Panasonic’s HDC-HS700 is a great little HDD/SD hybrid AVCHD camcorder that will serve well for most anyone wanting to produce rock solid HD video and the integrated 5.1 channel built in mic can make for fun, surround sound home movies.
Read the full review at Tech Tilt: Panasonic HDC-HS700 Full HD Camcorder Review
The Canon VIXIA HF-S21 is a compact camcorder that captures Full HD 1920 x 1080 in AVCHD format with a number of frame rate options. The Canon VIXIA HF-S21 is larger than entry-level camcorders like the Sony HDR-CX350V; however, it’s not so big to prevent you from toting it on family outings or other casual endeavors.
Read the rest of the review at Tech Tilt: Canon VIXIA HF S21 Camcorder Review.
Bruce Dorn, over at the iDC Photo and Video blog, has announced the new iDC Run & Gun kit for the Canon Rebel T2i. The iDC Run & Gun kits, as the name implies, are designed for lightweight and mobile video capture with HDSLRs such as the Rebel T2i, 7D and 5D Mark II.
The Rebel T2i Run & Gun kit includes a follow focus and loupe, as well as the underlying mount for tying the kit together. The full kit will set you back $488 in the iDC Photo Store. Here’s the link.
[UPDATE: Canon has posted Firmware Version 2.0.4, which is intended to address a problem with Firmware Version 2.0.3.]
The previously announced firmware update version 2.0.3 for the Canon 5D Mark II is now available for download. The new firmware is primarily dedicated to improving the video capture options, as described in the release notes below. [Read more...]
Along with the Panasonic G10, the Panasonic Lumix G2 is another 12.1MP Micro Four Thirds camera that follows the previous generation G1, GH1 and GF1 cameras. The G2 headline features include an articulating, 3-inch Live View LCD with a touchscreen interface, along with HD video capture in AVCHD Lite format.
The G2 is paired with a 14-42mm image stabilized kit lens and, of course, is compatible with all previously introduced Micro Four Thirds Lumix G lenses from Panasonic. Additionally, the G2 includes a built-in pop-up flash and a hot shoe for external flashes. The G2 will be available in red, blue and black body colors.