 579V Blue Hi-Def Pocket Camcorder. The DXG 579V is one fashionable and capable high-definition camcorder. Available in a variety of colors to suit your ever-changing mood, the DXG 579V is available many different colors. The DXG 579V records HD video in H.264, MOV file format, up to 1280 x 720 at 30fps. What¿s more, it can capture JPEG still p[Read More]
8th November
2009
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This is a another scorcher deal at Amazon! Here we have the Samsung HMX-H105 HD SSD Flash Memory Camcorder. The technical details states (Full HD (1920 x 1080/60i or 30p) video; 4.7-megapixel still capture), but there is a controversial review, that it doesn’t. So please make sure you do some research on this.

The camcorder normally lists ofr $729.99 and Amazon’s prices is $649.99. They’re adding the manufacturer’s instant rebate, dropping the price to $599.99. But this is where it gets real good. They’re offering a checkout promotion code that will drop it another $200. So you can get this camcorder that normally lists for $729.99 for $399.99!!! That’s $330 off list price. Awesome.

All you need to do to get the additional $200 off, is to enter HIO5SAVE at checkout.  This offer is valid through November 14,2009.

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Total Customer Reviews: (1)
Seller: Amazon
holds at least 4 hours of HD video at maximum quality * holds up to 34 hours of standard quality video * records high-def AVCHD video to 32GB solid state drive or optional SD/SDHC memory cards * maximum resolution: 1920 x 1080 * 2.9-megapixel (effective) CMOS image sensor for video and photos * high-quality Schneider-Kreuznach VARIOPLAN-HD wide-an[Read More]
25th October
2009
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Today I wanted to talk about the Sanyo Xacti HD1010 HD camcorder.  This is a great little mini-camcorder that shoots in true 1080p HD and is currently on sale at Amazon.. and a great sale it is. It normally lists at $649.00, but is on sale for a screaming $349.99 (that’s a $300 savings 46%)! Please view the great video below that goes through the features as well as showing the video quality.

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Total Customer Reviews: (47)
Seller: Amazon
Get both the functionality of a digital camera and a digital camcorder in one with the Sanyo HD1010 Xacti Digital Media Camera/Camcorder. It is a high-definition, compact digital media device with a 10x optical zoom. The HD1010 offers advanced, next-generation video performance and high-quality stills in one small, lightweight camera. This powerful[Read More]
23rd October
2009
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Yesterday @hallapunk asked via Twitter about the Canon FS200. I love it when people ask me about camcorders. I love doing some of the research when I’m not familiar with a particular make/model. So today, we’re going to take a closer look at the Canon FS200 Flash Memory Camcorder.

Canon is a great brand, and everyone knows this. This camera is compact, has great zoom capabilities (37x optical zoom), and records direct to Flash Memory which is very nice. The camcorder normally lists at $329.99, but is currently on sale for $267.18 which includes FREE super saver shipping.

The camcorder has image stabilization capabilities, but only shoots in standard definition (this is not a HD camcorder). Like many camcorders it can take digital stills. The view screen appears to be quite large while the overall camera size is small and looks very easy to use. I would personally prefer a HD model, so if you wanted to take it to the next level, the Canon VIXIA HF200 which I talked about last week might be a better fit.

To see some image quality tests, please scroll down to the bottom and view the video there.

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Total Customer Reviews: (30)
Seller: Amazon
The Canon FS200 Flash Memory camcorder lets you capture stunning video directly to SDHC memory cards, and share memories quickly and easily. Plus, the Canon FS200 features Canon's 41x Advanced Zoom to get you closer to the action and DIGIC DV II Image Processor which reproduces images with vivid color and stunning clarity. For life's bumps and jump[Read More]
17th October
2009
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The Sony HDR-CX100 AVCHD is one of the most popular High Definition cameras for consumer grade use.  Currently, this camcorder is on sale for only $409.00 with free shipping.

