Tagged With video cameras

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It may look like an asthma puffer, but you can take it into the water, strap it to your bicycle or clip it to your shirt for a run — all activities with the potential to leave you out of breath. Then you can share its video and photos directly from your smartphone. HTC's Re action camera is one of the smartest you can buy, even if the range of mounts available currently leaves a little to be desired.

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Remember camcorders? They were those things you shot crappy video of your friends and family with, back before every phone and still camera on Earth gained the ability to shoot decent high-definition video. This year, they're trying to ride 4K all the way to a comeback.

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If your kids have been jonesing to get their Vine on, but you'd rather not put an $800 mobile device in their hands just so they can create bite-size six-second videos, Takara Tomy has a cheaper solution. Its new Magical 6 camera does basically the same thing as the Vine app, but with a little more legwork needed to share the videos online.

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Sony's moves in the field of consumer electronics can seem genius at times, and baffling at others. Its new full-frame mirrorless camera, the A7s, is a little bit of both. It's a camera that looks and functions exactly as previous A7 models, but with a few very specific and exciting features especially suited to video shooters.

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If you're in the Cross of a Friday night, you'll soon be under even more surveillance. Patrolling NSW police officers will soon be equipped with automatically-recording, body-mounted video cameras with up to two and a half hours of recording time and front-facing screens that show you when you're being monitored.

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Have you ever watched a video and wanted so badly to view the scene from a different perspective? Maybe you wanted to see what was happening behind the person filming. The Eye Mirror is an upcoming camera accessory that should let you pan 360° within a video as it's playing. It looks surprisingly simple, and it apparently works with just about any camera you already own.

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As TV manufacturers and broadcasters gear up to deliver 4K video to people's living rooms, there still aren't many options for regular folk who want to shoot super high resolution footage of their own. Sony wants to lead that charge with a new camcorder that will make 4K simple, manageable, and most of all (relatively) affordable. With, of course, some compromises.

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The Blackmagic Cinema Camera is unlike any video camera you have ever seen. When it was announced in April of last year, slackjawed videographers marvelled at this little camera, made by a little software company, that shoots RAW files at 2.5k resolution for only $3245 in Australia. It was the kind of product people expected would be filed under either blundered experiment, or the start of something big. Turns out it's a little of both.

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Whether you need another action option or not, Flytecam is a 1080p POV video camera that's looking to compete. It has specs that land it between GoPro's lowest and middle tier offerings, but it's supposed to be cheaper and doesn't require waterproof or shock resistant cases.

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GoPro, the Q-tips of action cameras, recognised a problem. People are shooting lots of footage with their cameras, but then letting it languish away on a dusty old hard drive, unseen and unedited. The California company is hoping to help correct that with a new mobile apps and desktop editing software.

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Here's a fun party idea: get a bunch of people together with 11 kegs and one slow-motion video booth and see what happens. That's pretty much what these guys did. They hooked up a Phantom Miro camera and let people go nuts with whatever they wanted to do at 1500FPS.

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Despite those two sequels, the original The Matrix is still a visual feast with its action-freezing bullet time sequences. And just like with slow motion, everything is cooler when filmed in bullet time, so Japan's NHK has developed a multi-viewpoint robotic camera system that can be easily setup at live events.

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The shrinkification of technology is as inevitable as death and taxes, but we still can't help but be excited to see that Japan's NHK, working with a company called Astrodesign, has managed to shrink an 8K-capable camera into this relatively compact package. Compared to the HD-capable smartphone in your pocket it's monstrous, but when put next to existing Ultra HD cinema cameras believe it or not this is tiny.

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Most of us will never do a McTwist like Sean White, or catch a wave like Kelly Slater. But that doesn't mean we can't partake in the joys of a good action cam. Here are some of our favourite examples of GoPro making the little things — OK, the totally mundane things — a billion times better.