HDTV FAQ: What is AVCHD?

If you are currently in the marketplace for a new high definition camcorder and it’s been more than five years since you purchased your last camcorder, or perhaps you have never bought a camcorder before, then you are going to come across a relatively new term called AVCHD.

It’s a term you should understand when buying a new camcorder so in this Digital Home HDTV FAQ article I answer the question – What is AVCHD?

Canon announces eight new Vixia Camcorders

Canon Canada has announced eight new Vixia High Definition flash memory camcorders for 2011 which includes Canon’s new flagship model the Vixia HF G10, the high-end VIXIA HF S30, three compact VIXIA HF M-series models and three entry-level VIXIA HF R-series models.

Rugged Mini HD Camcorder costs just $130

California based DXG, makers of low cost digital camcorders, this week announced that its DXG-125V all-terrain, all-weather high definition pocket camcorder is now available to Canadian consumers for $130.

Features of the inexpensive camcorder include: 720p HD recording; 2-inch LCD display; MP3 player; and a built-in HDMI slot.

Second Gen Flip MinoHD Camcorder coming in July

Cisco has announced the second generation of its popular Flip MinoHD camcorder is now scheduled to arrive in Canada during the middle of July.

The updated camcorder has a slightly more rounded design than its predecessor, responsive touch-sensitive buttons, and a durable brushed metal finish.