Canon has made a lot of quality products over the years and all of them have been quite excellent. From typewriters, to word processors, to cameras, to video cameras, they have been setting the standard for almost a century. Today Canon breaks into high definition with their VIXIA line of cameras. These cameras shoot video footage in an astounding 1920×1080 resolution which can take full advantage of today’s HD televisions.
These cameras also come equipped with HDMI capabilities that can be interfaced directly with your HD TV. This does of course depend upon you owning an HDTV, so it’s best that you have one to take full advantage of this advanced piece of equipment.
Focus is quite important when filming, and this is especially true in HD when people can see every single minute detail of what you’ve recorded. In the old days you would have had to adjust the focus manually using either a switch or a dial, and it was a pain because there were those times where the event you were filming would pass while you were still trying to get it into focus. With the VIXIA series of cameras you will be able to focus automatically with nearly no effort, making it a lot easier for you to film that special moment.
This type of camera also features a quick on, meaning that when the camera goes into sleep mode, you can turn it on and start filming almost instantly so that you don’t miss that big moment when it happens. Such a moment can be a kiss at a wedding, a home run at a baseball game, or an alien spaceship landing. You never know when that time will come when you need to take some decent video, so this is a great feature to have in a video camera.
Exclusive to the Canon franchise is the revolutionary face detection software. This is precisely what it sounds like; the camera is able to detect a face within a video, and it can tell you what other frames this face appears in. You might be wondering exactly what a feature like this could be used for, and clearly it would come in handy when you’re trying to put together some sort of compilation video or a tribute to someone. It is easy to make a tribute video to a person when you are able to track down every single frame that they appeared in.
This camera is capable of shooting in 24p cinema mode meaning that while you can film normally, you can switch to this mode to make your video look a lot more professional. The lighting will be changed and you will get that television look in the video, this is great for aspiring film makers.
Everyone who has ever owned any sort of camera knows that some of the greatest shots can be taken in the dark, and with some cameras that is utterly impossible. With this camera you can take video in any light and it will turn out just fine, so go crazy, take shots in any light you want and make use of the built in flash that will illuminate any environment that you take a picture in.
The video camera also features a digital camera so that you will be able to take pictures whenever you want without having to tote along an extra digital camera. These pictures will automatically be saved to either your SD card or the camera’s internal card. The contents of the internal card are able to be moved over to the external card for transfer to your personal computer or Mac.
This is a great camera for any event, and if you’re looking to get a camera for yourself, this is one to look into.