Canon takes aim at JVC's true HD camcorder

You know that HD camcorder you bought? Well, technically it's not full HD. Sorry to break it to you but it’s most likely recording at inferior 1

You know that HD camcorder you bought? Well, technically it's not full HD. Sorry to break it to you but it’s most likely recording at inferior 1440x1080i and stretching it to fit your 16:9 screen.The truth hurts, but not if you purchase a true HD model. JVC unveiled the first such beast at CES and now Canon has followed suit with this HV20.Capable of recording at full 1920x1080 on its 2.96MP CMOS sensor, it'll fit your telly perfectly.For those who fancy themselves as mini Kubricks, Canon has also added its own first in a consumer cam: a 24p 'Cinema Mode'. That's the button the pros press when they're shooting for films, a feature hitherto confined to the likes of Sony's professional 1080i HVRV1U, costing four times as much.Budget film-makers can start prepping storyboards and casting the stars from April.

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Canon HV20 Price: £TBA ($1100 in US) On sale: April Contact: Canon Related stories: Sanyo makes pocket shooting an Xacti science