Sony has expanded its range of touch-enabled notebooks with the new VAIO® Fit E models, especially for those looking for more from their current notebooks. Available in both 14" and 15" screen sizes and a multitude of colours, the models are powered by Sony's visual and audio technology to ensure optimum convenience and capability when in use.
VAIO® Fit E – For the Audio Enthusiast
Those wanting crystal clear highs and deep basses will appreciate the audio technology that comes with the VAIO® Fit E. Specifically engineered to provide home users with quality entertainment, the VAIO® Fit E is an affordable notebook that offers soul-shaking clarity, crystal clear highs and deep bass for an unmistakeably rich audio experience.
The ClearAudio+ mode incorporates a variety of Sony's own signal processing technologies to provide unsurpassable audio quality, including varied sound and equaliser settings that can be activated with the touch of a button.
The sharing of music has also never been easier with One-Touch Listening. Utilising near-field-communication technology, users can easily pair and connect their Bluetooth speakers and home audio devices such as the SRS-BTV5 and SRS-BTX300 respectively to wirelessly envelop the entire room in sound. And for those who like to bounce to the beat but hate being caught up in wires, a simple tap of their Bluetooth headphones is all it takes to avoid the hassle.
HP has announced it is expanding its printing and imaging portfolio to help SMBs and Enterprises improve efficiency and reduce costs without sacrificing quality.
These new solutions include:
• The HP LaserJet Pro MFP M521 offers print, scan, copy and fax capabilities to help customers maximise their print investment by getting more functionality from one device
• A new enterprise class device in the HP LaserJet Enterprise M725 that offers secure, large-volume printing and imaging capabilities at a low price
• HP Scanjet Pro 3000 s2 Sheet-feed Scanner designed for SMBs that need an easy-to-use, intuitive scanner with a small footprint
• The HP Officejet Pro 200 series that offers professional, reliable printing for up to 50 percent lower cost per page than laser printers
• And, enhancements to HP Exstream Delivery Manager that offer assured digital delivery and tracking capabilities for electronic customer communications
Print and imaging devices improve SMB and enterprise workgroup efficiency
For SMBs and enterprises that need to efficiently manage their printing environment and budget, HP is introducing five new devices that easily integrate into existing IT environments.
Offering the leading printing speed and paper capacity in its segment, the HP LaserJet Pro MFP M521 provides reliable, affordable print, scan, copy and fax capabilities for business efficiency and quality. Using the HP LaserJet Pro MFP 521's color touchscreen control panel, users can easily pull in content from HP Connected applications and originate jobs directly from the device. A dual-headed scanner allows for faster processing of duplex jobs, and scan-to-cloud capabilities ensure that customers can easily capture and route key documents.
The HP LaserJet Enterprise M725 provides enterprise workgroups secure, large-volume printing and imaging capabilities at a low price. Customers also will streamline workflows by incorporating paper documents into digital workflows using the device's 8-inch, color touchscreen to preview, edit and digitally send documents. The HP LaserJet Enterprise M725 is scalable and easily managed by corporate IT via central printing policies and fleet-level security solutions.
The HP Officejet Pro 251dw Printer and HP Officejet Pro 276dw MFP provide professional, reliable printing for up to 50 percent lower cost per page than laser printers.Customers can keep tasks moving by accessing device features and time-saving business apps directly from the device's color touch screen. The printers also offer enterprise manageability features such as Web Jetadmin, which have previously only been available in HP LaserJet products.
Finally, the HP Scanjet Pro 3000 s2 Sheet-feed Scanner is designed for SMBs that need an easy-to-use, intuitive scanner with a small footprint. The HP Scanjet Pro 3000 makes scanning fast and simple for businesses with one-pass duplex scanning and HP EveryPage Ultrasonic multifeed detection to prevent more than one page from being scanned at a time.
Ensure Customers Receive All Electronic Communications
For organisations that want to provide communications like utility bills or credit card statements via multiple channels, HP has also introduced new enhancements to HP Exstream Delivery Manager that will ensure that content is received by customers.
HP Exstream Delivery Manager, in the case that an electronic customer communication isn't received, now automatically sends it to a secondary channel (i.e. SMS) an unlimited amount of times until the customer receives it.
Additionally, new integration with interactive marketing firm ExactTarget allows companies to track electronic customer communications and compile data on messages that were opened, not opened, forwarded, deleted or caught by spam filters.
Additional information about new HP imaging and printing devices and software solutions is available at www.hp.com/go/mfp.
