From Canon's long history of optical excellence, advanced image processing, superb performance
and technological innovation in photographic and broadcast television cameras comes the latest in camcorders.Now, with the light, compact Canon FS11, you can have stunning video with the ease and numerous
benefits of Flash Memory, at an affordable price. Flash Memory is used in some of the world's most innovative electronic products such as laptop computers, MP3 players, PDAs and cell phones. Canon offers the best in Flash Memory with Dual Flash Memory- record to both the camcorder's 16GB internal memory and a removable SDHC card, extending your available recording space and offering added flexibility in file transfer and playback. It's just the thing for catching more of your life's most special moments.Add to that the FS11's Canon Exclusive features such as Canon 48x Advanced Zoom and our DIGIC
DV II Image Processor, combined with a 1.07 Megapixel CCD image sensor, Image Stabilization and a 2.7" Widescreen LCD -- and you truly have a Flash Memory camcorder that's both hard to beat and unmistakably Canon.Flash Memory in a Compact Size
The FS11 is one of Canon's first and most affordable Flash Memory camcorders.
In addition to the advantage of added recording time, Flash Memory offers more to you as well. You'll appreciate its quick response time, because it doesn't have to wait for moving parts. Press the record button and your FS11 starts recording video faster than you've ever seen before. In addition, when you review your footage, it will start playing more quickly as well.
Another plus is the FS11's lower power consumption rate, allowing your battery to last longer. It's just what you need so you don't miss that pivotal play on the field or the moment when they say "I do".
While we certainly hope you keep your FS11 securely in your hand while shooting, if it happens to slip, or you accidentally knock it against something, you'll be happy to know that Flash Memory makes your camcorder more shock resistant than other recording storage systems. It also minimizes the chance of data loss due to damage to your recording media or the moving parts in other camcorders.
Making this new technology even more convenient to use is the FS11's compact size and light weight. Measuring only 2.3" wide, 2.4" high and 4.9" deep, it combines big video storage capacity in a small, easy to carry body.
A Class 2 or higher card is recommended. Also, movie recording requires cards with 128 MB of memory or more. Cards made by Toshiba, SanDisk or Matsushita are recommended. No particular restrictions apply for still images.Dual Flash Memory: 16GB Internal Flash Drive & SDHC card slot
What makes the FS11 stand out in the category of Flash Memory camcorders is its Dual Memory capability. You can capture video on both the camcorder's internal 16GB Flash Memory as well as onto an SDHC memory card.
Video stored on the internal memory can also be copied onto the memory card which can then be inserted into your computer or televisions card reader slot for immediate viewing. It is also possible to transfer still images recorded to the SDHC card to the internal memory.
Additionally, you can use higher capacity memory cards to further increase the video storage of your FS11. A Class 2 or higher card is recommended. Also, movie recording requires cards with 128 MB of memory or more. Cards made by Toshiba, SanDisk or Matsushita are recommended. No particular restrictions apply for still images.Megapixel Performance
With the FS11 you get a powerful 1.07 Megapixel CCD image sensor. The video you shoot will be sharp, clear and more true to life, as will your still photos. You'll capture every dramatic color in a sunset at the beach and see more clearly than ever the happiness on the face of your child as she scores the winning goal in the big game. Relive your memories, just as they happened.Canon Exclusive: Genuine Canon 48x Advanced Zoom
The Genuine Canon 48x Advanced Zoom on the FS11 is just the kind of exclusive Canon feature you've come to expect from the leader in imaging and optics. Advanced Zoom extends the power of your zoom and is the longest zoom Canon has ever offered. In both wide angle and telephoto positions, there is virtually no loss in image quality throughout the range. How is this accomplished? With a Genuine Canon lens which remains in constant motion through the entire extended zoom range aided by our proprietary DIGIC DV II image processor.
There's practically no loss in image quality through an extraordinary range of zoom, so you'll get good, clear shots as you follow that sailboat race around the harbor or catch every step of that toddler scrambling across the lawn.
The FS11 offers you more flexibility to get just the shot you need by giving you the choice of Advanced Zoom in default mode or you can select a 37x Optical Zoom or 2000x Digital Zoom. You will always be able to get the shot you need, no matter how close or far away and always with the quality you expect from Canon.Canon Exclusive: DIGIC DV II Image Processor
The Canon DIGIC DV II Image Processor is the next generation of Canon's exclusive DIGIC DV signal processing technology. Designed specifically for HD, DIGIC DV II ensures optimal image quality. It also ensures optimal image quality for still images, even though video and still images have different color requirements. DIGIC DV II is just another one of Canon's advanced technologies that make the FS11 an exceptional performer.
