By Matthew Henry
SYDNEY: Canon this week rolled out its first range of video cameras using the brand’s ‘Dual Flash’ system combining built-in flash memory a media card slot for up to 48GB of storage space.
Two of the three models launched Wednesday, the full HD Canon HF10 (RRP $1,699) and the FS11 (RRP $899), come with the Dual Flash system and boast 16GB built-in memory and an SDHC card slot for up to 32GB of additional storage.
With just its built-in memory, the HF10 can record 12 hours of full HD video in LP mode, which Canon claims is equivalent in recording time to 23 8cm DVD discs.
Other features of the flagship HF10 (above) include 12x optical zoom, HD CMOS sensor and the DiG!C II processor.
The third model in the new range, the FS100 (RRP $699), films in standard definition straight to an SDHC card.
Flash memory offers a number of advantages over conventional tape and hard disk storage media, such as durability, reliability and lower power consumption.
SDHC cards, which use flash memory chips, also make it easier to transfer footage for sharing with others.