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  • Giveaway: ContourHD 1080p wearable HD cam

    Giveaway: ContourHD 1080p wearable HD cam


    Update: It’s overrr! Someone won, and he’s very excited. Thanks for playing, and keep an eye out for other giveaways. ‘Tis the season. Did you see my review of the ContourHD 1080p? Well, go check it out so you know whether or not you can make use of this sucker. It’s basically a compact HD camcorder stripped of everything but the lens, sensor, and storage, stuck inside… Read More

  • The 5 Rules of Black Friday

    The 5 Rules of Black Friday

    Black Friday is almost here. It’s a great time to score some deals, but don’t go at it willy-nilly. Follow these 5 simple Black Friday rules to avoid the scams and wasting time. Read More

  • Creative announces update to their Vado HD camcorder

    Creative announces update to their Vado HD camcorder

    Creative just announced the 3rd generation of the Vado HD. If you remember correctly, Creative launched the original Vado HD back in December of last year, so it’s due for a refresh. Read More

  • Review: ContourHD wearable 1080p camcorder

    Review: ContourHD wearable 1080p camcorder


    The Short Version: The ContourHD 1080p is a capable, semi-rugged, conveniently-shaped HD camcorder that’s great for all kinds of sporting and active events where a full-size camera isn’t practical. The 1080p video has admirable still image quality, but skew and compression mean it’s more of an enthusiast tool than a professional one. But for $330, it’s a great little… Read More

  • Contest: Win a Nikon D3000

    Contest: Win a Nikon D3000

    Looking for a DSLR this holiday season, but the budget is a bit tight? Let CrunchGear and Photojojo help you out. Photojojo is running a giveaway for a Nikon D3000, and they’ve invited you, our very special friends, to join in on the contest. Find out how to win after the jump. Read More

  • Gift Guide 2009: Pocket Camcorders

    Gift Guide 2009: Pocket Camcorders

    [tab:Intro][flagallery gid=4 name="CrunchGear Gift Guide 2009"] Pocket-sized camcorders continue to grow in popularity thanks to falling prices, shrinking form factors, and enhanced video quality. While there are plenty on the market to choose from right now, this guide will focus on models selling for less than $150. That seems to be a good price ceiling that allows you to get plenty of… Read More

  • Review: Nikon D300s DSLR

    Review: Nikon D300s DSLR


    Short version: If you are familiar with the Nikon D300, then you can just expect more of the same. The D300s doesn’t do anything ground breaking, but what it does is add some nice features to an already excellent DSLR — most importantly, HD video and SD card support. The D300s is the latest version of Nikon’s award-winning D300, which was released in August of 2007. The… Read More

  • Hands-on with the Lowepro Pro Roller x100

    Hands-on with the Lowepro Pro Roller x100

    Lowepro announced a handful of new camera bags at PMA in March and over the last couple months they’ve slowly trickled into the market. We were lucky enough to snag a Pro Roller x100 early and have spent quite a bit of time with it over the last few weeks including trips to Indianapolis for the Red Bull MotoGP. Read More

  • Review: Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom

    Review: Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom

    We actually have two reviews in one in this case; the Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom, and the optional ballhead mount. Do I recommend you trust your expensive camera gear to this device? Simply put, yes. I have a Nikon D300, and I put my precious on the Gorillapod with it’s 18-200mm lens on it, and it didn’t buckle. Read More

  • Review: Eye-Fi Pro 4GB wireless SD memory card

    Review: Eye-Fi Pro 4GB wireless SD memory card

    What can be said about the latest Eye-Fi SD card that hasn’t been said about every other iteration? The Pro is just that, a Pro. With support for RAW files, Ad Hoc network support and Selective Transfer, the Eye-Fi Pro is perfection. Read More

  • Review: QuikPod Pro camera extension arm

    Review: QuikPod Pro camera extension arm

    The QuikPod is an easy-to-use extension arm that is designed to let you take your own photo in front of sites you’re seeing. Rather than stick out your arm, and look like a goofball trying to encompass you standing in front of the majesty that is the Grand Canyon, or try to find some suitably flat surface on which to rest your camera, or God forbid ask a stranger to take your photo, you… Read More

  • Review: Flip UltraHD camcorder

    Review: Flip UltraHD camcorder

    Short Version: Joining the ranks of the Flip family, the UltraHD is one of the easiest-to-use digital camcorders on the market. This version features 8GB of storage, high-definition video capture, the ability to use an included rechargeable battery pack or off-the-shelf AA batteries, and HDMI output. At $200, though, it’s pretty expensive considering its feature set. Read More

  • Review: Kodak Zx1

    Review: Kodak Zx1

    Tell yer ma and tell yer pa if they need a little, handheld video camera for taking high quality shots of the cousins messing around in the yard, then the miniature Kodak Zx1 is for them. Read More

  • Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37

    Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37

    Overview In my never-ending search for a high image quality compact digital camera, I came across the Panasonic DMC-FX37. This little compact caught my eye with its long list of premium features and tiny footprint. It’s got a wide-angle Leica lens, image stabilization, 720p HD video recording, and a 4x zoom. That’s a pretty compelling list of features for such a small… Read More

  • Review: Kodak Z980

    Review: Kodak Z980

    I’ve been avoiding this moment for a month. Before I left for Europe, Kodak sent me their latest ultra-zoom camera, the Z980, and I’ve been carrying it for over 30 days and through five countries. I’ve taken about two hundred photographs and I’ve gotten to know this thing fairly well. My initial conclusion? I’m going to say this just to get it over with: I miss… Read More