Canon HD Video Camera Summary


These days, people are no longer satisfied with still digital cameras.  They now want a camera they can also use to capture video clips.  For this reason, Canon has come out with compact cameras capable of taking HD video images.  As a leader in photographic and broadcast television cameras, Canon is also emerging in the forefront of HD video cameras.

Canon offers a variety of compact and full size HD video cameras.  Not one to stint on features and quality, the company continues to deliver the high level of performance and premium quality that people have come to expect from any Canon product.  Just check out the affordable compact HD digital camcorders that Canon has to offer.

Canon Vixia HF R100

The Canon Vixia HF R100 is one of the favorites in the below-$400 price range.  Its sleek, compact and lightweight design allows you to take the video camera with you anywhere.

Canon uses an HD CMOS Image Sensor to capture HD video at 1920 x 1080p resolution.  The video camera is also fitted with Canon’s DIGIC DV III Image Processor to capture the most vivid colors and sharpest images.

Prices are kept at an affordable level with Canon’s use of the HD CMOS Image Sensor, which is easier and cheaper to produce than CCD image sensors.

HD video is directly recorded to removable SD memory cards, greatly expanding the video camera’s memory capacity.

Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS

Selling for about $250, the PowerShot SD4500 IS is Canon’s first compact video camera to capture full HD video at 1080p at 30 frames per second.  This is made possible by the camera’s high speed CMOS image sensor.  The CMOS sensor also allows the video camera to create slow-motion video.

With its 10x optical zoom and 10-megapixel image capture, the SD4500 is one of Canon’s most popular video cameras at this price point.

Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

For a budget camera (about $230), the Canon PowerShot SX130 is loaded with amazing features.  Reviewers call it the perfect combination of a still digital camera and video camera.  It is equipped with a powerful 12x wide-angle optical zoom, allowing you to zoom in and out as needed.  The camera captures video in 720p HD with clear stereo sound.  Unlike most video cameras, you can use the zoom while recording in HD resolution.  An Optical Image Stabilizer keeps all your shots and videos steady and crystal clear.

As customers become savvy when it comes to digital cameras, Canon now focuses on offering what people are looking for in a digital video camera– compact design, better lens, and HD video.

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