A digital imaging technology company, Canon, just released its three new High Definition Vixia series of camcorder, the VIXIA HF11 Dual Flash Memory Camcorder, and the VIXIA HG21 and VIXIA HG20 Hard Disk Drive camcorders. Main feature of this release is the high definition image quality creating 24Mbps bit rate claiming to be the highest possible bit rate in the AVCHD format.
Canon incorporates HD CMOS Image Sensor for Full HD (1920 x 1080) image capture,DIGIC DV II Image Processor for superior color and clarity; Instant AutoFocus for fast and accurate auto focusing, which is crucial for HD; and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization, which corrects a wide range of camcorder vibration for virtually shake-free images.
Press release comes from their usa site and quoted:
“The upgrade to 24Mbps enables consumers to capture the highest quality of video in the market today, providing the best High-Definition experience on an HDTV” said Yuichi Ishizuka, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A. “This increase, as well as dual recording options on all three VIXIA camcorders, is just another example of Canon’s commitment to understanding the marketplace and helping to lay the groundwork to lead the market for the current and next generation of High-Definition camcorders.”
These camcorders also offers high capacity internal storage with 32GB on VIXIA HF11, VIXIA HG21 and VIXIA HG20 camcorders have 120GB and 60GB Hard Disk Drives, respectively.
With the capacity of VIXIA HF11 Dual Flash Memory camcorder, it can record high definition video of up to 12 hours with an addition to record directly on SDHC card for extended recording time with the other two to record 45 or 22 hours of HD video and the same expansion card, respectively. The Canon VIXIA HF11 Dual Flash Memory Camcorder, and VIXIA HG21 and VIXIA HG20 Hard Disk Drive camcorders will be priced $1199, $1299, and $949, respectively with a software capable of burning into a Blu-ray disc and will be available on September this year.