【For Immediate Release】 7 January, 2016 Canon New LEGRIA HF R76 and HF R706 Full HD Digital Camcorders Incorporating Wi-Fi/NFC Instant Wireless Sharing, High Zoom Power, Compact Design, Simple Operation and a Host of New Functions for Easy Enjoyment of High Quality Video Shooting Canon today announces the new LEGRIA HF R76 and HF R706 Full HD Digital Camcorders that feature advanced imaging technologies, 32x optical zoom power, compact design, easy operation and a host of new functions including Auto Frame Assist, Highlight Priority mode and Fast Motion conversion during playback function to simplify the shooting process, making them the perfect camcorders for all family members to enjoy easy and fun shooting of high quality home videos! LEGRIA HF R76 supports Wi-Fi Wireless Networking function1 and NFC for direct connection to Android devices, allowing easy live previewing, uploading of videos to social networking sites2 as well as live monitoring and remote control via internet from smart devices when out 3 , making it easy to keep an eye on home. LEGRIA HF R706 supports FlashAir™4 Wi-Fi card for easy viewing of videos stored in the card directly and wirelessly from smart devices. In addition, both camcorders also offer a Baby Mode that supports 3 sets of registration for easy recording of each baby’s growth and precious moments. Easy Shooting and Sharing with Wi-Fi Wireless Networking Function1 for Live Monitoring and Video Uploading LEGRIA HF R76 supports Wi-Fi Wireless Networking function, making it easy to share high quality videos anytime, anywhere. You can enjoy one-stop convenience to view, save and share videos to social networking sites such as Facebook and YouTube directly on smart devices2 over a Wi-Fi network, or upload via Canon Image 1 The compatibility of Wi-Fi Wireless Networking function depends on the mobile device and operating system 2 Supports iOS7 or above, “Movie Uploader” app must be installed; or Android 4.0 or above using explorer for playback 3 "CameraAccess plus” app must be installed on smart devices. Mobile data will be consumed when controlling and monitoring via internet; router must support Global IP Address acquisition and UPnP 4 FlashAir™ is a trademark of Toshiba Corporation Gateway server when out. The camcorder supports MP4 video format for hassle-free direct playback or upload via smart devices without file conversion. With the live monitoring feature, you can perform remote control and live monitoring via internet from your smart devices3, making it convenient and easy to keep an eye on home when out, or take care of babies while sparing time for housework. When installed on the supported Pan Table CT-V15, the camcorder can shoot within a 200º horizontal panning range for a wider coverage. The Pan Table also supports 20º manual adjustments in up/down direction to cater to different environment. NFC Connection for Direct and Easy Video Transfer and Sharing LEGRIA HF R76 supports NFC (Near Field Communication) for easy one-touch connection to Android devices or wireless photo storage device Connect Station CS100. Simply turn on the NFC function on your Android device and touch your device to the NFC icon on the camcorder body, the “CameraAccess plus” application6 installed on your device will be launched automatically, making remote controlling and video sharing easier and quicker than ever. In addition, videos captured by the camcorder can be sent to Connect Station CS1007 quickly via NFC. With ample storage capacity, you can centralize all your videos in one place and enjoy easy video viewing on TV and smart devices at full HD resolution. New Auto Frame Assist Function for Easy Capture of Distant Subject LEGRIA HF R76 and HF R706 offer a new Auto Frame Assist function to help users capture distant moving subjects with ease. When a subject goes out of the frame during telephoto shooting, the new auto function enables the camera to detect automatically the movements that search out the subject, and it speedily zooms out toward the wide end. When the user stops moving the camera, the zoom automatically returns to its original position, and shooting can be continued from there. Just as in the past, users can also select a menu setting if they wish to perform this operation by holding down the “Search” button on the touch monitor. 