Nic Rossmüller : January 8th 2008 - 23:31 CET
Canon FS11 : 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 FS11 is not only compact and power efficient - the FS11 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 FS11 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 FS11 camcorder - Dual Flash
For total convenience, the Dual Flash Memory Canon FS11 camcorder gives users the option of shooting to standard SD/SDHC memory cards or internal memory of 16GB, 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 FS11 model naturally benefits from class-leading video technologies, including the new 45x Advanced Zoom system.
Canon FS11 video camera - Content creators and Family moviemakers
“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 FS11 digital camcorder - SD and SDHC memory
Canon’s Dual Flash Memory system benefits the FS11. Combining the best of both worlds - internal flash memory and SD/SDHC memory card recording - the Canon FS11 camcorder offers large storage capacities, until now the preserve of HDD models. Storing up to over 10 hours of movies, the FS11 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 FS11 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 FS11 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 FS11 video cam - Ergonomic and Refined
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 FS11 digital Flash Memory cameras - Advanced Zoom
With a 45x Advanced Zoom, the Canon FS11 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 FS11 - DVD burning and Intelligent battery
To make sharing footage with friends and family even easier, the FS11 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 FS11 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.