If you are looking for the best Micro Four Thirds (MFT) digital cameras in the market, then behold as Panasonic has rolled out their AG AF100 camcorder which takes another leap higher among the digital cameras which utilizes the MFT lenses, filters, and adapters thus achieving better image recording. Targeted towards the mobile professionals and in case you’ve already forgotten what the Panasonic AG AF100 Micro Four Thirds camcorder has to offer, we’ll give you a quick run down of its fairly high end specs and features.
The digital camcorder which was introduced in April of this year offers a 1080p video recording in an AVCHD format. A variety of frame rates are also available including 60p and 30p. Moreover, the camcorder offers support for similar lenses, filters, and other accessories which can be attached to the device. The AG AF100 is also Dolby AC3 enabled which allows you to experience improved audio recordings with a microphone attached through the XLR. Battery wise, it promises up to 4 hours of battery life via single charge. Yes, the company has finally stated that the Panasonic AG AF100 Micro four Thirds camcorder is already available for shipping at a price of $4,995. Though $5000 may not be that cheap, I guess this one’s just perfect for professional use. What do you think?
Looking for another travel buddy which will allow you to capture life’s highlights? Then take a look at the newly released BenQ DV S11 camcorder. Combining the features of both a full HD digital pocket camera and a pico projector, the DV S11 sports quite good specs and features that cam bugs will surely be grateful about.
Packed inside the BenQ DV S11 camcorder is a 3.5-inch LCD and an omniVision 5-megapixel sensor which can record 1080p videos. The gadget has 1/3.2-inch CMOS censor inside. The DV S11 also gets a USB 2.0 port, and an HDMI output as well as AV jack. There is also an SDHC memory card slot for extra storage capacity. Moreover, it offers up to 100 shooting modes. Finally, the digital camera comes with an 800mAh Li-Ion battery and a lot of room for physical buttons and keys. Oops, and don’t forget it is integrated with a pico projector allowing you to view your captured videos on a wall with up to 50 inches of image size.
The BenQ DV S11 camcorder with built-in pico projector comes in a bright orange form factor and is already shipping in Hong Kong for a price of $310. However, the release date in the United States as well as in other regions is unknown as of the moment. The device would certainly make a good choice in the Christmas list. Hmm, what do you think?
Boasting a 17 percent smaller and 9 percent lighter body compared to its predecessor, Panasonic has unveiled the new Lumix DMC-GF2 digital camera. The digicam is actually the company’s third Micro Four thirds shooter’s design wherein the body is constructed from an aluminum alloy.
Here is a quick rundown on the specs and features of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Digital Camera
- 3-inch touchscreen display
- 12.1 megapixel resolution
- 1920 x 1080p AVCHD video
- Lens based Optical and Digital Zoom
- Type: Micro Four Thirds
- Image Stabilization
- Live View and Face Detection
- 100 – 6400 ISO range
- Support for microSDHC
- HDMI output
- USB 2.0
Moreover, this guy from Panny highlights full HD video capture, touchscreen operation, and the Venus Engine FHD which claims to deliver a better photo quality at high ISO settings. This point-and-shoot is basically an upgrade specifically in the video operation as users even have the option to attach a 3D lens. The ISO range makes it extremely ideal for shooting during the nighttime.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 camera will start shipping when it has its release date in January. However, we still have to sit back and relax as the specifics about the price won’t be disclosed yet until late December. Finally, the digicam will come in three color choices including – silver, red, and black. Meanwhile, nothing’s left but to feast our eyes on the gallery of this guy from Panasonic.
Entering the HD digital camcorder market is the Hewlett – Packard Company or otherwise known as HP with the release of V5020u pocket digital camcorder. The portable video camera packs a full 1080p HD movie capture alongside the electronic image stabilization technology through a built-in gyroscopic sensor which prevents blurring of images caused once the camcorder is moved.
As for the other specs and features, the HP V5020u pocket digital camcorder offers a 10x digital zoom lens and is capable of recording videos at H.264 format. The portable camcorder gets a 2-inch LCD screen and a 5 megapixel sensor, a support for an SDHC memory card slot which can be enhanced up to 32GB, and a motion detection feature. In addition, it can be hooked on an HDTV and it’s all because of the included HDMI port.
