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New Vixia Camcorders Official
« on: January 06, 2014, 09:43:19 AM »

The following camcorders will be announced for CES in Las Vegas, Nevada which is going on this week.


Canon VIXIA mini X


Canon VIXIA mini X

Canon VIXIA mini X



  • 12x Optical Zoom helps ensure outstanding optical performance and versatility.

  • Built-in Wi-Fi® allows wireless transferring of images and video to compatible mobile devices, select social networking sites and your Wi-Fi® enabled computer, and lets you remotely shoot using your smartphone or tablet.

  • 16.0 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor with the DIGIC 4+ Image Processor creates the Canon HS SYSTEM, which helps provide excellent low-light performance.

  • Creative Shot mode uses composition, color and lighting from your original image to create unique images with an artistic flair.

  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper camera settings based on 32 predefined shooting situations.


Canon VIXIA HF R500


Canon VIXIA HF R500

Canon VIXIA HF R500



  • Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor.

  • 57x Advanced Zoom and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer helps provide outstanding, steady video.

  • DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor captures video at 1920 x 1080 resolution and helps provide exceptional imaging performance.

  • Record Full HD video directly to a removable SD memory card.

  • 1080/60p recording in MP4 (35 Mbps) and AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps) for high quality capture of moving subjects.


Canon VIXIA HF R52


Canon VIXIA HF R52

Canon VIXIA HF R52



  • Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor.

  • 57x Advanced Zoom and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer helps provide outstanding, steady video

  • DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor captures video at 1920 x 1080 resolution and helps provide exceptional imaging performance.

  • Record up to 12 hours of video to a 32GB internal flash drive or directly to a removable SD memory card.

  • 1080/60p recording in MP4 (35 Mbps) and AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps) for high quality capture of moving subjects.


Full press release after the break.



MELVILLE, N.Y., January 6, 2014 – Canon U.S.A., Inc. a leader in digital imaging solutions, has revamped the VIXIA HF R-Series lineup of camcorders with the announcement of three new models, the VIXIA HF R52, VIXIA HF R50 and VIXIA HF R500 camcorders. The new VIXIA HF R-Series camcorders all feature a 57x Advanced Zoom, an upgrade from previous VIXIA R-Series HF camcorders, along with SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization, a Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor, and three-inch capacitive touch panel LCD. The VIXIA HF R52 and VIXIA HF R50 camcorder models feature advanced Wi-Fi capabilities as compared to their predecessor models, enabling them to also function as remote monitoring devices at home or outside the home with mobile internet access.


 


“High-quality image capturing, along with convenient sharing capabilities are paramount whenever Canon revamps its line of VIXIA HF R-Series camcorders,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “Building on the foundation of previous models, these new VIXIA camcorders have once again enhanced the image quality and user experience for our customers, while providing users with dual function capabilities with live streaming and high-quality remote monitoring.”


Outstanding Image Quality and Recording Capabilities

Three new Canon VIXIA HF R-Series camcorders, the VIXIA HF R52, VIXIA HF R50 and VIXIA HF R500 all feature outstanding image quality powered with a Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor, and the DIGIC DV4 Image processor, providing shooters with the ability to capture vibrant 1920 x 1080 resolution Full HD video. Together with the improved 57x Advanced Zoom and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization, shooters can capture different types of action, like a day in the park, or on vacation sightseeing. The VIXIA HF R-Series also features Intelligent IS, which automatically chooses from four different modes to help provide the optimal image stabilizations based off of certain shooting conditions. From their child’s first steps to the championship soccer game, the new VIXIA HF R-Series camcorders continue to offer users the outstanding image quality and zoom capabilities users have become accustomed to from the VIXIA line. A three-inch capacitive touch panel LCD allows the user to quickly and intuitively switch between settings without affecting their ability to capture their desired images.


For enhanced creativity shooters can also customize their video by selecting from seven Cinema Look Filter effects. These filters can be applied during or after filming. Additionally, while in Audio Scene Select mode, users can select from eight predetermined audio modes that will optimize audio settings based off the shooting conditions, including two new ones – meeting and festival. The built-in microphone/headphone terminal provides users with the flexibility to record using an auxiliary microphone, or listen to what they’re recording with headphones.


When shooting with the new Canon VIXIA HF R-Series camcorders users have several options for how they would like to store their treasured memories. The VIXIA HF R52 features 32 GB of internal memory, and the VIXIA HF R50 provides 8GB of internal memory – while all VIXIA HF R-series camcorders allow for the user to record to an SD memory card. Shooters can capture crisp, 1080/60p high-quality imagery of moving subjects, such as at a dance recital or school play when recording in either MP4 (35 Mbps) or AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps). When a shooter chooses to utilize Dual Recording mode, they can record movies simultaneously in both MP4 and AVCHD Progressive, while the built-in down conversion feature creates MP4 files for convenient and easy sharing on the web to popular social networking sites like Facebook or YouTube.


Wi-Fi® Connectivity and Mobile Sharing

Featuring built-in Wi-Fi, the VIXIA HF R52 and VIXIA HF R50 are equipped to add convenience and expand shooting options for filming important moments as well as providing remote monitoring capabilities. Through the free Canon CameraAccess plus** app users can record, zoom in and out, and live stream video on supported Android ™ and iOS® devices. An optional Pan Table base accessory can be attached to the bottom of both the VIXIA HF R52 camcorder and VIXIA HF R50 camcorder, allowing for the camera to act as a baby monitor or security camera. While using the Canon CameraAccess plus app and Pan Table base together users can chose to have the camcorder oscillate left to right up to 200 degrees. The Pan Table can also be manually adjusted for a tilt of up to 20 degrees.


