Compacts and Camcorders Sun, 18 Mar 18 05:21:26 -0600 Compacts and Camcorders en-CA Cheap GoPro Camera coming Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:57:49 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19213@/talks/discussions image


Sony PXW-Z90 and HXR-NX80 camcorders Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:35:35 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17756@/talks/discussions image


October announcement.

We see same approach as Canon - universal body.

Apple IPhone 8 Plus cameras Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:19:58 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17814@/talks/discussions image



"The dual camera module size is 21.0 mm x 10.6 mm x 6.3 mm thick. Based on our initial X-rays it appears the wide-angle camera uses optical image stabilization (OIS), while the telephoto camera does not (the same configuration as iPhone 7 Plus).

The wide-angle Sony CIS has a die size of 6.29 mm x 5.21 mm (32.8 mm2). This compares to a 32.3 mm2 die size for iPhone 7’s wide-angle CIS.

We do note a new Phase Pixel pattern, but the big news is the absence of surface artifacts corresponding to the through silicon via (TSV) arrays we’ve seen for a few years. A superficial review of the die photo would suggest it’s a regular back-illuminated (BSI) chip. However, we’ve confirmed it’s a stacked (Exmor RS) chip which means hybrid bonding is in use for the first time in an Apple camera!"

Canon XF400 and XF405 4K 60fps Camcorders Mon, 11 Sep 2017 07:12:06 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17717@/talks/discussions image


YI 4K+ 4K 60fps camera official topic Fri, 16 Dec 2016 23:45:25 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16192@/talks/discussions image

  • IMX377 sensor
  • Ambarella H2 SOC, 14nm video processing/encoding
  • 7 layers of glass lens, 155° FOV
  • 2.19” touch screen, 640*360 screen
  • 4K 60, 50, 30, 25fps, 2.7K (16:9) 60, 50, 30, 25fps
  • 4000x3000 30, 25p, 1080P 120, 100, 60, 50, 30, 25p
  • up to 120Mbit modes
  • Voice command technology
  • RAW shooting for stills
  • Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) for 4K 30p
  • Live streaming
  • Compatible to all YI 4K acessories
  • USB 3.0 Type-C port (up to 40Mbps speed)
  • Available at

Full specs


YI Technology, the leading, international provider of advanced, intelligent imaging technologies, today announced plans to unveil the YI 4K+ at CES 2017, the first action camera to capture 4K photos and videos at 60 frames per second (fps). The company also plans to fly the YI Erida drone, the world’s fastest tricopter, for the first time live in the U.S.

“2016 has been a whirlwind of product launches including several new action and home security cameras, the YI Erida drone, our first mirrorless camera the YI M1, as well as an exciting partnership with Google to develop a virtual reality camera rig,” said Sean Da, CEO of YI Technology. “CES 2017 is an important milestone for us as we look to demonstrate our full product line and reveal novelty solutions. As a challenger brand in the changing imaging technology market, we are constantly looking for ways to push the boundaries and set new standards for the global industry.”

Based on the award winning YI 4K, the YI 4K+ is the third action camera in YI’s successful line of high quality and affordable solutions. The faster frame rate of 60fps is double that of competitor’s products and allows for more realistic, high quality video content.

YI will demonstrate its full line of connected imaging technology solutions, including the YI Erida drone, YI 4K+ Action Camera, home security cameras, dash camera, and the professional grade mirrorless camera, the YI M1, at two different locations during CES 2017:

Pepcom’s Digital Experience!: Wednesday, January 4, 7pm – 10:30pm PT, The Mirage Hotel The Sands, Tech West: January 5-8, Booth #46324

To schedule a one-on-one briefing with an executive from YI Technology, please contact:

GoPro Hero 6 - from rumours to delivery Thu, 03 Aug 2017 12:56:33 -0600 EspenB 17457@/talks/discussions image

GoPro Hero 5 Black and GoPro 5 Session topic Thu, 04 Aug 2016 08:44:05 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15471@/talks/discussions image

Black Specifications

  • 4K 30fps, 2.7k 60fps, 1080p120
  • 6 elements, aspherical lens
  • electronic stabilization only
  • 62mm x 44.6mm x 33.7mm
  • Battery - 1220mAh, 3.85V
  • 118g with battery, 90g without
  • USB-C port, HDMI output port
  • MicroSD card usage, UHS-I compatible
  • 802.11ac support for Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.1 LE
  • GPS
  • Cloud connected
  • Internal mono mike
  • $399, 429 EUR Available at October 2nd,


Session specifications

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Fri, 26 Jan 2018 20:47:18 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18872@/talks/discussions image


