Posts Tagged ‘camcorder’

Review: Sony FDR-AX43 Compact 4K Ultra HD Handycam Camcorder

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

Initially launched in February this year, the 4K camcorder has just debuted in Singapore. The FDR-AX43 is now available on Sony’s online store at S$1,699.

Sony FDR-AX43 Compact 4K Ultra HD Handycam Camcorder for bloggers

Sony FDR-AX43 Compact 4K Ultra HD Handycam Camcorder for bloggers

The FDR-AX43 was developed for content creators and vloggers looking to produce footage that’s of better quality than that from a smartphone.

My Take:

Overall the Sony FDR-AX43 is an excellent camcorder for vlogger looking to improve video quality beyond that of a smartphone and desires an in-built gimbal for more professional footage, with good sound recording thrown in.

The camcorder is the newest member of a line-up that includes the AX33 and AX53, with its main addition being an in-built gimbal mechanism and its Balanced Optical SteadyShot technology for capturing smooth, natural and high-quality video footage.

So instead of purchasing and lugging around an external gimbal setup, it was a pleasure just using the compact FDR-AX43 during shooting.

When sitting down or just standing still, the footage came out totally free of shake.

The flip-screen of the Sony FDR-AX43 can be rotated 180 degrees for taking selfies.

The flip-screen of the Sony FDR-AX43 can be rotated 180 degrees for taking selfies.

But it’s when you’re walking (or even slightly jogging) that the embedded gimbal does its magic, producing smooth footage that doesn’t look like an amateur Blair Witch Project.

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New arrivals: Sony PXW-X70 camcorder in end-Sep 2014

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Sony has launched a new, compact member of the XDCAM family to deliver benefits of 1.0-type sensor technology and XAVC in a handheld professional camcorder. 4K recording capability will be available in a future update.

Update (13 August, 2014):

Sony’s PXW-X70 will be available in Asia Pacific from the end of September 2014, with a retail price of S$3,000.

Light and compact entry-level professional camcorder.

Light and compact entry-level professional camcorder.

The 4K recording capability should be available via a firmware update by the end of the year.

Pricing for the update has not been announced yet, but it’s in the hundreds – less than $1,000 for those who want it.

I had a hands-on with the entry level professional camcorder today.

It’s more compact than others and definitely lighter.

For videographers currently using a DSLR to shoot short videos and thinking of taking their craft a notch higher, this would be a shoe-in as it offers features that are not available in the top-end DSLRs.

The versatile new PXW-X70 camcorder features a sensor more than eight times the size of a conventional 1/3 single chip sensor, providing strong sensitivity and low light performance.

The versatile new PXW-X70 camcorder features a sensor more than eight times the size of a conventional 1/3 single chip sensor, providing strong sensitivity and low light performance.

Sony has launched the 4K-ready PXW-X70, the first compact XDCAM professional camcorder ever produced.

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New HD camcorders: Canon LEGRIA HF M56, M52, R38, and R36

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Canon has introduced its new LEGRIA camcorder lineup with social sharing capabilities. The new LEGRIA HF M56 (S$1,349), HF M52 (S$1,549), HF R38 (S$1,099), and HF R36 ( S$899) camcorders feature enhanced low-light performance and wireless connectivity.

Available in Singapore mid-April.

Canon takes LEGRIA social with its slew of 4 new camcorders.

Canon takes LEGRIA social with its slew of 4 new camcorders.

Canon Singapore today unveiled its new high definition LEGRIA HF-M and HF-R series that allow users to directly share their videos on social networking sites, without the need to transfer them to a PC.

Bring the LEGRIA HF-M camcorder underwater with the WP-V4 Waterproof Case.

Bring the LEGRIA HF-M camcorder underwater with the WP-V4 Waterproof Case.

Offering Full HD recording in a compact and lightweight body, the new camcorders offer consumers new features like Wi-Fi connectivity, the option to capture videos in MP4 or AVCHD file format, and full Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certification to support the sharing of videos through DNLA-certified HDTVs, and mobile devices.

The HF-M series also features an enhanced version of Canon’s HD CMOS PRO sensor to deliver uncompromised professional-quality full HD video, even in extreme low-light conditions.

The Canon HD video lens and a powerful 51x advanced zoom in the HF-R series ensure that users can easily capture the action anywhere, even from far distances.

More detailed descriptions of the features can be found below.

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