And sharing videos of a newborn baby crawling along the living room floor, or a graduate walking across a stage to receive their diploma, with family and friends is easy with the Canon Movie Uploader app*. Free to download, Canon’s Movie Uploader app, available on iOS platform, allows users to send video directly to a compatible smartphone or tablet for instant online sharing. Additionally, Remote Browse***, available on Android devices allows users to preview or download files to a compatible 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.


Advanced Baby Mode

All three VIXIA HF R-Series camcorders feature Advanced Baby Mode, giving users the ability to select the optimal camcorder settings for capturing a baby’s daily growth. Advanced Baby Mode now gives users the ability to record up to three separate babies, and chronologically save videos into a special Baby Album, seamlessly tracking the growth of each child. The Touch Decoration feature allows users to “stamp” their videos with the baby’s height, weight, and number of days old. Additionally, while using Touch Decoration, users can choose to include their own drawings, captions, and animations.


Pricing and Availability

The VIXIA HF R52, VIXIA HF R50 and VIXIA HF R500 camcorders are scheduled to be available in March for an estimated retail price of $449.99, $399.99, and $299.99, respectively. The Pan Table base accessory will be available in March for an estimated retail price of $99.99.


For more information, and full list of product specifications, visithttp://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/camcorders


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New Vixia Camcorders Official
« on: January 06, 2014, 09:43:19 AM »

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Re: New Vixia Camcorders Official
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2014, 09:53:03 AM »
Vixia? weak name.
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Re: New Vixia Camcorders Official
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2014, 11:19:19 AM »
Any idea about the prices for the Canon Vixia HF R500 or R52? Will they be in the 700 to 750 euro price range?


EDIT: I see, they will probably be priced below the 350 euro
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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2014, 11:28:00 AM »
Vixia? weak name.

Just like Rebel vs. Kiss vs. xxxD, they're called Legria in much of the world, Vixia in North America. 
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Re: New Vixia Camcorders Official
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2014, 12:37:19 PM »
Canon better stick 1080p/60fps in its next line of DSLRs.
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2014, 12:58:59 PM »
Canon better stick 1080p/60fps in its next line of DSLRs.

Agreed, I wonder if some of that is only possible with the faster CPUs in the Digic 6's. That's starting to get to be a _lot_ of data to process, compress, and write out. I'd actually love to see them able to do 120fps through clean, uncompressed HDMI out for an external recorder. Probably can't manage 120fps writing to internal memory, except maybe at the top end with CFast/XQD. But if they'd see through to doing uncompressed HDMI out, especially at 120fps, that'd be awesome. Except they probably (rightfully) see it as a threat to some of their mid-end camera VDSLR.
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Re: New Vixia Camcorders Official
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2014, 01:09:07 PM »
Canon better stick 1080p/60fps in its next line of DSLRs.

Agreed, I wonder if some of that is only possible with the faster CPUs in the Digic 6's. That's starting to get to be a _lot_ of data to process, compress, and write out. I'd actually love to see them able to do 120fps through clean, uncompressed HDMI out for an external recorder. Probably can't manage 120fps writing to internal memory, except maybe at the top end with CFast/XQD. But if they'd see through to doing uncompressed HDMI out, especially at 120fps, that'd be awesome. Except they probably (rightfully) see it as a threat to some of their mid-end camera VDSLR.

Has nothing to do with the processor (these have only DIGIC 4), and everything to do with Canon crippling products as to not kill some of its others.
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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2014, 01:31:29 PM »
One of the specs here might be inaccurate...

The Mini X doesn't seem to have any zoom capability according to the specs on the Canon website (http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/camcorders/consumer_camcorders/vixia_mini_x#Specifications).  It appears to be a fixed focal length with either a wide or up-close option, but no variable lengths in between.
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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2014, 02:37:01 PM »
Canon better stick 1080p/60fps in its next line of DSLRs.

Agreed, I wonder if some of that is only possible with the faster CPUs in the Digic 6's. That's starting to get to be a _lot_ of data to process, compress, and write out. I'd actually love to see them able to do 120fps through clean, uncompressed HDMI out for an external recorder. Probably can't manage 120fps writing to internal memory, except maybe at the top end with CFast/XQD. But if they'd see through to doing uncompressed HDMI out, especially at 120fps, that'd be awesome. Except they probably (rightfully) see it as a threat to some of their mid-end camera VDSLR.

Has nothing to do with the processor (these have only DIGIC 4), and everything to do with Canon crippling products as to not kill some of its others.

Ah, well, not quite true either one of us. It's the DIGIC DV 4, which seems to only be used in the Digital Video products such as the other Canon video cameras/camcorders and the Cinema EOS line. I'm guessing it has additional ASIC logic towards video encoding, and possibly a beefier CPU to handle it all. So it's not quite the same as the DIGIC Image 4+ that's in the Mini X. The specs that Chris Burch linked to shows max fps at 30, even at 720p. Basically it looks like they took a P&S camera, changed the physical format a good bit, added some additional connectivity and added it to this new line. Kinda weird if you ask me.
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Re: New Vixia Camcorders Official
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2014, 10:36:27 PM »
FAO CANON RUMORS GUY et al;

I think someone's really ballsed up this post... Maybe a re-draft and re-posting is necessary?

Looks like the MINI X details got deleted along with the title/model name and pic that preceeds the immediately following spec list?... Then the same specs are listed twice as two cameras or something? I don't know, my interest's died - but that MINI X has no 12x zoom on it ;)
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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2014, 10:43:11 PM »
Plus model numbers on the stock images show the post is all jumbled up further still - Ha, it all looks like someone's been having a laugh ;)
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