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PCR's guide to cameras and camcorders

A look at the latest digital cameras, web cams and camcorders available on the market
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We take a look at the latest digital cameras, web cams and camcorders available on the market.

MIDLAND XTC-400
Distributor: Spire Technology
The Midland XTC-400 is an action camera with an 85m submersible case. It can record in Full HD, and built-in Wi-Fi connects the camera to a device for live streaming, shot preview/ playback, and uploads to social media.
Specs: 1080p, 5 hours battery life, rotating lens, Wi-Fi, waterproof case.
SRP: £143.10

JVC GZ-RX110
Distributor: Midwich
This camcorder comes with an 8GB internal memory and a 4.5 hour internal battery life. It records in Full HD and the device comes with features including auto wind cut, auto illumin light, auto image stabiliser, and face detection.
Specs: 40x optical zoom, 200x digital zoom, 3-inch LCD screen, Wi-Fi, 8GB internal memory, SDXC card slot.
SRP: £359.99

RICOH WG-M1
Distributor: DirekTek
The WG-M1 is an action camera that is waterproof up to 10 metres and shockproof. It records in Full HD with stereo sound and features built-in Wi-Fi and a colour LCD screen.
Specs: 14MP still images, waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof, Full HD.
SRP: £130

ISAW EXTREME
Distributor: PXS Distribution
As an action camera with built-in Wi-Fi and a 12MP sensor, the ISaw Extreme comes with connectors, a tripod mount, waterproof casing, USB cables and stickers. The 1200mAh Li-ion battery lets it record continuously for two hours.
Specs: F/2.4 lens, 12MP sensor, supports 1080p at 60fps, 960p at 60fps, 720p at 120fps, and WVGA at 250fps.
SRP: £249

POLAROID CUBE
Contact: Polaroid
The Polaroid Cube is an action camera with a one-button design. It has a rugged, rubberised exterior and a built-in magnet that attaches it to things like bicycle handlebars and household appliances.
Specs: Waterproof, shockproof, supports MicroSD up to 32GB, 720p and 1080p resolution, 124-degree wide angle lens.
SRP: £62

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CREATIVE LIVE CAM SYNC
Distributor: VIP Computers
The Creative Live Cam Sync has USB plug and chat capabilities and works with PC or Mac. It can capture 720p HD video and users can share to Facebook, YouTube and other online social networks and websites.
Specs: 30fps, built-in noise-cancelling microphone, one-click uploads to social media, parental control, 720p HD.
SRP: £16.99

CANON EOS 7D MK II BODY ONLY KIT
Distributor: DirekTek
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II features a refined APS-C sized 20.2MP CMOS sensor with Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors. It also comes with dual CF and SD card slots and can shoot 10 frames per second.
Specs: 20.2MP CMOS sensor, built-in GPS, ISO ranging from 100-16000, dual DIGIC 6 Image Processor.
SRP: £1,060

MICROSOFT L2 LIFECAM CINEMA
Distributor: Exertis
The Lifecam Cinema has 720p HD widescreen video and clear audio. It automatically sharpens images and TrueColor adjusts exposure. It comes with a glass lens and ClearFrame Tech to improve pictures even in low light.
Specs: Auto focus, digital microphone, noise cancelling, 720p HD, ClearFrame, TrueColour.
SRP: TBC

OLYMPUS TG-3
Distributor: Midwich
With a f2.0 lens, Wi-Fi, time-interval shooting, time-lapse movie and GPS, this is also submersible to 15m, functional in -10°C temperatures; impact-resistant to 2.1m and crushproof to 100kgf of pressure.
Specs: 4x optical zoom, 16MP, 36MB internal memory, Wi-Fi enabled, 3-inch LCD screen, video capability.
SRP: £349.99

CREATIVE LIVE CAM CONNECT
Distributor: VIP Computers
Creative Live Cam Connect comes with an on-board video processor for smooth full-screen HD video chats. Skype certification lets users make calls in HD 720p quality and up to 30 frames per second.
Specs: Noise-cancelling microphone, LiquidCrystal auto focus lens, works with Windows 8.
SRP: £59.99

SONY ACTION CAM MINI HDR-AZ1
Distributor: Peak Development
Being two-thirds the size of other Sony Action Cam models, this comes with a Live-View remote, a wrist-mounted screen that lets a user view shots and adjust settings while the camera is mounted on their head or handlebars.
Specs: Full HD, weighs 63g, Live-View remote, SteadyShot.
SRP: £329.99

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RICOH PENTAX K-S1 18- 55MM LENS KIT
Distributor: DirekTek
With a 20MP stabilised CMOS sensor and AA filter-less design, this camera features continuous shooting at 5.4 frames per second and can record Full HD movies at 30 frames per second.
Specs: 1/6000 sec. high-speed shutter, high-precision AF from SAFOX IX i+, Full HD with stereo audio, 3:2 aspect ratio.
SRP: £437

CANON SX700 HS
Distributor: Midwich
Available in red or black, the Wi-Fi enabled SX700 from Canon can capture long-range close ups with its 30x optical zoom, or get up to 60x closer with no loss of quality using ZoomPlus.
Specs: 16.1MP CMOS sensor, optical image stabiliser, Wi-Fi and NFC enabled, Full HD movies at 60fps, 3-inch screen.
SRP: £329.99

GUILLEMOT HERCULES HD EMOTION
Distributor: Exertis
This webcam is designed for use with applications such as MSN Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, Skype, Yahoo! Messenger, AIM, Google, and Gmail. It also has a built-in noise- cancelling microphone.
Specs: 720p HD, 1280 x 720 video resolution, 8MP photo resolution, 30 frames per second.
SRP: £40

TRANSCEND DRIVEPRO 200
Distributor: Entatech
The DrivePro 200’s wide angle lens captures Full HD video and features a 2.4-inch colour LCD screen for live view and playback. The camera includes wireless smartphone connectivity and can be mounted on a car’s windshield.
Specs: 3MP image sensor, 30fps, built-in speaker and microphone, USB 2.0, Full HD.
SRP: £89.99

CREATIVE LIVE CAM CHAT
Distributor: VIP Computers
The Creative Live Cam Chat HD USB webcam can capture video at 30 frames per second. It comes with a built-in noise-cancelling microphone, and users can upload to Facebook, YouTube and Photobucket with one click.
Specs: 720p HD, compatible with Widows 8, 5.7MP photos, plug and play.
SRP: £24.99

CONTACT
Entatech: 0333 101 1000
Exertis: 01256 707 070/01279 822 822
DirekTek: 01494 471 100
Midwich: 01379 649200
Spire Technology: 01202 828 444
Peak Development: 01489 796979
VIP Computers: 0871 622 7500
PXS Distribution: 0844 879 4212

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