  • Android 8.0
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 or Samsung Exynos 9810 LSI, both octa core
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 5 LE
  • MicroSD slot
  • USB 3.1 port
  • NFC and MST
  • 3.5mm jack, stereo speakers
  • Samsung S9
    • 5,8" AMOLED 2960 × 1440 screen
    • 12MP Dual Pixel camera
    • 4GB RAM
    • 64GB NAND using UFS 2.1
    • 3000mAh battery
    • $999 price
  • Samsung S9+
    • 6,2" AMOLED 2960 × 1440 screen
    • 2 x 12MP Dual Pixel camera
    • 6GB RAM
    • 128GB NAND using UFS 2.1
    • 3500mAh battery
    • $1299 price

Samsung marketing will pitch S9+ especially, as most expensive flagship phone to date.
Focus will be on rich people.

Light L16 Thu, 08 Oct 2015 19:52:52 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13908@/talks/discussions

Very strange product of startup that seems to be running out of investments.

  • $1299 price.
  • Allows to adjust focus and depth of field even after a photo is taken up to F1.2
  • 35-150mm true optical zoom (huh)
  • Good low light performance
  • Low noise
  • Uses only 3 fast prime lenses
  • Up to 52MP interpolated images
  • Sixteen 13-megapixel camera modules at three different focal lengths – 35mm (5), 70mm (5) and 150mm (6)

Sony AX700 - finally AX100 replacement Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:26:30 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17755@/talks/discussions image


Announcement in October.

Canon had some edge, but not for long.

Apple iPhone X match Samsung with $1000 price Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:58:13 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17733@/talks/discussions

Xiaomi Yi 4K Action topic Fri, 06 May 2016 23:20:38 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15053@/talks/discussions Specs

Fujifilm FinePix XP130 Rugged Compact Wed, 24 Jan 2018 06:16:29 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18858@/talks/discussions image


FUJIFILM North America Corporation has announced the FinePix XP130, the newest addition to the rugged XP series. The XP130 is the first in the line to feature the latest Bluetooth® technology for easy to use, instant image transfer, and is also equipped with new shooting functions such as an Electronic Level and Eye Detection to provide even greater versatility. Equipped with a FUJINON lens and four rugged protection features in a lightweight body, the new XP130 is durable and delivers high quality images, making it the perfect companion for any kind of adventure.

Four-Way Rugged Protection for Worry-Free Use

The XP130 is waterproof up to 65 feet / 20 meters, shockproof up to 5.7 feet / 1.75 meters, freeze proof to 14°F / -10°C and dustproof, and features a protective, double-locking mechanism for the battery compartment. With a grip design for firm one-handed grip, the new XP130 is designed for ease of use and is tough enough for shooting in all situations.

Bluetooth® Pairing and Wireless LAN Connectivity for Photo Transfer and Instax Printing

Now featuring the latest Bluetooth® technology, the XP130 can instantly transfer images to a smartphone or tablet, while syncing time and location information from the camera to the images. Utilizing the free "FUJIFILM Camera Remote" app, users can take advantage of this new feature to quickly and easily share photos and videos with family or friends. Images can even be transferred from the XP130 directly to an Instax SHARE™ Printer.

Premium Image Quality Achieved with High-Performance Sensor and Lens

The new XP130 is equipped with a 16.4 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor and FUJINON 5x optical zoom lens that includes a 28mm wide-angle setting and provides unique color reproduction technology and advanced sharpness to deliver outstanding image quality. With Intelligent Digital Zoom technology, the optical zoom range can be doubled to 10x, and, utilizing optical image stabilization, the XP130 minimizes the effects of camera shake even in low light conditions.

Compact and lightweight with a Large LCD monitor and Ease of Use Design

Compact and lightweight, the new XP130 features a large 3.0-inch 920K-dot high definition LCD monitor with anti-reflective, enabling users to comfortably check composition and pictures taken in bright daylight or underwater. The operation buttons on the XP130 are of optimal size and positioned to enable smooth operation and ease of use even while wearing gloves or holding the camera with one hand.

Versatile Shooting Functions for Enhanced Photography

The XP130 features a new Electronic Level feature that is particularly useful when capturing horizontal subjects such as beautiful landscapes, scenery or architecture. There is also a new Eye Detection feature that is designed to focus on the eyes of the subject, enabling the user to capture portraits with ease. Additional features include Cinemagraph mode that produces still images with moving elements, the Time-Lapse Video function that automatically converts images to video format utilizing the interval timer, the Burst Mode that captures up to 10 fps and smooth HD video recording of 60 fps.

