Compacts and Camcorders http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/compacts/feed.rss Sat, 16 Feb 19 15:21:17 -0700 Compacts and Camcorders en-CA Ricoh, Ricoh... Theta shmeta, and now Theta S http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/8014/ricoh-ricoh...-theta-shmeta-and-now-theta-s Thu, 05 Sep 2013 07:45:52 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 8014@/talks/discussions Ricoh Theta - camera making 360 degrees photos, for $400 :-(.

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Specs:

  • Auto exposure
  • Exposure compensation +/- 2.0EV
  • ISO100 - ISO1600
  • 4GB internal memory
  • Up to 200 shot battery life
  • JPEG
  • Has microUSB
  • 95g
  • 42x129x22.8mm

http://www.us.ricoh-imaging.com/spherical/RICOH_THETA

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Panasonic LUMIX FZ1000 II will use 4 year old LSI http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21543/panasonic-lumix-fz1000-ii-will-use-4-year-old-lsi Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:04:21 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21543@/talks/discussions image

  • 1.0" 20.1MP CMOS sensor
  • 25-400mm 16x zoom
  • Only 4K30p video due to very outdated LSI and sensor, Sony rejected Panasonic request for new one!
  • 4K Photo Focus Select Focus Synthesis
  • 12 fps serial photo shooting
  • 0.39" 2.36mdots 0.74x zoom EL LVF, will use cheap plastic lenses
  • 4 year old 3.0" 1.25mdots touch panel LCD
  • Wi-Fi (802.11n only!) and Bluetooth 4.0, also due to old LSI
  • 13 function buttons
  • Marketing focus will be on Monochrome D mode
  • 136.8 x 98.5 x 130.7 mm
  • 831 g

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Panasonic Lumix TZ95 - progress fully stopped http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21544/panasonic-lumix-tz95-progress-fully-stopped Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:07:12 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21544@/talks/discussions image

  • 20.3MP CMOS sensor (exactly same as TZ90)
  • 24 - 720mm 30X zoom
  • Only 4K25/30p video due to very outdated LSI and sensor, time limit
  • Used LSI is now more than 4 years old, as LSI department had been almost fully destroyed no replacement exist for compacts
  • 4K photo, same as before
  • 10fps serial photo shooting
  • 1.2mdots grainy LVF
  • 6 year old 3.0" 1.04mdots touch panel LCD, LCD is tiltable to be used for selfies
  • Wi-Fi (802.11n only!) and Bluetooth 4.0
  • 112x69x41,6 mm
  • 286 g without battery, 328g with battery
  • Black and Silver colors
  • Around 25% higher price

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Fujifilm XP140 Rugged Compact with fake 4K Video http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21532/fujifilm-xp140-rugged-compact-with-fake-4k-video Wed, 13 Feb 2019 23:26:33 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21532@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • 16mp BSI CMOS sensor
  • 5x optical zoom lens
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" screen, 920K dots
  • 10fps continuous shooting
  • Autofocus with eye-detection
  • ISO up to ISO12800
  • 4K video recording, at 15 fps
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • New image processor
  • Updated design, with improved grip
  • Improved durability
  • New user interface
  • Main subject recognition / improved scene recognition

Capture your adventure: the best-selling Fujifilm XP series evolves further with the launch of the new XP140.

The latest camera in the XP series features a new processor, updated design and an improved durability while maintaining a compact and lightweight body with a variety of automatic shooting functions.

FUJIFILM Corporation is delighted to announce the launch of the FinePix XP140, the latest tough camera in the XP series. Dustproof, waterproof to 25m, shockproof to 1.8mm1 and freezeproof to 10°C, the compact 207g2 XP140 is the perfect accessory for capturing a variety of adventures.

In addition to the durable design and build, the XP140 has a FUJINON lens that boasts the company’s unique colour reproduction technology and uses a 16.4 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor and new processor to deliver outstanding image quality. The XP140 is now capable of movie recording in 4K quality for the first time in its series’ history. The XP140 also contains a host of automatic functions such as main subject recognition and new user interface, making it the easy choice for a wide variety of shooting situations.

