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Gear-Pro's HD Action Cam is currently being offered for only $44.99 shipped, this week only, originally priced at $299.99. The compact, lightweight cam won't bog you down when you're racing down a hillside or squeezing through a birth canal. The included case protects the camera from any fluids you might encounter during a high-speed roar around the lake, or your own labor and delivery. Product page. Continue reading for more test footage and information.

Notable features:
  • Video Resolution: 720p (1280*720) Or VGA (640*480); AVI Format With Sound From Microphone

  • Choose Between Image Resolution: 5.0 MP (2592*1944), 3.0 MP (2048*1536) Or 1.3 MP (1280*960).

  • 2 Inch Touch Screen For Playback Video; Includes Shockproof And Waterproof Case.

  • Mounts Included: Suction Cup (Cars Or Boats), Handlebar (Bike, Motorcycle), Helmet, Waist Harness, Shield And Car Charger.


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Priced at a hefty $110000, the Phantom Flex4K camera one-ups its predecessors with the ability to shoot 4K resolution footage at 1,000FPS in 5 second bursts, 2,000FPS in 2k and 3,000FPS at 720p - "speeds that will net you almost three minutes of 4k video when played back at 24FPS". Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Sony's HDRPJ260V HD Handycam is currently being offered at just $398.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $599.99. The high-contrast projector built-in to the LCD panel gives you the freedom to share your favorite memories virtually anywhere. Powerful enough to project up to a 100-inch diagonal screen, this small mobile theater packs a powerful punch. Product page. Continue reading for a video preview.

Notable features:
  • 3-inch LCD display.

  • 8.9 megapixel still image; 30X Optical, 55X Extended Zoom.

  • Touch-screen Clear Photo LCD display.

  • 1920x1080 Full HD Recording.

  • Up to 3 hours of recording with 16GB embedded Flash Memory.
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The CountourROAM Hands-Free Action Cam is currently being offered at only $124.99 shipped, originally priced at $249.99. Thanks to one-step recording, just slide the record switch, and you're instantly filming. Product page. Continue reading for a video preview.

Notable features:
  • Waterproof and Buoyant.

  • Easy to use - Instant On recording.

  • Fully Adjustable - the mount can be roatated 360 degrees and is easily adjustable with wet or cold hands.

  • Beautiful HD Video - ContourROAM features a 170 degree wide angle lens that captures stunning HD video or still photos.
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Another day, another strange gadget knockoff from China. This time, we have a Sony camcorder that looks semi-normal from the outside, but when you crack the case open, you'll find that it's completely unlike any other camcorder you've ever seen. Continue reading to see why.

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Panasonic's Lumix DMC-ZS10 Digital Camera is currently being liquidated at just $189.95 shipped, originally priced at $349.99. It features a built-in GPS (Global Positioning System) function allowing geotagged images to be pinpointed via online maps and easily shared with friends and families." Product page. Continue reading for a video quality test.

The LUMIX ZS10 features a versatile 24mm ultra-wide-angle and powerful 16x optical zoom LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens. Its MOS sensor enables full-High Definition 1920x1080 video recording capability. And high speed burst shooting up to 10 frames per second at full resolution. A new, large, 3.0-inch, 460,000-dot Smart Touch Intelligent LCD which allows for Touch Zoom, Touch Auto Focus (AF), Touch Shutter, and Touch Playback.
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For photographers who need a more video-centric DSLR and already have the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, the EOS-1D C is your answer. It's the company's first DSLR that can shoot "4K [4096 x 2160 resolution] video at 24 frames per second, and can output uncompressed 1080p footage as well." Expect to shell out $12,000+ for this monster once it's released later this year. Click here to view the gallery's first picture. Continue reading for hands-on videos.

You'll need to hop into the menu before you'll really notice a difference, in the form of several unique 4K shooting modes, including 8-bit 4:2:2 24fps captures to a CF card or 8-bit 4:2:2 clips in an uncompressed format over HDMI.
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With cameras like the Canon EOS 5D Mark III hitting the market, it's good to have a few alternatives that aren't so expensive. We've rounded up seven of the coolest cameras that you probably never knew existed for your viewing enjoyment. Continue reading to see them all.

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The Zoom Q3 Handy Video Recorder from Amazon is unlike other models, in that it "has two condenser mics on-board, engineered in the same X/Y pattern that gives recording pros the best stereo recording possible." It's currently being liquidated for just $109.99, normally $374.99. Product page. Continue reading for a video overview.

Arranged with the right and left mics on the same axis, this design ensures that the mics are always an equal distance from the sound source for perfect localization without phase shifting. The result is a great sounding recording with natural depth and highly accurate stereo imaging every time...all at the touch of a button.
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The Panasonic HDC-SD80K "features an Intelligent Zoom function that goes all the way up to 42x; when using Intelligent Zoom, Intelligent Resolution technology lets you shoot at high zoom rates while preserving the image resolution." It's currently being liquidated for just $199.99 shipped (normally $449). Product page. Continue reading for a test video.

The Crystal Engine PRO instantly processes the huge amount of data that goes into Full-HD images, and further enhances Full-HD quality. It produces smooth, high-resolution zoom shots even when the range exceeds the limit for optical zooming. Crystal Engine PRO clearly delineates even the tiniest details of your subject, with extremely natural beauty.
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