Digital Video Camera

Turn your smartphone into a 10X zoom Sony camera

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 camera …

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

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 shout …

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Panasonic announces the Lumix DMC-FZ70

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/2.8 …

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

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 the …

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Choosing a GoPro Hero3 (Sponsored Video)

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 the …

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GoPro HERO3 – smaller, lighter and more powerful

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, …

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Highlight Hunter Release Upgrade 2.0 for PC

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, a …

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Protect your GoPro, Because Life’s Unruly

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 standard …

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Zoom Q2HD Video Camera

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 bidirectional …

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Smooth Panning with the iStabilizer Dolly

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 accept …

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Swann Freestyle HD Camera Accessories

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 now …

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BlurFix for GoPro Hero/Hero2 Review

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 peace …

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Swann Freestyle HD Wearable Action POV Video Camera Review

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 entry …

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Highlight Hunter Software Review

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 makes …

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