Highlight Features

High-performance sensor and lens with unique colour reproduction technology

The XP140 has a 16.4 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor and FUJINON’s 5x optical image stabilized zoom lens starting from 28mm*3 which can be doubled to 10x using Fujifilm’s Intelligent Digital Zoom technology. The XP140 also has a maximum sensitivity of ISO12800 (one stop higher than its predecessor) to produce sharp low noise images even in poor light conditions. Fujifilm’s years of experience are reflected with its colour reproduction technology, which ensures beautiful colours in all conditions.

Versatile automatic shooting functions

With improved Scene Recognition Auto mode, the XP140 detects a main subject and shooting scene and automatically optimises the camera settings. The Eye Detection feature helps to capture portraits by automatically focusing on the eyes of the person. A variety of self-timer mode helps capture instant moments by automatically releasing the shutter when it detects a smiling face or just a person’s face. The camera also features 17 variations of Advanced Filters including the new “Rich & Fine” and “Monochrome (NIR)”, which you can make selection through the new live-view user interface.

Four rugged features: waterproof to 25m, shockproof to 1.8m, freezeproof to -10°C and dustproof

The XP140 complies with IP68*4, the waterproof and dustproof protection standards. It is waterproof down to 25m, which is 125% improvement from the XP130. The camera is made for your outdoor lifestyle, with an improved grip design for better one-handed handling and a double-locking mechanism for the battery compartment. There is no need to worry about water, sand or dropping the camera, making it the perfect first camera for children as well.

Bluetooth 5 pairing and wireless LAN connectivity with smart devices6 for automatic photo transfer and Instax printing*

Bluetooth® low energy technology allows automatic image transfer to smartphones and tablet devices. The technology also syncs the time and location information from your device and attaches it to images, as well as enables remote shooting function via the app. Users need to download the free “FUJIFILM Camera Remote” app to their smartphone or tablet device to easily transfer photos and videos. Images can also be transferred from the camera directly to an INSTAX Share smartphone printer.

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GoPro Hero 7 topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19918/gopro-hero-7-topic Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:46:32 -0600 EspenB 19918@/talks/discussions After the discovery that the Hero(2018) is hardware identical to the Hero5 it might not come as a suprise to learn that the Hero7 seems to feature the same hardware as the Hero6. Only packaging and firmware might differ this year!

The model number SPCH1 is exactly the same as the GoPro Hero6.

The new GoPro action camera does not get a new name. The recent inspections of the device show that GoPro sticks to the usual designation and chooses Hero7 Black. For example, the action camera was approved last month by the Canadian ISED under this name with the model number SPCH1. Presumably this was not desirable as this inspection was quickly removed from the database. The screenshot below, however, shows that the Hero7 Black is indeed inspected including the product name and the model number.

https://www.mobielkopen.net/gopro-hero7-black

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Canon X11, X15 and Vixia G21 camcorders http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18403/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, usa.canon.com.

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Nokia 9 Smartphone to have Penta-Lens Camera http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21205/nokia-9-smartphone-to-have-penta-lens-camera- Wed, 26 Dec 2018 16:05:28 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21205@/talks/discussions image

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Panasonic HC-WXF1K, HC-VX1K and HCV-800K camcorders http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18679/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

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  • 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.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 will keep or rise prices http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21369/samsung-galaxy-s10-will-keep-or-rise-prices Tue, 22 Jan 2019 23:42:14 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21369@/talks/discussions Cheapest in the line - Galaxy S10 Lite with 6Gb/128Gb config will be 779 EUR.

Middle S10 model will be 929 EUR for 6Gb/128Gb config and 1179 EUR for 8Gb/512Gb one.

Top S10 + model will start at 1049 for 6Gb/128Gb, proceed to 1299 EUR for 8Gb/512Gb config and for top 12Gb/1024Gb you will need to pay 1599 EUR.

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Nikon Coolpix A1000 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21331/nikon-coolpix-a1000 Thu, 17 Jan 2019 08:21:25 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21331@/talks/discussions image

Nikon introduces two new COOLPIX super-zooms packed with powerful features and boasting NIKKOR optics for stunning images. From distant views to city streets, these lightweight, easy-to-use compact cameras deliver sharp wide-angle to super-telephoto images---even in low light.

