CES 2012: New Canon camcorders VIXIA HF M and HF R-series models unveiled

By on Jan 10, 2012 in Camera, Lifestyle, Technology, United States Comments

Canon USA unveiled on Monday, January 09, 2012 its new line of digital camcorders, along with the new Canon digital cameras, as introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012.



Canon VIXIA HF M52 camcorder
Image Credit: www.usa.canon.com

According to the announcement on its official website that day, Canon has three new compact VIXIA HF M-series models and three entry-level VIXIA HF R-series models, with all of them to be out this March.

As noted by Canon, the three new compact VIXIA HF M-series models are VIXIA HF M52, VIXIA HF M50, and VIXIA HF M500, while the VIXIA HF R-series models are VIXIA HF R32, VIXIA HF R30, and VIXIA HF R300.

All of the VIXIA HF M-series models feature Canon‘s newly designed Flat Touch Panel 3.0-inch LCD screen and now also record in MP4 file format so that content are easier to share across mobile devices and online social networks.

The VIXIA HF M52 and VIXIA HF M50 incorporate 32GB and 8GB of internal flash memory, respectively, and feature HD-to-SD Downconversion, while the HF M500 records directly to a SDXC-compatible card slot.

Canon noted that the VIXIA HF M52, VIXIA HF M50 and VIXIA HF M500 Flash Memory camcorders will be available in March for an estimated retail price of $749.99, $649.99 and $549.99, respectively.

Meanwhile, the Canon VIXIA HF R32, VIXIA HF R30 and VIXIA HF R300 Flash Memory camcorders are 21 percent smaller than the 2011 R-series models; and feature Canon‘s Intelligent IS with Optical Image Stabilization that allows automatic switching between the stabilization modes for optimal image quality while recording.

Among the key features of these Canon VIXIA HF R-series models include a Genuine Canon HD Video Lens with 51x Advanced Zoom, 3.28-megapixel Canon Full HD CMOS Image Sensor, and a 3.0-inch full-flat Touch Panel LCD screen.

The VIXIA HF R32 and VIXIA HF R30 models incorporate 32GB and 8GB of internal flash memory, respectively; while the VIXIA HF R300 records directly to a SDXC-compatible memory card slot.

The VIXIA HF R32, VIXIA HF R30 and VIXIA HF R300 Flash Memory camcorders are expected to be out in the market in March, with an estimated retail price of $549.99, $449.99 and $349.99, respectively.

For more details about these latest Canon camcorders, the camera company is inviting the public to visit their official website at www.usa.canon.com.



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