All Feature a Full HD CMOS Sensor, 20x HD Optical Zoom Lens
Canon announced three new compact and lightweight Full HD camcorders priced from $1000 to $1900. The models include the VIXIA HF G21 in the consumer line and the XA11 and XA15 in the professional series. Each delivers first-class optics, powerful sensors and a range of versatile features. However, it should be noted these camcorders won’t shoot 4K.
The Canon VIXIA HF G21, XA11, XA15 Full HD camcorders each offer a 20x 26.8mm-576mm optical zoom lens allowing a user to easily capture a variety of scenes. Canon’s HD CMOS Sensor and the powerful DIGIC DV4 image processing platform deliver great performance in low-light and the ability to capture Full HD images in 60p at 35Mbps. Wide DR mode supports the smooth compression of high luminance areas to achieve 600 percent DR making it possible to shoot with smooth color gradation and suppressed overexposure. This is applicable to any shooting environment where the difference between light and dark areas is prone to causing overexposure. Flexible image expression is supported by a Slow/Fast Segment function that enables users to select shooting speeds from 0.4x to a maximum of 1,200x, and a Hi-UD lens supports the reduction of chromatic aberration and drives vivid imaging.
These camcorders are capable of recording in both AVCHD and MP4 formats, at multiple bit rates, simultaneously, to Dual SD card slots. All camcorders offer HDMI, headphone jack, optional GPS support and the XA15 and XA11 models offer XLR professional audio terminals. Additionally, the XA15 model also features a HD-SDI output. Comprising of a compact and lightweight body, each camcorder is ideal for high-action shoots when both speed and mobility are essential. Dynamic Mode provides 5-Axis image stabilization – roll axis, horizontal roll, vertical roll, up-down and left-right – to help facilitate smooth image capture in various styles of fast-paced shots. The VIXIA HF G21 is identical to the XA15 and XA11 in performance, but does not include a handle. None of the camcorders include Wi-Fi.
- High optical performance
- Stunning Full HD image quality
- Professional recording options
- Professional interfaces
- Easy operability and compact design
Pricing and Availability
All are scheduled to be available at the end of December 2017 at the following prices: