The leaders in Digicam industry are popping out camcorders like babies, one after another. This time, Panasonic has rolled out the new VDR-D400, DVD camcorder that features larger 20x optical zoom for the very first time. Thanks to the in-built anti-blur technology, you would get superior quality images with this 3CCD DVD camcorder. You can even store the videos on SD memory cards that are compatible with DVD-RAM/-R/-RW. Offering an USB 2.0 connection, the camcorder boasts DVD MovieAlbum SE 4.2 and DVDfunStudio 2.4. Still, I am thinking about its 20x optical zoom. It’s really tempting. Isn’t it? Well guys, no words on the pricing of the high-definition VDR-D400 and it can be seen in the Japanese market from 1st September, 2006.
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Canon is rolling out camcorders, one after another. After introducing the HDV camcorders, XH G1 and XH A1, canon is now back into the scene with its consumer oriented high-definition camcorder, HV10, in order to compete the Sony HDR-HC3. The technical specification that makes it different from all the earlier camcorders is the introduction of a 1/2.7′ CMOS chip that offers noise reduction. Moreover, the CMOS technology helps to capture stills up to 2MP while simultaneously shooting video. The HV10 boasts DIGIC DV II processor, Super Range optical image stabilization and enjoys the Instant AF system that makes use of an external sensor to boost the focusing accuracy. Other features include HV10 include a video light, histogram display, zebra patterns, and grid markers. It uses a Canon HD video lens, F1.8 – F3.0, with a 37mm filter diameter. The fully-packed HV10 camcorder is priced at $1299. No words on the availability.
Canon is rolling fairly deep with its new DC22 DVD camcorder that offers dual layer recording to DVD-R DL discs and capacity to store 108 minutes video recording. Most of the people must be thinking about HV10 consumer-oriented camcorder, but still, the new DC22 is worth mentioning. The 2.7′ LCD camcorder integrates Level Shot and Smooth Zoom to specify the zoom speed. It would really face the heat in the market as Sony is there with the AVCHD high definition HDV camcorder, HDR-UX1 and Panasonic has a vast range of camcorders with their latest VDR-D100 with 20x optical zoom. The Canon DC22 features a 1/3.9″ CCD, which has 2,200,000 gross pixels with 1,380,000 effective pixels in 16:9 mode with IS on, 10x Optical zoom and RGB primary color filter. The DC22 improves on its predecessors with a 2.7″ widescreen LCD. The DC22 model includes high resolution widescreen 16:9 recording, which allow users to enjoy a full-screen image on their widescreen TV with vivid detail and clarity. Worth a buy, the Canon DC22 DVD camcorder will be available at the end of August 2006 for an estimated price of $699.
The new Creative DiVi Cam 516 is your new digital camera, MP3, voice recorder, Digital video camera, webcam and storage device. The entry-level DiVi Cam516 is a perfect fit into your palm and can shoot high-definition pictures upto 12-megapixel resolution. The DiVi Cam 516 enables you to share your file and photos with the help of its built-in USB port. It boasts 4x digital zoom and a few shooting modes. But, that’s okay as we are not talking of some high-definition camcorder like Canon HV10. The Creative DiVi Cam 516 is powered by 4 AAA batteries. Colored in Black, Silver and Light Blue, the camcorder is reasonably priced at S$249.00.
The JVC Everio G Series GZ-MG505 HDV Digital Camcorder lets you shoot continuously without the worries of loading, ejecting and finalizing as it comes with a 30GB hard drive to store your videos and still images. Other key specs include a microphone input, USB support and 16:9 recording with 2.7-inch widescreen LCD. The pricing for the JVC Everio G Series GZ-MG505 HDV Digital Camcorder starts at $1,235.00.
After the Sony’s rumored HDR-FX7 got officially announced, Sony has announced yet another performing HVR-V1E camcorder that delivers startling 1080/50i or 1080/25p (1920×1080) HDV video onto MiniDV tape with its three ClearVid CMOS chips. Other key specs of the HVR-V1E camcorder are: (1)3.5" LCD with 20x optical zoom lens. (2)Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens. (3)Sony’s Enhanced Imaging Processor. (4)CMOS sensors for high-quality images and noise reduction. (5)HDMI output. (6)Tele-photo focal length extandable upto 1.5 times. (7)Two XLR microphone inputs for independent sound recording Availability: In the month of November.
Now you could capture the high definition content with your HDV cameras and camcorders, thanks to the Intensity, cross-platform expansion card announced by Blackmagic that allows capture via HDMI supported camcorders and deliver the output via HDMI. I know you are thinking of the two recent announced camcorders by Sony, the HVR-V1E and the HDR-FX7 that feature the HDMI ports. The Intensity offers clear quality content by eliminating the HDV & DV compression quality problems. It allows you to edit the content using large screen HDMI TVs and video projectors. The Intensity, featuring the high definition editing, will go on sale from October 15 for a price of $249.
Samsung unveiled its latest digital camcorder, VP-DC565WB at the IFA 2006 that comes equipped with remarkable 26x optical zoom and 1200x digital zoom. The other key specs of the new camcorder include the 1.1-megapixel CCD sensor, wide 2.7-inch LCD screen boasting 230k pixels, 2x recording of one hour and 4-in-1 multi memory card slot. The VP-DC565WB can record MPEG movies on a DVD at a swift speed of 25fps. No words on pricing and availability.
The new Sony HVR-V1U HDV camcorder carries the Sony’s legacy with its horde of features. The company claims the new beast to be one step ahead of the famed HDR-FX7 camcorder. The HDV revolution is on the swing and the HVR-V1U HDV delivers 24p footage at a higher resolution, very close to full HDTV. The Sony HVR-V1U boasts a superior CMOS sensor, higher resolution and awe-inspiring video performance. Another prominent capability is the 1080p resolution. Other than the HDTV and XLR, the new camcorder integrates a HDMI port too. Sony calls this a "hybrid recording system," where you can shoot your master and archive at the same time. It is expected to be released in December for a price of $4800.
The HD video seems to be in its full swing these days rather than the customary VGA format. Clinging a HD sensor into a digital camera could deliver high-performance imaging. Micron, at the Photokina 2006, is going to roll out its new 5-megapixel high-definition (HD) image sensor for digital cameras. The new HD sensor boasts the capability to capture video at 60 frames per second (fps) in 720p and 30 fps in 1080p format. Micron will also showcase another HD sensor that is designed especially for the video camcorders. The sensor will start shipping in Q1 of 2007.