Also, the absolutely small-sized HP V5020u digicam comes equipped with an HDMI cable, a wrist strap, and a pouch upon purchase. This cam that is touted to be yet another Flip competitor is expected to have its release date in October 2010 at a price of $159. Hp is quite new in the camcorder industry. However, if you’re looking for a camcorder which could perfectly fit in your pockets, then maybe you can consider this one.
Guess we have to ask the Nikon D90 to move over after the unveiling of the Nikon D7000 DSLR camera. This prosumer level camera is integrated with 16.2 megapixel CMOS sensor tied up with Nikon’s EXPEED 2 processor. Having said this, the camera will produce a better dynamic range with its conversion to 14-bit processing.
Let’s take a look at the quick rundown of the specs and features of the new Nikon D7000 DSLR camera.
- 16.2 MP CMOS sensor offering outstanding color and detail for stills and movie capture
- 3-inch TFT LCD screen
- High speed continuous shooting at 6 frames-per-seconds
- 39-point AF system
- Full HD 1080p video recording at 24 fps
- ISO 100 to 6400
- Dual SD memory card slot
- HDMI connectivity
- 3D Autofocus Tracking
- In-camera retouch functions
- Live View feature
- Viewfinder offering 100% coverage which allows you to capture precisely of any scene
- Offers wide variety of NIKKOR lenses
- Mass: 780 grams (rechargeable Li-Ion battery included)
The Nikon D7000 DSLR camera is encased in a magnesium-alloy top and rear covers chassis and it is also dust-sealed. The camera is slated to have its release date in October 2010 at a price of $1199.95 for the body only and $1499.95 with 18-105mm lens.
Right after the unveiling of the hot little guy dubbed as the Coolpix P7000, well Nikon just wouldn’t allow us to miss capturing our moments that can be gone in an instant. And what other option do we have? It’s the Nikon Coolpix S8100 digital camera. Apparently, this is a respectable update of the S8000.
The Nikon Coolpix S8100 digicam offers a 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor which provides consumers with enhanced image quality under low-lighting conditions. Also, it has a 10x zoom capable of capturing fast moving objects in stills. Of course, the digital camera also gets a full HD 1080p for movies.
Other specs and features of the Coolpix S8100 are 3-inch LCD viewer with antiglare and a wide viewing angle. The camera also has support for capture of up to five resolution frames in 10 frames per second. Moreover, it is capable of recording fast and continuously up to 120 frames per second using the Subject Tracking technology feature. The tiny cam also has support for digital cards where you can store your images. Connectivity wise, it gets an HDMI output. As for the power, the S8100 has an EL12 Li-Ion rechargeable battery which promises up to 220 shots on a single charge. Other detailed specifications weren’t disclosed though.
The Nikon Coolpix S8100 will have its release date by the end of the month at a price of $299. On the otherhand, along with the release of the S8100 is the S80 that is actually an update to the S70 which will hit in the fall at a price of $329.
A myriad of new and improved video cameras are getting available in the digital market each day. Yet a lot of people are still eager to buy one for them as they just love to share the fun and great moments wherever they are brought. So, if you are looking for a video cam to buy then take a look at what we got here in our post today – the Toshiba Camileo S30 and P20 camcorders.
Both the Toshiba Camileo S30 and P20 pack specs and features including – three-inch touchscreens, 10x digital optical zooms, and a support for SD card slot of up to 64GB. Moreover, the handycams offer 1080 pixel movie recording and a feature which allows users to upload their favorite videos on YouTube, and Facebook easily. Adding up to the rest of the specs of the cute cams are HDMI output, and a MicroUSB.
The Toshiba S30 pocket camcorder got more advanced features. It is just 19mm thick and features eight megapixels till shots with image stabilization. As for the Toshiba P20 camcorder, it is equipped in a pistol grip to make it always handy and five megapixel still photos.
The P20 is expected to have its release date in October at a price of £119 ($183) while the S30 will hit the markets on January 2011 at a price of £139 ($210). Let’s take a look at the pictures of the Toshiba Camileo S30 and P20 Pocket Camcorders below.
Still hot from the IFA 2010, Sony has launched yet another set of mid-range camcorders designed specifically for the consumer-level market. They are the Handicam DCR-SX15E and DCR-SR15E and the Bloggie Touch.
