New Canon Camcorder Lineup Unveiled

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At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Canon had a new lineup of camcorders to unveil and, with 5 new High Def  & 5 Standard Def camcorders set to hit the market, they’re making sure they’ve covered all their bases for 2009.

In addition to Canon’s core imaging technologies, these newest to the family include some new features for enhanced image quality and
added flexibility. A new image processor (DIGIC DV III) is featured in
select VIXIA models along with 8.0 Megapixel photo capture, Video
Snapshot Mode, Genuine Canon Face Detection Technology, and an advanced Auto Exposure system round out this new lineup.

New to the Standard Def lineup are:

  • FS22, FS21 and FS200 Flash Memory Camcorders
  • DC410 DVD Camcorder
  • ZR960 MiniDV Camcorder

The FS200 records directly to an SDHC memory card, while the FS22 and FS21 Dual Flash Memory camcorders incorporate 32GB and 16GB, respectively, of internal Flash memory and allow recording directly to an SDHC memory card. The DC410 DVD Camcorder records straight to DVD while the ZR960 MiniDV Camcorder records directly to MiniDV.

New in High Def:

  • VIXIA HF S10, HF S100, HF20 & HF200 Flash Memory Camcorder
  • VIXIA HV40 HDV Camcorder

The HF S100 & HF200 record  to an SDHC memory card while the HF S10 & HF20 give you a choice: record to a 32GB internal Flash drive or directly to an SDHC memory card. The VIXIA HV40 HDV Camcorder: replaces the VIXIA HV30 and allows you to capture & record 24 progressive fps to a HDV tape.

Canon Canada plans to release these to the public throughout 2009 with prices being announced at a later date.

Full details can be found on the Canon Canada website.