Canon Details VIXIA HF G50 4K UHD Video Camcorder


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Canon has unveiled its latest VIXIA digital camcorder models. The new lineup includes the VIXIA HF G50 4K Camcorder, and the VIXIA HF W11 and VIXIA HF W10 Full HD Camcorders.

Designed for advanced amateur filmmakers, the HF G50 features a 4K 1/2.3-inch sensor and DIGIC DV 6 image processor capable of recording 4K UHD/30p (4:2:0 8 bit) and 1080p Full HD (4:2:2 10 bit via SDI/HDMI Output) video in the MP4 format to dual-card SD card slots. In addition, the device includes a wide-angle Canon 20x (29.3-601mm) optical zoom lens, along with Intelligent Optical Image Stabilization five-axis system, Instant AF, and an 8-bladed circular aperture. Likewise, a 3-inch LCD touch panel screen and a tilting high-resolution color Electronic View Finder are integrated as well.

The VIXIA HF G50 4K Camcorder will be available in April for an estimated retail price of $1099.

"As filmmaking and videography continue to grow into a more ubiquitous medium of visual expression, it is imperative that creatives have products that help capture their unique vision," said Kazuto Ogawa, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "Not only is Canon eager to view what our users create with the VIXIA HF G50, we are excited to be with them along the way as their skills and ideas further evolve into the future."

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Meanwhile, Canon has also detailed its new VIXIA HF W11 and HF W10 Full HD Camcorders. Designed with durability in mind, both models are waterproof (up to 16.4 ft. / 5m), shockproof, and dustproof. Likewise, the units can operate in temperatures as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit /-10 degrees Celsius. In addition, both devices feature 40x optical and 60x digital zoom lens and support 1920 x 1080 video AVCHD Full HD video recording. When it comes to differences, the VIXIA HF W11 model includes an attached LED light and 32GB of internal storage, while the VIXIA HF W10 model only includes 8GB of internal storage. 

"From soccer games to vacations, there are plenty of activities that families want to capture that require a product that fits their fun-filled lifestyles," said Kazuto Ogawa, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "Weighing less than a pound, these new waterproof, shockproof and dustproof VIXIA models are perfect for active families so they won't miss a minute of the action in any season, whether indoors or out, in good weather or wet weather."

The VIXIA HF W11 ($449.99) and HF W10 ($399.99) will both be available in April.

Source: Canon