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Canon Smashes out New IXUS, LEGRIA and PowerShot Cameras at CES 2016

Clearly thrilled by the arrival of CES 2016, Canon has gone camera mad, launching no less than nine new models today. First up, there’s a trio of cute new IXUS point-and-shoot models: the 285 HS, the 180 and the 175. All three will hit the market this month, with the 20.2-megapixel IXUS 285 HS retailing for £169.99, the 20-megapixel IXUS 180 up for £129.99 and the 20-megapixel IXUS 175 listed at a very affordable £99.99. Read More >>

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Can 4K Make Camcorders Worth Buying Again?

Remember camcorders? They were those things you shot crappy video of your friends and family with, back before every phone and still camera on Earth gained the ability to shoot decent high-definition video. This year, they're trying to ride 4K all the way to a comeback. Read More >>

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Pop-Up Stereo Mics on Zoom’s Q4 Help Ensure Your Videos Sound Good Too

If there's one telltale sign that a video wasn't produced by a professional, it's usually the crappy sound accompanying the footage. The microphones on a smartphone or a cheap camcorder are awful at best, which is why companies like Sony and Zoom are finally releasing models with stereo mics that will help your productions sound a lot less amateur. Read More >>

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Sony AX1: A 4K Camcorder That Doesn’t Cost Ten Grand

As TV manufacturers and broadcasters gear up to deliver 4K video to people's living rooms, there still aren't many options for regular folk who want to shoot super high resolution footage of their own. Sony wants to lead that charge with a new camcorder that will make 4K simple, manageable, and most of all (relatively) affordable. With, of course, some compromises. Read More >>

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Superhero Tourists Will Love Sony’s Awesome 3D Binocular Camcorder

You're looking at the Sony DEV-50V, an overhauled version of the pricey multi-gadget Sony announced at IFA a few years ago. The sophisticated optical set has a brand new beautiful look. And the guts inside are nuts: They're part 25x zoom digital binoculars, part sophisticated 3D camcorder, and all kinds of crazy expensive. Read More >>

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Zoom Q2HD Review: Nice Mic, Forgettable Video

Zoom makes some fine audio recording equipment—not the best in the industry, but generally a fantastic value. Now, with the £149 Q2HD, the company has added video recording capability to a nice handheld field microphone. Is it going to make you the next Ron Burgundy? Read More >>

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Waterproof ATC Mini Captures Extreme Sports at a Not So Extreme 720P

Unlike the GoPro Hero2 which needs a housing to protect it from the elements, Oregon Scientific's ATC Mini is waterproof right out of the box. Ready to capture your extreme underwater exploits to a depth of 66 feet, though at a disappointing 720P. Read More >>

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Fingertip-Sized Camera Does HD Video On the Cheap

It's not quite as adorable as its predecessor, but the new Chobi Cam Pro manages to gain 720P video recording while making a convincing case for it being the world's smallest HD camcorder. Read More >>

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Is JVC’s Crazy-Looking New Camera the Mythical Hybrid Video/Still Camera?

The concept of a video/still camera didn't excite me much. But maybe that's because I've been waiting for a true video/still Hybrid. The sasquatch of the A/V forrest. Read More >>