Panasonic Lumix TS3: The Rugged Cam That's Sensitive on the Inside

At one point, springing for a camera that could survive a smash or two meant sacrificing, you know, actually getting a decent camera. Not so anymore! Panasonic's 12.1MP TS3 is thoroughly rugged and does geotagging and 1080p video. » 1/25/11 12:00am 1/25/11 12:00am

Casio Tryx: The Shape Shifting Pocket Cam

Some pocket cams are big. Some are small. Some are waterproof. But they're are basically the same. At least when you compare 'em to the Casio Tryx, a 1080p cam with a fairly ingenious new design. Er, several designs. » 1/05/11 4:30pm 1/05/11 4:30pm

Kodak Playsport Pocket Cam Gets Ruggeder, and the Playfull Is Its Tiny…

Pocket cams need something extra to set themselves apart from legions of video-shooting smartphones these days. The second-gen Kodak Playsport makes its name by being rugged; its little brother, the new Kodak Playfull, does so by being tiny. » 1/04/11 12:00am 1/04/11 12:00am

Zoom Q3HD Handy Video Recorder Shoots 1080p and Has Stereo Mics to Match

While pocket cams video quality has improved incrementally from "good enough" to really actually pretty damn good, audio quality has largely been ignored. The new Zoom Q3HD combines 1080p, 30fps video with stereo mics for the full pocket cam package. » 10/04/10 9:40am 10/04/10 9:40am

Scosche FreedomMIC Is a Wireless Mic For Your New Flip Ultra

One of the more exciting features of the new Flip Ultras is the FlipPort, a proprietary connection that allows the UltraHD to take advantage of third-party accessories. Among the first: the Scosche freedomMIC, a wireless lapel mic for your pocketcam. » 9/21/10 6:30pm 9/21/10 6:30pm

The New Flip HD Pocket Cams: Like the Old Flips, But Smoother

When a product's sole tenet is simplicity, revisions can be tricky. The new Flip MinoHD and UltraHD cameras play it safe: the video's still 720p, but it's 60fps and image-stabilized, and the devices look familiar but the Ultra's now accessory-friendly. » 9/20/10 12:01am 9/20/10 12:01am

Samsung HMX-E10: A 1080p Pocket Cam With 270-Degree Swivel Lens, and…

Samsung's outing two new affordable cameras: the HMX-E10, a 1080p pocket cam with a handy 270-degree swiveling lens and the 14.2MP ST80 point-and-shoot, which packs Wi-Fi for beaming photos and 720p video directly to YouTube, Facebook and the rest. » 7/28/10 11:04am 7/28/10 11:04am

Flip SlideHD Review: Too Much To Be Good Enough

The pocket cam's claim to fame is being "good enough." The Flip SlideHD strives to be a little more, adding a sliding touchscreen for watching videos on the camera itself. That's biting off more than it can, or should, chew. » 4/13/10 12:01am 4/13/10 12:01am

Samsung's HMX-U20 and HMX-U15 Camcorders Shoot 1080p On the Cheap

Samsung has updated their HMX-U10 with two new compact camcorders, the HMX-U20 and the HMX-U15. Both shoot 1080p video and feature time lapse recording, but bumping up to the U20 gets you 3x optical zoom. » 2/20/10 3:00pm 2/20/10 3:00pm

HP V1020h Pocketcam Is Less Pricey Than Its Peers

Yesterday HP announced the V1020h, a 720p-recording, SDHC card-reading pocketcam. It has a built-in USB plug and an HDMI port for sharing, but the real noteworthy tidbit here is the pricetag: $109. » 2/20/10 9:00am 2/20/10 9:00am

A Look Inside the Flip MinoHD

Just a bit of hardware erotica on the Flip MinoHD: the red circle is the lens, which is being pulled off the CMOS chip (directly below). The 720P chip leaves individual pixels just 2.2 microns to capture their snippets. » 2/17/10 11:04am 2/17/10 11:04am

Ultimate Pocket Camcorder Comparison

Pocket camcorders are a hot holiday gift, but due to their nearly identical feature sets, it can be tough to tell which is best—so I tested seven of these humble unitaskers to make your decision easier. You're welcome. » 11/17/09 1:00pm 11/17/09 1:00pm

Vivitar DVR 150: Infrared Night Vision Waterproof Pocket Camcorder

I don't know how the new Vivitar DVR 150's quality will stack up against the Flip, but being waterproof down to 16 feet and having infrared night vision is a promising start. At least, for amateur submarine night porn filmmakers. » 10/26/09 12:15pm 10/26/09 12:15pm

Flip Mino HD Review: If it Ain't Broke...

Flip's followup to the successful, caveman-easy Mino HD is fundamentally the same product, slightly better. The improvements are welcome, but there are still some issues I wish Flip would address. » 10/19/09 10:30pm 10/19/09 10:30pm

Samsung Omnia HD i8910 Review

A Symbian-injected followup to the so-so Windows Mobile Omnia, the HD i8910 is a specced-out slab of phone from Samsung, with a 3.7-inch AMOLED screen, 8MP camera, HD video recording and a definite thing for multimedia. » 8/23/09 3:00pm 8/23/09 3:00pm

Flip Cam Gets a Hi-Def Upgrade With 720p Shooting MinoHD

Flip, the grandaddy of cheap camcorders, is the latest to join the hi-def video club with the release of the Flip MinoHD. The MinoHD joins the Zi6 » 11/11/08 11:01pm 11/11/08 11:01pm and in capturing 720p widescreen video, and it will save up to 60 minutes of footage on 4GB of built-in storage. Its the same size as the , and it has a 2-hour Li-ion…

RCA EZ300 Pocket Camcorder Shoots HD for Frugal Filmmakers

It looks like RCA is trying to best their own high marks » 9/18/08 8:15pm 9/18/08 8:15pm with the Small Wonder EZ300, an HD-capable pocket camcorder that's seriously cheap. In addition to shooting 720p HD video (and along with Kodak's Zi6 making HD the ), the EZ300's 2GB internal memory is expandable by 16GB via SD slot, which gets you nine hours of…

Kodak Zi6 Might Be Best Pocket Camcorder Yet

Kodak's first entry into the pocket camcorder pool, the Zi6, may be the new king of cams. My lab assistants and I have done more scientific research in the field of cheap-ass camcorders than anyone we can name off the top of our heads. In my expert opinion, this is a winner, ready to unseat Pure Digital's original… » 7/10/08 12:01am 7/10/08 12:01am