Canon announces new beginner to pro camcorder line-up

Plus its smallest ever standard def camcorder

The HF R28 is one of Canon s newest HD camcorders

Not content with the slew of digital cameras announced today, Canon has also released details of its latest camcorder line-up at CES.

The 10 new camcorders from Canon cover the whole video-shooting spectrum, from standard def right through to professional-quality capture.

Entry level camcorders in the Legria R-series will enjoy new HD-shooting models for the first time movie maker, specifically the Legria HF R28, R26 and R206 models.

New models in the Legria M-Series, the HF M41, HF M46 and HF M406, all feature the professional-standard HD CMOS Pro Sensor for hearty low-light shooting and wide dynamic range.

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Let's not forget standard def

It's not all about HD though, with the Canon Legria FS400 featuring as Canon's smallest ever standard-definition camcorder, while the Legria FS46 and FS406 also pose as affordable options for standard-def video capture.

The expert-grade Canon XA10 is also highly compact, offering full manual control and professional audio features.

The new camcorders join the top-end flagship Legria HF G10 on the shelves at some point this year; unfortunately neither the UK release date nor UK pricing have been revealed as yet.