For capturing all of life’s moments, consumers can easily record and share up to 15 hours of High Definition (HD) footage with the newest member of the Canon family of HD camcorders - the Canon HG10 AVCHD Hard Disk Drive Camcorder. As seen in previous Canon HD camcorders, the feature-rich HG10 AVCHD Hard Disk Drive Camcorder features a Genuine Canon 10x HD Video lens, Canon Full HD CMOS image sensor, Canon’s proprietary DIGIC DV II Image Processor, SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization and Instant AF. Whether on vacation, enjoying a relaxing day in the backyard or on the go, Canon’s line of HD Camcorders offers more functionality and flexibility, resulting in beautifully shot footage and lasting memories.
The consumer trend toward large-screen, high-image-quality TVs is still growing, and broadcasters are increasingly switching to high definition. Video products are evolving along with this trend, moving toward high-definition. As a manufacturer of industry-leading video equipment, Panasonic is responding to emerging demand in the HD video era by introducing a new 3CCD full-HD camcorder, the Panasonic SX5. The Panasonic HDC-SX5 can record full-HD video with 1920 x 1080 pixels. The new Panasonic SX5 HD camcorder features Panasonic's original 3CCD camera system and Advanced O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), which let users record clear, beautiful, blur-free images with vibrant colour.
The consumer trend toward large-screen, high-image-quality TVs is still growing, and broadcasters are increasingly switching to high definition. Video products are evolving along with this trend, moving toward high-definition. As a manufacturer of industry-leading video equipment, Panasonic is responding to emerging demand in the HD video era by introducing a new 3CCD full-HD camcorder, the Panasonic SD5. The Panasonic HDC-SD5 can record full-HD video with 1920 x 1080 pixels. The Panasonic HDC-SD5, which records on SDHC/SD flash memory cards, is even smaller than its predecessor model, Panasonic's SD1. In fact, the Panasonic SD5 debuts as the world's smallest and lightest 3CCD full-HD camcorder.
Panasonic introduced the AG-HPX500, a P2 HD camcorder that teams the full production-quality of 2/3” 3-CCDs, DVCPRO HD, 4:2:2 sampling and independent frame encoding with the versatility of interchangeable lenses and the creativity of variable frame rates. Offering the highly popular features of the AG-HVX200 P2 HD hand-held camcorder but with many new enhancements, the 8.2-pound AG-HPX500 features progressive 2/3” 3-CCDs that provide a larger light receiving area resulting in increased resolution, superb low-light performance and wide dynamic range. The AG-HPX500 will be available in May 2007 at a suggested list price of $14,000 including a 5-year limited warranty program.
Canon goes from strength to strength in the expanding High Definition (HD) camcorder market with the launch of the HD-ready, direct-to-DVD HR10. As the world’s smallest AVCHD DVD camcorder - recording stunning 1080i HD movies to standard 8cm DVD media - the HR10 combines shooting convenience with extreme portability and is Canon’s third consumer-focused HD camcorder release in under a year. The Canon HR10 inherits a number of advanced technologies from Canon’s professional camcorder range, including Instant AF and the advanced Super Range Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS). The Canon HR10 has a 2.7” Multiangle Vivid LCD screen which makes it easier to share video with friends and family.
Sanyo has introduced the world’s first waterproof digital camcorder, the Sanyo Xacti E1. Ideal for active families, vacationers and water sports enthusiasts, the ultra-compact Xacti E1 can record high-quality video and 6-megapixel stills under water to a depth of five feet for up to one hour at a time. Designed for year-round use, the stylish Sanyo Xacti E1 camcorder is the pocket-sized, "grab and go" solution for capturing special moments everywhere, every time - whenever inspiration strikes. Completely self-contained, the Sanyo Xacti E1 digital camera requires no bulky, separate underwater housing. The Sanyo Xacti E1 camcorder will be available in the US in blue, yellow and white in mid-June 2007 at $499.99.