Can 4K Make Camcorders Worth Buying Again?

Remember camcorders? They were those things you shot crappy video of your friends and family with, back before every phone and still camera on Earth gained the ability to shoot decent high-definition video. This year, they're trying to ride 4K all the way to a comeback. » 1/05/15 8:30pm 1/05/15 8:30pm

This Robot Camcorder Tracks All Your Stunts

What if you had a personal cameraman perfectly tracking your perfect 900-degree spin as your dreams of become Tony Hawk came true? The Move 'N See Pixio wants to robotically assist you. » 1/04/15 7:42pm 1/04/15 7:42pm

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… » 1/20/14 1:00pm 1/20/14 1:00pm

Of Course GoPro GoPro'd Itself Winning an Emmy

Not that we needed any further proof that GoPro's hardware is the compact camcorder of choice for anyone looking to capture a unique first-person perspective, but the company recently won a Technological Emmy for its creation. And, of course, the company's founder captured the whole event with one of its cameras. » 1/14/14 12:40pm 1/14/14 12:40pm

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… » 9/04/13 11:00am 9/04/13 11:00am

Sony's New Music Video Recorder Is Way Cooler Than It Sounds

Sony's Music Video Recorder sounds like some horribly out-of-touch YouTube generation nonsense, but the goofy gimmick is actually a slick little package that pairs high-quality audio powers with video. We're intrigued. » 9/04/13 11:00am 9/04/13 11:00am

Canon's New Tiny Video Camera Is For Filming Yourself Doing...Whatever

Canon's new Vixia Mini is a Wi-Fi enabled camcorder designed to help you document your everyday life in more detail than ordinary folk ever thought possible. No other people required. » 7/31/13 4:00am 7/31/13 4:00am

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

Zoom Q2HD Review: Nice Mic, Forgettable Video

Zoom makes some fine audio recording equipment—not the best in the industry, but generally a fantastic value. Now, with the Q2HD, the company has added video recording capability to a nice handheld field microphone. Is it going to make you the next Ron Burgundy? » 8/09/12 6:20pm 8/09/12 6:20pm

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

Fingertip Sized Camera Does HD Video On the Cheap

It's not quite as adorable as its predecessor, but the new Chobi Cam Pro manages to gain 720P video recording while making a convincing case for it being the world's smallest HD camcorder. » 11/07/11 10:40am 11/07/11 10:40am

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

Is JVC's Crazy Looking New Camera the Mythical Hybrid Video/Still…

The concept of a video/still camera didn't excite me much. But maybe that's because I've been waiting for a true video/still Hybrid. The sasquatch of the A/V forrest. » 10/03/11 3:35pm 10/03/11 3:35pm

Drift HD 1080p Rugged Cam Lightning Review: Awesome? Check. Reliable?…

Man, and the Drift HD was so close to being a super-stealthy altrernative to my GoPro. If only it would just stay on. » 8/24/11 4:30pm 8/24/11 4:30pm

You'll Want the Tiny Drift HD to Shoot All Your Hi-Def Daredevilry

While Drift Innovation's new Drift HD is certainly not the first of its kind, it wins points for being a lot smaller than its kin. 25% smaller. That alone, rather than its familiar specs, makes it stand out as a helmet cam you'd want. » 7/27/11 10:20am 7/27/11 10:20am

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