Until now, only professional video camcorders recorded video at 24 frames per second. Canon changed that at the CES show, announcing its new HV40 top-of-the-line consumer model.
The HV40 can now shoot 24 progressive frames per second. Native 24p allows users to capture and record 24 progressive frames per second to a HDV videocassette.
The camcorder also features a Digic DV III processor for improved image quality, 8-megapixel photo capture, advanced auto exposure, and face detection. There are a number of different storage options in terms of built-in flash memory, SDHC-only or HDV tape. According to Canon, the Digic DV III processor “delivers stunning color reproduction, clarity and enhanced noise reduction.”
The HV40 HDV camcorder offers a 10X HD video lens and 2.96 megapixel full HD CMOS image sensor. An add-on feature — called Custom Key Mode — enables users to assign commonly used functions to a single button on the camcorder for quick access.
No price or availability date was given for the new camcorder.For more information, visit www.canonusa.com.