The COOLPIX A1000 boasts a 35x optical zoom, a new built-in electronic viewfinder, and RAW image recording. A superb travel companion, this camera lets users move from atmospheric wide-angle to detailed super-telephoto shots with ease. It shoots 4K movies, and features a tilting touchscreen monitor that makes it easy to compose shots from intriguing angles.

Yoshihiro Katakami, Product Manager at Nikon UK, comments: "Both of these cameras are fantastic options for users who want to explore their creative side. The wide-angle to super-telephoto zoom range frees users to shoot almost any subject. Nikon's 16 MP back-side illuminated CMOS sensor and Vibration Reduction help deliver superb results in low light. And SnapBridge makes it easy to share the best shots, or use a smart device to shoot remotely." ^1^

Nikon COOLPIX A1000 Key Features

  • NIKKOR 35x optical zoom lens. Focal length of 24--840mm.^2 ^Extends to approx. 1680 mm with Dynamic Fine Zoom.^3^ 
  • 4K movies. Record stunning 4K/UHD 30p video footage, or Full HD at up to 60 fps.
  • Large electronic viewfinder. **High-contrast, 1160k-dot electronic viewfinder (EVF) for clear visibility.
  • Tilting touchscreen. The bright 3 inch, 1036k-dot LCD monitor can be tilted in almost any direction.
  • Smooth zoom control. The side zoom control and snap-back zoom button make it easy to adjust the zoom quickly and smoothly.
  • RAW support. Users can save and export uncompressed image files to processing/editing programs.
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Canon VIXIA HF W11 and HF W10 Camcorders http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21307/canon-vixia-hf-w11-and-hf-w10-camcorders Sat, 12 Jan 2019 16:03:18 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21307@/talks/discussions

DURABILITY AT ITS CORE: INTRODUCING NEW WATERPROOF AND SHOCKPROOF CANON VIXIA CAMCORDERS

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VIXIA HF W11 and HF W10 Are Ideal Camcorders for Capturing Action-Packed Family Moments

Providing a dependable and durable pair of products that fit the everyday lifestyle of busy families, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced two new ruggedly designed additions to the VIXIA family of digital camcorders – the VIXIA HF W11* and HF W10*. Both models are waterproof (up to 16.4 ft. / 5m), shockproof and dustproof and are capable of functioning in temperatures as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit /-10 degrees Celsius so users can capture a variety of fun moments, such as trips to the beach for swimming or the mountains for skiing. Featuring 1920 x 1080 video AVCHD Full HD video recording, both camcorders are equipped with a 40x optical and 60x digital zoom lens allowing users to record action both near and far.

“From soccer games to vacations, there are plenty of activities that families want to capture that require a product that fits their fun-filled lifestyles,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Weighing less than a pound, these new waterproof, shockproof and dustproof VIXIA models are perfect for active families so they won’t miss a minute of the action in any season, whether indoors or out, in good weather or wet weather.”

The VIXIA HF W11 camcorder offers an attached LED light and 32GB of internal storage for recording up to13.5 hours of crisp, high-definition video, while the VIXIA HF W10 camcorder offers 8GB of internal storage for recording up to three hours of video. Both models allow for five hours of continuous recording time**. Users can also record to a removable SD memory card, allowing for additional recording capacity as well as easy sharing with friends and family. In addition, both camcorders feature a 3.0-inch touch-panel LCD screen enabling users to view a recording or change settings all at the touch of a finger.

Price and Availability

The VIXIA HF W11 and VIXIA HF W10 camcorders are both scheduled to be available in April 2019 for an estimated retail price of $449.99 and $399.99 respectively1. For more information, please visit: http://usa.canon.com

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Nikon Coolpix B600 Camera http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21332/nikon-coolpix-b600-camera Thu, 17 Jan 2019 08:25:03 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21332@/talks/discussions image

Nikon introduces two new COOLPIX super-zooms packed with powerful features and boasting NIKKOR optics for stunning images. From distant views to city streets, these lightweight, easy-to-use compact cameras deliver sharp wide-angle to super-telephoto images—even in low light.

