Zoom Q3HD Reviews and Resources

The Zoom Q3HD is a compact Flip-style camcorder that shoots full 1080p at 30 fps.  The Q3HD sets itself apart from other compact camcorders with a pair of condenser microphones atop the camera, which deliver better audio than found on other camcorders in its class.

You can find the Zoom Q3HD on B&H Photo and Amazon.com. [Read more…]

JVC GS-TD1 3D Camcorder Available

JVC has announced the availability of its full HD 3D camcorder, the GS-TD1.  The new camcorder captures a full 1920 x 1080 image for each eye by using two separate sensors – one for each lens.

The 3D video from the GS-TD1 can be viewed on any 3D TV and can be burned to Blu-ray for 3D playback.  The GS-TD1 has a fast f/1.2 lens, 64GB built-in memory, a 5x zoom and SDXC compatibility for extra storage.

The JVC GS-TD1 retails for $1699 and is available now.  Check availability at B&H Photo.

More info in the press release below. [Read more…]

Canon XA10 Hands-On Review

The Canon XA10 is the new low-end model in Canon’s pro camcorder lineup.  Featuring full 1920 x 1080 HD video capture, along with a carry handle and dual phantom-power XLR inputs, the XA10 is a force to be reckoned with.  I had the opportunity to spend a few minutes with the new camcorder at CES 2011.  Below you will find my initial impressions of the new HD camcorder. [Read more…]

Panasonic HDC-TM900, HDC-HS900 and HDC-SD800

The Panasonic HDC-TM900, HDC-HS900 and HDC-SD800 are new 3MOS Full HD camcorders introduced at CES 2011.  The HDC-TM900, HDC-HS900 and HDC-SD800 set themselves part from the 2011 Panasonic 1MOS Full HD camcorders by making use of three 1/4.1″ image sensors, which split the captured light into the red, green and blue colors – with each being processed by its own sensor.

Each camera captures 1920 x 1080 resolution video at 60p, along with a digital cinema mode for 24p capture.  All three new models are compatible with Panasonic’s 3D conversion lens for 3D video capture in-camera.  Additionally, the HS900 and TM900 models offer a manual control ring, which allows multiple manual control functions, including focusing, zoom, white balance, shutter speed and iris.

All camcorders feature SDXC memory card storage.  The TM900 adds 32GB internal flash memory, while the HS900 offers a 220GB hard drive.

More details in the press release below. [Read more…]

Sony 2011 Bloggie HD Camcorders: MHS-FS1, MHS-FS2 & MHS-FS3

Sony announced its refreshed lineup of Bloggie HD camcorders at CES 2011.  All models capture 1920 x 1080 full HD video, while the flagship Bloggie FS3 captures 3D video, which you can view on the FS3’s 2.4-inch LCD in 3D without the need for glasses.  The FS3 should be available in April at an initial retail price of $250.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

The Bloggie Du0 FS2 features a 2.7-inch LCD on the back and a 2-inch LCD on the front to aid with recording yourself on the camera. The Bloggie Duo should be available in March at an initial retail price of $170.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

The FS1 is the base level Bloggie model with a 2.7-inch LCD on the rear.  The Bloggie FS1 should be available in March at an initial retail price of $150.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

More details in the press release below. [Read more…]