Camera for Streaming HDMI Out
The VIXIA HF R400 will do this! It will also let you eliminate on-screen text for the external display. This is FANTASTIC. It is very frustrating how poorly documented these features are for cameras being sold. I ended-up figuring this out by taking the risk to buy it and test it myself.
On an aside, the video quality was excellent as well. The video looked great compared to other cameras in its class.
Interesting little Camcorder
It didn't come with a transfer cord, and it took me awhile to find the charger (It's in the handle, a usb built-in cord), but all in all it's a very nice camera for the money. The high definition files take up a LOT of space, but on Mac, Quicktime converts them to manageable formats in just a couple minutes. No more long rendering times. In fact, when I Export the file in Quicktime, it takes a four minute video about 3 minutes to render for Wi-Fi, and it goes from nearly a gig to 11 Mb.
Good video camera for me
This video camera is perfect for me and my use for family and travel video recordings. I found the HD quality quite good, even in low light. I did not detect any graininess indoors and of course all outdoor videos were quite sharp and color true. I took video of some cranes walking around in the yard with the zoom and it was crystal clear, really beautiful. You could see the birds' eyes and feathers sharply.
Tethers to a laptop for live content streaming
Zoom products can deliver pro-quality audio at hobbyist prices. The gear is solid. That said, the video on this device is comparable to what an iPhone shootsâ??but with a brief run time and an awkward grip. The better bet for this brand for a novice is to skip the video entirely to use the $100, audio-only H1. Some pro videographers are already capturing great audio with a Zoom H4n.
More hype then substance
The camera is easy to use and configuring via computer is great. However the wifi modules is about useless. First the battery dies quickly then there is the apps support. The Android app was just released and didn't work at all. The iOS app is about 15% functional. It keeps saying I need to update the firmware on my camera which I have already done. Another annoying issue is you can't record while you charge the battery.
Great when it records
So I've had the Ego for a couple months now. I could never get it to update the firmware when I got it. first irritation. But it's dealable. The recording is great when it actually records. I never do the still shot's so I don't have anything to say about that. The built in WiFi is amazing and works great with the standard 1 - 2 second lag. Sound is amazing. The build quality is great I love the standard 1/4" thread I've made several mounts for my bike.
Good-looking design, 60fps mode
The Liquid Image Ego is just about the cutest action camcorder we've used. And with the ability to shoot at 1080p or at 60fps, it's not a bad performer too. Unlike many at the price, it also hooks up to your iPhone or Android phone using its own Wi-Fi hotspot. The only issue is that it's not fully waterproof, so you'll need to acquire a separate casing if you want to use it for scuba diving.
Small, light and attractive, Easy to use
The Ego looks great and is incredibly simple to use and its compact size leaves you to enjoy your exploits without worrying what the camera is up to. Accessories are thin on the ground at the moment and for full waterproof capabilities you'll need to track down the dedicated waterproof casing. The picture and video quality isn't out of this world either, but we really liked its Wi-Fi feature and phone integration and based on that, the Ego is worth considering.
Fantastic low light performance
If you're looking for a first-rate low light camcorder that won't break the bank, then the Canon HF M52 is right up your alley. It's a fantastic product in terms of video performance, and it ranked near the top of its class in all of our video tests (with the exception of image stabilization). The Vixia HF M52's $750 MSRP is steep for a mid-range model, but its exceptional video performance makes its high price understandable.
Well priced HD Camera
I was after a well priced HD camera for recording family events etc and came across this one. Did HD, good reviews and plenty of internal memory with space to add more with an SD Card. The camera has plenty of options but is missing some that other, cheaper, cameras have such as night vision recording.
Excellent image quality
The LEGRIA HF M52 is a slightly curious model for Canon. We usually associate the more adventurous camcorder features with Sony, such as the projector built into the HDR-PJ10E and the GPS receiver integrated into a number of units. But Canon has managed to combine leading image quality with a reasonable set of features, plus the unique video streaming capabilities. The resulting price is quite high, but otherwise this is an accomplished little camcorder.
