After reading through the Stabil-i Case Kickstarter page and viewing the videos, we've gotta say, we're pretty excited about the prospects of a product that promises to make videos you shoot with your iPhone look much more fantastic by virtually eliminating the shakiness. You know what we mean. Your smartphones is typically the camera you have with you at all times, right? If you wanna capture a moment on video, it's likely that you'll bust out your phone rather than a camcorder. The Stabil-i case gets rid of the "shaky cam" look, bringing a level of smoothness to your iPhone videos. A version for the next-generation iPhone 5 is even in the works. The project is currently raising funds on Kickstarter, and has raised $23,140 out of the $80,000 goal, and there are just 4 days left. Check out the video after the break, and if it's something you think you'd like, head on over to the Kickstarter page and pre-order one.
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In this episode ee give you a look at the Nikon D4 in this episode, the camera that Nikon is calling its next flagship model. We got up close and personal with the Nikon D4 at CES 2012, and got to speak with Nikon's Steve Heiner about the 16.2 megapixel beast of a DSLR. The D4 is constructed out of magnesium alloy, and has a thermal shield under the paint to keep the camera safe in the most extreme conditions. If fast shooting is your game, this thing can take up to 10 shots per second with full AE/AF performance. Of course, it also shoots 1080p video with stereo sound. The Nikon D4 will sell for $5,999.95 when it goes on sale.
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JVC is up to more camera tricks with the new HD Everio GZ-HM400. This camera has 32GB of internal memory and can record to an SD/SDHC card. It features a 10.3 megapixel CMOS sensor for nine-megapixel stills and 1080p video. It also has a One Touch Upload to YouTube and an export function to download stills and videos to an iTunes Library. It is available now at a price of $999.95, but Amazon has them for $896.44, a 10% savings.
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Olympus never does anything simply but you always know they will be innovative. Their E-P1 combines the simplicity of a point and shoot and the optics of an SLR. It has the A/V quality of an HD camcorder and high-end audio recording. The cam features a 12.3-mexapixel interchangeable lens system with a virtual imaging studio inside. The silver and black Olympus PEN E-P1 is available for pre-order starting at $799.99.
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Panasonic is giving away 30 products in 30 days on their Living in HD community site. You only have about a week left to win your choice of an MP-BD80 Blu-Ray Player, a 12.1 Megapixel LUMIX DMC-TS1 or a 16GB HDC-TM20 camcorder. Note that in order to enter the contest, you have to join the community with your email addy, a full profile and upload either a photo or video. This is a definite commitment.
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Check out your friends, neighbors, work buds and anyone else who seems suspicious with the ATOS Video Camera Sunglasses. The 1.3MP camera records in VGA for about 80 minutes before needing a charge. Holding up to 8 GB memory, it can be extended 12GB with a microSD card. The VCS-8G will be available for ~$200.00 and is unisex for both budding James Bonds and Mata Haris.
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The Muvi Micro Camcorder may appear small but records in VGA quality (640x480) and stores it with included 2GB Micro SD card. The 5.5 x 2 x 2 mini-cam has a VOX mode for start/stop voice activated recording and charges via USB. Sports freaks can opt for the Extreme Sports Pack with brackets, straps and clips to attach to helmet, vehicle or clothing. The Muvi Micro can be yours for GBP 79.99 (~$133.00.)
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At the recent Musikmesse 2009 in Frankfurt, Germany, Zoom unveiled its Q3. The mini-camcorder has a 2.4-inch (240x320) LCD display and can record up to an hour of video with a built-in 2GB SD card. At a size of 128 x 56 x 31.5mm, it looks pretty much like most of the others in its class, but we do like the built-in condenser microphone with adjustable left and right levels.
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Samsung has a nifty design with its HMX-R10 HD Camcorder. Flip out its 2.7-inch LCD touchscreen with TouchUI control that they promise to be responsive and simple to use. With a 5x zoom lens that angles up to 25º, it also has a flash, captures up to 600 fps in H.264 format, takes 9MP still photos and can store 1920x1080 videos on SD/SDHC cards. The cam was released this week in Korea with a price of ~$499.99, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it made it to the States this holiday season.
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