Gift Guide – Cameras/Camcorders

  • Kenko-Tokina's super-cute Mickey Mouse camera

    Kenko-Tokina's super-cute Mickey Mouse camera

    Tokyo-based Kenko-Tokina, normally known for its camera accessories, has announced a cute Disney-themed digital camera [JP] for the Japanese market today. Spec-wise, this 8MP point-and-shoot camera isn't anything special, but that's what you'd expect from a camera whose case shows Mickey Mouse giving Minnie a bucket of hearts. Read More

  • Review: Lexar Shoot-n-Sync Wi-Fi memory card

    Review: Lexar Shoot-n-Sync Wi-Fi memory card

    By now most of you have heard of the Eye-Fi Wi-Fi SD memory card and what it’s capable of, right? Okay, good. Earlier this year, January to be exact, Lexar announced that they had teamed up with Eye-Fi to bring a Lexar branded SD card with Eye-Fi technology by year’s end. Well, the time has come — Lexar’s Shoot-n-Sync card is finally here and I’ve been testing it out… Read More

  • Review: Samsung TL34HD camera

    Review: Samsung TL34HD camera

    Cramming a 14.7-megapixel sensor into something the size of a deck of cards is no small feat, but that’s exactly what Samsung’s done with the TL34HD digital camera. Add to that the ability to record 720p high-definition video at 30 frames per second, a three-inch touchscreen, and an MSRP of $329.95 and you’ve got a camera that appeals to people who want to get a little more out… Read More

  • Review: Microsoft Lifecam Show webcam

    Review: Microsoft Lifecam Show webcam

    You’ll like it if you’re looking for a high-quality webcam with decent software, autofocus, and good low-light performance. But not if you’re a Mac user or you can’t justify spending $100 on a webcam for simple stuff like videoconferencing and short, quick videos. Full review (with video) after the jump… Read More

  • Review: Samsung SC-MX20 digital memory camcorder

    Review: Samsung SC-MX20 digital memory camcorder

    At $249, the Samsung SC-MX20 falls delicately between cheap flash-based camcorders and more expensive hard drive-based camcorders. It strips down some features that may not be necessary in the first place – high definition video, still photos, etc. – but adds something that most less expensive flash camcorders don’t have: an optical zoom. A big optical zoom, too, at 34x. That… Read More

  • Review: Kodak Z1012 IS digital point-and-shoot

    Review: Kodak Z1012 IS digital point-and-shoot

    http://www.viddler.com/player/f852d79a/ The Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS is a 10.1 megapixel camera with 12x optical zoom and image stabilization.  It also records video at 1280×720. The Good This camera is really, really light.  It’s surprisingly light.  You could easily forget that this thing was in your pocket.  It’s got a fast start up time, which means you’re less… Read More

  • Review: Samsung i8 digital camera

    Review: Samsung i8 digital camera

    Love them or hate them, convergence devices are here to stay and thankfully they’re getting better and better. Case in point, the Samsung i8 digital point-and-shoot camera. This tiny little 8.2-megapixel touting digi not only takes clean and sharp pictures, but it also plays back music and video like its predecessor the i85. Oh, and you can catch up on your latest novel too on the text… Read More

  • Review: Kodak Zi6 Camcorder

    Review: Kodak Zi6 Camcorder

    The biggest buzz in camcorders over the last year and a half hasn’t been from any of the big manufacturers — Sony, Panasonic, JVC or Canon, et. al. Instead, it’s a little product from a little company called Flip Video. A tiny pocket camcorder that offers simplicity and style over power and performance, Flip Video cameras — the Mino, Ultra, and Original — have been… Read More

  • Review: JVC Everio GZ-MS100 with YouTube Upload

    Review: JVC Everio GZ-MS100 with YouTube Upload

    The JVC Everio GZ-MS100 camcorder records DVD-quality video to SD and SDHC cards and features direct uploading to YouTube. It’s priced at around $350, which places it in between lower-end hobbyist camcorders and higher-capacity hard drive camcorders. Read More

  • Review: Lowepro Flipside 200

    Review: Lowepro Flipside 200

    Much like its big brother the Fastpack 250, the Flipside 200, has been a great addition to my arsenal of travel luggage for gadgets and cameras alike. The Flipside 200, however, has primarily been my camera bag for the better part of the last three months. My Pentax K200D with battery grip and two extra lenses fit nice and snug into the compartments that are revealed by zipping open the main pouch… Read More

 
  • Video Review: Flip Mino digital camcorder

    I review the new Flip Mino…or do I? Here’s five minutes you’ll never get back. Flip Mino [TheFlip.com] Like this video? View more here… Read More

  • Review: DXG DXG-566V HD camcorder

    Review: DXG DXG-566V HD camcorder

    There’s certainly no shortage of flash-based camcorders these days and the trend, happily, has been to improve the image quality of these inexpensive-yet-pocketable devices. I had the chance to try out a relatively affordable high definition camcorder recently; the $150 566V from DXG. Read More

  • Review: Olympus SP-570UZ

    Review: Olympus SP-570UZ

    Reviewing point-and-shoot cameras for you guys, no matter how complex, is like writing about light beer for a wine magazine. What can you say but that it goes down smooth and tastes great? Can you talk about the vat-grown malty flavor? Can you talk about the bottle and clever spelling of “lite?” Absolutely, but you and I both know we’re doing each other a disservice. Me, for… Read More

  • Review: Samsung SC-HMX10C camcorder

    Review: Samsung SC-HMX10C camcorder

    The last time I used or even owned a camcorder was back in the mid-90s. They were always too big and transferring video was only something a pro did unless you were just copying to a VHS tape. It wasn’t worth the time or the effort. My, have times changed. As with most technology, things get smaller and easier to use. Such is the case of the Samsung SC-HMX10C 720p camcorder. I’ve used… Read More