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Sanyo Xacti PD1 mini camcorder

Ilse Jurrien
Photokina report
Tuesday 7th, September 2010
Posted by: Ilse Jurrien

Report Photokina 2010 - Sanyo introduces the VPC-PD1 camcorder with Full HD videos and 10 megapixel digital camera with 3x optical zoom. Minimal dimensions with maximum performance - that’s what the new pocket camcorder Xacti PD1 from SANYO has to offer. Although the ultra-compact PD1 (63.1 x 22.0 x 110.8 millimetres) is not much bigger than a mobile phone, the Sanyo Xacti PD1 mini camcorder comes with an impressive range of technical features. For example, the Sanyo Xacti PD1 camcorder can shoot videos in Full HD with 1.080 30p, and the 3x optical zoom allows you to zoom in clearly on distant objects. The Sanyo Xacti PD1 mini camcorder will be presented for the first time at the Photokina Show.

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Samsung HMX-T10 HD camcorder

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Friday 3rd, September 2010

Report Photokina 2010 - Samsung unveiled its HMX-T10 camcorder. The full HD Samsung HMX-T10 camcorder features an innovative and pioneering 20 degree Slanted Lens that ensures that the user can truly enjoy their recording experience without any discomfort to their arm or wrist, a common occurrence in standard camcorders currently on the market. The Samsung HMX-T10 camcorder is part of Samsung’s new line up of compact digital camcorders that make it easier than ever for consumers to shoot and capture high-quality, full HD video. Small enough to carry anywhere and everywhere, the Samsung HMX-T10 is provides unmatched portability and simplicity for capturing and editing video content on the move, without compromising on quality.

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SONY NEX Camcorder

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Thursday 2nd, September 2010

Report Photokina 2010 - The new Sony NEX VG10 camcorder is the world's first consumer camcorder with interchangeable lenses and the first Handycam camcorder to feature an extra-large Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor. Sony's NEX-VG10 Interchangeable lens HD Handycam camcorder is equipped with the same Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor used in the "Sony NEX-5" and "NEX-3" digital cameras and compatible with the high grade "E-mount" series of smaller, lighter lenses optimized for video shooting with silent operation and AF. The Sony NEX camcorder is also compatible with a wealth of "A-mount" interchangeable lenses used by Sony's existing alpha DSLR camera line-up via a mount adapter (sold separately), including award winning Sony G Lenses and Carl Zeiss branded lenses.

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Panasonic 3D camera

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Monday 2nd, August 2010

Photokina 2010 Report - Earlier this year, Panasonic announced a professional 3D broadcast camera and succeeded in bringing high-quality Full HD 3D images to the home for viewing on 3D compatible TVs. Thanks to these groundbreaking developments, Panasonic is now pleased to announce the world’s first consumer 3D camcorder, the Panasonic HDC-SDT750, which allows 3D images to be recorded at home. Incorporating Panasonic broadcast technology, this new 3MOS camcorder lets users easily create their own 3D movies, something that only professional image producers were previously able to do. Combined with a VIERA 3DTV and Blu-ray Disc player/recorder, the Panasonic SDT750 3D camera makes it possible to save precious memories of friends and family in vivid, lifelike images, to further expand the world of 3D enjoyment at home.

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Panasonic TA1

Posted by: Mark Peters Monday 2nd, August 2010

Photokina 2010 Show - Panasonic introduced the Panasonic HM-TA1, a new Full High Definition (HD), 1920 x 1080 pixels-capable mobile video camera with pocket-sized dimensions for ultimate portability and ideal for on-the-go shooting opportunities. With an easy-to-use design intended for intuitive operation, the TA1 features an integrated USB terminal and software that allows for easy PC connection and uploading videos to online sharing sites such as YouTube and Facebook. The TA1 also supports the Apple iFrame video format (960 x 540/30p), which is optimal for Mac users to import quickly and maintain small file sizes. When using iMovie, the iFrame video data in the video camera is the same format as the one that is used to edit.

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Samsung E10

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Monday 2nd, August 2010

Photokina 2010 Press - Samsung Electronics added to its point-and-shoot camcorder lineup with the introduction of the innovative HMX-E10. Offering full-HD resolution, the Samsung HMX-E10 is highlighted by a versatile, 270-degree swiveling lens that enhances consumers’ creativity and allows them to add their own unique views to their video by being able to record from just about any angle. The Samsung E10’s swiveling lens also brings a new sense of fun to recording video, and gives consumers the ability to step out from behind the camcorder and put themselves in the frame with their friends and family. The Samsung HMX-E10 will be available in September for an estimated price of $199.99.

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Sanyo Xacti HD800

Posted by: Mark Peters Saturday 23rd, August 2008

Sanyo announces the Xacti HD800, a new sleek, slim high definition dual camera that can take both stills and videos. The Sanyo camera sports a compact and light-weight body, and easily saves data onto SD/SDHC memory cards for convenience. The Sanyo HD800 will take stills and videos used on a personal computer or for the Web, houses a new three-dimensional digital noise reduction (3DDNR) filter, and adds the ‘Face Chaser’ for both stills and videos with an active scanner visible on the monitor. This new, stylish digital movie camera, the Sanyo HD800, will be sold in Japan starting from August 22, 2008.

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Hitachi Blu-Ray camcorder

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Monday 6th, August 2007

With the introduction of not just one, but two versions of the world’s first Blu-ray disc camcorder, Hitachi continues its long-standing tradition of being first to market with landscape-changing consumer electronics products. The new Hitachi DZ-BD70A Blu-Ray camcorder is a single drive camcorder that can record approximately one hour of FullHD 1920x1080 high definition video on an 8cm single-sided Blu-ray disc (BD-R and BD-RE). Lifelike image reproduction and rich, immersive color are a result of Hitachi’s 5.3 mega pixel CMOS image sensor and HD quality 12-element lens system. Both Blu-Ray camcorders come with an Interactive Guide built-in so that people who have never used a camcorder can quickly begin.

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Looking back some years from now it is easy to conclude that the market for camcorders is changing big time. Tape is old school; flash storage is the only thing that is important, for now. Prices drop rapidly and capturing video, even in High Definition, is possible with a wide variety of electronic devices. Not only the semi-professional camcorders are recording in HD, even simple mobile phones are doing the job in HD today. Of course there is a big difference in quality and flexibility, but the fact is HD is for everyone. With the rise and shine of system cameras like Micro Four Thirds or the NEX-series of Sony, a new segment of digital camcorders will make its way to the consumers. Featuring the same image sensor as the system cameras, these new camcorders are paving the pad towards consumer-grade HD camcorders with interchangeable lenses. And then we did not even mention 3D… Stay tuned for our Photokina report live from the show floor!