Canon’s new 2.2-megapixel MiniDV camcorder, the MVX40i, goes on sale in Australia on 1 May, for a recommended retail price of $1,599.
April 22, 2005: Canon’s new 2.2-megapixel MiniDV camcorder, the MVX40i, goes on sale in Australia on 1 May, for a recommended retail price of $1,599.
Featuring a 10x optical zoom lens with Optical Image Stabiliser, the new model offers true 16:9 recording that utilises a wider imaging area on its sensor. In Widescreen mode, the MVX40i converts its LCD screen to letterbox format, so users can see exactly what they’re shooting. Other key features include an RGB Primary Colour Filter that simulates the colour recording used in professional 3CCD camera systems, to produce greater accuracy and vibrancy in both photo and video recording mode. The new model also includes Canon’s proprietary DiG!C DV Image Processor, which employs two different colour techniques to maximise video quality for playback on a TV set and still image quality for print or computer display.
The MVX40i also offers advanced digital still camera capabilities, including a selectable 9-point Auto Focus, selectable metering modes and auto exposure bracketing. A handy “My Camera” function allows users to customise selected camera features, while the Continuous Shooting Function captures up to five frames per second. PictBridge compatibility allows users to print direct to any compatible photo printer with a single push of Canon’s Print/Share button. The 2.2 megapixel sensor, combined with the MVX40i’s other advanced technologies, allows prints to be made up to A4 size. For more information, phone Canon on 1800 021 167 or visit the web site at www.canon.com.au.