Category: Product News

New toys you’re sure to want to get your hands on

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...

Sony a6500 with SEL1670Z lens

New A6500 and RX100 cameras from Sony

Sony has uneviled an improved version of its A6300 camera, labelling it the A6500. The APS-C sensor (24.2 megapixels) device now includes a touchscreen, probably to the delight of many reviewers who seemed disappointed by the omission in the prior model. The screen can be used...