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Canon Unveils ‘VIXIA HF G30’ Camcorder

Wireless capabilities among camcorder’s features

Canon U.S.A. Inc., a producer of digital imaging solutions, unveils the VIXIA HF G30 camcorder, which features a Canon HD Video Lens, MP4 recording and built-in Wi-Fi capability with dual band wireless support.
The new VIXIA HF G30 camcorder opens up new possibilities for advanced amateurs looking to explore their creative potential with professional-level performance and wireless capabilities in a consumer camcorder, says Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon.
The newly designed 20-times wide-angle (35 mm equivalent: 26.8 mm – 536 mm) f/1.8 high-definition video lens has been designed to offer videographers wide-angle and powerful zooming without compromising quality, Canon says. The new lens was built using the same Hi Index Ultra Low Dispersion technology found in Canon’s XF professional camcorder line, helping to reduce chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range.
In addition, a new eight-blade circular aperture on the lens utilizes the same technology found in Canon’s popular EF series of lenses, which helps create a more natural, smoother out-of-focus area than previous G-Series models. The VIXIA HF G30 camcorder also features a dedicated manual-focus ring and a custom key, which is a feature commonly found in professional-level video products, the company says.
While utilizing the manual-focus ring, shooters can switch between the focus and zoom feature when using the Focus/Zoom Selection Switch located at the back of the camera, Canon says. Therefore, precise adjustments are right at a user’s fingertip with the ring, allowing users to create videos quickly and smoothly, according to the firm.

The size of the new HD CMOS PRO Image Sensor was increased 1/2.84-inch over the previous sensor, answering the demand for performance from the newly designed lens, Canon says. The new image sensor, combined with the new DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization, work together offering high sensitivity and wide dynamic range, while providing images with low noise, more depth and enhancing vibration control, according to the company. The SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization feature includes a new Dynamic Mode, which helps to reduce image distortion, even when shooting while walking, resulting in steady video, Canon says.

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