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If you looking a good quality camcorder, you might want to have this product!!!

From a build standpoint, the Q3HD leaves something to be desired. The body is crafted of light weight plastic that isn’t cheap, but probably wouldn’t stand up to a short drop to the pavement. The buttons are also made of plastic, and while they’re very responsive they do feel a bit hollow to the touch when pressed.

With the proliferation of smartphone video cameras, most now reaching 720p HD quality, it’s anyone’s guess why one would invest during a stand alone pocket sized camcorder. Enter the Zoom Q3HD.   It records full HD video, however what makes this gizmo a worthy look is its twin condenser microphones.

Q3HD has a built-in USB plug for transferring footage to any computer. It mount as a USB storage device, meaning you can drag and drop files to your desktop as you see necessary. Other ports embrace a headphone jack, line in, 5V DC power port, TV out and SD card slot. Q3HD’s ability to capture full HD video. Though its size, 2.4-inches, suffices in most use cases. More on this later.

The dual condenser microphones can record audio in two formats: PCM and AAC. AAC is limited to 48khz, while PCM allows for a variable bit rate ranging from 44.1khz to 96khz. To save space, AAC can be limited to 160kbps or increased to 320kbps, the latter akin to CD quality sound. PCM provides just two bit rate options, 16 and 24bit.

Q3HD is its ability to capture audio. It adds a level of depth not found in the Flip or Sony Bloggie Touch pocket camcorders. Street noise, chirping birds, airplanes and those alike are now on par with the quality of the picture one expect from a full HD piece of kit. A switch, placed on the left side of the camcorder, allows the gain to be adjusted from low, to high to auto. Auto, which is probably the best choice for most scenarios, at times decreased the volume of the audio too much.

Included are 2 AA disposable batteries, therefore if you would like a chargeable expertise you’ll need to hunt those out on your own. Zoom says you must achieve regarding 2-four hours of use per charge, that appeared to be on par with my expertise.

Since the core focus of the Q3HD is audio quality, which in turn means that audio levels need to be displayed on the screen, a small portion, less than half of it, is used to show the image during recording. However, during playback the screen is used in full, but you’ll be required to turn it width wise.

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Pentax Optio WG-1 with GPS is a nice camera if you need one that is super rugged!!

Optio WG-1 offers though is a lot more than that.  Measuring in at 2.3 inches by 4.5 inches by 1.1 inches and weighing in at a low 5.9 ounces, the Pentax Optio WG-1 claims to be waterproof to 33 feet, dust-proof, cold-proof to 14 degrees Fahrenheit, shock-proof from falls up to 4.9 feet, and crush-proof for up to 220 pounds of pressure – that’s a lot of “proofs” for such a small package to have.  So how well does the Optio WG-1 hold up – does it measure up to the claims it sets forth, or does it get crushed under the weight of it’s own promises?

 

The price might be a bit high for the performance and features though.  If you do need something that can withstand most of the situations you’ll face in life and price is no option, you really can’t go wrong here.  While other rugged cameras might have a faster recycle speed, or a better zoom – there’s always a tradeoff weather it be even higher cost, less features, or something else.
It held up beautifully underwater.  The only measures that you have to take is that you need to make sure the outside of the camera is dry before you open the battery compartment or the HDMI/PC AV port.  If you don’t, you’ll inevitably get water inside the camera through no fault of the hardware.

The camera is very strong it can handle shock drop to wood, carpet, concrete, brick, and blacktop but the WG-1 prevailed unscathed. The camera handled the weight with no issue at all.

If you look at the front of the camera, you’ll notice five little clear circles surrounding the lens – that’s a really neat feature of this camera.  They call it “digital microscope” mode, and all five circles light up in order for you to have perfect illumination on a macro picture.  It’s great for highlighting little details – like a certain part of a flower, or a small insect.  Since this is meant to be an outdoor camera.

The Optio WG-1 also records video.The lens on the WG-1 is better than other cameras of this type, and it shows in the raw data – for instance, you can push the camera to ISO 1600, and have almost no noticeable grain or noise.  The LCD screen (2.7 inches, 230K-dot display) is also well lit, enabling you to use it even in direct sunlight.

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After a number of reviews and recommendations from our site, it is time to take a look at most popular photography products until this date. We think that this is a nice information as popular or widely chosen products come with credibility and worth for your money.

Let’s see 5 most popular photography gears on Amazon as on 4th July 2012.
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If you love taking photo but you want the camera to be small and easy to carry, you might love Sony Cybershot T110!!

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T110 is a very powerful compact camera.You will impressed by the versatility of this nearly palm sized device. Read more →

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The Nikon V1is harbingers of the new Nikon 1 System technology. Nikon V1 is geared toward a rather more savvy user. The Nikon V1, could be a mirror less 10-megapixel camera with interchangeable lens capability, electronic viewfinder and an accessory port to affix flashes and such. It comes with a customary USB data cable for file transfer, battery charger and and 7.0V 1900mAh Li-ion battery.
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