Availability and Prices
The new HP printing solutions for business customers have rolled across the Middle East since April 2013 and are now available in the region, as follows:
• HP Officejet Pro 251 series at a starting price of AED 899
• HP Officejet Pro 276 series at a starting price of AED 1299
• HP LaserJet Pro MFP M521 at a starting price of AED 2,738
• HP LaserJet Enterprise M725 at a starting price of AED 11,470
• HP Scanjet Pro 3000 S2 Sheet-feed Scanner at a starting price of AED 1,725
Acer unveiled the second generation Acer Iconia B1 with a new pure and simple design, increased performance and additional 3G(2) data connection option, setting a new standard for a tablet targeted at young or new users or families looking for an additional tablet for their children. The Iconia B1 is also ideal for busy individuals seeking a convenient mobile companion.
At 17.8 cm (7") – the same size as standard book page – the display is comfortable for e-reading, web browsing, playing games and watching videos. The Iconia B1 joins forces today with the launch of the Iconia A1 to offer a uniformed look and feel when searching for a tablet solution for all members of the family.
The Iconia B1 sets a new standard in design and performance for a tablet targeted at first time users, secondary tablet owners or families with children at €129(1)
Now with WiFi or 3G(2) and faster performanceThe optional protection case and film offers additional infant grade protection
Sony, the leading consumer electronics and entertainment brand, today announced its association with popular RJ - Kris Fade of Virgin Radio Dubai 104.4 - as the UAE's brand ambassador for the new Sony XB920 headphones featuring a deep bass sound.
Teaming serious sound quality with ultimate styling, the new MDR-XB920 headphones from Sony takes its cue from latest music trends and provides club music lovers with a whole new look that brings the party right to their ears in style. Kris Fade, known for his signature style of radio entertainment and famed in the region for his breakfast radio program 'The Kris Fade Show,' is ideally positioned to highlight and promote the XB series of headphones.
Speaking on the ambassadorship, Fade said: "I am extremely excited to be partnering with Sony, a brand that appreciates quality and style in equal measure. It gives me an excellent platform to interact with my listeners and music lovers in this region".
"The new Sony XB920 headphones offer a truly remarkable deep bass experience for the user, as it wonderfully reproduces the lowest bass notes to give a whole new feel and effect to modern music. The foldaway feature of the headphones is great and unique as well, especially since it increases portability and storage ease more than bulky alternatives. Sony has certainly upped its portfolio with the XB series, and I believe the latest in the range has great potential for this market."
Sony has, in addition, signed a partnership with Virgin Radio 104.4 to launch a series of radio contests targeted at customers visiting the Virgin Megastore at Mall of the Emirates in Dubai. Shoppers will be invited to go live on the radio from an on-site Sony/Virgin Radio kiosk, to enter a chance to win a Sony XB920 headphone set. The contest launches on the 16th May 2013.
The new MDR-XB920 headphones from Sony - In tune with the music scene
The stylish and chic XB920 makes a bold sonic statement with huge 50mm driver units and high-energy neodymium magnets for a dynamic frequency that faithfully reproduces every note, from the deepest bass to highest treble.
Thanks to the latest evolution of Sony's Advanced Direct Vibe Structure, extreme sub-bass is heavier and more compelling than ever. It's enhanced by a smooth refinement in low/midrange response to satisfy a wide range of modern music lovers.
Deep bass sound is just the beginning. The MDR-XB920 partners serious sound with refined, ultra-premium new looks that feature real aluminum accents. Take your favourite sounds anywhere: the headphone's ear-cups swivel flat for travel, neatly saving space in a rucksack or bag. There's also an alternative detachable cable and inline remote/microphone supplied for fingertip control of your MP3 player or hands-free chatting on your smartphone.
The new MDR-XB920 headphones by Sony are available on May 16, 2013.
Microsoft debuted two new videos starring comedian Rob Schneider. Rob plays the part of Google Docs on a three-man basketball team. After numerous mistakes, a frustrated teammate says: "Google Docs, you're making everybody out here less productive and even your own team has to work harder. I thought you said you had skills, man."
Schneider, aka Google Docs, admits, "To be honest, I'm not exactly Microsoft Office over there. And you're right; I don't always work well with others. Guys, I've got deficiencies."
At the end of the first video, "Google Docs" says, "I don't work well without the net, so I'm taking it with me."
In another video on the Office 365 blog, Microsoft explains why "Google Docs isn't worth the gamble."
