Video Cameras

  • Review: Vue Personal Video Network

    Review: Vue Personal Video Network

    When I saw the Vue Personal Video Network a few months ago, I was impressed. The system is dead simple to install. You plug in a base station, sync two little wireless cameras that run on tiny batteries, and watch the video on any web browser, anywhere. It’s like a little mini-security system that you can connect anywhere you have Wired ethernet. Sadly, my joy was short lived. The biggest… Read More

  • Beta Test: AVC LiveLine IP Camera

    Beta Test: AVC LiveLine IP Camera

    Advanced Video Communications may have a winner on its hands with the internet-connected LiveLine video camera. Simple setup, a low $10-per-month access fee, and a fairly straightforward user experience make the LiveLine worth a closer look. Early beta testers got a free camera, which AVC claims to be a $299 value. And while the company has sold out of all its initial freebies, it’s… Read More

  • Head-mounted ‘Third Eye’ camera

    Head-mounted ‘Third Eye’ camera

    This insanely-priced video camera straps to your head with an elastic band and captures video at a miniscule 320x240 resolution. Thankfully, it does 30 frames per second. That elastic, however, must be magical because this whole getup costs $299 at Hammacher Schlemmer. Read More

  • Diving mask captures HD video

    Diving mask captures HD video

    Hot damn, I kind of wish I snorkeled more. I did it once and haven't done it since. I gotta get back into it! Why? Because a company called Liquid Image is releasing a diving mask rigged up with an HD video camera, lights, and a microphone. Read More

  • Wired finally goes all out on the RED

    Wired finally goes all out on the RED

    I have to say, the Wired I used to love would have covered the RED camera about two years ago when it was all buzz, phantom tech, and prototype sensors, and not now when it is essentially an established cinematic tool limited only by the small amount yet manufactured. At any rate, they’ve written a pretty comprehensive long-format history of the RED from birth to current success, and… Read More

  • 10 Days of CrunchGear: Small Wonder, big fun-der

    10 Days of CrunchGear: Small Wonder, big fun-der

    Everybody should probably have one of these. If I see another cell phone video on the internets, I’m going to yak. Why take booty 160×120 10fps video when you can take (I’m assuming) 640×480 with this tiny thing and upload it directly to “Your Tubes”? With the RCA EZ210 Small Wonder™, there is no easier way to share and save the moments worth remembering. Read More

  • Flip video recorder #1 according to NPD

    Flip video recorder #1 according to NPD

    According to NPD research, the Flip is the #1 selling camcorder in the US, beating out such stalwarts as Sony and JVC. The Flip is the YouTube compatible video camera that is so simple even a retarded monkey could use it. The Flip—so popular because of the cam’s ease-of-use, low cost and instant publication capabilities—leapfrogged into the digital marketplace, creating a whole… Read More

  • In-car video camera with GPS, Google Earth playback

    In-car video camera with GPS, Google Earth playback

    I don’t have any children but from what I’ve heard, they’re quite a nuisance. If you have kids that are just starting to drive a car, why not purchase this dash-mounted camera with built-in GPS logger and Google Earth compatibility? You’ll be able to playback video of recent trips complete with a nice little GPS overlay on the right-hand side of the screen. Aside from… Read More

  • DXG's 567V HD camcorder could give the Flip a run for its money

    DXG's 567V HD camcorder could give the Flip a run for its money

    DXG, “the digital camera company,” has thrown its Cowboy hat into the increasingly crowded direct-to-YouTube video cameras space. Its 567V shoots video at 30 frames per second with a 1280×720 resolution. Pretty sure that’s above and beyond (n. the trance DJs) YouTube’s requirements, but here we are. All CMOS-captured, H.264-compressed video is recorded onto SDHC crds. Read More

  • Flip 'Mino' flash-based camcorders available today

    Flip 'Mino' flash-based camcorders available today

    The Flip Mino is officially available today. It’s the smaller, more pocketable successor to the popular and easy-to-use Flip series of digital camcorders. With a built in rechargeable lithium ion battery (charges via USB) and 2GB of memory, the Mino should make a good choice for people who want to keep a video camera on hand for quick uploads to YouTube, MySpace, and AOL Video. The Flip… Read More