Canon U.S.A., Inc., today unveiled four new camcorders for its VIXIA lineup, with the introduction of three VIXIA HF R-series camcorder models, the VIXIA HF R42, VIXIA HF R40 and VIXIA HF R400, and the expansion of the acclaimed G-series line with the new VIXIA HF G20 camcorder. Compact and portable, the new VIXIA HF R42 and VIXIA HF R40 camcorder models are designed to capture and share life's every day moments with a 53x Advanced Zoom, SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization, innovative wireless streaming and remote control features. Excellent for low-light shooting conditions, the new VIXIA HF G20 camcorder model offers an enhanced HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor and professional-grade functionality.
"Being able to capture and instantly share memories as they happen is a necessity in today's always-on society," said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. "With two of Canon's new VIXIA camcorders, people can have those advanced wireless capabilities that give them the convenience they need, without sacrificing on the quality of their images."
VIXIA HF R-Series Camcorder Models
Designed for everyday shooting, Canon's expanded VIXIA HF R-series camcorder lineup improves upon numerous features, including image quality, sharing capabilities and the user experience.
With 53x Advanced Zoom and a Genuine Canon HD Video Lens, capturing memories in crisp High Definition video is easier than ever on Canon's new VIXIA HF R-series camcorders. The new lineup also offers a 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor, an improved image stabilization system and a new DIGIC DV IV Image Processor for impressive low-light performance. In addition, the new camcorders offer Full HD MP4 (up to 35Mbps) and AVCHD Progressive (up to 28Mbps) 60p recording, so memories are captured in stunning image quality.
Enhanced Connectivity and Mobile Sharing
With connectivity and instant sharing in mind, the VIXIA HF R42 and HF R40 camcorders offer several tools and features that make uploading content easy and convenient. The VIXIA HF R42 and HF R40 camcorders feature built-in wireless capability, allowing each camcorder to connect and stream live content to a variety of devices, including smartphones, tablets and PCs. Users can instantly upload their videos to social networking sites through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY# or share footage via email to send to friends and family so content can be enjoyed immediately after it is captured.
Also new to the VIXIA HF R-series camcorder lineup is Remote Browse†, a feature that allows users to preview or download files to a smartphone, tablet or PC when using a web browser. Once both devices are wirelessly connected, users can download or play back their videos instantly without the need for an application or other software.
Canon's free Movie Uploader app*, available on the iOS platform, allows users to send video directly to a smartphone or tablet for instant online sharing. Through the free CameraAccess app**, available for iOS and AndroidTM platforms, individuals can stream live and control their VIXIA HF R42 or VIXIA HF R40 camcorder directly from their smartphone or tablet with the ability to access the camcorder's record, pause and zoom functions.