Category: Product News

Panasonic X1 4K camcorder (side view)

New entry level 4K cam from Panasonic

We at Tubeshooter have been idly mulling what to replace our venerable Canon XF200 with for some time but we just can’t find anything suitable. Apart from a rather noisy image, we love everything about our XF and alternatives are thin on the ground especially since...

Rode HS2 microphone in black

New headset mic from Rode

Gamers (and many others) rejoice; Rode have introduced a new headset mic, an update of their HS1 product. Called – surprise! – the HS2, the company is pitching it at corporate presenters, panel discussions and that kind of thing. We at Tubeshooter think it will go...

New mic – and a shock (mount) from Rode

Rode has updated its venerable Stereo VideoMic Pro for late 2016 with a handful of new features. Most obviously, the shockmount is now the Rycote Lyre suspension system which is claimed to be practically indestructible, unlike the elastic band type of system that was used...

Sony RX10 Mk III with lens extended

Sony launches third RX10 camera

Sony’s added a third version to its RX10 fixed-lens camera line-up. The Mk III now boasts a new Zeiss 24-600mm (that’s 25x magnification) f2.4 – f4 lens, with a one-inch, 20 megapixel “stacked” CMOS sensor. 4K recording is on offer in Sony’s XAVC-S format, with S-Log...

Hedge for Mac - file import

Mac topiarists, rejoice!

A new tool has been launched for the Mac to assist with import and backup of video footage. “Hedge” version 1 is promising “stress-free video importing: no more corrupt copies, incomplete backups or lost footage”. The idea is that the app makes multiple, verified copies...

Nikon DL24-85 front view

Nikon joins Vlog-cam fray

Here’s one we didn’t see coming. Nikon, which has largely been left behind in the “video on a stills camera” market has suddenly exploded into life with a load of new such devices. Of interest for the YouTube creator – and the Vlogger specifically – are...

Sony PXW-Z150

Entry level 4K handycam from Sony

For those who wondered why Sony’s little HXR-NX100 camcorder (reviewed here) doesn’t shoot 4K, here’s the answer and solution – they’ve announced a separate 4K version of it but take a deep breath – it’s a lot more costly than its HD little brother. Unlike the...

Panasonic VXF990 camcorder

Dull camcorder update from Panasonic

Apparently having lost all interest in consumer camcorders, Panasonic has wheeled out a minor update to its 4K line which add – well, pretty much nothing bar a tiltable viewfinder, it seems to us. Yawn. Honestly, we thought Canon’s XA30 was a mere trifle of an upgrade...