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GoPro Hero3+ – Big things from little(r) packages

on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

With the plethora of POV action cameras on the market these days, it’s hard to keep ahead of the competition.  GoPro, the defacto standard in the industry, has just released their GoPro Hero3+ Black and Silver line of cameras. The new Black Edition is 20% smaller and lighter, has 30% longer battery life, better audio,Read More…

DXG IronX DXG 5g9v-1

IronX DXG 5G9VHD Camcorder review part 1

on Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Lets face it, at 40+ years of age (closer to 50 than to 30) my hardcore extreme action sport days are far behind me. That doesn’t mean I am an old stick in the mud, I still like to get out be active and I have even been known try new things. But now myRead More…


Turn your smartphone into a 10X zoom Sony camera

on Friday, September 20th, 2013

What you see in the picture isn’t a couple of camera lenses.  It’s a couple of cameras!  The Sony CyberShot DSC-QX10 Smartphone Attachable Lens-Style Camera is a fully-functional, fully-featured camera minus an LED viewscreen.  Sony says this is the “first-ever zoom lens and sensor combo that clips right to your smartphone”.  You can connect the cameraRead More…


Sony changes form and future of mirrorless cameras plus three new lenses

By: Leah Hallett
on Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

A New Sony DSLR camera was announced today – but hold on, it only “looks” like a DSLR.  The Sony A3000 is actually an E-mount mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera cloaked as a DSLR.  If you want a mirrorless that has a wrap-your-fingers-around proper DSLR-type handgrip, this might be an interesting choice.  The specs look pretty good, but definitely shoutRead More…


Panasonic announces the Lumix DMC-FZ70

By: Leah Hallett
on Friday, July 19th, 2013
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

Ever wish you could take a tighter shot of something, but you just couldn’t get close enough for a good quality picture?  Well, with its 20mm wide to 1200mm telephoto f/2.8-5.9 stabilized optical zoom lens, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 just might give you that chance.  It’s also notable how ultra wide it is; 20mm f/2.8Read More…


Is the new Canon EOS 70D a home-run for Canon?

By: Leah Hallett
on Thursday, July 4th, 2013

Canon have put themselves back in the game with the release of their latest innovative 20.2 Megapixel APS-C DSLR, the EOS 70D.  Due to be released on or possibly before September 13.  The 70D features a new ‘Dual Pixel CMOS AF’ sensor that is receiving very positive (pre-production) reviews.  The new ‘on-chip technology’ (new phase detection autofocus that utilizes theRead More…

Choosing a GoPro Hero3 (Sponsored Video)

on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Looking at joining the Point of View (POV) phenomena that’s sweeping the World? Well GoPro has made it both easier and harder with the release of their newest Hero3 line. Where previously you really only had one model to choose from, GoPro now has three models; the White, Silver and Black editions. The form factor remains the same between theRead More…


GoPro HERO3 – smaller, lighter and more powerful

on Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

GoPro is trying to keep ahead of  the competition coming from all the newcomers to the action POV camera market with the release of their new GoPro HERO3. “CEO Nick Woodman announces the GoPro HERO3: the smallest, lightest, most powerful way to document your life. The Wi-Fi enabled HERO3: Black Edition is the most advanced GoPro,Read More…

Highlight Hunter Release Upgrade 2.0 for PC

on Monday, September 17th, 2012
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

We covered Highlight Hunter back in April, a useful video tool that allows you to easily mark  highlights while recording your videos by placing your hand over the lens and easily extract them later.  Highlight Hunter has just released version 2.0 of their software for PC. They’ve included a new intuitive interface and design, aRead More…


Contour+2 POV Action Camera

on Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Recently released by Contour, the Contour+2 is the latest upgrade to their line of Action POV cameras. It’s capable of four video modes up to 1080p video and shoots 120fps in 480p resolution.  The Contour+2 has GPS-capability, and it has mobile connectivity to allow you to view and control your camera via your smartphone. TheRead More…


Protect your GoPro, Because Life’s Unruly

on Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

Starting off as a Kickstarter project, Unruly makes a range of products to enhance your GoPro Hero or Hero 2. Their lightweight aluminium cases, the Headgear and Headcase Pro, both protect your GoPro.  They have up to 9 additional mounting points that allow you to more securely mount your camera than you can using the standardRead More…


Zoom Q2HD Video Camera

on Thursday, July 26th, 2012
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

Almost every camera or tablet has video recording capability these days, but sometimes their sound or lighting just won’t cut it. The Q2HD from Zoom takes full HD video, uncompressed audio recording, and gives you the option for live streaming via your notebook.   The Q2HD allows mid-side recording, which combines a unidirectional and bidirectionalRead More…


Smooth Panning with the iStabilizer Dolly

on Thursday, July 19th, 2012
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

