Sony 4K Camcorder Unveiled at CES 2013

Sony XAVC 4K Camcorder

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. [Read more...]

Canon France Teases New Camera in “Creativity with a twist” Ad

Canon France Teaser Ad

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. [Read more...]

JVC GY-HMQ10 Hands-On: 4K Camera for Under $5K


The JVC GY-HMQ10 is a new 4K camcorder, which captures the full 3840 x 2160 resolution at 24p, 30p and 60p frame rates.  Yeah, 60p at 4K…

The HMQ10 features a 1/2.3″ CMOS sensor at a true 8.2MP for pixel-to-pixel rendering of the 4K image.  It is equipped with a fixed 10x zoom lens with an f/2.8 minimum aperture (f/4.5 at full tele).

Check out this quick overview video from the CES 2012 show floor. [Read more...]



GoPro has stepped up its game again with the latest GoPro HD HERO2.  The new HD HERO2 offers a number of different resolutions and frame rates for video, as well as providing 11MP still image capture, an external mic input and a whole lot more.

Check out the promo video below, which shows off some spectacular footage captured with the HD HERO2 (be sure to full-screen this one). [Read more...]

More Canon Video Camera Rumors for Nov. 3

Canon November 3

Speculation surrounding Canon’s November 3 announcement continues to be a big topic of conversation (just what Canon wanted, right?).  Canon Rumors received another tip with a couple of vague specs.

The tipster claims a video camera with a Super 35 sensor (roughly APS-C sized), compact flash recording and 3 new lenses announced alongside the camera.  While that’s not much to go on, the new lenses makes a lot of sense – particularly in light of my review of Canon’s recent patent application for video-optimized EF lenses that feature an aperture ring.

One month from today, we’ll know for sure.  In the mean time, stay tuned for the latest.  And if you have any insight into what’s coming next feel free to drop a line via the contact form and let me know.

Canon EOS Video Camera Rumored Specs

Canon’s big tease has sparked a lot of commentary and speculation about what’s coming on its November 3rd announcement.  While there are sure to be plenty of rumors, and maybe some leaks as we lead up to the big date, a GTC forum member apparently claimed to see the camera and its specs.

The rumored specs include two mount options – Canon EF mount and a PL mount.  Additionally, the leakster claims that the camera sports a Super35 4K sensor.

The full rumor rundown is below.

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Major Canon Announcement Confirmed for Nov. 3

Canon Hollywood Announcement

Well, Canon just stirred the pot.  Engadget received the above invitation for an announcement of something big from Canon on November 3, 2011.  The prominent display of the Hollywood location leads to the obvious suggestion that Canon is finally set to premiere its serious, large-sensor video camera. [Read more...]