Ep. 203: Road Test Video
A fine follow-up to last year's M3xx series, the Canon Vixia M4xx series should please most home-movie-oriented videographers despite its relatively high price. If you don't need the EVF, the M400 is your best buy, but if you'll be shooting a lot in sunlight, it's worth it to step up to the M41.
The iPad 2 just launched, so we brought Seth in to talk about keeping your data safe on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod. Or an Android device. Also, Rafe tests the new Synology DS411slim home server, and we opine on using a DVR as an archival store for videos (in a word: don't).
Rafe and Tom talk about the long-term use of gadgets like TiVo, the MiFi, and more. We even get a road test report on FreeNAS from Dave the psychologist!
While it's more expensive than its sub-$600 competitors, the Canon Vixia HF20 and Vixia HF200 deliver a more extensive feature set for the extra money. The HF200, which lacks internal memory, is probably a better buy than the HF20, though the HF20's all-black body is a bit classier looking.
Like its cousin, the flash-based HF11, Canon's Vixia HG20 delivers excellent HD video quality and performance, albeit in a slightly larger, heavier package. However, you get more storage space at a lower price.
This week on Always On, we road test Motorola's Moto X, taking it out for a night on the town. We explore new parking options using tech on a smartphone. And, Molly Wood rants about Google Glass.
While they're an excellent trio of camcorders, the Vixia HF S21, HF S20, and HF S200 are significantly more expensive than their respective competitors, especially since the S20 and S200 lack electronic viewfinders. If you can forego some of the subtleties of its manual controls, you can probably get what you need with a cheaper camcorder.
Molly Wood and Jeff Cannata take the BlackBerry Z10 for an epic Road Test in Spain. Plus, they unbox the Sony Xperia Z smartphone.
Molly Wood and Jeff Cannata test out three underwater cases for the iPhone, comparing features, durability, and price.
The most requested gadget for Molly Wood to torture? The iPhone 4S. Molly Wood puts the popular phone through the toughest torture test yet! Will it survive?