CES 2009 - Canon revamps Legria flash camcorders

Just when you thought camcorders couldn't get any smaller, Canon finds a way. Its unleashed a string of new camcorders which now hold the title of bei

Just when you thought camcorders couldn't get any smaller, Canon finds a way. Its unleashed a string of new camcorders which now hold the title of being the smallest ever standard-def flash models. They're also the lightest Canon have ever made at just 230g.

??The LEGRIA FS range avoids anything as woefully old-fashioned as tape and has a range of flash memory sizes, from 8GB on the FS20, up to 32GB on the FS22.  All can be bumped up with extra memory cards – although the 8GB model will already give you five hours of recording time. They'll be adding to the ever-growing mini flash camcorder market this March.

?That's SD covered – but what about hi-def? Staying with the LEGRIA range Canon are dropping two HD flash models, the HF S10 and HF S100. Both dish out full HD pictures at 1920x1080 while still keeping things nice and compact.

The HF S10 comes with 32GB which will give you 12 hours of HD video, and as before you can bump up the storage with memory cards. The HF S100 however relies on you having SDHC cards to fill with HD goodness.

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Essentials: ?

Canon FS20, FS21, FS22, HF20, HF200?

Price: £TBA?

On sale: March 2009?

Contact: Canon