FinePix XP130 Key Features:

  • 16.4MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor and FUJINON 5x optical zoom lens with 28mm wide-angle setting
    • Intelligent Digital Zoom function extends zoom range up to 10x
  • Four-way protection:
    • Waterproof up to 65 feet/20 meters, shockproof to 5.7 feet/1.75 meters, freeze proof to 14°F/ -10°C and dust proof
  • Compact lightweight design with 3.0 inch 920K dot high definition LCD monitor with anti-reflective coating
  • Bluetooth® Pairing and Wireless LAN connectivity, Smartphone Transfer and the FUJIFILM Camera Remote app
    • Transfer photos and videos from the XP130 to your smartphone or tablet, or directly to the Instax SHARE SP-2 or SP-3 Printer for quick, high-quality prints
  • Scene Recognition Mode quickly determines the scene before optimizing focus, exposure and shutter speed for best possible results
    • Underwater and underwater macro functions available
  • Electronic Level Feature: Can be used to capture a horizontal subjects
    • Eye Detection feature helps to capture portraits easily by automatically focusing on subject's eyes
  • Remote Shooting function: Allows for wireless connection from the XP130 to a smartphone or tablet for remote camera operations such as releasing the shutter or zooming in and out
  • Interval Timer Shooting: Automatically shoots any number of images in set intervals
    • Interval can be set to either 5 or 10 minutes, or 15, 30 or 60 seconds
  • Burst Mode up to 10 fps, and Advanced Burst Mode capable of shooting at up to 60 fps
  • TimeLapse Video: Automatically converts images taken with interval timer to video
    • Frame rates of 10fps, 30fps or 60 fps can be selected along with three different types of movie size, including full HD. Allows for capturing transitions in nature from a stationary point, such as sunsets or opening flowers
  • Cinemagraph mode: Produces still images with moving elements
  • Motion Panorama 360° function for superb panoramic shots, and the Advanced Filter function to create advanced artistic effects with ease
    • Select from 11 filters when taking pictures or 7 filters during video recording
  • Records smooth Full HD video at 1080/60p with a dedicated movie button
  • Wind Filter Setting: reduces wind noise which is often a problem with outdoor movie recording

Availability and Pricing

The FinePix XP130 will be released in March 2018 in the U.S. and Canada for USD$229.95 and CAD $239.99.

Gopro: From bad to worse Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:24:30 -0700 EspenB 18463@/talks/discussions

"My research suggests that GoPro is not having a good holiday season. Consequently, I don’t think fourth quarter numbers will be that good. Considering more than a third of this year’s revenues are expected to be generated in the fourth quarter, bad Q4 numbers could send the stock to new lows."

"GoPro’s Bad Holiday 2017 It doesn’t look like GoPro cameras and drones are selling that well this holiday season. While GoPro cameras are the best-selling action camcorders at Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE:BBY), it looks like this whole action camera space is shrinking.

Just look at search interest trends for GoPro’s cameras over time. Each new product launches to less fanfare than prior products. The Hero4 had higher search interest than the Hero5, which had higher search interest than the Hero6. This is a bearish trend that only accelerated this year, implying GoPro action cameras aren’t a popular gift item this year."

Here in Norway the biggest consumer electronics retailers have started a price dump on the Hero6 which is now rebated by more than 100 euro.

GoPro Hero4 cameras official topic Thu, 25 Sep 2014 18:00:07 -0600 Rambo 11397@/talks/discussions GoPro HERO4 Black


GoPro HERO4 SIlver


Old HD3+ now becomes the HD4 Hero Silver with a few additions.

  • NEW - integrated Touch LCD screen on the rear.
  • NEW - Battery door on bottom of the GoPro
  • NEW - Settings button in place of Wifi button the side of the camera
  • NEW - Front LCD now has record and Wifi lights.
  • Same physical size
  • Has rear Bacpac port
  • LCD sleep ( save battery)
  • 4k-30
  • 2.7k-60
  • 12MP Stills - with own settings menu and NightLapse has intervals from 15s to 60m
  • Bluetooth capabilities
  • GPS, Environmental data (temperature, etc)
  • Internet streaming (secondary GOPs)
  • Many other features unconfirmed to be announced - Available 15th Oct regional based.
Yi Lite Camera Sat, 16 Sep 2017 20:33:32 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17776@/talks/discussions

It is 1080p60 only, but cheap.

Canon LEGRIA HF G26 FullHD Camcorder Thu, 01 Feb 2018 10:35:28 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18916@/talks/discussions image


Confidently capture professional standard footage with Canon's new LEGRIA HF G26

Canon announced the launch of the LEGRIA HF G26, a Full HD camcorder to satisfy video enthusiasts' creative needs and instill confidence when capturing content. Taking filmmaking to the next level, the compact and easily portable LEGRIA HF G26 offers a 28.8mm wide-angle lens with 20x optical zoom, superb optics, low-light capability and 8-blade circular aperture, which can create beautiful circular bokeh effects. Video enthusiasts and filmmakers alike can capture exceptional Full HD 50p footage for all creative pursuits with the simple, yet powerful, LEGRIA HF G26.

