HD Camcorders




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Marketed September 2006

The iVIS HV10 incorporates a newly developed HD CMOS sensor, which was adapted from Canon’s highly acclaimed CMOS sensor technology utilized in its EOS-series digital SLR cameras. The HD CMOS sensor boasts exceptional processing capabilities, enabling high-speed reading of images in full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels), the specification for digital HDTV broadcasting. Moreover, the sensor incorporates several advanced technologies supporting high-quality video production, including On Chip Noise Reduction and an RGB Beyer filter to achieve faithful color reproduction and high color resolution. A newly developed 10x optical zoom HD video lens combined with Canon’s proprietary DIGIC DV II high-speed imaging engine make possible the recording and playback of images boasting outstanding detail and rich color gradation.

Advancements in body design and the incorporation of Canon’s new compact, energy-efficient HD CMOS sensor enable the iVIS HV10 to achieve the world’s smallest and lightweight body*-measuring just 390 cubic centimeters and weighing a mere 440 grams-among video camcorders supporting HD recording**. Additionally, the HV10 is equipped with a variety of features ideally suited to digital HD recording, including Instant AF (auto focus), which utilizes external sensors to realize improved speed and accuracy, and a new hybrid Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) system that detects a wider range of movement and delivers higher IS correction accuracy.

* As of July 26, 2006, for video camcorders supporting HD recording.
** Format established by Canon Inc., Sharp Electronics Corp., Sony Corporation, and Japan Victor Company (JVC) in September 2003

Power Supply (rated) Supplied CA-570 Compact Power Adapter, Supplied BP-310 Battery Pack
Image Sensor 1/2.7″ CMOS Sensor, RGB Primary Color Filter
Maximum Recording Time (with an 80-min. cassette) SP: 80 min.
Lens Zoom Ratio: 10x Optical/200x Digital
Focal Length: f=6.1-61mm
Zoom Speed:Variable/3 Fixed Zoom Speeds
Max. F/Stop: f/1.8-3.0mm (when tapes are used)
Filter Size: 37mm
Minimum Focusing Distance 10 mm (wide)/1m (tele) Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H Super-range Optical (lens shift) Instant AF, Through the Lens/Manual Focusing Possible
Viewfinder Widescreen 0.27″ Color Viewfinder / Approx 123,000 pixels
LCD Screen 2.7″ Widescreen LCD (210,000 pixels)
Recording Media Mini DV Cassette
Number of Recording Pixels Approx. 2.96 Megapixels
Tape Recording: DV (normal) mode: Approx 1.55 megapixels (1440 x 1080), HD/DV (wide) mode: Approx 2.07 megapixels (1920 x 1080)
Audio DV: 16 bit (2ch) 48 kHz
12 bit (4ch) 32 kHz
4ch synchronous recording not possible
HDV: MPEG1 Audio Layer II (2 ch)
(4-channel playback of tapes containing 4-channel recordings possible)
Dimensions 2.2 x 4.1 x 4.2 in (56x104x106mm ) excluding protrusions
Weight (not including lens and battery pack) 0.97 lb (440g )