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Canon's full HD resolution camcorder

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 04 Aug 2006 19:15 User comments (7)

Canon's full HD resolution camcorder Canon revealed what it calls a "true 1080 HD camcorder" on Wednesday. The HV10 HDV camcorder is good competition for recent HD camcorder releases from Sony. Measuring approximately 2" wide by 4" tall, the HV10 is a camcorder that can capture full HD resolution video and it fits in your pocket. It can also take 3.1 megapixel still images which will be stored on Mini SD card.
"The Canon HV10 HDV camcorder gives consumers some of the same technologies that are used by demanding professionals in our EOS line of Digital SLR cameras and our best selling broadcast television lenses," said Yukiaki Hashimoto, senior vice president and general manager of the consumer imaging group at Canon U.S.A., Inc. "Consumers who enjoy the premium picture quality of their High Definition television sets can now capture their memories and play them back at that same high quality."

The HV10 HDV camcorder combines Canon's HD optics, with Super Range Optical Image Stabilization, DIGIC DV II image processor, and a Canon designed and manufactured Full HD resolution (1920x1080 video) CMOS sensor, similar to those found in Canon's full line of Digital SLR cameras.

It is scheduled to reach stores in the U.S. in September with a price tag of $1299.

Canon (Press Release)

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7 user comments

14.8.2006 19:30

That's awesome. I never did much with video, but maybe this is just what i needed to inspire me to start.

25.8.2006 0:10

Wow. What media does it record to and I wonder how many hours of HD you can record.

35.8.2006 1:40

Wonder if its got like card memory or a disc of some sort...if its a disc is might end up being a mini-DVD which would be crap because you'd be able to shoot like 40 mins or something before you needed another. But you'd need quite a big memory for serveral hours of HD footage...

45.8.2006 3:38

i could imagine they would still use miniDV tapes, still get best quality of them compared to HardDrive and dvd storage :P

55.8.2006 5:48

Oooh. Can't wait. Only problem, super high price.

65.8.2006 12:13

$1299 seems low-to-moderate for Full HD resoution. still oughtta my range, though. hopefully it will be lower when tax return come next year. =]

78.8.2006 6:19

It uses MiniDV tapes. Still working to find out how long the recordings can be since the bandwidth is high.

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