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Canon announces the new LEGRIA FS400 series

Canon today announces the launch of the new LEGRIA FS400 series – Canon’s smallest ever Standard Definition (SD) camcorders, combining stylish, pocket-sized design with their renowned image quality.
Succeeding the FS300 series, the new LEGRIA FS46 and LEGRIA FS406 offer a host of advanced imaging features in an easy to operate format to aid even the most inexperienced users to capture effortlessly and share those special memories.

Powerful image quality

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The LEGRIA FS400 series offers a number of advanced imaging features including a DIGIC DV II processor, a genuine Canon Video Lens and powerful magnification with a 41x Advanced Zoom. These core technologies allow users to get closer to their subject without compromising on quality at an affordable price point.  

Effortless shooting with incredible features

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In addition to powerful image quality, the new LEGRIA FS46 and LEGRIA FS406 are Canon’s most compact and lightest camcorder range ever, with each model weighing only 220g making them easy and lightweight enough to fit in your pocket.
Never miss a shot with the Pre REC function which allows you to capture scenes three seconds before you start recording in the buffer memory. The Dual Shot mode further simplifies the recording process by allowing you to capture movies and pictures without having to switch modes, so all you have to do is focus on the scene in front of you.
Both the LEGRIA FS46 and LEGRIA FS406 boast a more advanced Video Snapshot function now allowing you to capture two, four and eight second clips. It’s the perfect way to document your holiday in a quick, easy, entertaining series of clips, perfect for internet sharing.
In order to reduce the effects of camera shake, especially at the wide end of the 41x Advanced Zoom, the Dynamic Image Stabilizer works extremely effectively, particularly if you’re trying to capture a movie whilst on the move.
Night Scene has also been added to the shooting modes giving you a total of 12 different scene options. The new Night mode option is perfect capturing scenes between twilight and total darkness by suppressing flaring in localized areas of brightness, such as street lights.

Longer shooting

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Furthermore, the new FS400 series enables you to shoot for longer with over three and a half hours of consecutive recording when the battery is full, or be ready to shoot the scenes you want in minutes with Quick Charge giving you approximately 60 minutes of shooting after just 20 minutes on charge.

Multiple storage options for easy sharing

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For greater convenience and more flexibility the LEGRIA FS46 has 8GB of Flash Memory built into the camera allowing you to record over five hours of movies without a card or record to SDXC cards for extended storage capacity.
The LEGRIA FS406 also enables you to record to Eye-Fi cards for easy sharing. Eye-Fi cards support easy, Wi-Fi uploads to video sharing websites (This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer). In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card, please check with the card manufacturer.   Also note that approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions. Without approval, use of the card is not permitted. If it is unclear whether the card has been approved for use in the area, please check with the card manufacturer).

Canon LEGRIA FS400 series – key features

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    •    Canon’s smallest digital camcorder
    •    41x Advanced Zoom and Dynamic EIS
    •    Dual Shot mode
    •    6.7cm Widescreen LCD
    •    Video Snapshot
    •    Night Scene mode
    •    Intelligent Li-ion battery
    •    Pre Record Feature
    •    PIXELA software supplied
Canon LEGRIA FS46 individual features:
8GB Dual Flash memory
Canon LEGRIA FS406 individual features:
SDXC or Eye-Fi card slot
Availability
The LEGRIA FS400 series is available from April 2011.

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