The full HD 1080i Canon HG10 is the company's first HDD camcorder and can store up to 15 hours of high-definition movie footage. That's as much as 28 DVDs.
The HG10 features a 10x optical zoom HD video lens, full HD CMOS image sensor and DIGIC II video processor for the best possible image quality, Canon says.
Other key features include instant auto-focus and a super range optical image stabiliser (OIS). Plus a new navigation dial design that makes the HG10 easier to use than previous Canon camcorders.
The Canon HG10 goes on sale in October, price to be confirmed.