The digital camcorders have offered the utmost flexibility, versatility and performance in the recent times for the enthusiastic photographers and videographers. The camcorder market is quite hot now as the leaders are plunging in with a great force with their high-tech and advanced camcorders. Earlier Sony was the sole leader of the said arena. The Sony’s HDR-UX1 AVCHD camcorder is now facing hard competition from other contenders. Canon has made a sound reputation in the camcorder market bi launching its consumer oriented HV10 camcorder, compact DC22 DVD camcorder and HDV camcorders XH G1 and XH A1. Panasonic also rolled out VDR-D400 DVD camcorder. We must not forget the world’s first DVD/HDD camcorder, Hitachi DZ-H303. So, what is the eventual result? (1) Tough market. (2) Stiff competition. (3) Reduces prices for consumers. (4) Emergence of a new market for camcorders. With more and more camcorders coming to the camcorder dome, we, the consumers can hope for slashing prices and pick up the best one for ourselves to whet our appetite to realize our inimitable creative goals.
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We will be soon able to lay our hands on the Hitachi’s two new hybrid camcorders, the DZ-HS301 and DZ-HS303 that features both the 8GB HDD and mini-DVD drive. The low-end Hitachi DZ-HS301 comes integrated with a 1/5-inch 1.3Mpix CCD, 15x optical zoom, 2.7" LCD, support for DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, and DVD+RW formats and 2-Channel Stereo Dolby Digital. The Hitachi DZ-HS303 boasts 1/3-inch 3.1Mpix CCD, 110 minutes of video recording to the internal hard drive (transferable to mini-DVD). Both these hybrid camcorders will hit the stores in the month of November with the DZ-HS301 priced at around $900 and the DZ-HS303 at around $1,279.
What do you expect from Disney? Fun and frolic of course. Well, Disney has announced the new Disney Pix line that includes stylish digital camera, camcorders and other devices to enhance the creativity and imaging for the young minds. The Disney has carried its legacy with the Pix line by introducing the character-themed and varied styled digital cameras and camcorders. The Disney Pix line features eight products with the theme designs of "Disney Chrome", "High School Musical" etc. The Disney Pix line peripherals along with the prices are : *Disney Pix Micro Digital Camera: $19.99 *Disney Pix Click Digital Camera: $49.99 *Disney Pix Max Digital Camera: $79.99 *Disney Princess Digital Movie Maker: $79.99 *Disney Keychain Digital Brag Book: $29.99
Panasonic will start shipping its two new AVCHD camcorder, HDC-SD1 and the HDC-DX1, in the month of December for $1,531 and $1,361 respectively. The HDC-SD1 will come rocking a 3CCD sensor to record videos at 1080i. Other features include an impressive 12x optical zoom Leica DICOMAR lens, 3-inch LCD, 1.5-hour battery, HDMI, and capacity to shoot 1.5-megapixel photo. We have one more video camera fro m Panasonic that is HDC-DX1 featuring almost the same specifications like HDC-SD1 except the fact that it records to 8-cm DVDs. Some more shots of both the camcorders after the jump.
Mustek has introduced a new range of digital camcorders with the new DV700TZ and DV530TZ range. The DV700TZ offers better features which include: – 7-Megapixel CCD – 3x Optical Zoom – 2.5-inch LCD – Video Broadcasting at 720 x 480 MPEG-4 format at 30fps – 64MB Internal Memory – SD card Slot The DV700TZ is priced at $300. The low-end camcorder dubbed DV530TZ features: – 5.3-Megapixel CCD – Video Capture at 640 x 480 – 3x Optical Zoom – LCD This one is priced at $230. Both the cameras will be rolled out shortly. Via: engadget
Toshiba has dropped another version of its Gigashot V10 camcorder but hasn’t given too much specs bum to it. The changes are the new color, Dark Titanium, and a driver and software for that WOW OS (Vista). Other features include 4GB HDD, SD slot, a 5.19-megapixel sensor and 720×480 video recording in MPEG2 at 30fps. But, what to do with just the color change? Via: Akihabara
Since last December, Panasonic has targeted the consumer market by launching its 3CCD HDC-SC1 and HDC-DX1 high-definition camcorders and has now come up with its successors the HDC-SC3 and HDC-DX3. Both the SD3 and DX3 fully support H.264 and will capture video at resolutions up to 1,920 by 1,080 pixels, an increase over the 1,440 by 1,080 resolution offered by the earlier models. Both these successors have the same capabilities as their predecessors but cam be distinguished by the media they use to store the video as the SD3 stores the video to SD card and the DX3 writes it to DVD discs in AVCHD format. Both these models have a much-improved video compression as 4 GB SD card can hold about 40 minutes of high-resolution video, while an 8 CM DVD can hold 14 minutes of high-def video per side. Apart from these features, these models carry the same specs as the previous models. Both models will be released in Japan on April 25 with no plans for an international release yet. The SC3 and DX3 will retail for approximately $1,275 and $1,190 respectively. Via: ubergizmo
Sanyo and Panasonic have unleashed their latest line up of 3 pocket camcorders. 2 of the variants have got a ‘HD’ tag under their belt to boast. The Sanyo Xacti HD2 and Panasonic HDC-SD3 have got all those qualities that make them super high definition camcorders. The Xacti DMX-CG65 incorporates an SD slot. I guess the reviews will soon be out for sure. Via: Akihabaranews
Promising to bring the absolute best picture quality to their lineup, Sony recently released their three latest AVCHD-capable digital camcorders. The HDR-CX7 ($1200 MSRP) is their first to record solely to a removable flash media, Memory Stick PRO Duo. Also rolled out at the same time were the HDR-SR5 and HDR-SR7, two latest hard disk drive high definition models. All latest models make use of the new AVCHD codec, which is touted to be an execution of H.264 encoding for hard disk and memory card capable Camcorders. All the three brand new models are featured with 2.7-inch screens, Sony’s ClearVid CMOS sensor which boasts of providing better feature and clearness plus Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T optics for the unsurpassed color saturation. Besides the models also make use of the latest x.v.Color technology, thus making users able to put that novel Mitsubishi LCD TV to excellent use. Handycam HDR-CX7, which is the first one in the lineup, claims to be the world’s tiniest and lightest AVCHD high-definition camcorder. Taken as a whole with battery it weighs just 15 ounces. The users can record almost 3 hours of packed HD 1080 video while built in with one of their 8GB Memory Sticks. The CX7 is sported with a 3.0MP senor with the retail for nearly $1,200. Next in the lineup is the HDR-SR7 AVCHD, which claims to be consisted with the similar 3.0MP sensor as the CX7. Though not as tiny as the CX7, but users are enabled to record up to 22 hours of complete HD 1080 on the incorporated 60GB hard drive. The HDR-SR5 is similar to the SR7, merely with a 40GB drive and a 2MP sensor. The SR7 comes with almost $1,400 whereas the SR5 comes with just $1,100. Read