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February 28, 2011

Samsung H200 HD Camcorder

samsung_h200_camcorder_hd.jpgMy quest for a camcorder continues, and of course Amazon is more than happy to send me newsletters containing all kinds of different options. How kind! The latest one they emailed me about is the Samsung H200, which has a 20x optical zoom, a 2.7" view screen and the ability to take 4.7 MP stills. It's not the helmet cam of my dreams though guys - this would be a little tough to strap to my head.

The best way to relive special moments is by watching them in amazing high definition on your HDTV. The best way to do this is with the Samsung HMX-H200 camcorder. Record in full HD (1920x1080 resolution) and get breathtaking images in brilliant color. It also includes 20x optical zoom so you can get close to the action and optical image stabilizer for blur-free video.

At Samsung H200 Full HD Camcorder with 20x Optical Zoom (Black)

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February 16, 2011

Samsung HMX-E10 1080P Pocket Camcorder

samsung_hmxe10.jpgIf you're looking for a pocket HD camcorder for under $100, you might want to check out the HMX-E10 from Samsung. It's got a touch screen, 1080p recording capabilities, and a lens that features a 270-degree swivel so you can record in all directions. More on the lens:

It features a 270° Swivel Lens built into the top of the camera that rotates 270° so you can enjoy more flexibility and achieve the perfect angle for everything you shoot. Whether it's an up-close shot on a sharp angle or filming yourself in the action, the swivel lens' ability to rotate--normal, low, and high--gives you a creative edge.
At Samsung HMX-E10 1080P Pocket Camcorder with 270-Degree Swivel Lens (Black)

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February 15, 2011

Sylvania HD1Z HD Camcorder: 1 Day Sale

hd1z_camcorder.jpgAmazon is offering a one-day sale on Sylvania's HD1Z high definition camcorder, with a price that's 50% off the normal one.

Recording video in 720p HD resolution, the HD1Z features a convenient flip-out USB connector, for easily transferring your videos and uploading to social networking such as YouTube or Facebook. With added features like a 4x digital zoom, a built-in light for shooting in dark areas, and bundled software for creating DVD slideshows and more, it's an affordable way to add video to your life.

At Sylvania HD1Z High Definition Digital Camcorder - Light Blue

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January 31, 2011

Flip Video Tripod

flip_video_tripod.jpgShooting video with your Flip video camera doesn't have to be an exercise in steadicam shakery with this easy-to-attach tripod from Flip. It has flexible metal legs to make angling it and stabilizing it easier, and even makes for a great way to shoot video of yourself!

At Flip Video Tripod

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January 21, 2011

flickr Friday: Camera Cake!

New inspiration: Nikon D700 Camera Cake. Photographers, This One's For You !Today's flickr Friday comes from New Inspiration Home Design, an interesting name for a photographer. Other than that, all I can say is - that Nikon D700 is one sweet-looking camera! Have a great weekend everybody.

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January 20, 2011

Sony Bloggie Touch 8 GB Portable Video Camera

sony_bloggie_touch_8GB.jpgAnd the award for stupidest product name ever goes to - Sony's "Bloggie" video camera line! Hooray!

But, just because the name is cringe-worthy, don't necessarily let that steer you away from the product itself. Small and simple, with 12 megapixels and the ability to shoot 1080 HD video, plus the ability to easily share your video to the Interwebs, this camera is nothing to sneeze at. Plus, all that for under $200!

The Bloggie Touch camera captures web-friendly HD MP4 video and 12.8MP images while featuring a capacitive touch-screen for simple touch & slide operation. Integrated software makes it easy to share videos and images on Facebook or YouTube. Record up to 4 hours of HD video on its 8GB of internal memory

At Sony Bloggie Touch (MHS-TS20/B) - 8 GB, 4 Hours NEWEST MODEL (Black)

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January 19, 2011

Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera

kodak_zi8_pocket_video_camera.jpgThese days, it feels pretty rare to find a good piece of electronics for under a hundred bucks, but right now that's how much Kodak's Zi8 pocket camcorder is going for. It looks about the size of a cell phone and could be comparable to something like the Flip, right down to the 1080 HD video, but for a lower price. If you're on a budget and you need a hyper-portable video camera, this could be your jammy. Only 30 fps means you won't be sharing any super slo-mo vids, but if that's the only sacrifice it seems worth it.

  • Record High Definition video (1080p at 30 fps with 16:9 aspect ratio)
  • Easily upload recorded footage to YouTube with built-in USB and software
  • Expandable SD/SDHC card slot up to 32 GB; Rechargeable batteries and charger included
  • Vibrant 2.5-inch viewfinder; Watch footage on HDTV with included cables
  • Edit and share videos with included software

At Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera (Black)

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January 18, 2011

Micca 7-inch Digital Photo Frame

micca_7in_digital_photo_frame.jpgIf you need a digital photo frame small enough to put on your desk at work, but big enough so you can actually see what the heck's going on in those pictures anyway, Micca's 7-inch frame may be exactly what you need - as long as you know the SD and USB flash drive memory are not included.

The Micca M701 7-Inch Digital Photo Frame is sleek and elegant, with an "Edge-to-Edge" glossy front screen cover that offers a striking and sophisticated appearance. It is perfect for displaying your treasured photos, offering both automatic and manual slide show modes. Designed to be simple and easy to use, this photo frame plays back pictures from both SD/SDHC flash cards and USB flash drives.

