Video Cameras

  • Thanko Sells Underwater Video Camera Goggles

    Thanko Sells Underwater Video Camera Goggles

    Have you ever wanted to shoot video while you were out diving in the ocean? But using a waterproof video camera isn’t for you? Then you should consider Thanko‘s newest product, underwater video camera goggles [JP], which is waterproof to a depth of 5m. Read More

  • Thanko Sells HD Video Camera Sunglasses

    Thanko Sells HD Video Camera Sunglasses

    Do you want to wear sunglasses while being able to shoot videos in a discreet way at the same time? Tokyo-based crazy gadget maker Thanko seems to think there are people who need their HD Video Camera Sunglasses [JP]. The device’s 5MP CMOS camera lets you take AVIs in 1,280×720 resolution at 30fps – handsfree. Read More

  • The Teradek Cube Lets Almost Any Video Camera Livestream Over 4G (Video)

    The Teradek Cube Lets Almost Any Video Camera Livestream Over 4G (Video)

    The Teradek Cube is a sort of Livestream pack, like what we used at CES, that enables one to connect their camera of choice to the world. It’s sort of like Qik, but much, much better quality. The Cube can connect to Verizon’s LTE network, with the Pantech UML290, and WiFi. This is something that would be great for Liveblogging, and almost eliminates huge broadcasting semi-trucks. Read More

  • EXEMODE 3DV-5WF: The World Gets Another Cheap 3D Camcorder

    EXEMODE 3DV-5WF: The World Gets Another Cheap 3D Camcorder

    Tokyo-based camera maker Exemode yesterday announced the EXEMODE 3DV-5WF [JP], a mini camcorder that can shoot video in 3D. The specs clearly indicate you can’t really expect much in terms of quality here, but the camera’s biggest selling point is its price: at $300, it’s more expensive than Viewsonic’s 3DV5 but way cheaper than Panasonic’s 3D camcorder. Read More

  • HDC-TM650: Panasonic Announces Another (Japan-Only) 3D Camcorder

    HDC-TM650: Panasonic Announces Another (Japan-Only) 3D Camcorder

    Panasonic caused a splash in the blogosphere yesterday when it announced the world’s first consumer 3D camera, the HDC-SDT750, for the American market (release in October). The device was announced [JP] today in Japan as well, but Panasonic made some changes. And it showed another model, too, the HDC-TM650 (pictured), which hasn’t been announced for other markets thus far. Read More

  • The CHOBI CAM is one ultra-small video camera

    The CHOBI CAM is one ultra-small video camera

    Tokyo-based Japan Trust Technology (JTT) today announced the CHOBI CAM G200 [JP], a video camera whose main selling point is that’s very, very compact (47×17×47mm) and light (34g). Read More

  • Hello Kitty camcorder

    Hello Kitty camcorder

    Japanese camera maker Exemode announced [JP] the Hello Kitty DV520KT today, a simple 5MP CMOS camcorder that only has one thing going for it: it features mega-popular cartoon cat Hello Kitty saying “Hi” on the hardware. That’s what it probably makes perfect for young girls though. Read More

  • Panasonic announces world's lightest full HD camera, targets it at women

    Panasonic announces world's lightest full HD camera, targets it at women

    Panasonic yesterday announced [JP] what it says is the world’s lightest full HD camcorder, the HDC-TM35. Sized at 51.5×107.5×57.5mm and weighing just 185g, the device is mainly targeted at women and will be available in white, purple, grey, and “gold”. Read More

  • Sanyo outs two new full HD Xacti "dual cameras"

    Sanyo outs two new full HD Xacti "dual cameras"

    Sanyo announced two new “dual cameras” (camcorder and digital camera in one) for the Japanese market yesterday, the Xacti DMX-CG100 (that’s the pistol-grip model) and the Xacti DMX-GH1. Both feature an extra-compact body and the ability to record video in full HD and take 14MP pictures. Read More

  • Dash Cam does up to 48 hours of 720×480 recording

    Dash Cam does up to 48 hours of 720×480 recording

    I bet that on your daily commute to work you’ve often thought to yourself, “Man, this is EXCITING! I wish other people could see what I see! Cars! Billboards! More cars! A truck!” And while standard dash cams work well for run-of-the-mill vehicular lifecasting, their relatively low resolutions and short recording times make for a less than desirable compendium of your… Read More

  • 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… 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 320×240 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… Read More