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Old July 31st, 2013, 06:40 AM   #1
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Canon announces VIXIA Mini personal HD camcorder

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" The creatively designed VIXIA mini personal camcorder allows shooters to easily record their hobbies, special interests and memorable moments hands-free, and then quickly share those videos and images on their favorite social networking sites or their own blogs via built-in Wi-Fi or via the free Canon Movie Uploader app.*

The VIXIA mini compact personal camcorder features an ultra wide-angle Canon f/2.8 fisheye lens (160 degree movies / 170 degree photos) allowing a user to shoot from unique and creative perspectives while including their surroundings to make their videos and images more interesting. By utilizing the Wide Mode users can give the viewer a full view of their surroundings and then switch to Close-Up Mode to provide emphasis on a particular subject. While in Close-up Mode, users can record a centered 1920 x 1440 resolution image with little distortion. "
Full press release, photos located at:
Canon Announces New VIXIA Mini Personal HD Camcorder at DV Info Net

Manufacturer's product page located at:
http://usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/p...ers/vixia_mini

More info from manufacturer located at:
http://usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/s...lay/vixia_mini
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Old July 31st, 2013, 09:16 AM   #2
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Re: Canon announces VIXIA Mini personal HD camcorder

"Mechanical Shutter for the recording of moving subjects with little distortion."

Does this mean no more jello-cam?
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Old July 31st, 2013, 10:58 AM   #3
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Re: Canon announces VIXIA Mini personal HD camcorder

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"Mechanical Shutter for the recording of moving subjects with little distortion."

Does this mean no more jello-cam?
Not necessarily. What causes the jello-cam isn't the shutter, but the way that data is written to and read from the CMOS chip.
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Old July 31st, 2013, 11:13 AM   #4
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Rolling shutter is caused by staggered reading with no mechanical shutter. A mechanical shutter could/should solve it. :)

That said, if the read-reset time of the sensor is extreme, then a mechanical shutter might only work well for fast shutter times. In other words, the interval in which all lines would be able to accept light could be very small if each line working with staggered timing. So, a reasonably fast CMOS sensor coupled with a mechanical shutter should do the trick.
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Old August 2nd, 2013, 01:20 PM   #5
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Due to it's form, size, where the lens is placed and the abiliity to wirelessly switch from wideangle to tele by wifi I expect it to be mounted as a flying camera soon after it's release...
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