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January 04, 2016 09:00 ET

New Canon VIXIA Camcorders for CES 2016, More Info: B&H

Video News: Updating Its Consumer Video Products, Canon Will Be Showing Off Some New Products for Its VIXIA Line of Camcorders; the VIXIA Line Will Now Include the HF G40, HF R72, HF R70, and HF R700 Models, Each One With New Features for the New Year

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - January 04, 2016) - The Canon VIXIA HF G40 is the new flagship of the VIXIA line, building on the HF G30 by adding the Wide DR gamma and Highlight Priority Mode. The Wide DR gamma, originally offered as a picture profile in manyCanon Cinema EOS cameras, expands the overall dynamic range of the recorded image to 600% by compressing high-brightness areas. Practically, Wide DR prevents highlights from clipping when shifting the exposure higher for cleaner shadow areas. Highlight Priority Mode provides an HDR-like image by manipulating the gamma curve of the recording to preserve information in the highlights and mid-tones, while providing saturated colors for a finished look. The Highlight Priority Mode is supported with a View-Assist function that allows you to expose your image correctly when using the onboard articulating 3.5" OLED monitor. Some notable features brought over from the HF G30 include a 20x zoom lens, 1080p60 recording in the edit-ready MP4 format, full manual control, built-in monitoring tools, Wi-Fi control, and dual SD card slots.

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The VIXIA HF R72 and HF R70 camcorders complement the HF R62 and HF R60 camcorders, respectively. They both feature built-in flash storage for recording without the need for an SD card. The HF R72 has 32GB of storage, while the HF R70 contains 16GB. Just like the HF G40, these camcorders feature the Highlight Priority Mode for an HDR-like image with saturated colors. A versatile, optically stabilized 57x Advanced Zoom (32.5-1853mm equivalent) combined with a 3.28 megapixel sensor enables the HF R70 and HF R72 to shoot high-quality images from up close or afar. These camcorders can record full-HD 1920x1080 video at frame rates up to 60p for smooth motion or for creating slow-motion clips in post-production.

Canon VIXIA HF R72 32GB Camcorder

Canon VIXIA HF R70 8GB Camcorder

Finally, coming in black or white variations, the Canon HF R700 camcorders take after the VIXIA HF R600 models. The R700 features the same 57x Advanced Zoom as the HF R70/72, but only records to SD cards, for those not needing extra internal memory. The R700 adds the Highlight Priority Mode as well, for capturing realistic images with an HDR quality. Also, like the HF R70 and 72, frame rates of up to 60p are available in full-HD 1920x1080 resolution, providing smooth motion for your footage, or for slowing down the video in your editing system.

Canon VIXIA HF R700 Camcorder


The VIXIA line of camcorders covers a wide gamut of production, from home movie creation with the HF R700, HF R70, and HF R72, to event, corporate, and other forms of professional videography with the HF G40. So whether you need to capture memories for your home movie collection or you're working on more serious journalistic projects, one of these VIXIA camcorders will fit the bill nicely.

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