Canon USA has released their new VIXIA HF S11 Dual Flash Memory camcorder that features a Genuine Canon HD Video Lens, Canon designed and manufactured 8.59-megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor and Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor, all of which allow the video recorder to produce breathtaking video and stunning 8.0MP photos. It also features Genuine Canon Face Detection, Instant AutoFocus, and the ability to record in 24p Cinema Mode or 30p Progressive Mode.
Canon also released a new camcorder accessory, the RA-V1 Remote Control Adapter for professional-level functionality when shooting from a tripod. The Canon Vixia HF S11 will be launched later next month for $1,500, meanwhile the RA-V1 Remote Control Adapter is priced at $120. [Press Release]
Canon has announced the PowerShot SD980 IS Digital ELPH 12.1MP camera that features a 3-inch touchscreen display with a 5X optical zoom. Available in silver, blue, purple and gold, the PowerShot SD980 features 720p HD video shooting capabilities plus HDMI output connector for easy playback of video and photos on HDTV. The Canon PowerShot SD980 IS Digital ELPH Camera will be launched in October 2009 for $329. [Canon]
Canon has unveiled the successor to its PowerShot SX10 IS digital camera with the introduction of SX20 IS. Unlike its predecessor, the SX20 IS offers more advanced features including a 12.1-megapixel CCD sensor, 20x optical zoom, a 2.5-inch swivel-out LCD display, an HDMI output and records HD video at 1280 x 720 (30fps) with stereo sound. The Canon PowerShot SX20 IS will go on sale in September for $399. Read more
Canon has launched the Canon Remote Switch RS60 that allows camera owners to easily control shutter release button functions. The device is compatible with most Canon EOS cameras and is quite simple to plug in. Each purchase comes with a 2-ft. cable to replicate all the functions of the shutter release for Canon cameras including Canon EOS Rebel 2000, EOS Rebel X/XS, EOS Rebel G, EOS Elan II, EOS Elan IIe, and EOS IX. [Amazon]
Here is the replacement battery pack for the Canon 5D Mark II Digital SLR. The Canon LP-E6 battery pack is rated at 7.2V, 1800 mAh. This Lithium-ion battery is approximately 30% more powerful than the previous BP-511A. It can be partially charged for use without worrying about the maximum capacity of batteries which are not charged properly. [Image-acquire]
Canon has released a firmware update version 1.0.7 for its EOS 50D digital SLR. This new update “corrects the magenta cast that can appear on images in specific shooting modes. It also fixes incorrect indications on the Arabic, Romanian, Spanish and Ukrainian menu screens.” You’ll be able to download the update directly from Canon’s official website starting today. [dpreview]