In the corresponding Google Docs gambling video, Schneider promises a shiny little keychain if the gambler can open a "beautifully-crafted presentation created with Microsoft Office" using "Google Docs, without data loss and format discrepancy." Of course, the gambler fails!
Microsoft is also pushing the site Why Microsoft to show how Google Apps stacks up to Microsoft Office 365.
Whether you opt for Office 365 or Google Apps it is funny to see Rob Schneider does his thing for technology!
Nokia today unveiled the first of a new family of Asha smartphones with the introduction of the Nokia Asha 501. The handset pushes the boundaries of affordable smartphone design with bold color, a high-quality build and an innovative user interface. The Nokia Asha 501 is the first device to run on the new Asha platform, which is designed to make the experience faster and more responsive. The Asha platform also helps developers to create, publish and make more money from apps made specifically for the new generation of Asha devices.
Standout design, innovative user interface
The Nokia Asha 501 makes high-end design and quality accessible to more people. The device is available in a choice of six striking colours that complement the elegant design. It comes in just two parts: a durable, removable casing and the scratch-resistant glass display, which features a three-inch, capacitive touchscreen and a single 'back' button. The compact new Asha weighs only 98 grams, for the ultimate portability.
The Nokia Asha 501 is built to make it easier for people to access everything they love, with a simple swipe and a choice of two main screens: Home and Fastlane. Home is a traditional, icon-based view for launching individual apps or accessing a specific feature, like the dialler or phone settings. The new Fastlane view was inspired by how people really use their phone. Recently accessed contacts, social networks and apps, unique to each person, are stored and presented in Fastlane. It provides a record of how the phone is used, giving people a glimpse of their past, present and future activity, and helping them multi-task by providing easy access to their favorite features.
Smarter and more personal Internet experiences
The new Asha comes with Nokia Xpress Browser pre-loaded, which compresses Internet data by up to 90%. This is aimed at making mobile browsing faster and more affordable. Nokia also announced the availability of Nokia Xpress Now, a new Web application that recommends content based on location, preferences and trending topics. It will be available via the Browser homepage or as a download from Nokia Store.
"Nokia has surpassed expectations of what's achievable in the sub-100 USD phone category with a new Asha handset that is unlike any other, with design cues from Lumia and a mix of features, services and affordability that is valued by price-conscious buyers," said Neil Mawston, executive director, Global Wireless Practice, Strategy Analytics. "This is a welcome addition to the market and a refreshing option for consumers looking to upgrade from feature phones."
Asha platform for next-generation family of devices
The new Nokia Asha 501 was purpose-built to give people the best possible mobile experiences at an affordable price. It is highly efficient, with an industry-leading standby time of up to 48 days*. The Asha 501 is the first smartphone built on the new Asha platform, which leverages Nokia's investments in Smarterphone, a company which Nokia acquired in 2012.
The new Asha platform provides developers with an open, standards-based environment for creating quality apps for consumers. Developers can create apps for the Nokia Asha 501 that will be compatible with future Asha platform-based devices. Nokia gives developers the chance to make more money through the global reach of Nokia Store and tools like Nokia In-App Payment and Nokia Advertising Exchange (NAX), as well as Nokia's unparalleled operator billing network.
Many of the most popular applications are already available or in development for the Nokia Asha platform, including CNN, eBuddy, ESPN, Facebook, Foursquare, Line, LinkedIn, Nimbuzz, Pictelligent, The Weather Channel, Twitter, WeChat, World of Red Bull and games from Electronic Arts, Gameloft, Indiagames, Namco-Bandai and Reliance Games. WhatsApp and other key partners continue to explore new Asha.
The HERE experience, based on Nokia's leading location-based platform, will also be available as a download for the Nokia Asha 501, starting in Q3 2013 and will initially include basic mapping services.
"The new Nokia Asha 501 raises the bar for what is possible in affordable smartphone design and optimization," said Timo Toikkanen, executive vice president, Mobile Phones, Nokia. "The synergy between the physical design and the engine that is the new Asha platform has created a smartphone with both style and substance at a great price."
Facebook and global operators to support Nokia Asha 501 with free data plans
The Nokia Asha 501 is expected to start shipping in June 2013. It is expected to be available through approximately 60 operators and distributors in more than 90 countries worldwide.
"We are very happy to offer the new Nokia Asha 501 through our subsidiaries in the continent. We are certain that this innovative device will follow the successful footprint of the Nokia Asha family, combining affordability with the best communication and Internet browsing capabilities," said Marco Quatorze, Value Added Services Director for America Movil.