Cutting-edge features for precise, high-quality footage

With a range of cutting-edge features, the LEGRIA HF G26 assures precise and high-quality shooting in the most challenging of conditions. The Intelligent Image Stabiliser (IS) compensates for 5 axes of camera movement, which is crucial for steady filming whilst on the move and capturing shake-free smooth footage even at extreme zoom, thanks to Powered IS. To support Full HD clarity, the LEGRIA HF G26 features Instant Autofocus for the rapid and precise identification of the subject position and distance. Capturing pin sharp Full HD video has never been easier.

Using the three-position switch, users can easily alternate between Manual, Auto and Cinema modes without changing individual settings. With up to 20x optical zoom, the LEGRIA HF G26 enables the creative capture of video from wide shots to extreme close ups, capturing even distant subjects in brilliant Full-HD quality. Using a Wide Dynamic Range of 600 per cent and Highlight Priority looks, the LEGRIA HF G26 records Full HD 50p at 35Mbps delivering high-quality footage, while evenly distributing tones and managing areas of brightness. This produces beautiful video footage straight from the camcorder.

The combination of a 2.91MP 1/2.84-Type HD CMOS Pro sensor and DIGIC DV4 processor delivers incredible light sensitivity, contrast and wide dynamic range without compromising Full 1080p HD. This allows filmmakers to capture content in conditions with light as low as 0.1 lux, ideal for video enthusiasts capturing nighttime documentaries. Similarly, the LEGRIA HF G26 offsets overexposure in bright conditions with its built-in ND Filter reducing the amount of light that reaches the sensor.

Easy operation and compact design

The customisable settings empower video enthusiasts to mould the LEGRIA HF G26 to their own shooting preferences; perfect for those committed to shooting in a specific style. With highly responsive and state-of-the-art controls, the LEGRIA HF G26 is a compact, simple-to-use, hand-held device that is perfect for capturing on the go.  Fitted with a professional grade zoom rocker, lens ring with fingertip light sensitivity and custom dial and buttons, the LEGRIA HF G26 provides content creators with maximum artistic control when shooting.

A highly responsive 3.0-inch capacitive touch screen ensures the image can be framed perfectly, with the ability to adjust tracking, focus and exposure for a high-quality outcome. For full visibility when capturing footage, especially in bright conditions, aspiring film makers can adjust the 1.56 million dot electronic tilting viewfinder up to 45° for low-angle shooting and to reduce glare. This is particularly useful for video enthusiasts capturing content in variable lighting conditions, such as whilst travelling or on outdoor shooting locations. This simple operation, and compact design, make the LEGRIA HF G26 suited for moments when mobility and speed are essential.

Simple workflow, advanced recording

Whether simply distributing the stunning 1080p/50 footage straight from the video camera or editing later, the LEGRIA HF G26 unlocks choice and workflow flexibility. Simultaneous AVCHD and MP4 recording gives you the freedom to capture Full HD resolution up to 35Mbps MP4/28Mbps AVCHD and as low as 3Mbps MP4/5Mbps AVCHD. With several advanced recording options, such as slow and fast capture with a maximum speed of 1200x, the LEGRIA HF G26 provides reassurance that you will never miss a moment.

A dependable companion for any filming, the LEGRIA HF G26 delivers peace of mind with dual SD card slots for continuous shooting and thorough back up. The LEGRIA HF G26 boasts a HDMI terminal for a range of advanced interfaces, including connectivity to a 3.5mm headphone and 3.5mm mic jack, plus Mini Advanced Shoe input. The built-in headphone output with 16 volume settings for accuracy and the microphone input, both enhance audio functionality to support video enthusiasts recording interviews and vlogs. With this extensive range of features, content creators can confidentially fulfill their creative needs.

Pricing and availability

The LEGRIA HF G26 will be available from April 2018 with an RSP of £899.99/€1089.99.

