Canon launches new full HD camcorders
Dubai, June 15, 2010
Canon Middle East, a subsidiary of Canon Europe, has launched a range of premium, full high definition (HD) camcorders designed for cinematographers and amateur video enthusiasts.
The new Legria HF S series offers a selection of features for top quality HD movies, with each model combining Canon’s imaging technology with a range of advanced manual controls, a statement said.
The new camcorders feature the Canon HD camera system, with an 8 megapixel full HD CMOS sensor, Canon HD video lens (10x optical zoom) and Digic DV III image processing.
In addition, all models can record sharp, smooth, detailed AVCHD footage at up to 24Mbps – the highest data rate possible, according to the statement.
Each model also features an integrated auto microphone attenuator, ensuring that audio is recorded at the optimum level during shooting, as well as offering the option of manual level control.
The new Legria HF S series models are among the first Legria camcorders to launch with new touch technology, featuring a 922,000-dot touch-screen LCD measuring 8.89cm (3.5”) – the largest screen size currently available, the statement said.
Larger than any previous Legria display, the screen also offers over four times more detail, four times greater contrast and, unlike many digital camcorders, presents 100 per cent of the recorded image, the statement added.
New touch focus, touch exposure and touch tracking features allow users to quickly and simply control their shots. The unique gesture-based interface also provides sliding controls, offering an alternative way to manually adjust settings such as aperture, shutter speed or exposure.
A re-designed manual control dial, 0.27” EVF (Legria HF S21 only) and a remote control terminal – for adjustment of key functions such as focus and zoom – also combine with the new LCD screen to provide more control options than ever before, according to the statement.
The touch-screen LCD also makes footage easy to find and review. Thumbnails of movies can be viewed simply by flicking from one page to the next, while the 3D flip view makes it easier to locate video clips among the largest libraries of content, the statement said. – TradeArabia News Service