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Total Customer Reviews: (39)
Seller: Amazon
The Sony HDR-CX100 is a high definition Memory Stick Duo media Handycam camcorder that offers 1920x1080 Full HD video recording and 4.0 megapixel still image capture in an ultra-compact, affordable package. While the HDR-CX100 packs a healthy feature set, including a 1/5" Exmor CMOS sensor, BIONZ image processor, Face Detection and Smile Shutter te[Read More]
14th October
2009
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Flip has introduced their 2nd generation Flip Mino HD camcorder.  The 2nd generation has a new look and some additional new features.

First of all, the look has changed from sleek black to brushed-metal front and soft, rounded edges. The improvements include a 2″ anti-glare color display. The original Mino had a 1.5″ display. The largest change is the memory. They’re now supplying the Mino with 8 GBs of memory. The original Mino could only hold 4 GBs. Additional they’re offering a HDMI output so you can connect directly to HDTVs.

If you purchase this camcorder you can get a Free Flip Accessory! With this new camcorder, if portability is priority as well as memory, this camera seems to be a better buy vs. the Flip Ultra HD. You still have the advantage of the recharageable batteries in the Ultra over the rechargeable Lithium-ion battery of the Mino, but that is a pretty small advantage since you can get adapters for the Mino to charge without a computer.

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Total Customer Reviews: (1)
Seller: Amazon
With the all-new Flip MinoHD, it-Feets now even easier to capture incredible HD video and share it with the world. MinoHD features 120 minutes of record time, so you-Feetll never have to miss another minute. A super-slim, pocket-sized design means you can take your MinoHD with you everywhere you go. And a large, 2-Inch anti-glare display lets you e[Read More]
12th October
2009
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So to get in the spirit of Halloween a friend of mine contacted me and asked what would be a good camcorder for ghost hunting. I thought this was a odd question, but quite interesting, so I start to look around for him. The requirements for a good ‘ghost hunting’ camera is a camera with night shot. Apparently Sony’s are the only camera around that have Night Shot, please correct if I’m wrong, but it surely seems like it.

The next factor to include is the camera is capable to have extended IR (infrared) lighting available and what media it records it video too. You can record to tape, DVD, harddrive or flash media. Since price was a factor, tape was the cheapest, and I found the Sony DCR-HC52 MiniDV Handycam Camcorder. Oddly I reviewed this a few months ago (not ghost hunting related).

This is a great little camera. Here is where they have to say about the NightShot feature:

NightShot Plus Infrared System In low-light environments, the NightShot Plus Infrared System lets you shoot color video with a less greenish tint than previous infrared systems.

If you need additional IR illuminator, check out this page out for brackets and night vision lights for the camcorder.

You can pick this camera up for around $200 on Amazon. It’s an older model, but could serve well on a chilly ghost hunt. If you have any other recommendations for a ghost hunting camera, please drop me a email or comment on this post!

6th October
2009
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Today while looking at various camcorder blogs, I came across a few Sony Webbie reviews. And after reading these, I thought I’d look at this a little more closely. The Sony Webbie MHS-PM1 is a very popular shoot-and-share mini camcorder on the market, similar to Flip Video Ultra HD, Flip Video Mino HD or Kodak Zi8. I was under the early impression that the Kodak Zi8 was the only camacorder out of this group that shoots in true 1080p, and I was wrong. The Sony Webbie MHS-PM1 can shoot 1080p or 720p, it is also similar to the Kodak Zi8 in the fact that you can have expandable memory depending on your needs (granted it has to be Memory Stick PRO Duo).

One feature that stands this out of the pack is the ability to ‘flip’ the lense so when shooting yourself, you can watch the display. Both the Flips and the Kodak do not do this. Watching a few video reviews on this camera, there have been several mentions of the mic picking up chassis sound. Meaning when you’re adjusting your grip, you clearly hear the shuffle sounds on the audio.

I noticed that this camcorder is currently on sale. You can walk away with this camcorder for a great price of $145.85. Not sure how long this sale will last, that is a great price! If you buy this, remember to buy Memory Sicks!

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Total Customer Reviews: (27)
Seller: Amazon
Record HD MP4 video and 5MP images then easily upload them directly to the Web with the SonyWebbie HD camera. The ultra-compact Webbie HD camera also features a unique lens system that can swivel up to 270 degrees, allowing for easy self-shooting if you like to post videos of yourself on your blog.
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