Canon delivered a full refresh to its line of digital camcorders at CES on Tuesday.
The updates cover the camera maker’s Vixia and PowerShot lines and boost the overall functionality of a range of shooters.
Retaining the line’s now well-known cylindrical shape, Canon’s Vixia Digital Camcorder joins the high-end prosumer market with the Vixia HF G40 ($1,299), which has a 20x optical zoom lens, dynamic image stabilization, and HD CMOS Pro image sensors that deliver better images in low light video for quality 1080p video.
The company also announced the Vixia HF R72 ($499), which has 32GB of built-in memory, five LED backlights that deliver 35 to 40 more brightness, and a touchscreen interface. Canon’s new Vixia HF R70 ($399) offers 16GB of memory and the Vixia HF R700 comes in as the most affordable (299) with no built-in memory, but expandable via SD card slot. the Vixia HF R700 comes in as the most affordable (299) with no built-in memory, but expandable via SD card slot.
As for still cameras, Canon also updated its PowerShot line of digital cameras with the PowerShot ELPH360 HS, which is the top of the line for the series, offering a 12x optical zoom lens, intelligent zoom stabilization, built in Wi-Fi, NFC and a 20.2 megapixel CMOS sensor.
The PowerShot ELPH190 HS has a 10x optical zoom lens and, like the top PowerShot device, has intelligent zoom stabilization, built-in Wi-Fi and NFC. Finally, the PowerShot ELPH 180 delivers the cheapest option in the line with a digital camera equipped with 8x digital zoom and priced at just $119.
Additionally, Canon announced the Selphy CP1200 Portable Wireless Printer ($105.99), which can print from mobile and tablet devices.
Canon’s Vixia camcorders will be available in January, and the PowerShot digital cameras will be available in February.