Canon iVIS HF21 and HF S11 camcorders: up to 24Mbps Full HD

Jul 16, 2009
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Canon Japan have unveiled two new camcorders, each recording AVCHD footage at up to 24Mbps Full HD.  The Canon iVIS HF21 and iVIS HF S11 have 64GB of onboard storage each, plus an SDHC card slot, and can record just under six hours of 24Mbps 1920 x 1080 footage to their internal memory.  They also use Canon's DIGIC DV III Video processor.

The iVIS HD S11 has a 1/2.6-inch CMOS capable of up to 8-megapixel stills, while the iVIS HF21 gets a 1/4-inch CMOS and up to 4-megapixel stills.  Each has optical stabilization, an optical zoom (10x in the HF S11; 15x in the HF21) and face-detection, together with a 2.7-inch wide-aspect LCD preview screen.

Connectivity includes USB, a proprietary AV port, headphones and microphone-input, and there's an optional underwater kit for the HF21.  Both will go on sale in Japan come August, though there's no word on pricing as yet.


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