Key Features

  • 20x optical zoom
  • Full HD 1080P
  • Optical wide-angle lens
  • 8-bladed circular aperture
  • Wide DR Gamma
  • Highlight Priority
  • MP4
Laibox Cam - Modular Action Camera Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:14:55 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18852@/talks/discussions

Xiaomi Mijia 4K action camera Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:55:09 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17590@/talks/discussions image

  • 1/2.5″ 8MP Sony Exmor sensor, IMX317
  • 7 glass lens 145-degree wide angle lens
  • Ambarella A12 processor
  • 4K – 3840 x 2160p (16:9) – 30 fp, 1080p – 1920 x 1080p – max. 100 fps, 720p – 1280 x 720p – max. 200 fps
  • Supports time-lapse and slow-motion shooting modes
  • Supports nine scene photo modes
  • Six-axis EIS: three-axis gyroscope and three-axis accelerometer
  • WiFi: IEEE802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth Version: 4.1
  • 1450 mAh exchangeable battery
  • 71.5 × 42.7 × 29.5 mm; 99g.
  • $122 with GBCE coupon at
Panasonic HC-WXF1K, HC-VX1K and HCV-800K camcorders Mon, 08 Jan 2018 13:23:09 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18679@/talks/discussions Panasonic announces two new 4K camcorders and a Full-HD flagship camcorder to meet the needs of all levels of video enthusiasts



  • HC-WXF1K - Premium Model 4K Camcorder features professional-level functionality including EVF and Manual Ring Operation
  • HC-VX1K - provides performance without compromise with 4K picture quality and new 4K cropping functions
  • HCV-800K - Full HD Camcorder features newly developed Leica lens and new large MOS sensor

All three Panasonic camcorders use a new backlit 1/2.5-inch sensor.

Panasonic is proud to introduce two 4K camcorders (HC-WXF1K / HC-VX1K) and a Full-HD camcorder (HC-V800K) which features a new sensor and new lens for significantly improved image quality. Each of the new camcorders offer exceptional optical performance such as a wide-angle 25mm* and 24x optical zoom lens, and achieve quick and accurate focusing for both 4K and Full-HD to enhance the AF function critical in video shooting. The new additions to Panasonic's extensive portfolio of high-quality camcorders continue to respond to the needs of all users ranging from video enthusiasts who pursue full-fledged 4K video quality to family users who want to record treasured moments in impressive images.

Create brilliant videos even in dimly-lit places

The new large BSI MOS Sensor found in the 4K camcorders (HC-WXF1K / HC-VX1K) and the Full-HD camcorder (HC-V800), combined with the bright F1.8 lens, improves low-light shooting performance by approximately 70 per cent compared to previous 4K models. By suppressing noise when shooting in low light situations, such as indoor scenes and nightscapes, videographers are able to capture the perfect footage anytime, anywhere.

Premium video with 4K quality

Record the best of your world with the brilliant high-definition 4K image quality available in Panasonic's new 4K camcorders (HC-WXF1K / HC-VX1K). The high-performance lens which has cleared Leica Camera AG's stringent standards for resolution and contrast, minimizes flare and ghost to maintain beautiful images at all times. When recorded in the 4K Photo Mode, timeless moments that cannot be captured even by the high-speed burst shooting of a single-lens reflex camera can be obtained as still images.

*Outstanding for shooting in proximity and taking close-ups

The newly developed Leica Dicomar lens (HC-WXF1K / HC-VX1K / HC-V800K) offers a remarkably powerful optical 24x zoom that ranges from a 25mm* wide angle to a 600mm telephoto zoom. The 4-Drive Lens System operates the four lens groups independently to achieve the optical 24x zoom and compact body size. The stunning wide-angle setting can fit a large group of people and background scenery into the frame, while being convenient for recording selfies with the rotatable LCD.

Avoid handshake blur with the new HYBRID O.I.S.

The optical image stabilizer in the 4K camcorders (HC-WXF1K / HC-VX1K) and the Full-HD camcorder (HC-V800K) has evolved further from the previous 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S. + by incorporating the Ball O.I.S. System and Adaptive O.I.S.

The Ball O.I.S. System reduces wear on the drive section, and greatly improves correction performance for small-amplitude handshake. The Adaptive O.I.S. automatically optimizes the O.I.S. effectiveness by adjusting the O.I.S. mechanical control according to shooting positions, conditions and user characteristics. The new HYBRID O.I.S. further reduces blur caused by natural handshaking particularly during zoom, which enables you to recover clear images even in high-powered 24x optical zoom. The Level Shot function automatically detects and corrects the tilting of captured images.

Professional results with the electronic viewfinder and manual ring

Panasonic's highest-end 4K camcorder model (HC-WXF1K) is packed with advanced functions and features to satisfy the needs of both professionals and ambitious amateur users. The Tiltable Viewfinder lets you capture the subject accurately under any condition. The Manual Ring allows professional-standard, fast ring operation for fine tuning focus, iris and zoom. The two separate dedicated Manual/Auto and Focus/Iris/Zoom buttons enable quick switching. The HC-WXF1K is also equipped with functions and features that are highly acclaimed in professional products, such as the Variable White Balance with an adjustable range of 2,000K to 15,000K, Focus Expand/Peaking and User Button, to respond to a diversity of user needs.

