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Sony RX0 front view

New hardcore action cam from Sony

Sony has launched a compact, toughened stills/video camera. The DSC-RX0 is said to be waterproof to 10m, shockproof for a 2m drop and even crushproof to 200kgf / 2000N (no, we have no idea what the means in practice either) It boasts a 1-inch stacked CMOS...

iK Multimedia iRig Mic HD 2 for music

New handheld mic for PC and iPhone

IK Multimedia has announced the “iRig Mic HD 2″, a new version of its iRig Mic HD. It’s a handheld mic that plugs directly into Macs, PCs or iPhone-type devices via Lightning or USB so no audio mixer or pre-amp is required. The capsule’s an...

Video Review: Aputure Deity shotgun microphone

We review Aputure’s Deity microphone, a $369 USD shotgun they’re pitching in the same league as Sennheiser’s MKH-60 and 416, or the Schoeps CMC641. Aputure say this is an “extremely durable” mic so we drop it, drown it and bash it around. Does it survive?...

Aputure Deity mic barrel logo

Aputure unleash Chinese Deity on the world

Aputure, a Chinese firm that makes (mainly lighting-oriented) video and photography accessories has stepped up its ambitions with the launch of a shotgun microphone with high-end competitors in its sights. The “Deity” is a super-cardiod of 250mm length, 19mm width. Aputure say it’s best compared against the...

Video Review: Rode Newsshooter Wireless mic kit

(NOTE: the kit was provided to us free of charge but the opinions and love for it expressed are genuinely our own; we never let suppliers dictate what we say in our reviews) Rode’s Newsshooter kit turns any XLR microphone into a wireless radio mic....

Video review: Panasonic AG-UX90 4K camcorder

Here we are reviewing Panasonic’s AG-UX90, an HD and 4K (UHD) camcorder which records to SDXC cards at 25p – this camera does not shoot 50p. The lens is a Leica f2.8 to f4.5, ramping down as you zoom in. It boasts a wide angle...