5 Optional accessory Pre-installation on Android devices is required 7 Optional device 6 New Highlight Priority mode for Better Color Reproduction in Mid-to-High Brightness Range A new Highlight Priority mode is added to both LEGRIA HF R76 and HF R706. Since there is no accompanying compression in the mid-to-high brightness range under this setting, there is a greater capacity to reproduce the colors faithfully and create crisp and sharp images, facilitating the capture of video that realistically conveys such qualities as three-dimensional feel of blue skies and clouds, translucence of water and luster of metals with improved sharpness of edges. During playback of video shot with this gamma setting, increasing the brightness of monitor such as a television can ensure the best viewing result. Support Fast/Slow Motion Recording and newly added Time-Lapse Movie after recording function for More Interesting Video Effects LEGRIA HF R76 and HF R706 feature fast and slow motion recording function in full HD MP4 format at up to 1200x faster and 0.5x slower, offering versatile imaging effects for different stories. Stunning videos showing slow-motioned action scenes with added cinematic tension or interesting fast motion effect can be created with ease. Newly added “Fast Motion conversion during playback” which writes Fast motion files from the files of movies which have been shot, is also supported by LEGRIA HF R76 so that users can have more fun creating their own works of video and photographic art. Baby Mode Supporting 3 Sets of Registration for Easy Recording of Precious Growth Journey LEGRIA HF R76 and HF R706 offer a Baby Mode that supports 3 sets of registration to help parents capture all the precious growth moments for each baby in an organized way, also enabling convenient management and playback of baby’s videos. When Baby Mode is on, the camcorders will select the most suitable settings automatically including Intelligent IS mode and 3-sec Pre REC mode to ensure the cutest faces are captured. After shooting, you can add age, height and weight stamps to the videos for more attractive results. Videos shot in Baby Mode will be automatically saved in a dedicated Baby Album, separated from the regular videos for easy management. This also allows easy playback of baby’s videos in chronological order to let you savor the precious growth journey with family and friends. Canon 32x Optical Zoom and 57x Advanced Zoom HD Video Lens for Flexible Capture of Both Close-up and Distant Images LEGRIA HF R76 and HF R706 are equipped with Canon 32x Optical Zoom and 57x Advanced Zoom HD video lens, offering powerful tele-video recording capability for more creative possibilities. The lens also offers a 32.5mm wide-end to enable the inclusion of more surrounding elements to enrich the composition. Configured in 10 elements in 7 groups, the lens features aspherical lens element that can effectively correct aberrations and image distortion to guarantee image sharpness in HD quality. DIGIC DV 4 Digital Image Processor for Steady Videos in High Quality LEGRIA HF R76 and HF R706 incorporate DIGIC DV 4 Digital Image Processor for quick processing of massive HD data and supports multitasking. DIGIC DV 4 supports minimum subject illumination at 4 lux for easy production of sharp and bright videos with minimized noise even in dim environment, enhancing the camcorders’ performance at nightime or indoor. 5-axis Dynamic Image Stabilization System for All-Direction Image Stability LEGRIA HF R76 and HF R706 support 5-axis Dynamic Image Stabilization System for effective correction of camcorder movements across 5 axes, including tilt movements along the horizontal, vertical and lateral axis, and up-down or left-right shift movements. This guarantees high level of image stability in all situations. Furthermore, image distortion due to tilt movements along the horizontal, vertical and lateral axis can be substantially reduced, ensuring exceptional video performance even shooting with a handheld camcorder while walking. Versatile Video Formats for Different Scenes and Needs LEGRIA HF R76 and HF R706 support a range of video formats for selection according to different scenes and needs. Full HD recording in 1920 x 1080 resolution is supported for exceptional video quality, and MP4 format with maximum 35Mbps recording bit rate is available for clear capture of true-to-life videos with fine details. Both camcorders also support full HD videos in 50p under AVCHD or MP4 format, ideal for motion subjects such as sports or dance performance. Blur-free images can be ensured, resulting in high quality videos showing clear movements. Full HD Recording in Versatile Media and FlashAir™ Wi-Fi card for Easy Wireless Browsing LEGRIA HF R76 and HF R706 use SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards as recording media to bring more flexible recording capacity. Unconstrained recording can be achieved simply by replacing the memory cards. In addition, LEGRIA HF R706 supports FlashAir™ Wi-Fi card, allowing easy viewing of MP4 videos and photos stored in the card using the FlashAir™ application or browser on your smart device via a Wi-Fi wireless network. The dual memory camcorder LEGRIA HF R76 features a built-in 16GB Flash Memory and supports Relay Recording function. When the Flash Memory is used up, it will automatically switch to SD, SDHC or SDXC memory cards to continue the recording, ensuring no single moment will be missed even for long time recording. Enhanced LCD Brightness and Color Gamut makes operation unprecedentedly simple LEGRIA HF R76 and HF R706 have enhanced the LCD monitor display: brightness has been increased by approximately 1.5times, overall color reproduction has also been improved, ensuring easy checking of focus and image details for the optimal result when shooting in bright outdoor environment. The Canon’s new LEGRIA HF R706 Full HD Digital Camcorders will be available for sale on 25 January (Suggested Retail price is HK$2,780) and LEGRIA HF R76 Full HD Digital Camcorders will be available for sale in 2016 February (Suggested Retail Price is HK$3,280), details will be further announced. Accessories for LEGRIA HF R76 and HF R706 and respective suggested retail prices are as follows: Model BP-718 Battery Pack BP-727 Battery Pack CG-700 Battery Charger UA-100 USB Adapter (for HF R76 only) HTC-100 HDMI cable STV-250N Stereo Video Cable CT-V1 Pan Table (for HF R76 only) Suggested Retail Price HK$480 HK$700 HK$550 HK$80 HK$300 HK$100 HK$750 SC-2000 Camcorder Soft Case Specification HK$350 LEGRIA HF R76 LEGRIA HF R706 System 1/4.85-inch CMOS, RGB Primary Filter Total Pixels: Approx. 3.28-megapixel Image Sensor Image Stabilizer Video Recording System Video Format/ Quality/ Frame Rate Audio Recording System Recording Media Maximum Recording Time Video Effective Pixel under (default/off) IS mode: Approx. 2.07-megapixel Still Image resolution: Approx. 2.07-megapixel Intelligent OIS (Optical-Shift Image Stabilizer/ 5-axis Image Stabilization in Dynamic Mode) AVCHD Standard: MPEG4-AVC/H.264 MP4 Standard: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 AVCHD: 50P: 1920x1080, 28Mbps, 50p MXP: 1920x1080, 24Mbps, 50i/PF25 FXP: 1920x1080, 17Mbps, 50i/ PF25 LP: 1440x1080, 5Mbps, 50i/PF25 MP4: 35Mbps: 1920x1080, 50p 24Mbps: 1920x1080, 25p 17Mbps: 1920x1080, 25p 4Mbps: 1280x720, 25p AVCHD Standard: Dolby Digital 2ch MP4 Standard: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (2ch) Built-in 16GB Flash Memory, SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card compatible SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card compatible 16GB Flash Memory: AVCHD: 50P mode: 75 mins MXP mode: 85 mins FXP mode: 125 mins LP mode: 365 mins MP4: 35Mbps: 60 mins 24Mbps: 85 mins 17Mbps: 125 mins 4Mbps: 520 mins 16GB Memory Card (not included): AVCHD: 50P mode: 75 mins MXP mode: 85 mins FXP mode: 125 mins LP mode: 365 mins MP4: 35Mbps: 60 mins 24Mbps: 85 mins 17Mbps: 125 mins 4Mbps: 520 mins LCD Monitor 3-inch, color touch panel LCD, approx. 230,000-dot Microphone Stereo electret condenser microphone Lens Lens f=2.8 - 89.6 mm Aperture: F/1.8 - 4.5 Advanced zoom On: 32.5 - 1,853 mm Advanced zoom Off: 38.5 - 1,232 mm Zoom Video: 32x Optical Zoom & 57x Advanced Zoom Still Image: 32x Optical Zoom Lens Configuration White Balance AF System Minimum Object Distance Minimum Subject Illumination 10 elements in 7 groups (1 aspheric element) Auto, Pre-set (Daylight, Tungsten), Custom TTL AF – Manual / Face Detection / Touch Focus Intermediate range: 1m Tele Macro: 50cm (With Tele Macro mode ON) Wide focal range: 1cm 0.4 lx (Using Low Light Mode, 1/2 sec.) Still Images Recording Media Recording Pixel Recording Standard Image Recording Format Built-in Flash Memory, SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card compatible SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card compatible Still Image: 1920 x 1080 pixels Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF), Exif 2.3 Still Image: JPEG Input/ Output Terminal AV Terminals HDMI Terminals ø 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack Mini HDMI USB Terminals Mini-B (support USB2.0 Hi-Speed) Wi-Fi Functions 1) Wi-Fi Streaming + Remote (CameraAccess plus app is required. The internet router connecting the camcorder should support Global IP & UPnP*) 2) Playback via Browser - 3) Movie