Nic Rossmüller : January 8th 2008 - 23:30 CET
Canon FS10 : Canon revitalizes the Standard Definition (SD) market with the launch of a stunning new camcorder that records movies to flash memory. The Megapixel Canon Digital Video Camcorder FS10 is not only compact and power efficient - the FS10 is also graced with a stunning new sense of style. In fact, this designer camcorder is the ideal solution for all types of moviemaker: from teens in the park, to office workers on a night out and grandparents on holiday. Thanks to solid state memory, the Canon FS10 flash memory based camcorder offers the kind of storage capacity previously only seen in Hard Disk Drive (HDD) models, yet is housed in a body no larger than the size of a family digital camera. |
Canon FS10 camcorder - Flash memory
For total convenience, the Dual Flash Memory Canon FS10 camcorder gives users the option of shooting to standard SD/SDHC memory cards or internal memory of 8GB, offering up to over 10 hours recording. With ever-larger SDHC memory cards now on the market, users can easily increase the overall recording capacity of these models, all the while retaining the ability to just pick up and shoot when a card isn’t to hand. As Canon camcorders, the new Canon FS10 model naturally benefits from class-leading video technologies, including the new 45x Advanced Zoom system.
Canon FS10 video camera - Style and Looks
“The FS series is a groundbreaking addition to Canon’s range of digital imaging devices, offering content creators and family moviemakers everywhere the ultimate in style, compactness and convenience,” said Mogens Jensen, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging Europe. “The style and good looks of each model are reminiscent of Canon’s popular range of compact digital still cameras - the introduction of flash memory recording demonstrates that Canon remains committed to refining and improving its camcorder range, bringing the latest technologies to every user.”
Canon FS10 digital camcorder - Secure Digital and SD High Capacity
Canon’s Dual Flash Memory system benefits the FS10. Combining the best of both worlds - internal flash memory and SD/SDHC memory card recording - the Canon FS10 camcorder offers large storage capacities, until now the preserve of HDD models. Storing up to over 5 hours of movies, the FS10 is still no bigger than an average digital camera. The advantages of internal memory are numerous: there are no hidden media costs and no need to carry spares around - not to mention the fact that users can just pick up and shoot whenever they want. Since the FS10 also allows movies to be shot directly to SD/SDHC memory cards, the camcorder is equally well equipped for situations requiring more storage - on such occasions a memory card can be used to supplement internal capacity. When users want to share memories with friends, video can also be copied directly from the internal memory to an SD/SDHC memory card.
Canon FS10 features
• Dual Flash Memory imaging devices recording to SD/SDHC and internal memory
• Stylish, lightweight design that incorporates a high resolution Megapixel CCD
• True Wide High Resolution 16:9 recording
• New 45x Advanced Zoom with genuine Canon video lens and DIGIC DV II1 processor
• Compatible with Canon’s new standalone Canon DVD Burner DW-100
• New Intelligent battery system displays remaining recording time (accurate to the minute)
• Still image capture to internal memory or SD memory card
• Microphone input connection for superior quality audio
• Software Solution Disk and Application Disk supplied
• Stylish, lightweight design
Canon FS10 video cam - Power consumption and Ergonomic
Flash camcorders offer several key advantages. Along with lower power consumption and faster start up times, flash memory is physically smaller than tapes, DVDs, and Hard Disk Drives. This fact allows flash camcorders to be made significantly lighter and more compact - the FS series is ergonomic and refined, sitting comfortably in the palm of the hand. And since flash involves no moving parts, each camcorder can withstand bumps and knocks without endangering stored footage. FS series camcorders set a new benchmark in powerful imaging performance packaged in a truly compact design. Across the range, a Megapixel CCD provides superior image quality and True Wide High Resolution 16:9 recording. After the shoot, a 2.7” 16:9 LCD screen allows widescreen movies to be previewed in the correct dimensions.
Canon FS10 digital Flash Memory cameras - Action and DIGIC DV II
With a 45x Advanced Zoom, the Canon FS10 sets a new standard in the market. The Advanced Zoom system is an innovation that allows users to capture distant events – such as the action of a sports match - in perfect clarity. Combining the quality of a genuine Canon optical zoom lens with the processing power of the unique DIGIC DV II image processor, users can get closer to the action than ever before.
Canon FS10 - Burner and Power
To make sharing footage with friends and family even easier, the FS10 is compatible with Canon’s new standalone Canon DVD Burner DW-100. The burner connects directly to the camcorder, allowing videos to be copied to a full-size DVD without the need for a computer - the perfect accessory for anyone who enjoys sending movies to distant relatives and friends. A new Intelligent lithium-ion battery system displays exactly how much recording time is left. Accurate to the minute, the system makes it easier to monitor available power and therefore avoid running out at the crucial moment. Writing to flash memory has a far lower power requirement than other recording formats, too - over three hours of shooting is possible with the supplied battery pack.
Canon FS camcorder - Digital photography features
Combining video recording with advanced digital photography features, the Canon FS10 captures high quality stills. Photos are easily transferred to a computer via USB. A Canon Solution Disk, supplied with every model, helps users store, enhance and manage their digital still photos. Each FS series model features a microphone input connection, allowing superior quality audio to be captured. By attaching an external microphone, users are better able to record a strong soundtrack in otherwise challenging circumstances - at a school concert for instance, or similar occasions when ambient noise might otherwise interfere with what is being recorded.