Gizmodo’s Hands-On with Sony’s New 4K Action Camera

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In Gizmodo’s blog post titled Sony 4K Action Cam Hands-On: Giving GoPro a Run for Its Money they provide a preview of the Sony X1000V action camera that is expected to be released in March of 2015 and sell for around $500USD.

GoPro has dominance in the action camera market, and based on Gizmodo’s post it does not sound like this camera from Sony will change that.

$1,500 Camera Beats $15,000 Video Camera

Andrew Reid from EOSHD has compared the video footage from the previously $15,000 Canon C300 to the video footage from the $1,500 Samsung NX1 mirrorless hybrid camera. The Canon C300 has useful features that the Samsung NX1 doesn’t have so it’s not an apples to apples comparison, but the 4k video quality from the Samsung NX1 is impressive.

The results speak for themselves:

You can read Andrew’s full post here.

Three New 4K Video Cameras from JVC

JVC has announced three new 4k cameras.

Pictured above is the GY-LS300 ($3,999 USD), a Super 35mm camcorder with a Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Expected to ship in April around the time of NAB.

Pictured below are the GY-HM200 ($2,999) and the GY-HM170 ($2,499), both of which have a 1/2.33″ backside-illuminated sensor and expected to ship in March.

hm200 hm170All three cameras will have a 150 Mbps codec which is better than a lot of the competition.

The following are the only samples we have for now of these camcorders:

For further information follow this forum thread at the DVInfo forums.