Camcorders Archive

First-Look Review of the Canon XA50 & XA55 Professional Camcorder

How many cameras can capture 4K content? More than a couple. But there’s a big difference between high quality 4K and lower quality 4K. There’s also a world of difference to be found between having or not having good autofocus features, how accessible those features are, and how adaptable your camcorder can be in various lighting circumstances. That can make higher-quality professional camcorders a little …

First-Look Review of the Canon VIXIA HF G60 Camcorder

As more and more cameras are capable of capturing 4K content, it can be tough to distinguish good cameras from great cameras. But as has often been the case, high end camcorders really shine through their implementation of special shooting features paired with higher quality hardware. Which means there will always be a good reason to pick a higher-end camera, even if those reasons are …

First-Look Review of the Canon XF705 4K Professional Camcorder

The 1080p standard saw wide adoption around 2006. In the years since, video technology has gone much further. Ultra high definition 4K content brings something totally new things to the table. Pixel for pixel, UHD is significantly more detailed than full HD. Putting resolutions aside, technology like HDR has become a popular way to help exceed the standard color gamut. These technologies are still relatively …

First-Look Review of the Panasonic HC-WXF1 4K UHD Camcorder

Some people feel that the camcorder is the ‘dad joke’ of gadgets. As fathers’ ourselves, our best advice for you is to suggest you look at the whole picture (heh, heh, heh). We know what you’re thinking; if you have to listen to another terrible dad joke, you’re going to ‘snap’ (heh, heh, heh). Well, stop being so darn ‘negative’ (heh, heh, heh). But seriously, …

First-Look Review of the Panasonic HC-V800 HD Camcorder

Why is it so hard to find a consumer camcorder that can film a decent picture in low light conditions? Technology should definitely have cracked this nut by now. I mean, really, it’s been, what… almost fifty years since the beginning of the Information Age? When Mr. Camcorder invented the handheld video recorder, I can’t imagine he thought it would take so long for the …