Canon Enhances Connectivity And Image Quality With New VIXIA Lineup
Two New VIXIA HF R-Series Camcorders Offer Live Streaming and
Remote Shooting; New VIXIA HF G-Series Demonstrates Enhanced Imaging
and Low-Light Shooting Capabilities
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., January 7, 2013 – Canon U.S.A.,
Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today unveiled four new
camcorders for its VIXIA lineup, with the introduction of three HF
R-series models, the VIXIA HF R42, HF R40 and HF R400, and the expansion
of the acclaimed G-series line with the new VIXIA HF G20. Compact and
portable, the new HF R-series models are designed to capture and share
life's every day moments with a 53x Advanced Zoom, SuperRange Optical
Image Stabilization, innovative wireless streaming and remote control
features. Excellent for low-light shooting conditions, the new HF G20
model offers an enhanced HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor and professional-grade
"Being able to capture and instantly share memories as
they happen is a necessity in today's always-on society," said Yuichi
Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging
Technologies and Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. "With Canon's new
VIXIA camcorders, people can have those advanced wireless capabilities
that give them the convenience they need, without sacrificing on the
quality of their images."
VIXIA HF R-Series Models
Designed for everyday shooting, Canon's expanded VIXIA HF R-series
lineup improves upon numerous features, including image quality, sharing
capabilities and the user experience.
With 53x Advanced Zoom and a Genuine Canon HD Video Lens, capturing
memories in crisp High Definition video is easier than ever on Canon's
new VIXIA HF R-series camcorders. The new lineup also offers a 3.28
Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor, an improved image stabilization
system and a new DIGIC DV IV Image Processor for impressive low-light
performance. In addition, the new camcorders offer Full HD MP4 (35Mbps)
and AVCHD Progressive (28Mbps) 60p recording, so every second is
captured with stunning image quality.
Enhanced Connectivity and Mobile Sharing
With connectivity and instant sharing in mind, the VIXIA HF R42 and
HF R40 offer several tools and features that make uploading content easy
and convenient. The VIXIA HF R42 and HF R40 feature built-in Wi-Fi,
allowing each camcorder to connect and stream live content to a variety
of devices, including smartphones, tablets and PCs. Users can instantly
upload their material to social networking sites through CANON iMAGE
GATEWAY# and share footage via email or send videos to friends and
family live so content can be enjoyed as soon as it is captured.
Also new to the HF R-series lineup is Remote Browse, a feature that
allows users to preview or download files to a smartphone, tablet or PC
when using a web browser. Once both devices are wirelessly connected,
users can download or playback their videos instantly without the need
for an application or other software.
Canon's free Movie Uploader app*, available on the iOS® platform,
allows users to send video directly to a smartphone or tablet for
instant online sharing. Through the free CameraAccess app†,
available for iOS® and Android platforms, individuals can stream live
and control their VIXIA HF R42 or VIXIA HF R40 directly from their
smartphone or tablet with the ability to access the camcorder's record,
pause and zoom functions.
These new mobile and live-streaming applications offer numerous
benefits, such as using the VIXIA HF R42 or VIXIA HF R40 to record
activities remotely, or setting the device to function as a baby monitor
or security camera.
Convenience and Recording Flexibility
For the ultimate in recording convenience, the VIXIA HF R42 provides
32 GB of internal memory and the HF R40 provides 8GB - while all HF
R-series camcorders offer the flexibility of capturing footage to an SD
memory card. The new HF R-series camcorders feature a new easy-to-use
3.0-inch capacitive touch panel screen for intuitive functionality. All
of the new HF R-series camcorders offer a higher capacity battery,
nearly doubling the recording length over previous models. Users now
also have the option of creating stunning, high-quality 60p MP4 files
(1920x1080 at 35Mbps) in addition to AVCHD Progressive (1920x1080 at
28Mbps) for added flexibility. With the new Dual Recording feature,
users won't need to choose between recording formats, as each HF
R-series camcorder can capture both simultaneously.
VIXIA HF G20
The VIXIA HF G20 includes a variety of high-level features that make
it an excellent option for users in search of a user-friendly camcorder
with professional-level functionality.
Exceptional Image Quality
With a 10x Optical Zoom and Genuine Canon HD Video Lens, the VIXIA HF
G20 records stunning video in 1080p Full HD so every imaginative scene
is captured perfectly. This new camcorder features an enhanced HD CMOS
PRO Image Sensor, improving low-light performance by 20% over its
predecessor. Canon's sophisticated SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer
combined with Intelligent IS corrects camera shake instantly, so even
hand-held video taken at long focal lengths is sharp and steady.
Premium Recording Capabilities
To ensure a creative moment is never missed, the VIXIA HF G20 offers
Pre-Record, a feature that allows users to automatically capture three
seconds of footage before they press the record button. In addition, the
new G-series camcorder offers up to 12 hours of full HD recording, and
provides 32GB of internal memory along with the option of recording to
two SD card slots. Operation of the camera is easy and intuitive with a
high-resolution 922K-dot, 3.5-inch touch panel screen. With Cinema-Look
filters, Shooting Assist and Smart AUTO, users can experiment with a
variety of imaging modes and easily identify optimum audio settings to
give their videos a rich and dynamic tone.
Pricing & Availability
The VIXIA HF R42, VIXIA HF R40, and VIXIA HF R400 are scheduled to be
available in March for an estimated retail price of $499.99, $399.99,
and $299.99, respectively. The VIXIA HF G20 will be available in
February for an estimated price of $1,099.99.
For more information, and a full list of product specifications, visit http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/camcorders/consumer_camcorders .
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer,
business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With
approximately $45.6 billion
in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks
third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2011† and is one of Fortune
Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies in 2012. In 2012, Canon U.S.A.
has received the PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award for Service and
Reliability in the
digital camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year,
and for camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to
level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent
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† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.
All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.
# One-time registration is required on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY online photo album.
* This software enables you to upload images to social network
services. Before uploading images, please be aware that image files may
contain privacy related information such as people and places. If
necessary, please delete such information. Canon does not obtain,
collect or use such images or any information included in such images
through this software. Compatible with iOS version 5/6 or later for
select devices. MP4 60p and AVCHD recordings are not supported for this
† Compatible with iOS version 5/6 or later or Android version 2.3/4.0
for select devices. MP4 60p and AVCHD 60p recordings are not supported
for this function.
VIXIA Wi-Fi Remote Browsing Disclaimer:
Compatible with iOS version 5/6 or later and Android version 4.0 for
select devices. AVCHD recording is not supported for this function. On
iOS devices, MP4 60p recording is not supported; only the playback
function is available.
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