Camcorders

  • GoPro is recalling the Karma drone after just 16 days on the market

    GoPro is recalling the Karma drone after just 16 days on the market

    GoPro just issued a press release announcing the recall of the Karma drone. It just happened to be while the United States is watching the election results roll in. The press release is below. Customers can view return instuctions here. The Karma drone was on the market for 16 days and GoPro says it sold 2,500 drones thus far. All of them are recalled. GoPro says a power loss malfunction is… Read More

  • GoPro shows its vulnerability after horrific Q3 earnings

    GoPro shows its vulnerability after horrific Q3 earnings

    Expectations were already incredibly low for GoPro this go around and yet somehow the company managed to eclipse even the worst fears of analysts. The company’s stock trading was halted prior to the release of results that missed revenue expectations by 23 percent and nearly $75 million. When trading began again, shares were down 22 percent. This means that, in a matter of minutes… Read More

  • Cloud video editing could be GoPro’s real hero

    Cloud video editing could be GoPro’s real hero

    The future of GoPro is not hardware. It’s services. Editing video is hard but GoPro is moving it to the cloud in a bid to make it a bit easier. The service, called GoPro Plus, is a subscription-based service that GoPro says gives owners access to their photos and videos from any device, and allows for sharing and editing. This service addresses one of GoPro’s main hurdles: How do… Read More

  • GoPro’s Karma drone gets its debut on September 19

    GoPro’s Karma drone gets its debut on September 19

    GoPro’s drone dayz are finally upon us: The action camera maker is going to reveal its Karma aerial photography drone on September 19, via its website. There’s lots of early speculation about the drone, and some teaser footage that suggests it could be a good option for videographers. Read More

  • Garmin releases a GoPro clone

    Garmin releases a GoPro clone

    Garmin has stopped trying. Meet the company’s new action camera: A clone of a GoPro. The company that innovated in the personal navigator space just announced the second generation of its action camera and it looks exactly like a GoPro. The new Virb Ultra 30 packs the goods to record at 4k and allows the user to control its functions through voice commands. Just say “Okay… Read More

  • GoPro releases a pair of mobile video editing apps

    GoPro releases a pair of mobile video editing apps

    GoPro is going more mobile. Today the company announced two new mobile apps — one creates GoPro-ish videos automatically and the other gives the user more control. Both are free and both are welcome additions to the GoPro ecosystem. These apps might sound familiar. Earlier this year, GoPro purchased the teams behind Quik and Splice and have relaunched the apps with several updates but… Read More

  • Struggling GoPro Falls 10% On Earnings Miss; Announces New CFO

    Struggling GoPro Falls 10% On Earnings Miss; Announces New CFO

    Sales of action camera maker GoPro fell short of Wall Street expectations on Wednesday, with the company reporting a loss of 8 cents per share, whereas analysts were predicting an average of 0 cents.  Fourth quarter revenue also fell short, coming in at $437 million, but investors had been forecasting $496 million. This is also down 31% from the $634 million in the same period the year… Read More

  • GoPro Integrates With Periscope

    GoPro Integrates With Periscope

    Action camera maker GoPro is integrating with Periscope, the livestreaming app from Twitter. Owners of the GoPro HERO4 cameras will be able to broadcast their adventures directly to Periscope. As soon as the GoPro is paired to an iPhone, it will recognize the Periscope app and let users record and share their surroundings with a live audience. (The GoPro will still be able to record the videos… Read More

  • Watch Two Guys Stick A GoPro Into A Homemade Pneumatic Cannon And Shoot It Really High

    Watch Two Guys Stick A GoPro Into A Homemade Pneumatic Cannon And Shoot It Really High

    There are few things as exciting as shooting things into the air using a 3D-printed cannon. That’s why this video is so important – and so educational. The two lads who made it, David and Ryan, have created a sort of cannonball for their GoPro and then have been shooting it up, up, up until it tumbles, whistling back to the ground. But this is pretty dumb, you say. It’s just… Read More

  • This Little Dock Reinvents GoPro Mounts

    This Little Dock Reinvents GoPro Mounts

    The beauty of GoPro cameras come from their versatility. They can be mounted nearly anywhere in countless positions. But that often takes time. This little device solves that problem. Meet Slopes. The concept is simple: Drop a GoPro camera in the mount and position it as needed. There are 20 different ways to point the camera. Best of all, there’s no fuss or mess. Traditionally… Read More