WiFi connectivity and wireless features
The Bloggie Live's benefits include a lower price tag and a simpler feature set. It's a dedicated camcorder, so you don't have to worry about all the other features, apps, and costs associated with owning a smartphone. Then again, if you already have a smartphone that can record and transfer video wirelessly, then there's really no good reason to buy a Bloggie Live.
Capable, well designed camcorder
The Bloggie is a good choice for someone who either doesn't have a decent camera/video camera on a phone or mp3 player, as it does basically everything those devices do.
It also has several features not found on iOS: stills while recording, steadyshot, stereo sound, dedicated still/video buttons, 60p mode, and direct sharing with other smartphones to name a few. I found myself reaching for the Bloggie when I knew I'd want to take some video rather than relying on my iPhone.
Live-streaming capabilities via built-in Qik app
Without a doubt, the Sony Bloggie Live is the most versatile pocket camcorder we've tested in terms of wireless streaming, peer-to-peer sharing, and still-image resolution. Admittedly, it lacks a couple of useful features found in Kodak's Zi8, such as a mic-in port, a dedicated macro/landscape toggle, and removable storage. Is it a compelling alternative to a higher-end smartphone?
Small size and light weight make this camera easy to have at all times.
Pocket camcorders have come a long way, and the Bloggie Live MHS-TS55 proves that. This camcorder has fully embraced the technology of high definition and combined it with ease of use and portability. Uploading and sharing with social networks, YouTube, smart phones, and tablets has become an effortless process through this little Wi-Fi enabled device. It only takes a few touches on the camera's 3-inch touch-screen and you're done.
More of a novelty than useful
So, while the video and picture quality are good, the projector works, but isn't that great, the wonky menus and slideshow modes, and the troubles you have to go through to get a viewable projected image, I feel this unit is "ok". It does what it's supposed to, but has a number of drawbacks that keep this from being a truly "wow" product that you'd be proud to have. It might draw some envy at first, but it's usability flaws will quickly outweigh the novelty with regular or repeated use.
Colour trailing from projector
The over-eagerness of the camcorder's brightness adjustment together with the colour smearing issues with the projector ensure that the CP45 should not be considered a replacement for separate dedicated camcorder and "big screen" solutions. But that's not really the point.
Treasure-trove of multimedia fun
3M hasn't just squeezed two different gadgets into one tiny box with the CP45. It's actually squeezed two well-specified different gadgets in there a fact that ensures that rather than just being another pint-sized gimmick, the CP45 is instead a genuinely useful and great value device that even manages to straddle the usually unassailable family and business divide.
Hybrid camcorder and LED projector
As an example of compact engineering, the CP45 is undeniably impressive. But it's not a whizz bang buy. Many of us will already have comparable functionality in our phones, making only the LED projector element a novelty. However road warriors who need to deliver video presentations on the move may find it easier to justify the expense, but if video capture isn't an issue, they may be better off looking at 3M's MPro range.
Shoots great HD video
With its clumsy design and terrible user interface, we can honestly say JVC failed in their attempt at making a true photo/video "hybrid" device. Solely for recording video, however, the JVC GC-PX10 is not a complete waste of time but it is still seriously overpriced for what you get.
Extensive enthusiast features
Despite its digital photography credentials, this is still a camcorder first and stills camera second. If you only occasionally want to shoot video, the price of just under £700 will seem steep when superzooms such as Panasonic's Lumix DMC-FZ48 can be had for under £250, and even Sony's NEX-5 costs less. But taken the other way round, it's a different story.
Very good photos (both need lots of light)
JVC has really broken some new ground with the GC-PX10 hybrid. The combination camcorder-camera takes beautiful videos and stills, but it's hampered in low light by a small sensor. We'd love to see JVC put an APS-C sized imaging device in the next generation, even if body has to get a little thicker. The JVC GC-PX10 has some wonderful things going for it - and some serious drawbacks. As such, we can't give it our wholehearted endorsement.
High-quality video capabilities
As it stands, the GC-PX10's unique body design is little more than a disguise. JVC makes a fine camcorder, and this may even be one of them, but the optics, interface, and physical handling are not suited to still photography. And much about the PX10 betrays JVC's unfamiliarity with the space, such as the lack of basic in-camera editing, lack of playback options, or even the lack of picture effects silly as they often are.
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