Canon will add 10 new LEGRIA Flash Memory video cameras to its line-up in April.


January 6, 2010: Canon will add 10 new LEGRIA Flash Memory video cameras to its line-up in April.
The new releases will include four LEGRIA Full HD, three High Definition and three Standard Definition flash memory models offering innovative technologies and features making it even easier to capture high-quality footage. The High Definition line-up includes the flagship HF S-series, the compact HF M-series and a new entry-level HF R-series, all of which include an enhanced image stabiliser system and a new HD-to-SD Down Conversion function that makes it easy to upload footage from the camera to the internet or burn it to DVDs.
The LEGRIA HF S-series and HF M-series models come with a new Touch Panel LCD with an advanced tracking that keeps moving subjects ­ ­ ­like people, pets or vehicles in focus and properly exposed. They also offer an Advanced Video Snapshot that can record 2, 4, or 8 second video clips while recording or playing back longer sequences. The Smart Auto mode takes advantage of Canon’s DIGIC DV III Image Processor to intelligently detect and analyse brightness, colour, distance and movement and automatically select the best setting for the scene. Relay Recording allows users to capture uninterrupted video when the primary recording media is full by switching automatically between the internal memory and a memory card.


The flagship LEGRIA HF S21 model. (Source: Canon.)
The flagship LEGRIA HF S21 and HF S20 models record Full 1920 x 1080 HD video and feature a Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens and a Canon 1/2.6-inch, 8.59-megapixel FULL HD CMOS Image Sensor. Both models can capture still images at 8-megapixel resolution and both feature Canon’s new 3.5-inch High Resolution (922,000-dot) Touch Panel LCD screen plus a built-in LANC terminal, Focus Peaking and a separate viewfinder.


The LEGRIA HF M30. (Source: Canon.)
The LEGRIA HF M31 and HF M300 models also record Full 1920 x 1080 HD video and come with a Genuine Canon 15x HD Video Lens and 2.7-inch Touch Panel LCD. The LEGRIA HF R18, HF R16 and HF R106 models are designed for budget-conscious consumers who want HD video and offer 720p video resolution. They feature a Genuine Canon 20x HD Video Lens and Dynamic IS. The HF R18, HF R16 come with internal memories of 32GB to 8GB, respectively and the HF R16 will be offered in black, red, and silver. The HF R106 records directly to an SD memory card.


The LEGRIA HF R16 shown in red. (Source: Canon.)
Standard definition models include the LEGRIA FS37, FS36 and FS306 Flash Memory video cameras, all featuring 41x Advanced Zoom to help capture video at extreme telephoto distances, as well as Dynamic IS. The FS37 and FS36 models record to 16GB and 8GB of internal Flash Memory, respectively, while the FS306 records video directly to an SD memory card. The FS306 will be offered in silver, red, and blue.


The standard definition LEGRIA FS37. (Source: Canon.)
All models will be compatible with a new Canon WP-V2 Waterproof Case, which allows underwater shooting at depths of up to 40 metres. Also new from Canon is the SM-V1 5.1-Channel Surround Microphone, which can be used with the LEGRIA HF S-series and LEGRIA HF M-series models.
Retail pricing of the new products has still to be determined and all will be available from April 2010 through Canon dealers nationally. Additional information can be found on Canon’s website ( or by phoning 1800 021 167.