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Old January 5th, 2009, 08:25 AM   #1
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Canon VIXIA 2009 Models Announced!

Looks like 2009 is starting with a bang!

Canon just announced their Vixia 2009 lineup. THeir high-end model looks quite interesting.

And Digic DV III!!!

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Old January 5th, 2009, 08:34 AM   #2
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Looks interesting. I wonder how Canon is going to price these models. They seem to be a significant upgrade to resolution. Wonder what that will do the the APP4 users that already have issues editing the 17MB/24MB AVCHD files.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 09:16 AM   #3
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Take particular note of the larger sensors on the HFS100 and HF200 versus the prior model HF10/100 which used 1/3.2" !!
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Old January 5th, 2009, 10:16 AM   #4
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Details at DV Info Net: New Canon VIXIA consumer HD camcorders for 2009

Discuss either here... or there.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 11:11 AM   #5
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Take particular note of the larger sensors on the HFS100 and HF200 versus the prior model HF10/100 which used 1/3.2" !!
Yeah, but they also have a much much higher pixel count (8 megapixels).

So I wonder how this will affect low-light compared to the current models? But then again, look at the new larger lens and Digic DVIII processor ...
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Old January 5th, 2009, 12:47 PM   #6
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Some do and some don't.

Actually the Hf200 has a 3.89 MP sensor verson the prior Hf100's 3.2MP.

The advertised min illumination is .4 lux.

I personally doubt that it produces very usable footage at such low illumination.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 02:24 PM   #7
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Take particular note of the larger sensors on the HFS100 and HF200 versus the prior model HF10/100 which used 1/3.2" !!
i must be missing it, but i see no mention of sensor sizes in the linked article. what size sensors are the new cameras utilizing?
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Old January 5th, 2009, 04:41 PM   #8
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The new cameras with full spec sheets are on the canonusa website.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 05:27 PM   #9
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The HF-S10 is the highest-end camcorder in the new list. Compared to the also newly announced HV40 (until today the HV series were king in the consumer space) only missing are a full advanced shoe, viewfinder, true native 24p without the need for pulldown removal, and low light support (3 LUX compared to HV40's 2 LUX). Other than that though, the HF-S10 and HF-S100 are really marvelous machines with several new features, including zebra, gain, and third party accessory color calibration support -- in addition to a larger sensor with the new DigicDV III tech, bigger lens, and higher dynamic range.

So unless these 5 things that the HV40 still sports over the HF-S10/100 are still important to you, the new HF-S series are the new kings in my opinion in the consumer space.
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Update: Tentative prices, see http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/989182-post2.html
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Old January 9th, 2009, 11:43 AM   #11
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The first previews and sample footage screenshots come in -- just published:
Infosyncworld: Best Top-of-the-line Full HD Camcorders of CES 2009 - infoSync World
Camcorderinfo: Canon Vixia HF S10 First Impressions Camcorder Review - Canon Flash Memory

And this is my own write up on my video blog, comparing the HF-S series to the so successful, but now surpassed, HV series: Regarding the new Canon cameras
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EXCITING TIMES INDEED.

Pity I JUST bought a HG21.

Was gonna gripe about the lack of viewfinder but NO DENYING these new cams are something to get very excited about.

Release date?
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Old January 9th, 2009, 06:25 PM   #13
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A 4:3 sensor again?
I was just wondering of how much longer a photo mode will remain a priority in video cameras.
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And this is my own write up on my video blog, comparing the HF-S series to the so successful, but now surpassed, HV series: Regarding the new Canon cameras
Thank you for coming out of retirement to post this :D
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Old January 14th, 2009, 05:41 PM   #15
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A few more screenshots from the HF-S series (I hope it's not against the policy to post to another forum's post of mine):
Canon HF S10/S100 - Page 7 - Canon HV20, HV30 & HV40 User Forum
After these screenshots, I am not such a big fan girl about the HF-S as I was before...
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