Canon unveils Legria HF G10 camcorder
Dubai, July 21, 2011
Canon Middle East has launched the Legria HF G10, offering professional image quality in a compact, consumer-friendly camcorder.
With a stand-out combination of professional features, full manual control, and creative tools to make shooting incredible video even easier, offering serious video enthusiasts a high-performance, affordable option to explore the boundaries of their creativity.
The Legria HF G10 is the first model from a new Legria HF G-series, and features a premium HD Camera System comprising many of the same technologies used in Canon’s professional range.
Designed to offer greater flexibility for advanced users, the camcorder combines a wide-angle HD video lens with powerful image stabilisation and an 8-blade iris, and features like cinema-look filters, to create professional-looking movies. Audio quality has also been significantly enhanced, with an improved internal microphone and external connectivity for other audio accessories.
At the heart of the Legria HF G10 is Canon’s HD CMOS Pro sensor, also found in the XF and new XA-series from Canon’s professional range. The HD CMOS Pro sensor offers a 160 per cent increase of the light sensing area compared to most CMOS sensors, resulting in greater light gathering ability for outstanding low-light performance and wider dynamic range.
This allows users to retain more detail in shadows and prevent highlights from appearing blown out when shooting in high-contrast conditions. The sensor has also been optimised for Full HD video, recording pin-sharp AVCHD footage at 24Mbps.
A new 30.4mm wide-angle Genuine Canon HD Video lens also helps achieve superior quality results. A unique design provides both a wide-angle and more compact size, with a maximum aperture of f/1.8. A redesigned optical path includes an increased number of elements and two aspherical lenses for fast, accurate performance, whilst Canon’s acclaimed Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) technology provides distortion-free images throughout the range of the 10x optical zoom.
Additional image stabilisation is available in the form of Dynamic and Powered optical Image Stabilizers to ensure the video is shake-free. Dynamic IS provides smooth images when filming whilst moving, while Powered IS allows users to shoot without a tripod when trying to capture a distant, stationary subject at the furthest extent of the zoom. For more natural background blur when using a shallow depth of field, the lens also features an eight-blade iris diaphragm, for an almost circular ‘bokeh’ effect. - TradeArabia News Service
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