Yesterday, Canon announced a brand new creative camcorder that delivers professional quality audio alongside stunning HD video to match. “The LEGRIA mini X merges Canon’s signature video quality with advanced sound and a highly flexible design, making it ideal for everyday story-tellers and almost any kind of video capture – from on-the-scene reporting, documentaries and self-recording, to capturing live music or theatrical performances,” says Rebecca Pearson, Assistant Product Manager, Consumer Capture Devices, Canon Australia.
The camera delivers outstanding audio thanks to a new large built-in stereo microphone. An improved two-layer structure of mesh cloth and sponge within the microphone, and the increased size, reduces background noise and static – making it ideal for recording conversations or interviews on location. The camcorder also offers a wide dynamic range, allowing it to faithfully replicate the silence of a concert hall before a performance starts, right through to the thunderous sound of the percussion at its conclusion.
Thanks to its Linear PCM recording functionality, the LEGRIA mini X also delivers uncompressed, high-density audio and ensures sound sources are captured in realistic, CD-quality. Additionally, new terminals for headphones and external microphones provide increased recording flexibility – perfect for interviewing subjects or fine-tuning volume levels in noisy environments. For instant results, Canon’s Audio Scene Select technology includes a number of pre-set modes, which once selected, automatically optimise sound settings for various scenarios such as music or meetings.
Compact and light enough to take anywhere for spontaneous shooting, the device’s unique combination of an f/2.8 170° ultra-wide angle lens, built-in stand and vari-angle 6.8cm (2.7”) touchscreen LCD screen makes it easy to capture footage from a range of angles[i]. With the flexibility to record completely hands-free, it enables users to easily participate in their own work, or simply gives greater freedom in directing and shaping scenes.
Built-in Wi-Fi makes it simple to review and share videos on any number of devices or wirelessly upload to social networks. Additionally, using a smartphone or tablet and Canon’s CameraAccess Plus application, film makers can now also control the mini camera remotely and live-monitor events at home, simply by connecting the device to a home wireless network[ii]. The camcorder can also be used with Canon’s new Camera Pan Table CT-V1[iii], which enables users to control the device wirelessly via a smartphone or tablet, allowing 200° of horizontal panning. Coupled with the LEGRIA mini X’s ultra-wide angle lens, it can deliver a full 360° view.
LEGRIA mini X Key Features:
- Large Stereo Mic; Wide Dynamic Range
- Linear PCM – CD quality audio
- 170° ultra-wide1 angle lens
- Vari-angle LCD; built-in stand
- Wi-Fi: remote monitoring & sharing
- Switch from ultra-wide to close-up
- Full HD, AVCHD & MP4 support
- Detection orientation
- Manual audio control
- Slow & Fast motion; interval recording
For more info check: www.canon.com.au