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Sony PXW-Z90

Three new 4K Sony handheld camcorders

Bam! In your face, Canon! Mere hours after the XF400/405 was launched (see our news item here), Sony have hit back with not one, not two but THREE of their own. But if you look at the specs, it could be that Canon’s got the...

Canon XF405 side view

Compact 4K camcorder from Canon

It’s been so long since Canon updated its compact camcorder lineup that someone in the marketing department would appear to have forgotten their own naming convention. The new XF400 and XF405 are, quite clearly, nothing more than the newer sibling of the XA lineup, the...

Sony RX10 IV

Updated compact cam from Sony

Sony has announced version 4 of its RX10 fixed-lens stills and video camera. The new model boasts a claimed “world’s fastest” autofocus and has a Zeiss 24-600mm (35mm equivalent) lens which ramps from f2.4 at the wide end to f4 as you zoom. There’s optical...

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?...