video camera

  • Thanko's Spy Watch with built-in video camera

    For some reason, Toyko-based USB accessory maker Thanko is selling a wide range of “spy gadgets”, with a button camera and an HD video pen as the latest additions to the line-up. Today Thanko gives us a wrist watch [JP], which may look rather unassuming from the outside but actually sports a micro spy camera. Read More

  • 270g: JVC announces world's lightest and smallest HDD camcorder

    JVC Japan announced three new interesting camcorders just last week, but the fresh Everio model the company unveiled today in Tokyo is actually even cooler. JVC says their Everio GZ-HD620 [JP] is the lightest and smallest HD camcorder with a built-in HDD around. And as the device weighs just 270g and is sized at 53mm×63mm×115mm, this isn’t hard to believe. Read More

  • Japanese company sells "women-only" video camera

    Japan-based electronics maker Greenhouse has announced the GHV-DV30HDLXW/P [JP] today, a video camera specifically designed for women. The device is available in two colors, white and (the inevitable) pink. Buyers will also get a cute pouch that fits the color of the camera. Read More

  • Sunglasses with built-in camcorder and MP3 player

    Tokyo-based gadget maker OTAS is selling sunglasses [JP] that feature, for some reason, a built-in video camera and MP3 player. The so-called aigo glasses come with a 1.3 megapixel camera, a music player that supports MP3 and WMA files, 4 GB of internal memory, and a USB 2.0 port. Read More

  • DMX-CG11: Sanyo rolls out new 720p Xacti camcorder with Eye-Fi support and HDMI port

    Sanyo has been offering Xacti camcorders shooting 720p video (1280×720) for quite a while now, and today Sanyo Japan announced the DMX-CG11 [JP], another (enhanced) 720p model. The new device features a mini HDMI interface and Eye-Fi support. Read More

  • amadana SAL: Japanese company rolls out stylish mini pocket camera

    A Tokyo-based design company called amadana today announced the amadana SAL [JP], a palm-sized video camera that can be pre-ordered in Japan starting April 17. Non-Japanese people interested in the stylish gadget can ask Japan Trend Shop, Gizmine, Geek Stuff 4 U or Rinkya to list it. The Japanese street price is $210. Read More

  • Panasonic to release 5 new digital camcorders


    Panasonic today in Japan announced a total of 5 new digital camcorders (without saying anything about a possible release outside Nippon at some point). Read More

  • Wear your video camera


    VIEVU unveiled at CES 2009 two new wearable video cameras, the consumer-oriented PVR-PRO 2 and the law-enforcement oriented PVR LE2. Both feature a 4GB capacity and battery capacity for up to 4 hours of recording 640×480 color video, and are waterproof. Special VIEVU software makes the video from the LE2 tamper-proof. At $400 for the PRO 2 model, these aren’t for the casual… Read More

  • Everio GZ-MG880: Victor/JVC rolls out another YouTube-friendly video camera

    JVC started selling the Everio GZ-MG880 [JP], a video camera that’s especially geared towards YouTube freaks in Japan on December 5. It costs around $800 and is available in black only. Measuring 53x113x68mm (weight including battery: 350g), the device comes with a 120GB HDD, a 1/6’’ CCD sensor with a 32x optical zoom, 720×480 maximum resolution, a USB 2.0 port, microSD… Read More

  • Thanko sells wrist watch with integrated spy camera

    Thanko, the pioneer in disruptive technology, is rolling out one innovative product after another. After announcing the teddy bear-shaped gloves yesterday, the Tokyo-based company today unveiled an analog wrist watch that features a built-in video camera. The so-called VIDEO CAMERA Analog Watch looks totally normal from the outside (weight: 80g) but is able to record 2 hours of video through… Read More

  • Birdhouse peeping tom video kit

    Boy Scouts, it’s time to upgrade your birdhouses with a little camera kit. The Handykam system comes in either a wired or wireless version and gives you a birds-eye (I’m so damn funny) view of the birdhouses action via the ceiling mount. The cam shoots at 420 resolution and even sports an infrared mode if you really care about birds that much. The system starts at $110 for the… Read More

  • 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… Read More

  • Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 gets dated

    It’s been slated for a March 28th launch in Japan, but still no word on when the US or even Europe can expect the gloriousness of shooting 1200fps. *sigh* Press Release Read More

  • O'neill H4 Campack ready for Winter

    O’neill, the surf brand, like many other surf brands venture into other action sports and for good reason. Without surfing the other boarding sports just wouldn’t exist. You can’t argue that, so don’t try. Heh. This one’s for the snowboarders and/or skiers. So here’s the H4 Campack that comes with a camera that can be mounted to a helmet or goggles and is… Read More

  • DIY: FrankenZoomCam

    One would imagine the marriage of a Sony VX-2000e and Canon AE-1 to be downright blasphemous, but Joshua Reich had a dream and this is what he came up with. It doesn’t sound like an easy project so tread lightly and make sure you read through the tutorial in its entirety before even attempting this work of diabolical genius. No point in losing thousands of dollars worth of equipment… Read More

  • Sanyo Puts 720p HD Video In Your Pocket

    As much as I love my DSLR, I often times wish I had a video camera for multiple reasons that I’m unable to divulge. The only problem is is that they’re entirely way too big or you sacrifice quality of video to have a smaller form factor. Here’s where the Sanyo Xacti HD700 takes the cake with 720p HD video and 7.1-megapixel photos. While I wouldn’t replace my DSLR with… Read More