Camcorder Madness…in HD
Lots of news on the camcorder front as both Canon and Sony released a slew of new models.
Canon’s announcements include the launch of a new consumer high-definition line dubbed Vixia. The models feature Canon’s Dual Flash Memory technology along with HD video lenses. The Flash memory part of the equation is important when you consider Flash Memory is a solid-state memory format and has no moving parts, thus the camcorder can be smaller, more compact and lighter, allowing it to be carried anywhere. Additionally, Flash Memory is a highly stable method of storage, and as a result, accidental jolts to the camcorder are significantly less likely to result in failure or data loss.
“We are very excited about our new VIXIA family of camcorders, as well as being an innovator by offering Dual Flash Memory,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A. “Consumers are actively investing in HD televisions and they’re discovering the value of capturing memories in HD. Whichever format consumers may prefer, including our revolutionary Dual Flash Memory, all VIXIA camcorders share Genuine Canon Optics and a host of Canon technologies allowing precious moments to be preserved with unrivaled color and clarity.”