Canon LEGRIA HF S Brings HD camcoders for Cinematographers & amateur video enthusiasts

By on June 16, 2010
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The LEGRIA HF S series will feature FULL HD recording, 3.5″ touch screen LCD, 8MP lens, 10x zoom and will come in 32GB and 64GB capacities.

Press release:
Canon Middle East today announces the launch of the new LEGRIA HF S series – a set of premium, Full High Definition (HD) camcorders designed for cinematographers and amateur video enthusiasts.

Placing control of the image in the hands of the user, the LEGRIA HF S series offers a superb selection of features that deliver exceptional video quality. Each model combines Canon’s superior imaging technology with a range of advanced manual controls, providing all the tools required to shoot outstanding HD movies.

Quality images meet advanced audio

LEGRIA HF S series camcorders provide the very best in HD image quality thanks to the Canon HD Camera System: an 8 Megapixel Full HD CMOS sensor, Canon HD Video Lens (10x optical zoom) and DIGIC DV III image processing. In addition, all models can record sharp, smooth, detailed AVCHD footage at up to 24Mbps – the highest data rate possible.

Audio capabilities are a match for the outstanding video performance. Each model features an integrated Auto Microphone Attenuator, ensuring that audio is recorded at the optimum level during shooting, as well as offering the option of manual level control. Microphone and headphone jacks are included to complete the set of advanced audio features.

Touch screen and manual control – shoot the perfect movie

The new LEGRIA HF S series models are among the first LEGRIA camcorders to launch with new touch technology, featuring a 922,000-dot Touch-screen LCD measuring 8.89cm (3.5”) – the largest screen size currently available.

Larger than any previous LEGRIA display, the screen also offers over four times more detail, four times greater contrast and, unlike many digital camcorders, presents 100% of the recorded image at all times. This combination makes shooting easier in every way, from composition to focusing.

New Touch Focus, Touch Exposure and Touch Tracking features allow users to quickly and simply control their shots. The unique gesture-based interface also provides sliding controls, offering an alternative way to manually adjust settings such as aperture, shutter speed or exposure.

A re-designed manual control dial, 0.27” EVF (LEGRIA HF S21 only) and a remote control terminal – for adjustment of key functions such as focus and zoom – also combine with the new LCD screen to provide more control options than ever before.

Flick through menus with ease

As well as adding a new layer of control, the Touch-screen LCD also makes footage easy to find and review. Thumbnails of movies can be viewed simply by flicking from one page to the next, while the eye-catching 3D Flip View makes it easier to locate video clips among the largest libraries of content.

Canon LEGRIA HF S series – key features:

· 8MP Canon Full HD CMOS
· 10x zoom Canon HD Video Lens
· 3.5” Touch-screen LCD (922k dots)
· Advanced manual control, including control dial and custom key
· DIGIC DV III Image Processor
· 24Mbps Full HD recording
· Dynamic Optical Image Stabilizer with Powered Optical Image Stabilizer mode
· Instant AF
· Face Detection Technology
· Smart Auto
· Double SDHC card slot
· Relay Recording
· Integrated remote control terminal
· Video Snapshot
· HD-to-SD movie conversion
· YouTube™ Ready
· Eye-Fi connected functions
· Auto Microphone Attenuator
· Hexagonal diaphragm
· 25p Cinema Mode
· Mini Accessory Shoe + extensive audio controls
Canon LEGRIA HF S21 individual features

· Dual Flash memory: 64GB Flash + double card slot
· 0.27” Colour EVF
Canon LEGRIA HF S20 individual features

· Dual Flash memory: 32GB Flash + double card slot


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