Blackmagic URSA: A Modular Cinema Camera with Insane Swappable Sensor

Blackmagic just announced a new camera, the URSA, a 4k cinema camera with some absolutely unique features like a 10-inch LCD display, dual RAW and ProRes recording, and a crazy swappable sensor and lens-mount design. All for $6000. » 4/07/14 12:50pm 4/07/14 12:50pm

Pop-Up Stereo Mics on Zoom's Q4 Help Ensure Your Videos Sound Good Too

If there's one telltale sign that a video wasn't produced by a professional, it's usually the crappy sound accompanying the footage. The microphones on a smartphone or a cheap camcorder are awful at best, which is why companies like Sony and Zoom are finally releasing models with stereo mics that will help your amateur … » 1/20/14 1:00pm 1/20/14 1:00pm

The New JVC Everio Brings Rugged Water-Proofiness to an Old Friend

Water-proof video cameras are nothing new. The explosion of the action-camera market is evidence that not only have they been around, but there's a demand for them. But while action cameras are becoming popular for their versatility in mounting, there still something to be said for class form-factor: The camcorder. » 1/07/14 11:00am 1/07/14 11:00am

Sony AX1: A 4K Camcorder That Doesn't Cost Ten Grand

As TV manufacturers and broadcasters gear up to deliver 4K video to people's living rooms, there still aren't many options for regular folk who want to shoot super high resolution footage of their own. Sony wants to lead that charge with a new camcorder that will make 4K simple, manageable, and most of all (relatively) … » 9/04/13 11:00am 9/04/13 11:00am

Superhero Tourists Will Love Sony's Awesome Combination Binoculars and…

You're looking at the Sony DEV-50V, an overhauled version of the pricey multi-gadget Sony announced at IFA a few years ago. Meet the new and improved Swiss Army goggles. They're part 25x zoom digital binoculars, part sophisticated 3D camcorder, and all kinds of crazy expensive. » 4/24/13 12:00am 4/24/13 12:00am

A New Breed of Camcorder for a New Breed of Citizen Journalist—Or…

Just because virtually every cell phone on the face of the Earth now doubles as a camcorder doesn't mean it does a particularly good job of it—especially when tasked with recording in low-light or noisy environments. The Q2HD from Zoom, however, is designed to record (and stream) in full HD regardless of the… » 7/09/12 6:20pm 7/09/12 6:20pm

Canon C300 Review: For When Your Movie Deserves Better Than a DSLR

Since the Canon 5D Mark II emerged almost four years ago, many pro videographers on a budget have shot their material exclusively with DSLRs. They've loved every minute of it. But they've been waiting for the next big thing—a dedicated video camera with a large sensor, interchangeable lenses, and no compromises. The… » 4/26/12 3:40pm 4/26/12 3:40pm

Waterproof ATC Mini Captures Extreme Sports at a Not So Extreme 720P

Unlike the GoPro Hero2 which needs a housing to protect it from the elements, Oregon Scientific's ATC Mini is waterproof right out of the box. Ready to capture your extreme underwater exploits to a depth of 66 feet, though at a disappointing 720P. » 11/08/11 7:40pm 11/08/11 7:40pm

Frankly Red Scarlet, I Don't Give a Damn (About Any Other Camera)

Sure you could blow sixty grand on an Arri Alexa or $16 thousand for a Canon C300. Then again, you could just as easily get the same 4K video quality for less than $10k with Red's newest iteration of the Scarlet Cinema Camera rig. » 11/04/11 12:40am 11/04/11 12:40am

Pocket Video Showdown: Four Budget Camcorders Reviewed

When Cisco decided last April to kill its Flip camcorder—arguably the most popular product in a category that the Flip created almost single-handedly—everyone concluded than the pocket camcorder market was dead. Everyone was wrong. If you're the least bit interested in shooting casual videos, don't whip out your… » 7/21/11 5:40pm 7/21/11 5:40pm

Sony "Open Sourcing" Tech Specs Of Its E-mount Lenses

Sony plans to release the specifications of its E-mount lens system to other manufacturers this April, allowing anyone to develop lenses compatible with its NEX cameras and camcorders. There will be no charge for doing so, and Sony has already gathered "endorsements" for the idea from Carl Zeiss, Cosina, Sigma and… » 2/08/11 5:47am 2/08/11 5:47am