  • GoPro Sued Over Hero4 Session Design

    GoPro Sued Over Hero4 Session Design

    The GoPro Hero4 Session looks like the Polaroid Cube. It’s hard to deny otherwise. In the world of action cameras, these two cameras look like twins separated at birth where one was raised by a fun-loving family that toured in a VW Microbus and the other sent away to a prep school where athletics and fraternal orders were stressed. The maker of the Polaroid Cube clearly feels the same… Read More

  • GoPro Publishes Sneak Peek Of Upcoming Drone After Reporting Disappointing Earnings

    GoPro Publishes Sneak Peek Of Upcoming Drone After Reporting Disappointing Earnings

    GoPro is working on a drone that’s scheduled for release in early 2016. The company just posted a sneak peak of footage captured from the new drone. Spoiler: It’s silky smooth. This footage was released an hour after GoPro announced a disappointing third quarter financial statement, which caused the stock price to crash 18% in after-hours trading. Analysts are skeptical about… Read More

  • GoPro’s 16-Camera Rig Is Called Odyssey And Costs $15,000

    GoPro’s 16-Camera Rig Is Called Odyssey And Costs $15,000

    Remember the massive GoPro camera array unveiled during Google I/O? Well, it’s now available. Kind of. Called Odyssey, professional content creators can apply to purchase the camera array with an estimated delivery of early November. The price tag? $15,000. This is part of Google’s 3D, 360° virtual reality platform, Jump. The Odyssey features 16 GoPro Hero4 Black cameras. Read More

  • Contour Adds Low-Cost Roam Camera To Its Helmet-Cam Lineup

    Contour Adds Low-Cost Roam Camera To Its Helmet-Cam Lineup

    The Contour family of cameras, which competes with GoPro and other small, hardened imaging devices, has a new member. The Roam rounds out the range at the low end, providing the primary functions of the adventure-proof camera for $200, far less than the latest addition and $100 less than the GPS model. This one’s focused on ease of use and waterproofing. Let’s run down the specs. Read More

  • Rugged Pocket Cam Round-Up: Toshiba BW10, Samsung W200, Kodak Easyshare Sport And Playsport

    Rugged Pocket Cam Round-Up: Toshiba BW10, Samsung W200, Kodak Easyshare Sport And Playsport

    Summer is here, and there’s a good chance some of you are thinking of picking up something to document your vacations with. iPhones and point-and-shoots are all well and good, but if you want to take it to the pool or the beach, it’s nice to feel sure that an errant splash isn’t going to disable your camera permanently. We’ve got a few water-hardened Flip-esque pocket… Read More

  • Toshiba Brings The B10 And P100 To The US

    Looking for a low-cost camcorder? Toshiba called, they want your money. In return, they’ll give you one of these two newish 1080p camcorders. I say “newish” because not only were these released in Europe back in April, but because one of them is nearly identical to one I have sitting next to me. The news is they’re finally coming to the US, so you can buy ’em all… Read More

  • Panasonic Rolls Out 3 New "Xacti" Camcorders

    They have dropped the Xacti brand name, but the three new camcorders Panasonic (which bought Xacti maker Sanyo in 2009) announced [JP] today are essentially Xactis. All models feature full HD resolution and will be released in Japan on June 25. Read More

  • Contour Launches Contour+ Sportcam With Wider Lens, More Ports


    You might remember the ContourHD rugged wearable camera we reviewed a while back — they updated later with GPS functionality and now (as we heard earlier) have a new camera live on their site that adds a wider angle lens and a few useful ports for recording and streaming your media. Read More

  • Olympus LS-20M: A Pocket Cam With A Focus On Audio

    We recently reviewed the Zoom Q3HD, a pocket cam (like your Flips and Playsports) with a little extra love given to the audio side of things. Olympus has decided to take that route as well with its new LS-20M… a pocket cam with a little extra love given to the audio side of things. What, I said it was the same route. Read More

  • Toshiba Joins The Waterproof Camcorder Party With The Camileo BW10

    Earlier today we saw Samsung’s W200 make its debut, and now Toshiba is entering the ring. That makes three newish candybar-style waterproof camcorders out there (don’t forget the Playsport). So what sets the BW10 apart? Not a lot! Read More

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