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2013 New Breed of Wifi enabled cameras for sports analysis industry

No more cables

2013 promises to be an exciting year with the trend of camera manufacturers creating apps for control of their camera products, so here is an update of what is available now and in the very near future.

Starting with most promising camera and app, the Panasonic HC range wich includes the

V720, V720M, V727, V727M

V520, V520M

V920, V920M, V929

and the HX-WA30

These camera's can be controlled via the Panasonic Image App, which enables control of the camera

functions including zoom, stop and record, and most importantly live view.

 This app has alot of promise for the sport industry and can be used with the Ipad or larger Android devices.This range of cameras are due out Mid February, can't wait to get our hands on one, and test on the quickshot8xs mast.


JVC' everio range of camera's which show as much promise as the Panasonic. Check out the JVC website, as there are quite a few models. 

These camera's can be controlled via the everio controller app, providing full control of camera functions, zoom, record, live view, which makes it great for on the field,  indoors, or from the quickshot8xs.


Also available from the big guys at Sony are a range of Wifi enabled cameras including

the HDR-AS15, and some of the Handycam range, watch as the handycam require an 

additional Wifi adaptor ADP-WL1M. Check ou. Sony's Play memories App.



On offer from Canon is several cameras in the Vixia range that include HF R40, HFR400, HFR42,take a look at the Canon website, as there are more in the range. Canon's app offering is                           called Camera Access.


Other great solutions for quick filming, if no zoom is required are


GoPro- the tried and tested POV camera for whole array of applications including extreme sports, GoPro provide an Ios and Android App and controller which enables remote viewing and stop and record.

App and controller which enables remote viewing and stop and record.



ION Air Pro - a relatively newcomer to the POV market, also have a control app for Apple and Andoid devices, check them out.


Other non zoom cameras are available from Sony and Panasonic, check their website for more information.