The COOLPIX B600 bridge camera packs a 60x optical zoom, a large monitor, and a sturdy grip. Whether it’s a family trip to the park or a city break, this camera is a brilliant all-rounder. It shoots Full HD video in stereo sound. A host of in-camera creative modes make it simple to add an artistic touch to photos or movies.

Yoshihiro Katakami, Product Manager at Nikon UK, comments: “Both of these cameras are fantastic options for users who want to explore their creative side. The wide-angle to super-telephoto zoom range frees users to shoot almost any subject. Nikon’s 16 MP back-side illuminated CMOS sensor and Vibration Reduction help deliver superb results in low light. And SnapBridge makes it easy to share the best shots, or use a smart device to shoot remotely.”

Nikon COOLPIX B600 Key Features

  • NIKKOR 60x optical zoom lens. Focal length of 24–1440mm. Extends to approx. 2880 mm with Dynamic Fine Zoom.
  • Full HD movies. Simply press the dedicated movie button to begin recording Full HD (1080p/30p) with stereo sound.
  • Large monitor. 3 inch, 921k-dot LCD monitor with adjustable brightness. Treated with an anti-reflective coating.
  • Fast autofocus. Target finding AF ensures subjects snap into focus quickly, even in low light.
  • Easy artistry. Creative Modes for photos and movies. Macro Mode for great shots of tiny wonders.
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Kimio Maki will try to save Sony mobile division and it is bad for ya http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21327/kimio-maki-will-try-to-save-sony-mobile-division-and-it-is-bad-for-ya Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:18:00 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21327@/talks/discussions image

Kimio Maki is Deputy President of Sony Mobile Communications Inc. since July 1, 2018. Kimio Maki serves as Senior Vice President, President of Digital Imaging Group.

Man behind Alpha mirrorless line success is busy all days now trying to save tanking smartphones department.
He already cut some original things, like one of the last lines of compact phones.
No one actually expects anything good from Sony on mobile market as company do not have good enough software team.

But this move also can explain some strange things happening with Sony, like lack of new cameras and constant postponing of upcoming models. It seems like machine does not function well without captain being on the deck full time.

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Cheap new SJCAM cameras http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21320/cheap-new-sjcam-cameras Mon, 14 Jan 2019 23:04:29 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21320@/talks/discussions image

Carbon 4K

  • 2" LCD screen
  • 170° HD wide angle lens
  • 4K at 30fps, 2.7K at 30fps, 1080p at 60fps or 30fps and 720p at 120fps, 60fps or 30fps. *16MP stills
  • Battery life - around 70 minutes.
  • £65.99

Totem 4K

  • 2" LCD touchscreen
  • 166° A+ HD wide-angle lens
  • 4K at 24fps (interpolated), 2K at 30fps, 1080p at 60fps or 30fps and 720p at 120/60/30 fps.
  • external microphone
  • image stabilization (Gyro).
  • Battery life - 80 minutes
  • RRP £119.99.

Krypton 4K UHD

  • 170° lens with 2 glass aspherical
  • External microphone and 3-axis gyro stabilization
  • 4K and 2K at 30fps, 1080p can be recorded at 60fps to 120fps, while 720p can be recorded at 120fps or up to 240fps.
  • Battery life - around 100 minutes.
  • RRP £215.99.
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Canon VIXIA HF G50 Camcorder http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21267/canon-vixia-hf-g50-camcorder Mon, 07 Jan 2019 10:48:09 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21267@/talks/discussions image

  • Record up to UHD 4K30 Video
  • DIGIC DV 6 Image Processor
  • 8-Blade Circular Aperture
  • Dual SD Card Slots
  • 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • Slow- & Fast-Motion, Interval Recording
  • 29.3 to 627mm, 20x Optical Zoom in 4K
  • 3″ Touchscreen LCD, Tiltable EVF

A versatile addition to the VIXIA G-series family of camcorders, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the Canon VIXIA HF G50. The camcorder is the first VIXIA G-series camcorder to feature 4K 30P recording and is an ideal tool for advanced amateur filmmakers, wedding videographers and student reporters. Featuring a genuine wide-angle Canon 20x (29.3-601mm)* optical zoom lens, the VIXIA HF G50 provides a well-rounded feature set at an affordable price point.

