Canon has announced two new 2.2Mp camcorders, the MVX20i with a 12x zoom, and the MVX25i with a 14x zoom. They both feature a 1/3.4-inch CCD which will record 2.0Mp still pictures to SD or MMC memory cards, as well as 1.77Mp movies to tape.
For still photography, the camera includes a 5fps drive, Auto Exposure Bracketing, and PictBridge compatibility for PC-less printing.
Both the 12x and 14x lenses employ Super Spectral coatings and Canon’s Gradation ND system to retain image quality. Seven auto-exposure shooting modes are featured on the MVX20i, while the MVX25i additionally features Super Night mode, with an LED for shooting in zero-light conditions, and Night+ mode, which enables manual control of the LED.
The cameras also feature image stabilization and a high resolution 16:9 format to record true 16:9 footage. The MVX20i and MVX25i will be available from the end of June 2004, pricing yet to be announced.