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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 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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November 18, 2010

Kodak PlaySport HD Waterproof Pocket Video Camera Bundle

kodak_playsport_waterproof_video_camera.jpgI mentioned last week I'm looking for some kind of wearable camera for when I'm on the slopes, but I'm wondering if I shouldn't be thinking more about durability and waterproofing. I don't fall often when I ski, but when I do I fall hard, and it's into wet snow. Maybe the Kodak Playsport will offer more of the performance I'm looking for.

Heads up, adrenaline junkies. The Kodak PlaySort has as much appetite for adventure as you do. And it's not afraid to get wet. This audacious little camera can plunge up to 10 ft under water and capture the entire experience in full 1080p HD. And you don't need to worry about blurry footage when things get a little shaky. With built-in image stabilization, the Kodak PlaySort will stay steady as a rock. From the waves, to the slopes, to the mud-soaked trails, this baby was made for the extremes.
At Kodak PlaySport (Zx3) HD Waterproof Pocket Video Camera Bundle (Black)
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November 12, 2010

2010 Tachyon XC Micro Helmet Camera

xc_micro_helmet_camera.jpgWith ski season coming up, I've been on the market for a good wearable video camera. Why, you ask? Because I think it'd be awesome to relive some of my runs, maybe take some video of the people I'm skiing with. I don't know much about wearable cameras - I'd read about the Looxcie, but Wired gave it a luke-warm review.

That's why we like the Tachyon XC, which features. one-button operation, a 90-degree wide-angle lens, and a 4-hour battery life with two AAA batteries. It's shock-proof, and uses 4 to 32GB MicroSDHC memory cards. It's cheaper and more rugged than the Looxcie, and we like the product description:

Designed for filming action in extreme conditions, the XC Micro comes with a universal mounting system that can connect the camera to goggles, helmets, sporting equipment, dashboards and more to accommodate the many diverse situations users run into. The sheer size, simplicity and extreme ruggedness of the XC Micro will allow users to forget the camera and focus on their sport.
At 2010 Tachyon XC Micro Helmet Camera

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