4K was certainly the big theme this year at NAB. Whether it was cameras, capture, post or delivery, 4K video was everywhere.
Of course, some manufacturers are further along than others in the 4K development pipeline. Panasonic happened to have a single 4K camcorder under glass. However, this was a working model that was pumping out a 4K signal via a single HDMI 1.4a cable to a 4K monitor next to the display. [click to continue…]
The Canon XA20 and XA25 are a pair of new pro-level camcorders that serve as replacements for the 2-year-old XA10. The XA20 and XA25 sport a 20x zoom lens 3.5″ OLED touchscreen display and wireless connectivity for FTP transfer or control, review and sharing via iOS devices. [click to continue…]
Sony has a new line-up of HD Handycam Camcorders at CES 2013 ranging from the flagship, $1,599 HDR-PJ790V to the $249 HDR-CX220. All the Handycam line now offers the ability to switch between AVCHD or web-friendly MP4 formats.
Read more on the new Sony Handycam models here at Tech Tilt.
At it’s CES 2013 press conference on Monday, Sony unveiled a concept model of an upcoming 4K consumer camcorder. Sony had a mock-up of this 4K camcorder under glass in their booth at CES.
While Sony referred to this camera as a consumer model, it is clear from looking at it that the camera is at least a prosumer model in terms of available features – if not a low-end pro model. [click to continue…]
Canon France posted what appears to be a new ad campaign teaser for what looks like it could be a new video camera. Along with the above ad, Canon France posted the following message:
Soon, we will share information that will change the way you look at the world…
With CES 2013 just around the corner, we should know soon enough. Based on the way the girl is holding her hand up in the teaser ad, it seems like this should be some sort of palm-sized video camera with an articulating (or twisting) display. [click to continue…]
Sony has announced the NEX-VG900 and NEX-VG30 interchangeable lens camcorders. The NEX-VG900 is the first full frame camcorder to hit the market.
The NEX-VG30 is an APS-C format camcorder that comes available with an 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 power zoom lens.
Both the VG900 and VG30 capture 1080p at 24p and 60p frame rates using the AVCHD 2.0 codec. The VG900 is compatible with both E-mount and Alpha mount lenses courtesy of the included LA-EA3 adapter. When using E-mount lenses, the VG900 operates as an APS-C crop camcorder without any loss of resolution.
The NEX-VG900 has a new Multi Interface Shoe that works with a new XLR adapter kit, which allows you to connect higher-end shotgun mics.
The Sony NEX-VG900 will be available in November for $3300. Check availability here at B&H Photo.
The Sony NEX-VG30 will be available in a kit with the 18-200mm power zoom lens in November for $2700. It will also be available in a body-only version for $1800. You can order the NEX-VG30 here at B&H Photo.
More details in the press release below. [click to continue…]