Canon VIXIA mini compact personal camcorder announced
There are camcorders, and then there are camcorders. Canon has been an old hand when it comes to camcorder technology throughout the years, and it does not seem as though they are going to stop anytime soon. In fact, their most recent release comes in the form of the Canon VIXIA mini compact personal camcorder that would definitely not have looked out of place if it were to appear in a science fiction movie that depicted the future. This is one creatively designed personal camcorder, where the Canon VIXIA would pave the way for avid shutterbugs as well as aspiring directors to record their hobbies, special interests and memorable moments in a jiffy, all hands-free to boot, while allowing one to share those freshly captured and images on your favorite social networking sites or blogs thanks to the integrated Wi-Fi connectivity, or to use the free Canon Movie Uploader app.
Let us take a closer look at the kind of hardware that the Canon VIXIA mini personal camcorder packs underneath the hood. For starters, it will boast of an ultra wide-angle Canon f/2.8 fisheye lens (160 degree movies / 170 degree photos) which would enable a user to shoot from unique and creative perspectives, all the while including their surroundings so that their videos and images end up being more than just the “usual”. Through the clever use of Wide Mode, users are able to ensure that the viewer gets a full view of their surroundings, and when one then switches to Close-Up Mode, it will deliver an emphasis on a particular subject. Whenever one is in Close-up Mode, one is able to record a centered 1920 x 1440 resolution image with very little distortion, now how about that? Your creativity is further enhanced by being able to toggle from one shooting mode to the other, as well as the ability to switch back and forth between video and image mode.
Other features include a 2.7-inch capacitive-tilt touch panel LCD display, a 12.8-megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor, Canon’s DIGIC DV4 Image Processor, Full HD video recording, and Special Scene Modes among others. Expect the CanonVIXIA mini compact personal camcorder to arrive in black and white shades later this September 2013 for $299.99 a pop.