Canon Unveil Four New Flash Memory Camcorders.

As part of their "Spring Collection" canon has revealed four new camcorders that utilise flash memory rather than tape or optical media.

Four new camcorders took their bow today at the Canon "Spring Collection" product launch, they're compact yet still pack in a host of neat features including high definition recording. Here's the low down...

From the press release:

How to make movies – in a flash

Any of Canon’s four new Flash memory camcorders will give you and your home videos the edge – whether it’s High Definition or Standard Definition movies you want to make.

Thanks to flash memory, all four camcorders are compact and stylish – they also offer extended shooting times thanks to their low power consumption. Operating them is quicker and quieter; and since flash memory has no moving parts, you don’t have to worry about the occasional knock or bump – your footage will stay safe. So, whether you’re after a fun gadget or a serious piece of HD moviemaking kit, there’s a Canon Flash camcorder model that’s just right for you.

For anyone seeking a stylish, easy way to take spontaneous movie clips, the Canon Digital Video Camcorder FS100 delivers on every level. It records to SD or SDHC memory cards, for ultra-easy sharing and uploading – perfect for capturing spur-of-the-moment video for sites like YouTube™.

If you need more storage space, then the FS11 offers a great Dual Flash Memory combination. 16 Gb Internal memory gives you the power to capture hours of footage without the need for spare discs, tapes or memory cards. Capture straight to memory card when you want to supplement the internal memory and store even more. Even transfer footage from a card to internal memory, to keep a record of movies and photos that you want to give away.

Ready to take advantage of your High Definition TV? The new Canon HD Camcorders HF10 and HF100 are Canon’s smallest, most stylish HD camcorders, and the first to put 1920x1080 Full HD recording power in the palm of your hand. With the unique Canon HD Camera System, you’re assured of breathtaking levels of clarity and detail – with extra features like Instant AF for split-second auto focus, and a Super Range Optical Image Stabilizer for rock-steady images, shooting movies in amazing Full HD quality couldn’t be simpler. The HF10 offers Dual Flash Memory recording with 16Gb of internal memory, while the HF100 shoots straight to memory card.

Flash memory camcorders from Canon: making great-looking movies has never been easier or more rewarding.

Availability: The Canon FS11, FS100, HF10 and HF100 are all available from April 2008.

• Choose between shooting straight to memory cards (FS100) or Dual Flash Memory recording – record to either internal flash memory (FS11) or removable memory card
• Canon’s Megapixel CCD ensures great image quality for both video and still images
• Canon’s 45x Advanced Zoom brings you so much closer to the action
• True Wide High Resolution 16:9 recording – perfect for watching on a widescreen TV
• Store digital photos to internal memory (FS11) or straight to memory card
• A microphone input socket means sound can be captured more accurately
• Compatible with the new standalone Canon DVD Burner DW-100 – another simple way to share and archive your memories

Canon HF camcorders
• Choose between the Dual Flash Memory HF10 – 16GB of internal memory, plus recording or transfer to SD/SDHC memory card – or simply shoot directly to memory card using HF100
• Record exceptional movies: the combination of Canon’s new 3.3MP Full HD CMOS sensor, a 12x optical zoom Canon HD Video Lens, and the DIGIC DV II image processor – the Canon HD Camcorder System – delivers superior image quality
• Benefit from a range of powerful shooting features, from the fast and accurate Instant AF auto focus system, to Canon’s Super Range Optical Image Stabilizer and Quick Start
• Extensive connectivity – new mini Advanced Accessory Shoe, mic input, manual audio control and HDMI terminal – means you’re set to record in any situation
• Advanced photo features allow you to shoot 3.1 Megapixel photographs
• Compatible with the new standalone Canon DVD Burner DW-100 – another simple way to share and archive your memories