A leading operator in the Asia-Pacific region, Telkomsel is also supporting the arrival of the new Nokia Asha. "The Nokia Asha 501 will help us to boost the mobile Internet in Indonesia. It is powered by innovations like the Nokia Xpress Browser, based on a very efficient data consumption technology which allow us to offer best data plan tariff for people," said Alistair Johnston, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Telkomsel. "We have a billing agreement with Nokia that supports the creation of local applications absolutely relevant to Indonesian consumers."
The popularity of the Nokia Asha family has also prompted innovative approaches to bundled mobile services. Nokia, Facebook and mobile network operator Airtel announced they have joined forces to offer data-free access to the standalone Facebook app, as well as the mobile site m.facebook.com. By the end of second quarter, current Airtel subscribers in Africa and India** will be able to enjoy unlimited, data-free access to Facebook from their Nokia Asha 501 for a limited period of time.
Commenting on the partnership, Andre Beyers, Chief Marketing Officer for Airtel Africa, said: "The collaboration with Nokia is in line with our strategy of enabling people to access data in Africa as we seek to bridge the digital divide across the continent. We're already witnessing tremendous growth in data use across the 17 countries where we operate. The provision of free Facebook access is an excellent proposition to the millions of Airtel consumers. We are extremely delighted to partner with Nokia to give our consumers an even better mobile experience."
Telkomsel will provide a specific Nokia Telkomsel Asha data plan that offers up to 500 MB of data use and includes 60 minutes of calls and 60 SMS. The company will also provide a one month free data plan to consumers using Nokia Asha 501 that can be used for all mobile Internet activities including access to Facebook or downloading apps.
"This bundle is a great way to discover Facebook on your Nokia Asha and enjoy the experience for longer without worrying about data charges," said Vaughn Smith, VP mobile partnerships, Facebook. "Working in close partnership with Nokia and global operators made this offer possible and we're excited to help connect the world on Facebook."
MTN, a leading operator across Africa, said it will also offer the Nokia Asha 501 and ease access to Facebook. "We are excited to support this initiative with Facebook in Nigeria and Zambia and we are looking forward to expand it to other markets," says Pieter Verkade, group chief commercial officer at MTN.
Product specifications and availability
The Nokia Asha 501is available in single or EasySwap Dual SIM models. All come with WiFi and Bluetooth. Other specifications:
• Dimensions: 99.2 x 58 x 12.1 mm; 98 grams
• Camera: 3.2 MP
• Single SIM standby time: up to 48 days***
• Dual SIM standby time: up to 26 days***
• Talk time: up to 17 hours
• Additional memory of 4GB (card included in box), expandable up to 32GB
• Forty free EA Games worth €75 downloadable from Nokia Store
• Available colours: Bright Red, Bright Green, Cyan, Yellow, White and Black
• Suggested pricing is 99 USD before taxes and subsidies.
Panasonic has introduced, four Compact Stereo System models, to the Middle East market, the SC-HC58, SC-HC38, SC-HC28, it was announced today.
The special iPhone docking station (HC58/HC38) that was highly popular on conventional models, now also supports iPhone 5 and iPod touch (5th generation), and the HC28, which features a Push Open type docking station and also supports the iPad mini, making the HC Series an ideal audio system for the latest iOS devices.
Furthermore, the SC-HC38 is available in 4 different colour varieties, red, black, silver and white allowing customers to choose and match the décor of their homes. Along with the HC58 the HC38 can also be mountable on the wall to enhance room interior and save precious space.
In order to suit the lifestyle of users who listen to music on their smartphones, the HC Series has progressed in the areas of both networking and sound-enhancing technologies. In addition to AirPlay® (HC58), the device also supports Bluetooth® Wireless Technology (HC58/HC38), enabling high sound quality over iOS and Android smartphones.
Regardless of the type of wireless technology -- DLNA, AirPlay, or Bluetooth® Wireless Technology - the HC58 handles it with the "Panasonic Music Streaming App" developed by Panasonic for flexible playback of various forms of musical content. By simply installing the Panasonic Music Streaming App onto a smartphone, the variety of playable music content grows considerably.
Music that has been archived onto an NAS (Network Attached Storage) or PC on a home network is displayed on the smartphone screen. The user simply needs to touch the desired music title to select it for a fast and easy musical enjoyment.
In order to reproduce the user's favorite music with high fidelity, Panasonic has given the HC Series a large number of sound-enhancing technologies.