4K Cropping to preserve once-in-a-lifetime scenes with no mistakes

4K Cropping, available in both the HC-WXF1K and HC-VX1K is an original Panasonic function that lets you shoot at wide-angle in 4K, and then easily edit the shot later and save it as a Full-HD image. This kind of post-editing is also possible for zoom shots and for changing the angle of view, to save scenes that might otherwise have errors.

The 4K cropping functionality features new capabilities such as Post Auto Tracking (Auto Tracking Crop) which allows you to record a fast-moving child at a wide-angle in 4K automatically tracking their face, allowing extraction of the Full-HD movie with no framing-out and the further ability to add the image stabilizing effect at the same time. A new Post Manual Tracking feature (Manual Tracking Crop) enables you to simply touch subjects that move unexpectedly, and track them intuitively with your finger to shift the angle of view. Finally, the Post Close-up (Fixed Crop) function is perfect in situations where there is little movement and a part that you don't want is included; you can shoot at wide-angle in 4K and then easily crop the part you want later.

Create cinema-style videos

The Cinema Like Effect, which is featured in all 4K models (HC-WXF1K / HC-VX1K / HC- V800K*), enables shooting techniques like those used in film production, such as Slow & Quick Video, Slow Zoom, Slow Motion Video, and Dolly Zoom. These compact 4K Camcorders provide a great deal of fun for creating cinema-style videos.

  • HC-V800K compatible with slow motion video only.


Panasonic 4K 2015 camcorders - HC-WX970 and HC-VX870 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 11:19:57 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12107@/talks/discussions Panasonic HC-WX970


Panasonic HC-VX870


  • Upgrade to last year V770
  • 4k 30fps
  • 1080p120 (p240 via frame interpolation)
  • Same 4 drive AF lens
  • 5 axis optical stab
  • HDR mode (can have issues with motion and do not work in 4K)
  • Remote Shooting / Remote View
  • Real-Time Broadcasting
  • $900 price

More coming

Xiaomi Yi Action Camera Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:18:53 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12509@/talks/discussions
  • Ambarella A7LS image processor
  • 16 megapixel Sony Exmor R BSI CMOSsensor
  • F2.8 155 ° super wide-angle lens
  • Three-axis gravity sensor
  • 1080P 60fps/ 1080P 48fps / 1080P 30fps / 1080P 24fps / 960P 60fps / 960P 48fps / 720P 120fps / 720P 60fps / 720P 48fps / 480P 240fps
  • Audio - Dual-channel, 96KHz sampling, 92dBA SNR.
  • Photo - 4608×3456 maximum resolution
  • Time lapse - 0.5S / 1S / 2S 5S / 10S / 30S / 60S
  • $64 price in china, slightly higher in their international shop

    Olympus TG-5 topic Sat, 20 May 2017 07:23:37 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16974@/talks/discussions image

    Canon X11, X15 and Vixia G21 camcorders Tue, 05 Dec 2017 14:54:32 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18403@/talks/discussions image

    Key Features:

    Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the launch of three new compact and lightweight Full HD camcorders, the Canon XA15, XA11 and VIXIA HF G21. Delivering first-class optics, powerful sensors and a range of versatile features, these camcorders are perfect for a broad range of video productions.

    “The ability to capture high-quality video on-the-go in a compact and lightweight form factor is extremely valuable to videographers of all skill levels,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “These camcorders were designed to help professionals and enthusiasts who are in the field capture action as it happens.”

    Professional Performance and Functionality

    The Canon XA15, XA11 and VIXIA HF G21 Full HD camcorders each provide videographers with a spectacular 20x 26.8mm-576mm optical zoom lens allowing a user to easily capture a variety of scenes with superb image quality. Canon’s HD CMOS Sensor and the powerful DIGIC DV4 image processing platform deliver great performance in low-light and the ability to capture superb Full HD images in 60p at 35Mbps. Wide DR mode supports the smooth compression of high luminance areas to achieve 600 percent DR making it possible to shoot with smooth color gradation and suppressed overexposure. This is applicable to any shooting environment where the difference between light and dark areas is prone to causing overexposure. Flexible image expression is supported by a Slow/Fast Segment function that enables users to select shooting speeds from 0.4x to a maximum of 1,200x, and a Hi-UD lens supports the reduction of chromatic aberration and drives vivid imaging.

