Today Sony announced the world’s smalles HD camcorder. The new model will be called Sony HDR-TG1 and it records video in full HD resoultion (1080i, not 1080p though). The camcorder will be out in June and the asking price will be around $900. Full press release after the break.
Today JVC announced two new full HD camcorders offering a full 1920×1080 resolution including progressive 60 frames per second capabilites. The biggest difference between the two models is that the HD5 features a 60 GB hard disk while the HD6 comes with a 120 GB disk. 120GB gives you a full 10 hours of video using the highest quality settings and 60GB gives you 5 hours. The JVC GZ-HD6, offered in black, and the GZ-HD5, offered in silver, will be available in March for $1,399.99 and $1,199.99. More information inside.
In February the new SDR-SW20 from Panasonic gets available in stores. It’s a compact camcorder with a dust and water proof body and it can be dropped from up to 4 feet without taking any damage. The camera features 10 X optical zoom and a 2.7 inch LCD screen.
Thanks to our friends at Design Matters, inc in Atlanta we can present our most expensive unboxing experience ever. The Sony PMW-EX1 is a professional camcorder that uses Sony’s newly developed SxS PRO solid-state memory as its recording medium. The card delivers up to 800 Mbps of data transfer and the imaging device consist of three 1/2-inch CMOS sensors each with a pixel count of 1920 x 1080. Here’s the holy unboxing ceremony of this $8,000 camcorder.
Gizmodo has just published a great guide of 10 things to know when buying an HD camcorder, most of the things on the list are obvious for us gadget freaks, but it’s worth reading if you are planning to get a HD camcorder in the near future.
We’re still waiting for our iPod touch but AppleInsider got theirs yesterday. They have published a couple of really fresh photos from the holy unboxing procedure. They have even included some nice side by side photos of the iPod touch and the iPhone. Check them out.
Sanyo Xacti HD1000 is the world’s smallest and lightest high definition digital camcorder. It records video in the full high definition resolution of 1920 pixels by 1080 pixels on a SD memory card. A typical 8GB card lets you record 85 minutes of compressed high definition video material. Full specifications and more photos inside.
We just got a press release from Hitachi letting us know that they have unveiled the Hitachi DZ-BD7H – the world’s first blu-ray disc camcorder. It’s in fact a camcorder combo where you can choose whether to record on a blu-ray disc or on the built-in 30GB hard drive. It’ll be launched in Japan in the end of August for around $1600. More information and photos inside.
I was kind of surprised when I got a link to this high definition MiniDV camcorder from Canon – the Canon HV10. The camcorder captures true high definition 1080 line video in 16:9 format, but the price tag reads just $1000. Hey, soon it’s time to buy one of these…! (No, I’m not using some kind of affiliate linking with these urls trying to earn some $)
Canon HV10 [Amazon.com]