At Micca M701 7-Inch Digital Photo Frame (Black)

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January 17, 2011

Kodak EasyShare Z990 With Photo Sharing

kodak_easyshare_z990.jpgTake great pictures and share them easily with the soon-to-be released Kodak EasyShare Z990. The great pictures will be easy thanks to the 30x optical zoom and 12 megapixel capability, as well as a pant load of settings from photoboth to panorama and everything in between. Plus, with Kodak's three step sharing function you'll have your pics up on the Web for the world to see in no time.

When inspiration strikes, whether in direct sunlight or sitting by a camp fire, this high-performance camera - jammed full of features - makes it a breeze to capture what you see. The result? Crisp, beautiful pictures that boost your reputation as the best photographer in the family, if not the neighborhood. And thanks to Kodak's Share button and the world's only digital cameras with 3-step sharing*, sharing those shots is simple. Just Press Share to tag your pictures and videos for e-mailing to friends and KODAK PULSE Display or upload to KODAK Gallery, FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, ORKUT, FLICKR, TWITTER, YANDEX and KAIXIN001 Sites.

This model has not been released yet and is currently available for pre-order.

At Kodak EasyShare Max Z990 (New Model)

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January 11, 2011

Sanyo VPC-WH1 HD Waterproof Flash Memory Camcorder

sanyo_vpcwh1_waterproof_camcorder.jpgI've been on a bit of a camcorder tear lately as I try to figure out which will be the best option for a camcorder to replace my only current video-recording capabilities, which are on my still camera and my phone. I've looked at a lot of camcorders recently and the Sanyo VPC-WH1 has a lot going for it - flash memory, HD recording (720p, 30 frames per second), and the fact it's waterproof up to ten feet. It's got a 30x optical zoom, and you can still use it to capture stills to your SD or SDHC card.

On top of all that it's on sale at Amazon at the time of this writing for around $130, which is almost 70% off its typical price of $399. Guess I might have to make my camcorder decision sooner than I thought - though some of the reviews lead me to believe this camera may not be quite as "waterproof" as you might like, it's a good price, especially if you're just looking for something you can take in the rain instead of snorkeling.

At Sanyo VPC-WH1 High Definition Waterproof Flash Memory Camcorder w/ 30x Optical Zoom (Yellow) (Also available in Blue)

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January 10, 2011

Canon FS400 Flash Memory Camcorder for Preorder

canon_fs400.jpgThe Canon FS400 flash memory camcorder hasn't been released yet, but it was announced at CES. We've been on the market for a handheld camcorder of our very own and I'm thinking this one might do the trick. I like the fact it has flash memory, can accept SD cards (as well as SDXC cards), and features 41x zoom. Plus it seems like a pretty simple camera to use, especially if I have to hand it over to my Luddite (but lovely) wife. This one's definitely in the running.

With Canon Exclusive features such as Canon 41x Advanced Zoom and our DIGIC DV II Image Processor, combined with a 2.7" Widescreen LCD and our sophisticated Dynamic IS - you've got a flash memory camcorder that makes it simpler than ever to share even more of your life's special moments.
At Canon FS400 Flash Memory Camcorder (Available in Red, Silver and Blue)

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January 7, 2011

Photo Friday: Kimono Monkey vs Bikini Models

kimono_monkey.jpgThis week's Photo Phriday (closely related to flickr Friday but not quite the same) has a lot going for it. It has bikini models. It has a monkey in a kimono. It has meta photography. What more could we ask?

BoingBoing [via Where is My Mind]

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January 4, 2011

Samsung SH100 Will Offer Android Remote Features

samsung_sh100.jpgConnect your Android phone to your camera with the Samsung SH100, a ~$200 point and shoot due to hit the market in March of this year. You'll be able to use your phone as a remote for the camera - as long as you have a Samsung Galaxy S - and there are some other great features as well:

The Galaxy phone works as a real-time viewfinder and remote--though it's not clear how much control you have from the phone beyond zoom and shutter--and the GPS inside can be used by the camera for geotagging. The Wi-Fi also shoots photos back to a PC or DLNA-compatible HDTV, along with instant uploads to Facebook, YouTube, Picasa and PhotoBucket.
[via Gizmodo]; more Samsung cameras.

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January 3, 2011

Lexar Announces 128GB SDXC Card

lexar_128gb_133x_sdxc-001.jpgIf you're the type of photographer who can't stop snapping pictures, and is constantly on the lookout for the newest and biggest memory card going, the Lexar 128GB Class 10 SDXC might just be right up your alley.

With a maximum data transfer speed of 20MB/s, it complements full HD video recording and continuous shooting speeds of the latest SDXC compatible cameras. The Professional 133x SDXC 128GB card will start shipping from the first quarter of 2011 at a suggested retail price of $699.99. The company has also announced a 64GB version of the same card that will ship at an SRP of $399.99.
via DPReview

If you're a mere mortal who doesn't need a memory card bigger than the hard drive on my computer, you can still get a relatively large SDXC card without breaking the bank.

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December 20, 2010

Free One-Day Shipping on Camera & Video Products from Amazon

Delivery-Man.gifIf you're still struggling to figure out what to get the folks on your list for Christmas this year, Amazon is currently offering free one-day shipping in its Camera, Photo & Video category. Obviously, this deal is only available for a limited time, so if you don't want to end up at the mall on Christmas Eve again this year, it's probably something you should look into.

At Free One-Day Shipping in Camera & Video

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