Uploader app (iOS only) 4) CIG Upload Streaming + Remote * Mobile data will be consumed when using streaming + remote on mobile devices Monitor when out (640 x 360): Video: 512kbps; Audio: 64kbps Monitor from home (640 x 360): Video: 1.5Mbps; Audio: 256kbps - Complies with the IEEE 802.11b/g/n protocol - 2.4 GHz - Supported channels 1-13 - Encryption methods WEP-64/WEP-128, TKIP/AES - Standard Frequency Power etc. Power Supply 3.6V DC (Battery Pack), 5.3V DC (DC IN) Battery Recording Time BP-727 (bundled battery): AVCHD: 50P: 160mins; MXP: 170mins; FXP: 175mins; LP: 175mins MP4: 35Mbps: 160mins; 24Mbps: 185mins; 17Mbps: 190mins; 4Mbps: 195mins BP-718 (optional battery): AVCHD: 50P: 105mins; MXP: 115mins; FXP: 115mins; LP: 115mins MP4: 35Mbps: 105mins; 24Mbps: 120mins; 17Mbps: 120mins; 4Mbps: 130mins Operating Temperature 0 - 40 C Size (W x H x D) Weight (body only) 0 Approx. 53 x 58 x 116 mm Approx. 240g *Specification is subject to change without notice. Approx. 235g LEGRIA HF R76 Dual Memory Camcorder with High Zoom Power and Wi-Fi Instant Sharing 1 2 Wi-Fi wireless networking function includes live previewing and video uploading 3 Live monitoring and control with smart devices while out Support NFC for connection with Android smart devices Canon 32x Optical zoom and 57x Advanced zoom HD video lens New auto zoom framing assist function New Highlight Priority mode for better color reproduction in mid-to-high brightness range New Fast Motion conversion during playback Support fast and slow motion recording 16GB internal flash memory Various video formats support AVCHD (28Mbps) & MP4 (35Mbps) Enhanced LCD brightness and color gamut 5-axis dynamic image stabilization system DIGIC DV 4 digital image processor 4 o Support Camcorder Pan Table CT-V1 to control horizontal panning in a range of 200 by Smart Devices 1 The compatibility of Wi-Fi Wireless Networking Function depends on the mobile device and operating system 2 Support iOS7 or above, App "Movie Uploader" must also be installed; or Android 4.0 or above using explorer for playback 3 App "CameraAccess plus should be installed on Smart Devices. Mobile data will be consumed when controlling and monitoring via internet; router must support Global IP Address acquisition and UPnP 4 Optional Accessory LEGRIA HF R706 Compact Camcorder with High Zoom Power 1 Canon 32x Optical zoom and 57x Advanced zoom HD video lens New auto zoom framing assist function New Highlight Priority mode for better color reproduction in mid-to-high brightness range Support fast and slow motion recording TM 1 Support SD/ SDHC/ SDXC/ FlashAir WiFi card Various video formats support AVCHD (28Mbps) & MP4 (35Mbps) Enhanced LCD brightness and color gamut Baby mode supporting 3 sets of registration 5-axis dynamic image stabilization system DIGIC DV 4 digital image processor FlashAir™ is a trademark of Toshiba Corporation About Canon Hongkong Company Limited Canon Inc. (TSE:7751 / NYSE:CAJ) was founded in 1937 in Japan. Its predecessor, Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory, produced Japan's first 35 mm focal-planeshutter camera “Kwanon” in 1934. Canon Inc. eventually expanded into the photocopying and printing industries, launching Japan's first plain-paper copier NP110 in 1970 and the world's first inkjet printer BJ-80 in 1985. Through the years, Canon Inc. has acquired in-depth experience in digital imaging product manufacturing, and research and development. It is a leader in the development of innovative products and holds the most technology patents in the imaging industry. Canon Inc. also makes a significant contribution to the promotion of photography. Today, Canon Inc. has a strong global presence and is one of the most important market players in the imaging, office and industrial product categories. As of 31 December 2014, Canon's global revenue was US$30.8 billion. One of the company’s first offices in Asia, Canon Hongkong Co., Ltd. (CHK) was established in 1971. It is responsible for the sales, marketing and after-sales services for all Canon product lines in Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, Taiwan, the Philippines and Mongolia. CHK adheres to Canon’s corporate philosophy of “kyosei”, which encourages the company and its staff to participate in social, charitable and environmental activities in the community. CHK implements internationallyrecognized management systems and has achieved ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certification. For more information about Canon Hongkong, please visit our website: www.canon.com.hk.