Tagged: List of Canon camcorders

Amazon selling the Lumix GH-2, with lens, for $795

Amazon selling the Lumix GH-2 for $795 – that is not a misprint and that includes the kit lens. http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMC-GH2-Interchangeable-Free-Angle-14-42mm/dp/B0043VE27Y/?tag=rumors0a-20 A major firmware upgrade is coming shortly, as well, and will add several new features. I have this camera and love it.

Reducing image noise in the Canon XH A1

The Canon XH A1 is not very old, but it is tape-based, which today seems quaint and dated! However, the camera shoots excellent images and its 20x zoom lens remains amazing. ¬†Even at 1440×1080 HDV, it shoots sharper and lower noise images than most of the consumer 1920×1080 camcorders. But when comparing to my Lumix GH-2 in daylight, the XH-A1 has some image noise that resembles film graininess. Some people actually...

CMOS versus CCD video imaging and the “Rolling Shutter” problem

Older video cameras used CCD-based image sensors. For various reasons, that I will explain in a moment, camera makers have largely switched to using CMOS-based image sensors on low end and even some low end semi-pro video cameras (like the Panasonic HMC-40). All of the new digital SLRs (DSLR) still cameras that also shoot video using high resolution CMOS sensors too. But there’s a nasty problem with CMOS-based sensors that can...