“As filmmaking and videography continue to grow into a more ubiquitous medium of visual expression, it is imperative that creatives have products that help capture their unique vision,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Not only is Canon eager to view what our users create with the VIXIA HF G50, we are excited to be with them along the way as their skills and ideas further evolve into the future.”

The VIXIA HF G50 camcorder records 4K UHD/30p (4:2:0 8 bit) and 1080p Full HD (4:2:2 10 bit via SDI/HDMI Output) in MP4 format to dual-card SD card slots with dual and relay recording. Users can also record in slow and fast motion interval from 0.4x to 1200x providing users with additional creative possibilities. To help provide enhanced image quality over its predecessor, over sample HD processing can be utilized with information obtained from the 4K 1/2.3-inch sensor and the DIGIC DV 6 image processor.

The VIXIA HF G50 camcorder’s Intelligent Optical Image Stabilization five-axis system Dual-Pixel CMOS AF provides users with powerful image stabilization via a Dynamic mode, which reduces image distortion even when shooting while walking. By adopting the 8-bladed circular aperture applying the EF lens technology, it is possible to take pictures using natural beautiful bokeh. The ergonomically designed and highly portable camcorder has a 3-inch LCD touch panel screen and tilting, user-friendly, high-resolution color Electronic View Finder (EVF).

Pricing and Availability

The Canon VIXIA HF G50 4K UHD video camcorder is scheduled to be available in April 2019 for an estimated retail price of $1099.001. For more information, please visit, usa.canon.com.

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Best 2018 smartphones for photo and video http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21264/best-2018-smartphones-for-photo-and-video Sun, 06 Jan 2019 01:56:04 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21264@/talks/discussions image

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Sony FDR-AX53 4K 2016 camcorder http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14387/sony-fdr-ax53-4k-2016-camcorder Wed, 06 Jan 2016 02:10:47 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14387@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • 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

http://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/handycam-camcorders/fdr-ax53

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.

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Smartphones with 10x zooms, next step in pressing compacts http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21181/smartphones-with-10x-zooms-next-step-in-pressing-compacts Mon, 24 Dec 2018 02:10:27 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21181@/talks/discussions New smartphones - Oppo F19 and Huawei P30 Pro will have 10x optical zooms, albeit very dark ones.

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SJCAM ION - Carbon 4K, Totem 4K and Krypton 4K Action Cameras http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21173/sjcam-ion-carbon-4k-totem-4k-and-krypton-4k-action-cameras Fri, 21 Dec 2018 23:44:01 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21173@/talks/discussions

3 new 4K models with fantastic features at an affordable price

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SJCAM, the action camera manufacturer who eased its way in to the market with the release of the SJ4000, is pleased to announce the launch of its new ION-series. Designed for those who want to capture their adventures this new line of cameras consists of three models, namely, Carbon 4K, Totem 4K, and Krypton 4K UHD.

Following on from the success of SJCAM’s SJ8 Series, the ION Series features impressive tech and specifications perfect for adventure lovers and thrill seekers who want to capture their journey. Each camera features built in WiFi for connecting to a smartphone or tablet for viewing recorded files via the SJCAM Zone app. All 3 cameras can be used as dash cams and both the Carbon 4K and Krypton 4K UHD can record up to 4K at 30fps. The lightweight, slim design makes them perfect for any activity, whilst the included waterproof housing is capable of keeping the cameras waterproof up to 30m deep.

Carbon 4K:

The Carbon 4K model features a 2” LCD screen for easy viewing of footage and images. The 170° HD wide angle lens will record 4K at 30fps, 2.7K at 30fps, 1080p at 60fps or 30fps and 720p at 120fps, 60fps or 30fps. Images can be captured up to 16MP resolution and battery time is 70 minutes. RRP £65.99

Totem 4K:

The second camera in the ION Series, the Totem model features a 2” LCD touch screen and a 166° A+ HD wide angle lens, external microphone and image stabilization (Gyro). With up to 80 minutes of battery life, Totem will record 4K at 24fps (interpolated), 2K at 30fps, 1080p at 60fps or 30fps and 720p at 120/60/30 fps. The field of view can be set to wide, middle or narrow, making sure you get the footage you want. RRP £119.99

