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You know the drill: Smartphones are making compact cameras obsolete, killing the category and yada yada. But still! Camera makers launch a seemingly endless number of new models at CES, and Canon is a great example of that this year. It just unveiled no fewer than eight compact, superzoom and vide...

January 5th 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Your smartphone can shoot video; your tablet can shoot video; and, if you even still own one, your point-and-shoot can shoot video too. So why, then, might you pick up a mid-range camcorder? Fortunately for manufacturers, there are still a few perks to owning a dedicated video camera. If top-notch...

January 6th 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Canon announced a quartet of camcorders earlier today at CES 2013, and while Vixia G20 is a tweaked version of the previous model, the R40 and R42 bringing a raft of new features like WiFi connectivity to the game. All the new camcorders pack a 53X zoom, DIGIC DV IV image processor and a 3.28-mega...

January 7th 2013 at 10:14pm 0 Comments
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Wondering what the slew of Canon's new camcorders announced earlier this week look like in the flesh? Err, plastic? We went to find out and while the full suite of model numbers is far too extensive to possibly include in this post -- three separate series of camcorders, three models in each, one w...

January 7th 2010 at 2:04pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to the Engadget Holiday Gift Guide! The team here is well aware of the heartbreaking difficulties of the seasonal shopping experience, and we want to help you sort through the trash and come up with the treasures this year. Below is today's bevy of hand curated picks, and you can head back t...

December 11th 2009 at 2:32pm 0 Comments
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Is it just us, or are these flash-only camcorders getting bigger? Or maybe we're just shrinking. Canon's new VIXIA HF S11 AVCHD flagship certainly seems beefy -- both in size and build -- but we suppose that comes with the territory. Canon was showing a demonstration of the new stabilization tech,...

August 19th 2009 at 1:13pm 0 Comments