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Sony PXW-X180

Video Review: Sony PXW-X180 camcorder

Sony’s PXW-X180 camcorder is identical to the PXW-X160 except that it adds GPS and WiFi. They’re the latest in a long line of news-gathering, fly-on-the-wall documentary and event camcorders which began with the legendary Z1 and went through the Z5, EX1 and so on. At the front...

Sony FDR-AX33

New 4K camcorders from Sony

Sony has announced a new compact 4K Handycam that builds on last year’s AX100 model but is smaller (30%), lighter (20%) and packs in more features. There’s also a new 4K action cam. The FDR-AXP33 offers a 100Mbps recording rate (a feature which will come as...

Panasonic WX970 Camcorder

HDR and 4K for Panasonic camcorders

Two significant feature additions have been unveiled within Panasonic’s latest range of consumer camcorders at CES 2015 – but there’s one major subtraction and a couple of catches. The HC-WX970, HC-VX870 and HC-V770 all boast “HDR” – High Dynamic Range – within video mode, which...

Tweaks for Canon consumer camcorders

Canon has announced revisions to its line up of consumer-grade “point and shoot” camcorders at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. Three Legria (Vixia in the US) HF-R models are announced, the entry-level 606 plus the 66 and 68. Still only HD rather than 4K –...

Aputure VS-2 monitor

Unboxing: Aputure VS-2 monitor kit

We’re currently taking a good look at this neat low-cost monitor kit from Aputure which sits between their VS-1 and VS-3 variants but in the meantime while our review is underway, here’s our unboxing and first look.

Jamal Edwards MBE

Top award for UK YouTube pioneer

A young entrepreneur in the UK has been awarded a medal from Her Majesty the Queen in the latest batch of New Year’s Honours. 24-year-old Jamal Edwards founded the SB.TV music channel which has now grown to boast more than half a million subscribers. His...

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Video Review: Aputure HR672 LED light

The the latest LED panel light from Aputure is the HR672. We’re testing the bi-colour version so it ‘s badged the HR672C. The 672 in the name refers to the number of LEDs on the panel, so they’re more tightly-packed than the 528 in the previous model....

Vessel iPad Categories

Opinion: YouTube Boost from Vessel?

So the secret is out; Vessel has officially unveiled what it’s up to in its plan for world video domination. The idea is to “poach” (well, OK – tempt) top YouTube celebrities into signing a limited-time exclusivity deal on each video and pitch access to...