Upcoming Review: Sony DSC-HX5V Digital Camera.

Sony has been airing the ad with Taylor Swift using DSC-HX5V for the past few weeks (months?). I finally got my hands on one. On loan, of course. I can’t spend my money on it, not in this economy. P.S. Simon, where’s my paycheck?

Anyway, this camera is the next generation of point and shoot digital camera. It records AVCHD video, and it has GPS built-in. The “iSweep Panorama” is the killer feature of this camera. No more the awkward picture stitching to make that panoramic one. It is really easy to do on this camera.

Anyway, I’ll be taking this camera on Saturday to a wedding; Carlos Alazraqui’s.

Expect a full review really soon!

In the meantime here’s a picture taken using Sony DSC-HX5V iSweep Panorama feature, re-compressed using Adobe Photoshop.

JVC Everio GZ-HM400 AVCHD Camcorder Raw Sample.

The latest video sample I obtained is from JVC Everio GZ-HM400 AVCHD Camcorder.

  • 32GB Internal Memory.
  • SD/SDHC Memory Card Slot.
  • 1/2.33″ CMOS Sensor.
  • 10x Optical Zoom.
  • 24MBPS (VBR).

The video quality is above average thanks to the larger CMOS sensor (at 0.429 inch). The video was taken in a low light condition thus the grainy pictures. You can view the h.264 video here or download the Raw file in ISO format (150.5MB).

The video is imported using iMovie ’09; iPhone and iPod touch compatible.


JVC Everio GZ-HM400 info page

JVC Everio GZ-HM400 @ Amazon.com