Canon got their New Year started off with a bang with the announcement of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II premium point-and-shoot camera and three updated versions of their Vixia series of personal camcorders.
The Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II features a 1.0- inch 20.2 Megapixel sensor and packs a lot of punch for such a small package.
The G9 X Mark II features Canon’s latest image processor, DIGIC 7 (also found on the G7X Mark II & EOS M5), giving users improved subject tracking, scene detection and more.
Are you a Social Media junkie? The PowerShot G9 X Mark II is the first Canon PowerShot digital camera to be equipped with Bluetooth®, making photo sharing across your social media networks when connected to a compatible smartphone or tablet a snap!
The G9 X Mark II also features several “pro-like” features such as in-camera RAW conversion feature, improved Time-Lapse Movie Mode and continuous shooting speeds of up to 8.2fps.
PowerShot G9 X Mark II Camera Features include:
- 1.0-inch, 20.2 Megapixel2 High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor
- DIGIC 7 Image Processor
- Built-in Wi-Fi® and NFC4 and Bluetooth® capability
- Bright f/2.0 (W) – f/4.9 (T), 3x Optical Zoom Lens (28-84mm)
- 3.0” Touch Panel LCD
- Full HD, Dynamic IS and Time-Lapse Movie video functions
- Continuous shooting speeds of up to 8.2 fps (In JPEG and RAW)
- Available in Black or Silver
The PowerShot G9 X Mark II camera combines an ultra-slim design with high-performing features such as the DIGIC 7 Image Processor and built-in Bluetooth Technology.
Estimated Availability: February 2017
Canon VIXIA HF R82, HF R80 & HF R800 Personal Camcorders
In addition to the G9X Mark II, Canon also announced updates to their consumer camcorder line with the Vixia HF R82, R80, and R800 models.
All three models carry essentially the same features with the main difference being internal storage capacity, with the R82 offering 32 GB, enough to store up to 12 hours of footage and the R80 offering 16 GB or around 6 hours of footage.
Both models also have a SD card slot available for extra storage capacity.
The R800 doesn’t feature any internal memory capability, but instead has an SD card slot on which to store your footage on.
The other big difference is that the R800 also lacks the Wi-Fi connectivity of the other two more expensive models.
Those differences aside, each new model is equipped with a 57x Advanced Zoom and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer, a 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Canon Image Sensor, the DIGIC DV4 Image Processor and a 3.0-inch capacitive touch panel LCD.
Other new features common to all three models include Flexible Slow and Fast motion recording, backlight correction when in Highlight Priority mode and support for the Canon Camera Connect App 3.
VIXIA HF R82, R80 and HF R800 Features include:
- MP4 1080p/60p Recording
- Lightweight, portable body
- High-capacity BP-727 battery pack
- HF R82 and HF R80 feature built-in Wi-Fi® and NFC capability
- Live Streaming feature
- Zoom Framing Assist setting
- File Lock Function
- Built-in Down conversion
- Compatible with optional Camera Pan Table CT-V1
It’s easy to start creating beautiful movies your family will cherish thanks to the VIXIA HF R82 camcorder. Utilize the powerful zoom to capture moments near, far and everywhere in between. With 12 hours of built-in recording time and a lightweight body, you can be sure to have the VIXIA HF R82 on hand to help capture the moment.
With the VIXIA HF R80 camcorder, the power to create wonderful video memories with your family is at your fingertips. This lightweight camcorder gives you up to 6 hours of recording time and the flexibility of an extensive optical zoom, making it ideal to take on trips, everyday adventures and more.
Capture your family’s most precious memories with the VIXIA HF R800 camcorder. Thanks to its powerful zoom, you can record moments near, far and in between. The lightweight package of the VIXIA HF R800 means you can keep it on hand to record whatever you want, whenever you want, to removable SD cards that provide quick and convenient sharing.
Estimated Availability: Early February 2017
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