The Canon XA20 and XA25 are a pair of new pro-level camcorders that serve as replacements for the 2-year-old XA10. The XA20 and XA25 sport a 20x zoom lens 3.5″ OLED touchscreen display and wireless connectivity for FTP transfer or control, review and sharing via iOS devices. [Read more…]
At it’s CES 2013 press conference on Monday, Sony unveiled a concept model of an upcoming 4K consumer camcorder. Sony had a mock-up of this 4K camcorder under glass in their booth at CES.
While Sony referred to this camera as a consumer model, it is clear from looking at it that the camera is at least a prosumer model in terms of available features – if not a low-end pro model. [Read more…]
Canon France posted what appears to be a new ad campaign teaser for what looks like it could be a new video camera. Along with the above ad, Canon France posted the following message:
Soon, we will share information that will change the way you look at the world…
With CES 2013 just around the corner, we should know soon enough. Based on the way the girl is holding her hand up in the teaser ad, it seems like this should be some sort of palm-sized video camera with an articulating (or twisting) display. [Read more…]
Sony has announced the NEX-VG900 and NEX-VG30 interchangeable lens camcorders. The NEX-VG900 is the first full frame camcorder to hit the market.
The NEX-VG30 is an APS-C format camcorder that comes available with an 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 power zoom lens.
Both the VG900 and VG30 capture 1080p at 24p and 60p frame rates using the AVCHD 2.0 codec. The VG900 is compatible with both E-mount and Alpha mount lenses courtesy of the included LA-EA3 adapter. When using E-mount lenses, the VG900 operates as an APS-C crop camcorder without any loss of resolution.
The NEX-VG900 has a new Multi Interface Shoe that works with a new XLR adapter kit, which allows you to connect higher-end shotgun mics.
The Sony NEX-VG900 will be available in November for $3300. Check availability here at B&H Photo.
The Sony NEX-VG30 will be available in a kit with the 18-200mm power zoom lens in November for $2700. It will also be available in a body-only version for $1800. You can order the NEX-VG30 here at B&H Photo.
More details in the press release below. [Read more…]
The Sony NEX-VG900 is expected to be announced tomorrow as a full frame camcorder with the NEX E-mount. The VG900 is rumored to include a 24MP full frame sensor and capture 1080×1920 video recording at 24p/60p courtesy of the AVCHD 2.0 codec.
While an A-mount adapter is rumored to be included with the VG900, I’m curious as to which lenses will be available with this camera given the increase in sensor size over the current NEX-VG20.
Additional rumored specs include a 3? LCD, XGA OLED EVF and price tag of $3,300.
[via Sony Alpha Rumors]
Newly leaked images of the upcoming Sony NEX-VG30 show a camera that’s very similar to the current NEX-VG20 model. However, the most notable difference is the inclusion of a new power zoom lens mounted on the compact APS-C camcorder.
Based on the size of this lens and the past kit lenses for this series, I would presume that this is an 18-200mm kit lens (probably with a f/3.5-5.6 aperture as well). This could be the breakout features that turns the VG30 into a competent consumer camera. In my opinion, the manual zoom lens on the prior models was the thing keeping these out of consumers’ hands. [Read more…]
The Sony NEX-EA50 was initially believed to be priced at $4200 with an included 18-200mm servo zoom lens. A pricing update from B&H, however, reveals that this kit will be only $3599.
Panasonic has announced the new AG-AC90 AVCCAM HD camcorder, which features 3-MOS image sensors capturing HD video at 1080/60p, 60i, 30p and 24p.
The pro camcorder features a stabilized 12x optical zoom lens (29.8-357.6mm equivalent) and three independent adjustable rings for zoom, focus and iris. The AC90 records to two SD card slots with support for SDXC and UHS-1. Data rates measure 28Mbps for 60p only and 21Mbps average for other 1080 frame rates. Lower data rates are available for extended recording times.
The AC90 also includes dual XLR inputs and a built-in stereo mic. The camera has both an eye-piece viewfinder and a 3.5-inch LCD monitor at 1.15MP resolution.
The Pansonic AG-AC90 will be available in late fall 2012 at a targeted $2250 retail price. Check for availability at B&H Photo.