Canon brings two water-resistant handheld camcorders at a depth of 5 meters to CES 2019 this year. This is probably the right choice for those who like to go to the beach or record the moment in harsh places when traveling thanks to the appropriate design and reliability than using a waterproof smartphone.
The Canon VIXIA HF W10 / W11 comes with a compact design that can be pocketed. Canon designed waterproof camcorders like traditional handheld camcorders, so it was quite user-friendly. While the VIXIA HF W11 version has an additional LED backlight and 32GB internal storage.
The VIXIA HF W10 is equipped with a 1/5.8″ 2.5MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor; the 40x optical with conversion focal length when 40.5–1620mm f / 1.8-6.3, expand 60x dynamic zoom. Camera can record up to Full HD (1920 x 1080) video at 60p / 60i 24 Mbps AVCHD video or MPEG4 format.
It has a 3.0-inch touch screen display with a resolution of 230,000 pixels, the quality is acceptable because it needs to be equipped with thick protective glass to ensure water resistance. VIXIA HF W10 has 8GB of internal storage, also supports an additional SD card slot, micro USB connection with mini HDMI. The battery of the camera can use an average of about 2 hours and 40 minutes or can shoot for up to 5 hours.
It can be seen that this is the right camera choice for families for fast image storage needs everywhere thanks to its waterproof design. If there is a need to film a lot, dedicated camcorders will still better meet the movie shooting ability, as well as reduce the risk of using in harsh environments such as water immersion or anti-falling drops of up to 1.5 meters.
Price and availability
Canon VIXIA HF W10 will set back you at $399.99 (LINK) with 8GB storage, while the Canon VIXIA HF W11 price is slightly higher around $449.00 (LINK) for the 32GB storage as well as LED flash. Both Canon camcorders are already listed on the BHphotovideo store with the “Coming Soon” status.
Canon VIXIA HF W10 / W11 Specifications
- Dimensions of 6.1 x 5.8 x 12.7 cm
- Weight of 301g
- 3″ Touch Panel LCD Screen (230,000 pixels)
- 2.5MP 1/5.8″ CMOS Sensor
- Focal Length: 2.9 to 116mm
- Full HD recording 1920×1080 pixels @ 60 fps. (AVCHD)
- Advanced Image Stabilization
- Face Tracking
- 40x Optical Zoom
- 60x Dynamic Zoom
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Shockproof: 4.9′ / 1.5 m
- Waterproof: 16.4′ / 5.0 m
- Storage: 8GB (W10) / 32GB (W11)
- Built-In Lithium-Ion Battery