Posts Tagged ‘review’

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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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]
27th September
2009
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Today on Twitter, @kidambition asked about the Kodak Zi6 HD Pocket Video Camera and how it compared to the Flip Video Mino. I’ve done a few reviews of the Kodak Zi8 and the Kodak Zx1 in the recent past, so I thought I’d take a moment and talk about the Kodak Zi6.

This camcorder is extremely similar to the Flip Video Mino HD camera on a few points. They both shoot 720p HD video and both lack image stabilization.

The Flip series has built in USB adapter (so there are no cables). The Kodak Zi6 uses interface cable. The Kodak Zi6 also has removable rechargeable batteries, which is nice.. and the Flip Mino has to be charged via USB. The other advantage of the Zi6 is the ability to change the video quality (HD at 60 fps, HD at 30 fps, or VGA) and the super great advantage of having SD memory allowing you to store 32GB.

This is a good camcorder, but if you’re looking for image stabilization and true 1080p HD, I would look at the Kodak Zi8 as another option.  Either way, this is very comparable to the Flip Video Mino HD.

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Become an instant celebrity or paparazzo! This sleek pocketable design is built for easy video - there is no lens cap, no dials to turn, or settings to set. Just turn it on and hit record to capture the action, adventure, and all the juicy details in stunning HD! Make your cinematic debut on any HDTV. Or just pop the USB in the nearest PC and you'r[Read More]
25th September
2009
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The Kodak Zx1 HD Pocket camcorder is another “shoot and share” type mini-camcorder which are extremely popular. Similar to the Flip Video series, these cameras shoot in HD, but at 720p vs 1080p, and are extremely easy-to-use, basically point and shoot. This camera also has USB interface allowing for easy transfer of video footage to a computer/laptop. This particular camera has rubberized doors to protect all ports and is resistant to rain, snow, sand and dirt which is a nice feature.

Currently (September 25th, 2009) this camera is normally listed at $149.00, but is on sale for a great price of $119.82!!

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Adventure can strike at any moment. Capture it in HD with the Kodak Zx1 Pocket Video Camera. Built to take on rain and snow, bright light and low light, this camera is ready for action. Now, no matter where life leads you, recording it all in stunning HD quality is as close as your front pocket.
23rd September
2009
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The other day @kidwithoutmusic asked me what I would recommend for a HD camcorder int eh $100 to $300 price range. I recommended that Flip Series or the new Kodak Zi8 HD are worth looking, but @kidwithoutmusic also threw in the Creative Labs Vado HD. I remember reading and posting about Creative Labs Vado HD 8GB Pocket Video Camcorder about a month ago, so I thought I’d take a closer look at this camcorder.

First glance, it’s very similar to the Flip Mino with simple controls and display on one side, and the lense on the other. It shoots in 720p like the flip (2 hours of HD footoage), but also offers VGA resolution.. which can give you 8 hours of footate. Interesting that you can shoot in standard definition. It also has USB built into the unit, but also has a removable and rechargeable lithium battery. So the real two large differences I’m seeing over the Flip Mino is the ability to record in Standard Def and the ability to have a removeable / rechargeable battery. Both cameras have 2x digital zoom as well. The Flip Mino is a little cheaper, but I would expect some sales and offers on this camera in the future.

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Catch the perfect snowboarding stunt, your baby's first steps or your kid's graduation, share it online and save it for a lifetime with Creative's Vado HD Pocket Video Cam. The thin, lightweight Vado HD is small enough to fit easily in a pocket, purse or the palm of your hand, and it captures video in 720P high-definition quality with just the touc[Read More]
19th September
2009
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A couple of days ago I posted a review of the Panasonic HDC-HS250-K HHD HD Camcorder, and today I found another great camcorder, with fantastic features, and is currently selling at a great value. This camcorder is the VIXIA HF200 HD Flash Memory camcorder with 15x optical zoom by Canon.

  • Features include removable SDHC memory card
  • 15x HD Video Lens
  • 1920×1080 Full HD recording
  • Dual Shot for capturing video and photos
  • HDMI terminal for connecting to HDTVs

This camcorder normally lists at $850, but you can pick it up at Amazon for only $599.00 That’s a 30% savings (-$250.99). Also this camcorder ships FREE with Super Saver Shipping or FREE Two-Day Shipping (with trial of Amazon Prime). On top of this, if you buy the camcorder you get a Free Polaroid PoGo Printer. So, $251 dollars off, free shipping and free printer.. not a bad deal at all!

