Canon Debuts Compact, Professional Camcorder
February 4, 2011
Canon U.S.A. (Lake Success, NY, www.canonusa.com) is now shipping the ultra compact XA10 Professional Camcorder. Specifically designed for situations in which camera mobility and low-light sensitivity are critical, the new Canon includes full HD 1080p video with AVCHD codec, a detachable handle for low-angle shooting, and infrared capture. Its other new features include a genuine Canon 10X HD Zoom lens with 8-blade iris, Canon’s DIGIC DV III Image Processor, the company’s 1/3-inch native 1920 x 1080 CMOS image sensor and a waveform monitor for the detailed analysis of image brightness. The compact camcorder also has a SuperRange Optical Inage Stabilizer and dual XLR inputs for external audio. The XA10 is scheduled to be available in March for an estimated retail price of $1999.99.