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New top-spec Handycam from Sony

Alongside its headline-grabbing announcement of a consumer-ish 4K camcorder (the AX100), Sony has also released a slew of updates to its more conventional consumer line up within which the top-spec model deserves a lot of attention in its own right. The disarmingly named CX900 is...

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Player upgrade for Vimeo

Artsy video hosting site Vimeo – no keyboard cats here – has updated its playback software to favour the HTML5 standard alongside a host of other tweaks. The programmers are promising much faster initial buffering and playback; purchase of on-demand content from within the player;...

Sony AX100

4K camcorder from Sony

It looks as though 2014 really will be the year that 4K video comes of age and Sony is certainly doing its best to make the ultra-HD dream come true. Hot on the heels of its recently-announced semi-pro 4K camcorders, the PXW-Z100 and FDR-AX1, is...

Canon Legria mini X

Mini camcorder gets the X Factor

Announced alongside some budget camcorders, Canon has also updated its peculiar but interesting “selfie” camcorder, the Legria Mini. Now called the Mini X, the device is an intriguingly-shaped tiny box that’s designed to be set up on a desk in front of you, with the...

New budget camcorders from Canon

They’re designed for point-and-shoot people who don’t really care that much for video-making rather than the enthusiastic YouTuber but Canon has announced two new low cost camcorders for 2014. The Legria HF-R56 and R506 feature a “baby mode” that enables you to store videos into...

Padcaster for the iPad Air

Padcaster updated for iPad Air

A new version of the Padcaster, a metal and plastic case for the iPad that provides mounting holes for video accessories, has been announced for use with the iPad Air. The latest version of Apple’s tablet is thinner than the old one and has 1080p...

New lens attachments for iPhones and Galaxy

Schneider Optics has expanded its “iPro” lens collection for smartphones by releasing versions for anyone using the iPhone 4/4S, 5, 5S, iPad Mini, and Samsung Galaxy S4. The line up comprises screw-on macro, wide angle, super wide, fisheye and telephoto lenses. They’re supplied in a...

Sony NX3 camcorder

New semi-pro camcorder from Sony

Sony has announced the snappily-named HXR-NX3 camcorder, a baby brother to the longstanding NX5 (which is essentially a Z5 that records to AVCHD instead of HDV) New abilities over its older sibling include a WiFi capability for connecting to smartphones and tablets, 50p recording (60p...