With Canon’s line of top-notch camcorders now available in the Philippines, one can do that with ease and flexibility. This new range includes the: VIXIA HF R300, VIXIA HF R30, and VIXIA HF M50 AVCHD Flash Camcorders. These creations have advanced features that do not only produce high definition videos, but also allow convenient video sharing through wireless capability (with the exception of the HF R300).
Canon VIXIA camcorders aim towards producing artistic videos, especially with the new and improved Cinema Style feature, which comprises the Story Creator and Cinema-Look Filters. The Story Creator offers a wide range of specific scenarios and constructive tips on which scenes and subjects to target, while Cinema-Look Filters can stylize the look and feel of each shot. Examples of the latter are the Old Movie filter, which can add scratch lines and de-saturate the color of the video to mimic the look of old films, and the Cool filter, which can add a bluish layer for a sci-fi appearance.
Functionality is another quality that binds these camcorders together. Their lightweight and compact designs show its portability and convenience to use anywhere. And stemming from Canon’s proprietary DIGIC DV III technology, their HD CMOS sensors, coupled with their powerful Canon lenses, allow the capture of both wide-angle shots and close-ups without the need for lens attachments.
Each Model’s Distinct Highlights
The VIXIA HF R300 AVCHD Flash Camcorder holds a SDHC / SDXC-compatible card slot and makes use of a 3.28-megapixel HD CMOS sensor, 32x Optical Zoom, and Smart Auto. It contains a 3.0” Touch Panel LCD with a Graphical User Interface and produces in an AVCHD / MP4 format. The HF R300 has a suggested retail price of PhP 19,998.
The VIXIA HF R30 AVCHD Flash Camcorder is WiFi-capable, making it easy to connect to any wireless network or device. It also enables one to view and save videos onto an iPhone or computer. With an iOS app called Movie Uploader, the HF R30 can upload HD videos in an MP4 format to Facebook and YouTube by means of an iPhone or iPad with 3G Internet connection.
Along with its wireless capability, the HF R30 contains aesthetically-inclined features. Its 3.28-megapixel HD CMOS sensor and 32x optical or 51x advanced zoom lens present a wide range of shot angles. Smart Auto recognizes specific shooting scenarios—landscapes, movement, blue skies, and sunsets—and can change camera settings to optimal settings without the need for manual exposure setting adjustments. Intelligent Image Stabilization, a feature used with HF R30’s superior zoom lens, stabilizes an image during macro photography and telephoto shooting, ensuring clear, smooth, and stable videos. The HF R30, which includes 8GB internal memory, is priced at PhP 24,998.
The VIXIA HF M50 AVCHD Flash Camcorder, selling at PhP 43,998, has 8GB built-in memory and a SDXC-compatible card slot. Like the HF R30 and HF R300, the HF M50 contains a 3.0” Touch Panel LCD and produces in an AVCHD / MP4 format. In this advanced model, the HD CMOS sensor has been upgraded to HD CMOS PRO. This technology, along with the HF M50’s built-in Iris Diaphragm, can create cinematic scenes from the dramatic “bokeh” effect, which is basically the blur of an out-of-focus image or background. The HF M50 also consists of the Powered Image Stabilizer, the Instant Auto Focus, a high-quality mic, and built-in WiFi. Among these features, it offers the: Touch & Track, which adjusts any selected subject into sharp focus and fitting exposure; Touch Decoration, which provides entertaining frame graphics that can decorate videos; Audio Scene Select, which offers specific audio modes to enable high-quality and production-enhancing sounds; and Mini Advanced Shoe, which allows the attachment of extra accessories such as a video light or microphone without external wires or batteries.
These VIXIA camcorders, soon available in stores nationwide, give video shooting an opportunity to become more creative, convenient, and technologically-updated. Canon, the current leading brand for both digital cameras and camcorders in the Philippines (as certified by GfK), efficiently steers digital imaging upward, preserving the memorable moments of its consumers to their fullest advantage.