RODE VideoMic Go – Audio Test

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RODE VideoMic Go… Want one? Get it:

RODE created the VideoMic Go as an easy and inexpensive solution for audio recording that can be used with digital cameras with mini microphone inputs that supply their own power. The Video Mic Go retails for around $100 and can also be used with portable audio recorders.

In my initial tests the product works with: Panasonic G6, Nikon D3200 & Canon 5D MKIII.

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Canon EOS C100 Digital Video Camera

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Canon EOS C100 Digital Video Camera from Mike Zahora on Vimeo.

Video Transcript:

Canon announces the new EOS C100 Digital Video Camera.

The C100 digital video camera is a compact, affordable entry-level model delivering full 1920×1080 HD video and integrating the popular AVCHD codec for universal compatibility with laptop and desktop editing systems.

“The C100 is designed for economical productions that need sophisticated HD capabilities and optical lens diversity.”

The camera features: a push auto iris function, one-shot auto focus (or full manual focus and exposure control), a multi-angle 3.5-inch LCD control panel, a high-resolution electronic viewfinder, built-in ND filters, dual XLR inputs, and a locking HDMI output.

The Canon EOS C100 will sell for around $8000 and will be available November 2012.

Sony NEX-5R Compact System Camera

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Sony announces the Wi-Fi enabled NEX-5R compact system camera.

The NEX-5R offers all the benefits of DSLR style imaging in a more convenient, portable package with added connectivity.

“The NEX-5R is an ideal choice for step-up point-and-shoot users or more serious photo enthusiasts who don’t want to compromise on image quality and connectivity while traveling light.”

Some of the features are: a 16.1 megapixel Exmor® APS HD CMOS sensor, a new “Fast Hybrid AF” autofocus technology, Wi-Fi sharing and a new camera app for both Android and iOS.

The Sony NEX-5R will retail for about $750 with an 18-55mm kit lens, or for about $650 for the body only.

And will available October 2012.


Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 and Lumix Link App Demo [sneak peak]

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Panasonic held a new product press event on August 20, 2012 in Vancouver, BC.

Doug Borbath, Senior Product Manager, gives a demo of the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 Wi-Fi enabled camera and the Lumix Link App using his iPad. He talked about the features of the camera and how it compares to smart phones and then he shows how the app controls the camera and the social media sharing function of the Lumix Link App itself.

Nikon COOLPIX P7700 Digital Camera

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Nikon announces its new flagship COOLPIX camera, the P7700.

The Nikon COOLPIX P7700 is a compact camera with high performance features to capture stunning photos and full HD video.

“Nikon’s new COOLPIX P7700 pushes the boundaries of traditional point-and-shoot cameras, offering stunning image quality and fast performance along with the freedom to customize every shot.”

The camera features a 12.2 megapixel Backside Illuminated CMOS sensor, a 7.1x (28 – 200mm equivalent) f/2 zoom lens, a 3 inch vari-angle LCD monitor, full manual control along with 19 scene modes, full HD video with microphone input and an HDMI mini connector.

The P7700 will sell for around $500 and will be available September 2012.

Nikon COOLPIX S800c Digital Camera

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Nikon announces their first Wi-Fi enabled compact digital camera, the Nikon COOLPIX S800c.

With this camera Nikon combines its powerful camera technology with the popular Android Operating System.

“Now users can connect easily and instantly with their social networks through the wireless connection, and take advantage of the vast possibilities of the Android Operating System. The new S800c is truly the easiest way to share amazing images on the spot.”

The camera features a 10x optical zoom, a 16 megapixel Backside Illuminated CMOS Sensor, a 3.5 inch touchscreen OLED display, Built in GPS and full HD video.

The S800c will come in both black and white with a suggested retail price of around $350.

The camera will be available in September 2012.

Nikon COOLPIX S01 Digital Camera

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Video transcript:

Today Nikon announces the Ultra-Compact Nikon COOLPIX S01.

The S01 packs great image quality into a tiny 3.1 x 2.1 x 0.7 inch package.

“The new COOLPIX S01 combines a stylish design and legendary Nikon image quality into a compact camera body for those users who love to easily capture stunning images.”

The camera features a 10 megapixel CCD sensor, a 3x zoom (29 – 87mm equivalent), a 2.5 inch touchscreen display, a built in battery and 7.3 gigabytes of internal memory.

The Nikon COOLPIX S01 will come in a variety of colors and will retail for around $180.

The camera will be available September 2012.

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Canon PowerShot SX500 IS and SX160 IS Digital Cameras

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Canon announces two new super-zoom cameras to the PowerShot lineup. The new PowerShot SX500 IS, with a 30x optical zoom and the new PowerShot SX160 IS, with a 16x optical zoom.

“While our customers may not always be close to the action, these cameras are designed to help bring their photos and videos in close, with great image resolution and quality as if they were standing right there.”

The SX500 IS has a zoom range of 24 – 720mm and the SX160 IS has a 28 – 448mm zoom range.

Both cameras feature a 16 megapixel sensor, DIGIC 4 image processor, image stabilization, a 3″ LCD display and both cameras shoot HD video.

The new PowerShot SX500 IS will have an estimated retail price of $330 and PowerShot SX160 IS will have an estimated retail price of $230.

Both cameras will be available in September 2012.

Nikon 1 J2 and NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens

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Nikon announces the expansion of its popular Nikon 1 camera system with the addition of the 10.1 megapixel J2 camera and the NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. Providing users with amazing image quality and stunning full HD video in a portable, powerful package.

“The expansion of the Nikon 1 system demonstrates Nikon’s continued dedication to creating compact and portable advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses that are easy to use and allow users to explore and redefine their creativity.”

The J2 will have a metallic camera body and Mode Dial giving the camera a sharp look and comfortable feel in hand. The camera will come in a variety of colors.

The NIKKOR 11-27.5mm lens with a 2.5x zoom (30-74mm equivalent), will be an ideal lens for general shooting including landscapes, portraiture.

The Nikon 1 J2 camera with a 10-30mm lens will have a suggested retail price of $550
And the NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens will have a suggested retail price of $190.
Both will be available in late September 2012

Nikon COOLPIX L610 Compact Camera

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Nikon introduces the new 16 megapixel COOLPIX L610, an affordable compact digital camera featuring a 14x optical zoom lens and an easy Auto Mode to help capture stunning photos and Full HD video.

“The new COOLPIX L610’s 14x zoom lens and CMOS sensor give consumers the boost they need to capture their favorite moments wherever life takes them.”

Nikon’s Easy Auto Mode automatically selects from six Scene Modes including Portrait, Landscape, Night Portrait, Night landscape, Close-up and Backlighting to fit the most common challenging scenes.

The Nikon COOLPIX L610 will come in a variety of colors and have a suggested retail price of $250 and will be available in September 2012.