CAMCORDERINFO.COM EXCLUSIVECanon USA will announce a high definition HDV camcorder tomorow, Wednesday September 14th at the Canon EXPO event in New York at 10:30 AM. The new model will be very similar in shape, style, and features to the XL2 MiniDV camcorder. A reliable source close to Canon has given CamcorderInfo.com exclusive information about the model, its feature set, and its pricing. Although the announcement was under tight secrecy, Canon Europe displayed a model of the HDV camcorder at their booth at the International Broadcasters Conference in Amsterdam.
According to the source close to Canon USA, the new model will fall somewhere in the price range from $10,000 - $12,000, with a lens. The new camcorder will use the HDV (high defintion video) format. The camcorder will record only in the 1080 interlaced lines of resolution HDV specification of the format and will not have support for 720 lines progressive shooting. It should be noted that this source has provided CamcorderInfo.com with information in the past, and there information has always been accurate and correct. The information provided by the source will almost certainly match the final model, unless Canon changes the camcorder in the next three to four days