Photography News | Issue 41 | absolutephoto.com
Gear options Stills or video, the Canon range has plenty on offer to help you document those special moments and create memories that can be treasured forever Power at your fingertips
Adding to its ever-expanding portfolio Canon has recently launched a range of top class, portable products to help both aspiring photographers and videographers get professional quality results. Canon’s award-winning G-series of premium large sensor compact has gained a new family member. The G9XMark II boasts powerful technologies and DSLR-like specs in a compact body, allowing you to capture high-quality images of any occasion. Canon has also added three newmodels to its camcorder range, the LEGRIAHF R806, LEGRIAHF R86 and LEGRIAHF R88. All offer Full HD video and a full features set. canon.co.uk
CanonPowerShot G9XMark II
The newest addition to the Canon PowerShot G-series features a one-inch type sensor, 20.9 megapixels and Canon’s DIGIC 7 Processor to ensure you capture high-quality images. With a Smart Auto mode that can detect 58 scenes you’ll be able to shoot almost anything with this compact little camera weighing just 206g. A three-inch LCD touchscreen enables easy use, while the lens control ring lets you easily control aperture, shutter speed and zoom. An ISO range of 125- 12,800 combined with a 28-84mm (35mm equivalent) f/2 lens mean that even in dark conditions you can capture special moments. A continuous shooting speed of 8.2fps means you can rapidly capture multiple shots to make sure you get that fleeting moment before it’s gone. For those whowant to get more creative there’s a variety of photo effects including different picture styles and the ability to adjust saturation and colour tone; plus there’s the option of Full HD video.
CANONLEGRIAHFR86 and LEGRIAHFR88
New in the Canon LEGRIA HF range are the R86 and R88 camcorders. Both offer Full HD video recording and the ability to shoot both slow and fast motion for creative and professional-style footage. Incorporating the DIGIC DV 4 means the R86 and R88 can operate well in low light, so whether it’s the blowing out of birthday candles in a low-lit room, or party guests dancing, you’ll be able to record great quality footage. Both cameras also boast Zoom Framing Assist and an Intelligent Image Stabilizer which helps to ensure your footage is steady and free from camera shake. A 57x advanced zoom offering a 35mm equivalent focal length of 38.5mm to 1853mm provides an exceptional focal range for getting in
close on the action, while an aperture of f/1.8- 4.5 means you can create creative bokeh effects. The LEGRIA HF R88 also contains the WA-H43 wide angle lens adapter, which allows you to fit evenmore in the frame; great for group shots, capturing wide landscapes or shooting in confined spaces. Ergonomicallydesigned,bothcamcorders feature vari-angle and weigh just 240g. Built-in filters include TouchDecoration and Cinema Look filters to let you add finishing touches to your recordings, while built-in Wi-Fi and NFC allow you to share footage almost instantly. Built-in 16GB memory means you can start filming straight away andwith a long-life rechargeable battery you can keep shooting.
If you can’t wait to share your mini movies then the newly released Canon LEGRIAHF R806 is the perfect option; not only does it feature Wi-Fi and NFC, but it’s also compatible with FlashAir memory cards so there’s no waiting to show off your captures to friends and family. You can film treasured familymoments in Full HD for stunning results that will let you relive every second. Thanks to an Audio Select Scene you can choose from five different modes to allow the camcorder to optimise settings automatically. Combined with a high-sensitivity built-in zoommicrophone you can get great sound quality in all sorts of situations. The lens boasts an advanced zoom of 57x, so you can capture great footage whether you’re in the background or up close to the action; with a wide aperture of f/1.8 combined with a DIGICDV4 it performs brilliantly in low-light settings. TheHFR806 has a vari-anglemonitor so you can mix up shot types and angles, and a range of creative filters to add special effects.
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