New Canon VIXIA Mini Compact Personal Camcorder Offers a Unique Feature Set Inspiring Shooters to Become the Stars of Their Own

  New Canon VIXIA Mini Compact Personal Camcorder Offers a Unique Feature Set
  Inspiring Shooters to Become the Stars of Their Own Videos

  The New VIXIA Mini Compact Personal Camcorder Features an Ultra Wide-Angle
 Lens, Full HD Video, Vari-Angle LCD Monitor and Slim Ultra-Compact Body with
 Built-in Stand, and Allows for Convenient Hands-Free Shooting with Built-in

Business Wire

MELVILLE, N.Y. -- July 31, 2013

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the
new VIXIA mini compact personal camcorder. The creatively designed VIXIA mini
personal camcorder allows shooters to easily record their hobbies, special
interests and memorable moments hands-free, and then share those videos and
images on their favorite social networking sites or their own blogs via
built-in Wi-Fi or via the free Canon Movie Uploader app*.

The VIXIA mini compact personal camcorder features an ultra wide-angle Canon
f/2.8 fisheye lens (160 degree movies / 170 degree photos) allowing a user to
shoot from unique and creative perspectives while including their surroundings
to make their videos and images more interesting. By utilizing the Wide Mode
users can give the viewer a full view of their surroundings and then switch to
Close-Up Mode to provide emphasis on a particular subject. While in Close-up
Mode, users can record a centered 1920 x 1440 resolution image with little
distortion. They can also quickly toggle from one shooting mode to the other,
or switch back and forth between video and image mode, by touching the
camcorder’s innovatively designed 2.7-inch capacitive-tilt touch panel LCD
display. Attached to the camera by two parallel hinges, the Vari-Angle LCD
monitor allows for various shooting styles, including low-angle shooting,
normal and high-angle-shooting and self-shooting.

In addition, the camcorder’s 12.8 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor
combined with the Canon DIGIC DV4 Image Processor creates the Canon HS SYSTEM,
allowing shooters to capture and record stunning Full HD video in MP4 format
as well as jpeg still images to a removable microSD card, all in the
exceptional image quality standard that the Canon line of VIXIA camcorders are
known for. The camcorder’s video image quality is further enhanced with the
use of a Mechanical Shutter for the recording of moving subjects with little
distortion. Beyond delivering high-quality video, the VIXIA mini compact
personal camcorder also records high-quality audio thanks to its built-in
stereo microphone. By using Audio Scene Select modes, users can choose an
audio scene that matches their surroundings such as music or speech or even
suppressing road noise.

“The new VIXIA mini compact personal camcorder marks the birth of an
innovative video camera designed specifically for the social media savvy
user,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager,
Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “This uniquely
styled compact personal camcorder allows users to shoot, view and share videos
and photos of themselves enjoying their hobbies or special occasions with
family and friends.”

Tools to Become the Star

The Canon VIXIA mini compact personal camcorder comes with a feature set that
puts the user in the driver seat, expanding their creativity, allowing them to
not only be the director of their videos or images, but also the star. Mirror
Image Recording/Playback lets users view the scene they are recording in real
time so they can watch as they record. So whether they are shooting their
latest blog post about cooking a favorite Italian culinary delight, or filming
a practice golf swing to help perfect their back stroke, the VIXIA mini
compact personal camcorder is a versatile and convenient tool.

New Special Scene Modes such as Food & Fashion, Sports, and Macro provide
users with advanced presets to help capture impressive images even under
difficult shooting conditions to prevent over/under exposure. For those
looking to shoot in a fun and unique perspective, the camcorder’s Slow Motion
or Fast Motion modes provide imaging effects that allow creativity in
controlling space and time. Slow Motion allows shooting video at a choice of
two slow motion speeds – 1/4x (VGA) and 1/2x (720p) allowing viewers to easily
see and closely examine video of dancers or other fast moving subjects. Fast
Motion allows shooting at two fast motion speeds – 4x and 2x – ideal for
speeding up footage of cooking, makeup, nail art, etc.

The camcorder’s Smart Auto Mode allows the beginning user to capture those
spontaneous moments with a touch of the screen. Smart Auto intelligently
selects one of 38 predefined situations to give outstanding video and still
image output.

The VIXIA mini compact personal camcorder comes with a built-in adjustable
stand allowing users to tilt and elevate it up to approximately 60 degrees
providing a new way to record video hands-free, and the camcorder’s tripod
socket also allows for flexible positioning of the device. And an automatic
lens cover helps protect against scratches and dust when the camera is not in

Advanced Connectivity to Help Users Share Their World

Once a user has recorded their video blog, or a day at the park with the kids,
it’s time to share the video or images with friends, family and fans. The
VIXIA mini compact personal camcorder comes with built-in Wi-Fi allowing users
to quickly share their video and photos to social networking sites like
YouTube and Facebook, or they can be sent directly to their PC. A user can
also upload their video or still images taken with the VIXIA mini compact
personal camcorder from virtually anywhere by downloading the free Canon Movie
Uploader app onto their iOS supported device.*

The Live Streaming feature allows for users to view and record on their iOS or
Android device when they download the free Canon CameraAccess2 App^**.The
Canon CameraAccess2 App is available for download on both iOS and Android
supported smartphones and tablets. The Live Streaming feature also allows a
user to control the VIXIA mini compact personal camcorder from remote

Pricing & Availability

The VIXIA mini compact personal camcorder will be available in black and white
and is scheduled to be available September 2013 for an estimated retail price
of $299.99.^1 An optional VIXIA mini carrying case and strap are scheduled to
also be available September 2013 in black or white for an estimated retail
price of $14.99.^1 For more information, and a full list of product
specifications, visit

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business,
and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $40 billion in
global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall
in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s
Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital
camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for
camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest
level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based
consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon
U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental
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†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark

All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their
respective owners.

Availability and specifications of all products are subject to change without

*This software enables you to upload images to social network sites. Before
uploading images, please be aware that image files may contain privacy related
information such as people and places. If necessary, please delete such
information. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any
information included in such images through this software. Compatible with iOS
version 5/6 or later for select devices.

** The Canon CameraAccess2 app is compatible with iOS version 5/6 or later or
Android version 2.3/4.0 for select devices.

^1 Prices are estimated retail prices and are subject to change at any time
without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.


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