    These camcorders are capable of recording in both AVCHD and MP4 formats, at multiple bit rates, simultaneously, to Dual SD card slots. All camcorders offer HDMI, headphone jack, optional GPS support and the XA15 and XA11 models offer XLR professional audio terminals. Additionally, the XA15 model also features a HD-SDI output. Comprising of a compact and lightweight body, each camcorder is ideal for high-action shoots when both speed and mobility are essential. Dynamic Mode provides 5-Axis image stabilization – roll axis, horizontal roll, vertical roll, up-down and left-right – to help facilitate smooth image capture in various styles of fast-paced shots. The VIXIA HF G21 is identical to the XA15 and XA11 in performance, but does not include a handle.

    Pricing and Availability

    The Canon XA15, XA11 and VIXIA HF G21 Full HD camcorders are all scheduled to be available at the end of December 2017 for an estimated retail price of $1899.00, $1399.00 and $999.00 respectively*. For more information please visit,

    Panasonic HC-X1000 4K Camcorder Shoots 50p/60p 4K Wed, 03 Sep 2014 07:51:59 -0600 driftwood 11182@/talks/discussions Panasonic UK have let me take a look at a preview HC-X1000 camcorder that shoots 4K at 3840x2160 at 60/50 fps.


    New Panasonic HC-X1000 Specifications

    • 4K 60P/50P 150MBPS Cinema 4K (4096 X 2160, 24P, 100mbps)
    • FHD up to 200Mbps recording
    • World camera - PAL/NTSC switchable
    • 29.5MM f1.8 LEICA DICOMAR LENS
    • 1/2.3" SENSOR
    • Wi-Fi and NFC
    • ND FILTER (Off, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64)
    • 1150Kdot LCD 3.5"
    • 1226Kdot EVF 0.45"
    • $3499


    Expected Price £2599. Release Date TBC

    Available at:

    DxO ONE for your iPhone, 1" sensor and F1.8 lens Thu, 18 Jun 2015 08:59:16 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13211@/talks/discussions image



    • 13.2 x 8.8 mm 20.2MP sensor, BSI
    • Video - only 1080p at 30fps, 720p at 120fps (H.264)
    • 32mm F1.8 lens
    • Focus range: 20 cm – Infinity
    • 1/8000 to 15s shutter
    • lack of OIS
    • Tiny OLED screen with settings display, touch control
    • Shoots raw images
    • microSD UHS-I U3 support
    • 108 grams
    • 2.65” x 1.9” x 1”
    • Works with iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad (4th generation), iOS 8 or later
    • $479 at

    See more at

    Sony FDR-AX53 4K 2016 camcorder Wed, 06 Jan 2016 02:10:47 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14387@/talks/discussions image


    • 1/2.5-inch 16:9 8mp sensor
    • 4K at 30fps and 100Mbit
    • No cropping in 4K
    • 4K timelapse
    • Slo-mo video at 1080p120
    • 20x zoom
    • $999 price
    • Available in March

    The new FDR-AX53 features a newly developed 20x optical zoom lens with advanced aspherical (AA) and Extra-low Dispersion (ED) lens elements that allow it to produce a crisp, high resolution image within a compact size. The lens also has a ZEISS® T* coating that reduces unwanted reflections and flare.

    The new camera is also equipped with a new image sensor with large pixels (approx. 1.6x larger than previous model) that is optimized for video shooting and delivers beautiful low-noise images in all conditions including low-light scenarios. These two key components – lens and sensor – work together to deliver stunning 4K video.

    The new camcorder also has the acclaimed Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization technology, which ensures that video output is smooth, stable and blur-free at focal lengths ranging from wide-angle (26.8mm) 3 to the extended 20x optical zoom. Additionally, 5-axis Intelligent Active mode compensates for vibration in five different axes to ensure movie footage is smooth and free of jitters or shake in even the most unstable of conditions.

    Other new features on the FDR-AX53 include an enhanced AF algorithm that achieves approximately 40% faster autofocus speed and more accurate subject capturing, as well as a new microphone structure that collects sound from five different directions to produce sound with about 40% less noise and clearer than the previous model 4. The camera also has Full HD 120fps high-speed recording, allowing it to create superbly detailed slow-motion movies6. It can capture time-lapse images in 4K for high resolution 4K time-lapse video as well.

    For the more advanced videographers, the new 4K camcorder includes an electronic viewfinder for accurate framing plus a customizable manual ring and manual button that can be assigned to key functions like zoom, focus and exposure adjustments and more. The FDR-AX53 is also compatible with time code and user bit functions and can record at an incredibly high bit-rate of 4K 100 Mbps through use of the XAVC S™ recording format, allowing each frame to be filled with astonishing 4K detail.

    Post shooting, 4K video content from the camcorder can be played back directly on a compatible 4K television through the supplied HDMI cable, or in super-sampled Full HD when connected to an HD TV. The new model can also ‘trim’ a selected portion of a 4K video frame to fill the screen with Full HD quality. In this mode, trimming size8 can be changed with zoom lever or on-screen icon. Also, with support of 4K still image capture, users can extract and save 8.3 MP still images from 4K movie footage without impacting the impressive 4K video quality.