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Canons new VIXIA HF200 Flash Memory camcorder packs tons of excitement and high-quality imaging power into its small, lightweight body. Capture vividly colored, realistically detailed high definition video and photos with a Genuine Canon 15x HD Video Lens, SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer, 3.89-megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor, and Cano[Read More]
17th September
2009
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I had a few conversations with a Tweep (@SeerMax) about good camcorders, and she was interested in picking up the Panasonic HDC-HS250-K HHD HD Camcorder (with 120 GB drive). I wasn’t familiar with this camcorder, so I thought I’d take a look at this camera. Holy cow.. is this a nice unit!

This is going in a different direction than the mini-camcorder or shoot-and-share camcorders I’ve been talking about lately. SeerMax and I initially talked about the quality and durability of the more consumer/convenience based camcorders and it was agreed that the durability is often questioned. When we start to go to higher-end equipment and up to professional grade equipment, we definitely see improvements in the craftsmanship and inclusion of upper-end components that make these units last longer and perform better. Obviously, I need to put a gigantic asterisk next to this, since it always depends on the camera, the brand and model you get as well as what you’re exposing the gear to.

This camera looks absolutely fantastic and having a 120 GB drive is nice. It shoots in true 1080p HD and can shoot 11MP still photos. I saw one mention where it was advertised that it can do time-lapse, and apparently, this is not true. If anyone else can comment on this, that would be great.

Currently this camera lists at $899.95, but at the time of this post, you can purchase this camera for $762.26 after savings and you can also get a FREE Polaroid ProGo Printer!

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The Panasonic HDCHS250 features a 3MOS System for beautiful images. For videos of important moments you want to preserve, you want high image quality. That's what Panasonic's 3MOS System delivers, with a combination of optical technologies that further enhance the quality of full-HD images. The 3MOS System produces extremely accurate images with [Read More]
12th September
2009
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Buy a Sanyo HD Camcorder (VPC-TH1 or VPC-WH1) and get a $50 Gift Card from Amazon! This offer is good until September 30th, so if you’re interested on picking one of these cameras up, this is a great time. The $50 Gift Card could be real nice to use on accessories for the camera.  Please click here to view the offer and additional details.

The Sanyo VPC-TH1 HD has 30x Optical Zoom and captures HD at 720p at 30fps. The Sanyo VPC-WH1 is the same camera but is waterproof.


3rd September
2009
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I was glad to see the Sanyo Xacti VPC-E2 digital camcorder. I personally like mini-camcorders, and this was one that I haven’t had a chance to write about yet. It does not shoot HD video, but records at full 640×480 resultion at 60 files per second. The one great feature that stands out to me, is that it’s waterproof! So in a way, it’s similar to a POV camcorder where you can take it anywhere, but it’s not a true POV since you can mount it (well.. you probably could if you wanted to). This camcorder is also a 8MP digital camera as well, which is conveninent.

Currently at Amazon, they’re offering this camera for $169.99 (down from $199.99) which saves you 15% on this purchase. This is limited to the blue camera only.

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Stop fussing with bulky underwater housing. The Sanyo Xacti VPC-E2 Waterproof Digital CameraCorder captures both high-resolution 8-megapixel digital still photos and high quality video underwater. It is pocket-sized, so it's perfect for the beach or on the ski slopes. This unique CameraCorder also offers face detection for both still photos and vid[Read More]
3rd September
2009
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I’ve been writing a few articles about POV (Point of View) cameras. These types of cameras are extremely fun and innovative for unique video content. But when I see 50% off on anything, I have to get excited. Here we have the ATC2K waterproof action cam. It normally is $99.99 dollars, but you can get it currently at Amazon for only $49.99! That is a deal!

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Take your adventure home with ATC2K, the ultimate waterproof action cam! Weighing in at half a pound (with batteries), this self-contained, hands-free digital video cam delivers full color digital video in 640 X 480 VGA at 30 frames per second - even underwater.Snow, Rain, or a dunk in a kayak? No worries - ATC2K is waterproof to 10 feet! PC and MA[Read More]