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

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

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