Make panning and tracking shots with your smartphone or POV camera smooth with the iStabilizer Dolly.  Approximately 8” W x 3” H x 5” D  (20.5 x 7.5 x13 cm) with an  11″ adjustable arm, the mount expands to accept devices up to 2.75″ (7cm) wide.  It weighs in at 1.25 lbs and will acceptRead More…


Ion Air Pro POV Camera

on Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Here’s another entry into the POV camera market, the ION Air Pro. Weighing in at 130 grams (4.5oz) and measuring 37X109mm (1.45X4.3 in), the Action Pro is capable of 1080p video and 5MP stills.  It’s waterproof to 30 feet without an additional housing.  The optional ION WiFi Podz kit includes plug-in WiFi module that allows you toRead More…

Swann Freestyle Accessories

Swann Freestyle HD Camera Accessories

on Sunday, June 24th, 2012

In my review of the Swann Freestyle HD Camera, I mentioned that there were no optional accessories available at the time of writing and that Swann were going to release some soon.  Well the accessories have just hit their website.  All accessories and mounts on the chart above (click on for a larger version) are nowRead More…

Snake River Prototyping Blurfix

BlurFix for GoPro Hero/Hero2 Review

on Friday, June 22nd, 2012

I’m really loving the GoPro2 HD Hero2; it’s wide angle 170° FOV lens and small size make it so versatile and handy, and it nicely compliments my “normal” camera gear. The waterproof housing supplied with it means it’s a robust little unit, and knowing that it’s waterproof to 60m gives you quite a bit of peaceRead More…

Swann Freestyle HD

Swann Freestyle HD Wearable Action POV Video Camera Review

on Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Swann  is an Australian company who for the last 25 years have specialised in wireless connectivity, professional quality CCTV cameras with infrared night vision, digital video recording with motion detection and networkability, web surveillance and remote notification products, globally. We first reported on the Freestyle HD when it was announced in November 2011. This is a new entryRead More…


Highlight Hunter Software Review

on Monday, April 30th, 2012

I’m going to make an admission:  I’m not a big fan of video.  I mean who wants to sit through hours of boring footage just to get to those few exciting moments? And who can be bothered editing their video to capture just the highlights? Of course digital video, YouTube, and the proliferation of video-capable devices makesRead More…

Livestream Broadcaster

Live HD Broadcasting for Any Camera with Live Stream Broadcaster

on Saturday, April 21st, 2012

The Broadcaster from LiveStream allows you to stream live HD video directly from any camera supporting  HDMI out. Powered by 3 AA batteries, the unit can be mounted to the camera and will stream video via Wi-Fi or a 3G or 4G USB modem.  Supporting 1080i, 720p and 480i resolutions, the Broadcaster encodes the signalRead More…

Highlight Hunter – Face palm your video

on Saturday, March 24th, 2012
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

Hokay, I’ll admit it I’m not really a video kinda person I’m more a stills kinda guy. One of the reasons I don’t like video is I don’t have the time or patience to go through a full days shooting to find the highlights, to cut them out into individual files and do all theRead More…


LEGO Stop Animation Digital Video Camera

on Thursday, September 9th, 2010

ThinkGeek has a cute little digital video camera from LEGO that can be used to create stop-motion video or used as a normal video camera. The LEGO camera is bright and colorful and even has some LEGO block accents.  The camera is 3.6 x 1.6 x 2.6 inches, weighs about 14 ounces, and has a 1.5″Read More…


Underwater Video in HD

By: Anita Z
on Monday, June 21st, 2010
Posted in: Camera Gear

It’s summer! Today marks the first day of Summer 2010. It’s hot, schools out and the pools are open. Let summer time begin! Kodak has just the thing for catching all your summer fun with the Kodak Playsport HD Waterproof Pocket Video Camera.  This video camera is made for play. It’s waterproof up to 10 ft.Read More…

Klegg Electronics Genesis V1803 Camcorder

on Friday, April 4th, 2008

Are you looking for a really compact digital video camera that does even more than record video? How about one that can also take still pictures (ok, that’s not revolutionary in a camcorder), read ebooks, play MP3 music, take voice notes, and even play games. The Klegg Electronics V1803 has all of those features. Let’s see how well it performs.

Samsung Progressive HD Camcorder SC-HMX10C

on Friday, April 4th, 2008

In the two years since I reviewed the
Sanyo VPC-HD1 camcorder, I’ve been using it as my main method of capturing video. I love it for its size and ease of use, but have always been disappointed at its low light performance. Since I don’t include a video spot in all the reviews I do, I just kept putting up with the Sanyo instead of replacing it. That changed recently when the folks at Samsung invited me to review their SC-HMX10C Progressive HD camcorder. I’ve been using this camera for several weeks now, so let’s take a closer look….

Sanyo VPC-HD1 Digital Movie Camera

on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

A couple months ago, I was been bitten by the video bug when I started watching Josh Leo’s Vlog. This guy makes some really great videos and they inspired me to try my hand at doing the same thing. Well, not really the same thing, because I didn’t start an actual Vlog. When I getRead More…