Krypton 4K UHD:

Sporting a 170° lens that features 2 glass aspherical lenses to help improve edge-to-edge sharpness and clarity. With external microphone and 3-axis gyro stabilization, the Krypton model boasts the ability to record 4K and 2K at 30fps, 1080p can be recorded at 60fps to 120fps, while 720p can be recorded at 120fps or up to 240fps. Battery capacity is around 100 minutes giving you plenty of time for videos or photos. RRP £215.99

Never miss a moment with the new ION series from SJCAM.

The Carbon 4K, Totem 4K and Krypton 4K UHD will be available in soon in chain stores across Europe.

For more information on the ION Series, visit https://www.sjcam.com

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SJCAM SJ8 Pro http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21171/sjcam-sj8-pro Fri, 21 Dec 2018 07:04:11 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21171@/talks/discussions

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YI 4K+ 4K 60fps camera official topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16192/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 https://www.amazon.com/YI-Action-Camera-60fps-Waterproof/dp/B01CW4B2P8/

Full specs https://www.yitechnology.com/actioncamera/specs/id/11

Official!

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: YITechnology@blancandotus.com

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Xiaomi Yi 4K Action topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15053/xiaomi-yi-4k-action-topic Fri, 06 May 2016 23:20:38 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15053@/talks/discussions Specs

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Mediatek Helip P90 - also support 8K 30fps http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21116/mediatek-helip-p90-also-support-8k-30fps Wed, 12 Dec 2018 23:42:14 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21116@/talks/discussions image

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Sony X3000 Action Cam - Optical Stabilization in 4K, and AS300 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15265/sony-x3000-action-cam-optical-stabilization-in-4k-and-as300 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 08:18:49 -0600 markr041 15265@/talks/discussions image

Specs

http://www.sony.jp/actioncam/products/FDR-X3000/

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Google Pixel 3 XL http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20622/google-pixel-3-xl Sat, 06 Oct 2018 10:15:18 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20622@/talks/discussions

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Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18872/samsung-galaxy-s9-and-s9- Fri, 26 Jan 2018 20:47:18 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18872@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • 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.

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Canon VIXIA GX10 4K UHD 60fps Camcorder http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17715/canon-vixia-gx10-4k-uhd-60fps-camcorder Mon, 11 Sep 2017 07:06:50 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17715@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • 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
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Sony FDR-AX35 and AX33 4K, balanced steadyshot camcorders http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12111/sony-fdr-ax35-and-ax33-4k-balanced-steadyshot-camcorders Mon, 05 Jan 2015 18:34:44 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12111@/talks/discussions Sony FDR-AX33

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Sony FDR-AX35

  • Same specs, but also has 50lm projector

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Sony PXW-Z190 and PXW-Z280 4K 60p Camcorders http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19409/sony-pxw-z190-and-pxw-z280-4k-60p-camcorders Sun, 08 Apr 2018 16:41:12 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19409@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • 17x zoom lens (25x optical zoom for Z190), Full manual control rings for focus, iris, zoom
  • PXW-Z190 - 3x 1/3” CMOS sensors
  • PXW-Z280 - 3x 1/2″ CMOS sensors
  • 4K 60fps 4:2:2 10-bit recording
  • Three independent rings for focus, iris and zoom
  • XAVC Intra/Long, MPEG HD422/MPEG HD and DVCAM
  • Uses SxS or SD cards
  • Proxy automatic parallel recording
  • 12G-SDI output
  • Electronic variable ND filter
  • S-Log3 or Instant HDR workflows
  • Advanced Face Detection AF
  • Streaming and FTP with Integrated Wi-Fi module, Cellular modem or Ethernet connector
  • Supports XDCAM air (QoS Streaming, Remote Control, Metadata)
  • 4ch Audio recording with independent volume control, Dual MI Shoe

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Canon XF400 and XF405 4K 60fps Camcorders http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17717/canon-xf400-and-xf405-4k-60fps-camcorders Mon, 11 Sep 2017 07:12:06 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17717@/talks/discussions image

Specs

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