Audio signals from an iPhone 5 or iPod touch (5th generation) connected to the dock, or an iPod, iPhone, or iPad connected via USB, are digitally transmitted without degradation by the Digital Music Connection for transparent, clear sound reproduction.
The Pure Direct Sound function also minimizes the effect of sounds reverberating off the system itself. In addition to the lightweight, rigid Nano sized Bamboo Cone Speakers (HC58), the speaker section features a Dual Passive Radiator (HC58/HC38) that achieves dynamic bass and crystal-clear sounds that wouldn't be expected from these thin speaker systems.
The HC Series of Compact Stereo Systems incorporates Panasonic's unique networking technologies and sound-enhancing technologies to offer users a music entertainment style that will continue to support new forms of enjoyment day after day.
Acer unveiled the Acer Iconia A1, the company's first full-featured 20.1 cm (7.9") tablet targeted at modern day explorers, adventurers, digital freaks and busy mobile executives requiring an all-day mobile companion. Thanks to a sleek and light-weight design that is comfortable to hold in one hand, it also easily fits into a purse. The new Acer Iconia A1 keeps people entertained and connected with smooth and speedy navigation, browsing and media playback powered by a fast quad-core processor.
The Acer Iconia A1 was introduced today with other new products, including the Acer Aspire R7, Aspire P3 Ultrabook, Aspire V Series touch notebooks and Iconia B1. The new line of Acer mobile products highlights the company's focus on redefining the computing experience through progressive design. #AcerTouch.
"Tablets are becoming cherished companions to many people as they stay connected and entertained throughout their day," Oliver Ahrens, president, Acer Europe. "We want everyone to experience that. Everything that makes tablets so enjoyable is even better on the perfectly-sized Acer Iconia A1. The design is comfortable to hold, while sleek build make it a natural extension for anyone who wants to keep their digital life right in one hand. "
Highly Responsive Fun
Busy mobile users get the prompt performance they want with smooth video playback, and fluid and fast navigation through apps and websites powered by a fast Quad Core 1.2GHz processor. Gestures, zooming, scrolling and navigation are all intuitive and games responsive, realistic and even more fun with the integrated gyroscope for movement and vibration responses.
The LED backlit display with IPS(1) technology and a 170-degree viewing angle vibrantly highlights videos, photos and multimedia content in accurate color and brightness. The 1024x768 resolution makes text and graphics crisp and clear, while the 4:3 aspect ratio is great for web browsing and e-reading as well as gaming.
Acer's new Touch WakeApp gesture gives customers one-touch express access to their favorite apps directly upon waking from sleep. The Icona A1 delivers the Google experience with services like Google Now, Google Search, Gmail, YouTube, and great content such as magazines, movies, games, books and more than 700,000 apps from the Google Play Store.
Easy to take Everywhere to Stay Connected
Starting at only 410 grams(2) and measuring only 11.1 mm, customers will also enjoy taking it with them for navigation and location-based apps via the built-in GPS(3)
The Acer Iconia A1 keeps consumers connected to Wi-Fi networks and hotspots with reliable 802.11b/g/n wireless technology or built-in 3G(4) mobile data connection. Plus, the integrated Bluetooth 4.0 lets consumers quickly connect the tablet to a variety of other devices, such as headsets and printers.
The 5MP rear-facing camera captures 1080p video at 30fps that can easily be edited for quick sharing on-the-go. The front-facing camera pairs with the enhanced microphone to capture video and audio clearly for video chats and recording. The micro USB 2.0 and microHDMI port enable quick transfer or sharing of customer's photos, music, videos and other digital content.
Available as 8GB(5) or 16GB(5) version to add 32GB(5) via microSD, the Iconia A1 is the ideal digital companion for people which are constantly up and about.
Pricing and Availability
The Iconia A1-810 (WiFi) version will be available end of May at a starting price of €169.-(6).
The Iconia A1-811 (3G) version will be available end of July at a starting price of €219.- (6).
Acer today announced the launch of its latest advertising campaign featuring the world famous Superstar DJ, Tiësto and his personal assistant Vernon. Continuing the theme from the 2012 campaigns with Kiefer Sutherland and Megan Fox, the new campaign looks at how our characters use their Acer devices to explore beyond limits and to uncover a different side of themselves.
"For us, advertising is a way to complement our products with a great story that reflects what people love about them: the new experiences they make possible," said Michael Birkin, Chief Marketing Officer. "After last year's campaign we were convinced we were headed in the right direction and we wanted to expand on our story-telling approach. So we've gone a bit further this time, giving the Aspire P3 the starring role in a deeper story that encourages people to 'explore beyond limits' and gives them some new ways to interact with us."