Sony Bloggie Touch Camcorder
Wrapping off the trio handycam is the Bloggie Touch MHS-TS20K. The sleek and very stylish mobile video camera comes with a 3-inch touchscreen panel. It’s also packed with specs and features including Bloggie software and a built-in USB letting consumers share and blog their moments on their favorite social networking sites while on the go. The Bloggie Touch snaps a 12.8 megapixel CMOS sensor stills and can record a 360-degree panoramic videos and images by clipping on the lens adaptor. The camcorder also features free-style shooting allowing you to take videos in either landscape pr portrait mode. The Bloggie Touch camcorder allows you to experience 4 hours HD videos with its 8GB onboard memory. Available in pink, black, and silver, watch out for its release date on November 2010 at an undisclosed price yet.
Sony Handicam DCR-SX15E and DCR-SR15E
Next up are the Sony DCR-SX15E and DCR-SR15E camcorders. Specs and features include a 2.7-inch LCD with a 50x optical zoom. It also has SteadyShot Face Detection. Dubbed as “light, compact, and easy to use”, these handy cameras allow you to shoot clear and crisp videos and stereo sound onto a removable flash memory.
The Handicam DCR-SR15E can store up to 61 hours of Standard Definition videos with its 80GB built in memory while the DCR-SX15E lacks internal memory, but can allow you to store videos on either memory stick or microSD memory card slot.
Once you’re done shooting, the Direct Copy feature will allow you to transfer videos to an external HDD, all without a need of a PC. Great, huh?
The Sony DCR-SX15E and DCR-SR15E Camcorders will be available in October 2010 at a price which is to be announced yet.
Finally, Canon has unveiled the latest offering to its DSLR camera series, the Canon EOS 60D Digital Camera after rumors have spread about the anticipation of this guy here. The Canon EOS 60D DSLR is designed to help photo enthusiasts use DSLR with much ease by combining automatic and in-camera features including – white balance, noise reduction, color space, color aberrations, and distortion – with advanced photography technology.
The Canon EOS 60D DSLR Camera comes equipped with an 18 megapixel sensor that can shoot with a full HD 1080p video. Other specs and features include a DIGIC 4 image processor as well as a wide angle 3inch LCD screen. The camera also got a Multi-Control dial for faster navigation of its interface while trying to shoot vertical and horizontal stills. And to prevent accidental changes while shooting, the Canon EOS 60D also has a locking mode dial. Moreover, it boasts a nine-point autofocus and can shoot up to 5.3 full-resolution stills per second. Lastly, the camera has support for microSD/ SDHC memory cards.
Below is a quick rundown of the specs and features of the Canon EOS 60D DSLR:
- 3-inch LCD screen which can be swiveled
- 18 megapixel CMOS sensor
- DIGIC 4 processor
- In-camera movie editing features
- Full HD 1080p video at H.264 format
- Nine-point AF system
- ISO 100-6400 (up to 12, 800)
- In-camera RAW processing
The Canon EOS 60D DSLR will have its release date on September at a price that can go up to $1399 depending on consumer’s preferences. For the mean time, let’s watch a video to learn more about this new camera here.
Wrapping off another first in the digital camera era is Nikon with its unveiling of the Nikon CoolPix S1000pj. The digital camera is actually the first camera to come equipped with a built-in projector. Also, this digicam packs its own stand and remote control.
Specs and features of the Nikon CoolPix S1000pj Digital Camera
- 2.7-inch high-resolution LCD screen with anti-reflection coated cover
- 12.1 megapixel sensor
- 5x zoom Nikkor Lens
- ISO 80 to 6400
- 36MB memory onboard with support for microSD/ SDHC card slot
- 16 handy scene modes
- Active Zoom
- Time zone functions
- Auto mode and Smart Portrait System Features
- Hi-Speed USB connectivity
- Mass: approximately 155 grams
- Dimensions: 99.5 x 62.5 x 23mm excluding projections
- Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery
The digicam includes a mini-projector which can produce VGA-resolution still at a brightness that comes up to 10 lumens with 2 meters optimal projection distance. The digital camera also promises a battery life of an hour.
Project your precious moments and videos into a screen with the Nikon CoolPix S1000pj digital camera which is available in an anodized black or sleek aluminum casing at a retail price of $430 with an undisclosed release date yet. With a release date that is till up in the air, let’s just feast our eyes with the images of the Nikon CoolPix S1000pj digital camera below.