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JVC MG730 camcorder

Posted by: Mark Peters Monday 7th, January 2008

JVC introduces a higher-performance camcorder, the JVC MG730. Also new is Laser Touch, a touch-sensitive scroll bar that simplifies operation and a new design that’s some 20 percent smaller than last year’s entry-level model. The JVC GZ-MG730 offers higher-resolution digital stills by virtue of a 7 Megapixel CCD, making it unnecessary for people to carry both a camcorder and a digital still camera. This model is the first in the world to have an embedded 1.3” hard disk drive (30GB), which allowed JVC to integrate a large 1/2.5” CCD and its accompanying large optical lens section, without getting bulky - thereby providing the quality benefits of a large lens while maintaining a small body and offering large capacity.

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Canon HF10 and HF100 HD camcorder

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Monday 7th, January 2008

Canon expands its award-winning High Definition (HD) camcorder range with the announcement of two groundbreaking flash memory-based models. The compact Canon HD Camcorders HF10 and HF100 will thrill creative moviemakers who want maximum mobility and the chance to shoot High Definition footage in challenging new environments. The Canon HF10 features a new Dual Flash Memory system, whilst the Canon HF100 offers the convenience of shooting straight to memory card.

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Canon HV30 HD camcorder

Posted by: Mark Peters Monday 7th, January 2008

Canon adds a new star to its award-winning HD camcorder range with the launch of the Canon HD Camcorder HV30. Building on the success of the bestselling HV20 - named ‘Camcorder of the Year’1 for 2007 - the Canon HV30 improves on its predecessor with a host of refinements that make it easier to use. Recording HDV1080i images directly to MiniDV tape, the HV30 introduces a Multiangle Vivid LCD screen with a 135-degree angle of view - keeping the image clearly visible when shooting above or below eye level. Housed in a sleek black chassis, the HV30 is compatible with Canon’s high capacity BP-2L24H battery pack, which offers up to four hours of continuous shooting on a single charge.

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Canon MD200 camcorder series

Posted by: Ralf Jurrien Monday 7th, January 2008

Canon launches the new MD200 series - a range of accessible MiniDV camcorders that introduce Canon’s new, powerful Advanced Zoom. Advanced Zoom combines the quality of a genuine Canon video lens with the power of the DIGIC DV processor, resulting in zoom ranges that extend as high as 45x magnification. Each Canon camcorder offers true widescreen recording, easy and intuitive operation, and the advantage of Canon’s Quick Start feature. With a number of models on offer, the Canon MD200 series caters for a wide variety of needs - from Megapixel CCD recording to camcorders that feature a microphone input connection.

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Canon dual flash memory camcorders

Posted by: Mark Peters Monday 7th, January 2008

Canon revitalises the Standard Definition (SD) market with the launch of a stunning range of camcorders that record movies to flash memory. The Megapixel Canon Digital Video Camcorders FS11, FS10 and FS100 are not only compact and power efficient - they are also graced with a stunning new sense of style. In fact, these designer camcorders are the ideal solution for all types of moviemaker: from teens in the park, to office workers on a night out and grandparents on holiday. Thanks to solid state memory, they offer the kind of storage capacity previously only seen in Hard Disk Drive (HDD) models, yet are housed in a body no larger than the size of a family digital camera.

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Canon DC300 series camcorders

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Monday 7th, January 2008

Canon announces the launch of a new direct-to-DVD camcorder line up featuring its new Advanced Zoom system. The DC300 series combines the ultra-convenience of straight-to-DVD recording with the most powerful zoom - up to 45x - of any Canon camcorder yet. Providing crisp, clear image quality - from wide to telephoto - Advanced Zoom opens up new possibilities for moviemakers shooting sports, wildlife and other distant subjects straight to disc.

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Sony DCR-HC62 and DCR-HC52 miniDV camcorders

Posted by: Mark Peters Monday 7th, January 2008

Sony is introducing two mini DV Handycam models with feature sets that provide great value for the investment. The new DCR-HC62 camcorder integrates a 25x optical Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar zoom lens and a 1-megapixel CCD imager provides excellent video, as well as 1-megapixel digital still photos. For easy framing and viewing of footage, the model is equipped with a 2.7-inch wide (16:9) LCD touch panel screen. It has a Memory Stick PRO Duo media for easy management of photos, as well as a USB port for transferring video to a compatible PC and other devices.

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Sony hard disk camcorders

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Monday 7th, January 2008

Sony is debuting four hard drive Handycam camcorders with sleek bodies and robust capacities to capture life’s longer moments. Generally, most of the models are more compact than last year’s models. The 60GB DCR-SR220 and DCR-SR85 camcorders deliver continuous recording times (LP mode) of up to 41 hours, while the 40GB DCR-SR65 and 30GB DCR-SR45 models provide up to 27 and 20 hours, respectively.

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Engineers from the imaging industry have ‘discovered’ video. Video, in all its quality formats, becomes more important than ever before. Recent development point out to a different strategy and it could turn out that photo will be distributed from a video capture. The traditional camcorder format is also changing, where younger generation consumers discovered the pocket camcorders to upload their social media channels. Dimensions and weight, and High Definition video quality, packed in a compact housing are one of the most important specifications for success. Professional photographers are not only shooting stills but need to become video specialist as well. The merge of the technique of the digital cameras and camcorders with high quality specifications have become reality. The CES 2012 show will unveil the latest developments and camcorder products.

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