In 1992, Jeremiah McDonald, a 12-year-old kid with a dog named Molly (!!) and a thing for Dr. Who, recorded himself talking to the man he would become 20 years in the future. Well, thanks to math and time, the future is now!
I don't know how good or bad is the Vivitar ViviCam 790HD 3D camcorder, but it has an insanely low price: $99. If you have a 3D TV, it's going to be hard not to pick one for the holidays.
Instead of faking a 3D picture by overlapping images (as some other cameras do), Panasonic's new Lumix 3D cam and HDC-Z10000 camcorder use two lenses to record the real thing in fat, extra-dimensional HD.
Like the wearable headset from last year, the Looxcie 2 streams video-clips over Bluetooth, controllable by an Android or iOS app. You can now share videos with iCloud though, as well as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
Samsung's new W200 digital camcorder is very, very similar to the recently murdered Flip. It looks the same, functions the same, and has about the same quality (1080p at 30 FPS). But it's got a trick—it swims.
I say "won't cost that much" because the Japanese price of the AG-AF100 converted to just under $10,000, which is a heck of a lot more than what it'll really cost in the States when it goes on sale December 27th: $4,995.
They describe it as "groundbreaking," with the 20-degree slanted lens of the HMX-T10 supposedly aiding sore wrists. I don't know about that, but the rest of the specs make me happy: full HD, for starters.
Not sounding like a world of difference from Kodak's Zi8, this Playtouch pocket-camcorder has a 3-inch capacitive touchscreen, and shoots 1080p video from its tiny plastic body. The best part? It could just be that external microphone input.
Sanyo, long-time expert in making small but powerful dual cameras (video + still), just made its first Flip-type camera. Yes! It not only has Sanyo's expertise, it also has a 3X optical zoom and dual-mics that look like shoulder pads.
This is Sony's NEX-VG10E Handycam—the first consumer-aimed HD camcorder with interchangeable lenses. And that silver thing is no mere microphone, it's an omnidirectional Quad Capsule Spatial Array Stereo Microphone.
When we first got wind of Panasonic's AG-AF100 micro four thirds camcorder back in April, it sounded more like the rough sketch of a good idea. Now that Panasonic's filled in some of the blanks, you can color me excited.
Only a year ago did Toshiba say that making a camcorder waterproof jacks the price up by close to 200 per cent. Good on them then for launching their first waterproof and weather-resistant model for the equivalent of $185.