The story focuses on Tiësto's personal assistant, Vernon. We follow Vernon, who's using the new Aspire P3 Ultrabook to do both his day job and to follow his hidden passion of becoming a DJ. His newfound Djing skills come in handy when he has to come to Tiësto's rescue when a live gig temporarily goes wrong.
The global campaign will touch on many people using different touch points, from TV, Print, Out of Home, Social Networks and at retail.
Canon Middle East unveils its latest entry level range of LEGRIA camcorders – the LEGRIA HF R48, LEGRIA HF R46 and LEGRIA HF R406. Designed to be fun, affordable and easy-to-use, the new models are the first to feature Canon's new DIGIC DV4 imaging platform, delivering stunning Full HD video alongside superb audio clarity. Ideal for those looking to step up from shooting with mobile phones or compact cameras, the new compact and lightweight models come with built in optical image stabilisation and Wi-Fi connectivity, enabling anyone to shoot, edit and share smooth Full HD footage with ease.
Perfect for families who want to record and share special moments, the new HF R-series' allow users to view, control and share videos over Wi-Fi using any iOS, Android or Windows-based device. The new models also offer simultaneous recording of high bit-rate AVCHD and low bit-rate MP4 formats, advanced optical IS and Intelligent IS, as well as a host of new shooting modes to make capturing and sharing beautiful HD video as easy as possible.
Power to share
Two of the new models, LEGRIA HF R48 and LEGRIA HF R46, launch with enhanced Wi-Fi functionality. A new Live Streaming feature allows users to monitor and record video remotely using smartphone or tablet devices via Canon's new CameraAccess application. Ideal for monitoring a child's movements, parents can use a tablet or smartphone in another room to activate recording, and even remotely zoom in and out, ensuring that they never miss a moment.
A new Remote Browser function makes sharing videos easier than ever before. An in-built access point connects directly to any web browser, with no router required, allowing users to seamlessly view videos on various connected devices, such as PCs, smartphones and tablets. Remote Browser even allows users to wirelessly save movies from their camera directly to the device they are using.
Clear, blur free movies
The new LEGRIA HF R-series models are packed full of technologies that make it fun and easy to capture special family memories in stunning detail. Canon's Intelligent IS technology ensures clear, blur-free video by automatically detecting different types of camera shake and then selects the most suitable stabilisation setting from four modes. An enhanced Dynamic IS mode also employs a five-axis optical Image Stabilizer to correct rolling and rotational camera shake that occurs when shooting and walking.
Capture superb image quality
The new HF R-series features a first-class HD Camera System, comprising a 3.2MP Full HD CMOS sensor and Canon's new DIGIC DV4 imaging platform, which offers higher image quality in low light. DIGIC DV4 combines a substantially improved image stabilisation function with Canon's optical Image Stabilizer to deliver stunning shake-free video. The enhanced processing power of DIGIC DV4 also provides the ability to record AVCHD and MP4 formats simultaneously , so users can record a high bit-rate version to keep, as well as a high quality low bit-rate version to share online.
All models are equipped with a high quality Canon HD video lens. With 32x optical zoom and support for a 53x advanced zoom, each offers exceptional quality throughout the zoom range, thanks to Canon's advanced IS technology. A Full HD CMOS sensor ensures videos are sharp in detail and rich in tonal range, so users can record special moments as they remember them.
Advanced Audio Performance
To complement exceptional visuals, the new LEGRIA HF R series features Canon's Audio Scene Select technology. Enhancing the quality of the internal microphone, Audio Scene Select features five different modes with sound settings optimised for the scene being shot, including Noise Reduction, Music and Speech. Users can simply select the most suitable mode for their scene and let the camera do the work, allowing them to focus solely on capturing the moment in front of them.
Record a child's early years with new Baby Mode
A new Baby Mode is perfect for parents, making it easy to capture a baby's first steps, and words, thanks to a pre-record function that captures footage just before recording starts, so no important moment is ever missed. Baby Mode footage is also stored in a dedicated baby album, making videos easily accessible to share with friends and family.
All LEGRIA HF R-series models feature a large, vivid 7.5cm (3.0") capacitive touchscreen display, offering the perfect way to compose, playback and navigate settings. The touch interface makes it super-easy for users to navigate intuitive menus, adjust settings and switch between different shooting modes and sharing features.