    Sony FDR-X1000V: Better than GoPro? Wed, 15 Jul 2015 09:21:45 -0600 markr041 13387@/talks/discussions Testing sites agree that the 4K video from the Sony FDR X1000V has noticeably higher resolution than that from the GoPro Hero 4 Black, and that this is in part due to the higher bitrate (100Mbps versus 50 or 60 Mbps).

    The Sony also has other advantages over the GoPro:

    1. You can use it without the waterproof case, and it still has water resistance. The body has a standard tripod hole. The GoPro outside the waterproof case cannot be mounted on anything without an extra cost frame, and it is not weather resistant at all.

    2. The Sony built-in mic is stereo, and the audio recording in XAVC S mode is uncompressed and higher (in specs) than CD quality. The fact that you can use the camera without the waterproof housing, even in the rain, also means that the audio will not be muffled.

    3. Digital stabilization in HD mode.

    4. Buit-in GPS (accurate time automatically).

    5. Time code.

    The attributes that are worse:

    1. Lower dynamic range, although this has not been as systematically tested, with most reviewers using the default Sony ‘Vivid’ color setting, which ups saturation and contrast (crushed blacks). It may be that in “Natural’ mode the dynamic range is better.

    2. Bluish tint (as opposed to the GoPro yellow tint).

    I have also found that the Sony, like all darn Sony cameras, overexposes. That can contribute to blown highlights and video that looks like it has low dynamic range.

    Indeed, the out-of-camera 4K video does not look very good, precisely because of overexposure and the blue. But both can be corrected, either in post or by using AE shift in the camera along with manual WB.

    I shot a test video in 4K at 100Mbps using the Sony in its default modes. I was horrified by the video. But, by merely reducing luminance and correcting WB in post (using a white reference) I thought the resulting video looked very good. The video was shot while it was raining and used without the waterproof case (you can hear the drops and see in one clip a droplet on the lens). The audio quality can be assessed as well, with passing cars (l to r) and bird calls and songs.

    Here is the test video I shot and edited (as described above - no grading, just correcting):

    To give an idea of the difference between the ooc video and the end result, here are two frame grabs: one from the ooc video and the other corrected in post (from the uploaded video):



    Panasonic TZ90 ZS70 camera topic Mon, 17 Apr 2017 04:49:22 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16756@/talks/discussions image


    • Small 20.3mp MOS sensor (total number of pixels - 21.1 million)
    • 24mm starting, 30x zoom lens
    • Touch panel LCD monitor with 180 degree tilt
    • Built-in viewfinder with 0.46× magnification and 1,166,000 dots resolution
    • "4K Photo" "4K Selphie" modes
    • Post Focus and Focus stacking
    • 112.0 × 67.3 × 41.2 mm
    • 322 g (including battery and memory card), 280 g (body only)
    • June 15, 2017 release
    • $447
    • Available at

    Video modes

    • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Dolby Digital
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 60i / 24 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Dolby Digital
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 60i / 17 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Dolby Digital
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 20 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
    • 1280 x 720 @ 120p / Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
    • 1280 x 720 @ 30p / 10 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
    Canon VIXIA GX10 4K UHD 60fps Camcorder Mon, 11 Sep 2017 07:06:50 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17715@/talks/discussions image


    • 1″ CMOS sensor
    • Dual pixel AF
    • 15x 4K optimized 25.5-382mm f/2.0-4.5 optical lens, multiple aspheric elements.
    • 5-axis image stabilization, optical and electronic Dynamic IS
    • Dual DIGIC DV 6 i
    • Wide dynamic range
    • 3 built in ND Filters
    • 0.24 inch EVF and LCD touch panel
    • MPEG4
    • XF-AVC
    • 4K UHD
    • 4:2:0 8bit 60p, 50p, 24p
    • Dual SD card slots
    • 5 assignable buttons, including one on the lower left corner of the touch screen (touch assignable button)
    • Detachable handle that has two XLR terminals that record two channel AAC or 4 channel 16 bit
    • Output via HDMI 4K is 4:2:0 8 bit, in full HD 4:2:2 10 bit
    • Built-in mic, and a 3.5 inch stereo terminal
    • Built in wifi for remote operation
    • Small wireless remote that operates several features (start, stop, zoom)
    • Firmware update will support XF-AVC recording
    • 5.3in (l) x 3.8in(h) x 8.4in(d)
    • 40.5oz and 40.3oz respectively
    • $2499
    • Available in November 2017
    • Preorder