Through the use of the Advanced Video Codec High Definition (AVCHD), the Canon HR10 High Definition Camcorder records 1080 HD video to conventional 3-inch (8cm) DVD discs. The AVCHD codec allows HD video to be captured in a variety of compression rates, using less storage space, and recorded to DVD discs, including high-capacity dual-layer discs for longer recording time. This allows consumers to play back their footage on many AVCHD compatible DVD players, including most Blu-ray disc players.
Designed, developed and manufactured by Canon, the 1/2.7-inch CMOS image sensor, similar to the EOS line of digital SLR cameras, acquires image information at a resolution of 1920 x 1080. Canon's Full HD CMOS Sensor features on-chip noise reduction technology, to help ensure the signals from each pixel are as pure as possible, with minimal "noise" or other image distortion even in dimly lit scenes.
Canon HR10 Camcorder
Canon's proprietary DIGIC DV II HD Image Processor, is the brains behind the HR10 High Definition Camcorder recognizing the different color requirements of video and photos for optimal image quality.
The enhanced 2.7-inch widescreen LCD screen is viewable from up to 135 degrees at any angle. The screen is also treated with a new glare-resistant coating that helps display colors faithfully with minimal darkening or distortion for easy viewing in various light conditions.
Canon's Super Range Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) helps correct camera shake during hand-held filming or when the camera is in motion.
Through a single cable, the HR10 HD Camcorder can connect directly to the latest High Definition televisions through the all-digital HDMI interface for convenient playback of High Definition video on HDTVs.
The Canon HR10 High Definition Camcorder's 24p Cine Mode enables aspiring moviemakers to achieve a professional "film-look" by changing the camcorder's frame rate to 24p, which provides the same frame rate as movie film. In addition, the Canon HR10 Camcorder's Cine setting changes the color and tonal characteristics, evoking the look and feel of a theatrical film. For added flexibility, these settings can be used together or independently.
The Canon HR10 HD Camcorder will have an estimated selling price of $1199.