Thanks to Canon DIGIC DV II image processing, the FS11 produces video with improved color reproduction -- especially in skin tones, and dark and light scenes. It also uses a hybrid noise reduction system that employs two types of noise reduction -- for video images that are crystal clear. Regardless of your subject or setting, there's no worry about capturing them more closely to the way they appear in front of you.
Plus, the Canon DIGIC DV II Image Processor features improved continuous shooting of digital photographs with the FS11. You can shoot five 1152 x 648 still images per second, and enjoy faster processing of your images to both the FS11's internal memory as well as your memory card. It also helps lower power consumption for longer battery life.2.7" Widescreen LCD
The 2.7" Widescreen LCD on the FS11 lets you see more of what your camcorder is recording. There's no need to imagine what your final image will look like on your widescreen television because it's squeezed into a small space while you're shooting. What you see will be what you get.Widescreen HR Recording
The FS11 records true High Resolution Widescreen for picture perfect video. Canon's Widescreen HR Mode uses the entire width of the image sensor, capturing true 16:9 widescreen. What difference does it make? It's simple. The more pixels which are captured, the better your final image quality is.Joystick Control
The Joystick makes using the camcorder easier than ever. Extra buttons have been eliminated, allowing you to access many functions from one convenient place. The Joystick lets you control Play, Stop, Fast Forward, and Rewind functions during playback. It also controls exposure lock and exposure compensation during recording.Variable Zoom Speed Control
Another sure sign of amateur video is the unsteady zoom shot. But with the FS11's zoom control, you simply select one of three pre-set zoom speeds for smooth, steady, professional looking zooms.Level and Grid Markers
With the Level Marker feature, it's easy to keep your camera level for more professional looking video. Line up any horizontal lines in your shot -- such as the horizon -- to the marker and you can be sure your camcorder is level.
The FS11's Grid Marker feature lets you compose your shot accurately, according to the grid in your viewfinder. You can even choose from two different colors for the grid. This ensures that you see the grid, no matter what the background color of your shot is.Program AE Mode
For the best exposure for various situations, the FS11's Program AE mode will automatically adjust the settings to compensate for the conditions and subject. Choose from Portrait, Sports, Night, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight and Fireworks. You won't have to guess if you're capturing all the action just the way you want it because the FS11 will do it for you.Quick Start
Never miss a quickly unfolding shot again. Push the Quick Start button between shots andit places the FS11 in standby mode. When the action starts, push the Quick Start button again to begin recording in less than one second. You'll also help extend your battery life over leaving the camcorder in regular recording mode.Low Light Performance
Some of the most magical shots are taken at the end of the day or long after the sun has set. You won't miss any of them, thanks to the FS11's mini video light. The light lets you shoot subjects in color in low light up to 4.9 feet away. So, whether it's a shot of a sleeping baby, or a dramatic skyline at night, the FS11 captures all the moments you want to record.DVD Burner Compatible
You can also easily burn DVDs of the video shot with your FS11 as it is compatible with Canon's new DW-100 DVD Burner. A one cable connection is all it takes to send the files across and with the click of a few buttons, your videos will be burned to a disc ready to play in a compatible DVD player.Stunning Digital Photography
The FS11 has many advanced photo features which make it a camera that rivals other state-of-the-art digital cameras. You get the best of both video and photos.Megapixel Photos
The same Megapixel CCD that ensures sharp, vivid video also gives you brilliant digital photographs. You will be able to capture outstanding digital photographs with a resolution of 1152 x 684 for sharp, crisp still images.Canon DIGIC DV II Image Processor
Canon's exclusive DIGIC DV II Image Processor features improved continuous shooting of digital photographs with the FS11. You can shoot five 1152 x 648 still images per second, and enjoy faster processing of your images to both the FS11's internal memory as well as your memory card.Focus Features
Auto Intelligent Auto Focus (AiAF) ensures sharp images and gives creative flexibility. Even when your subject isn't in the center of the frame, the FS11's 9 Point AiAF will automatically select from 9 metering frames on the screen to help bring images into sharp focus.Auto Exposure Modes
Like any good digital still camera, the FS11 lets you choose from a range of exposure modes. Auto mode automatically sets the exposure, letting you concentrate on your subject. TV (shutter priority) mode lets you select the shutter speed for sharp, action shots. In P (program) mode, the camcorder adjusts camera settings automatically.Program AE Mode
Your life happens everywhere, so the FS11 gives you settings that automatically result in the best exposure settings for different conditions and different subjects.
Portrait mode ensures shallow depth of field for a pleasing background to your shots of friends and family. Sports mode stops the action with faster shutter speeds. Night mode is designed to give you great shots after the sun goes down. Snow and Beach modes compensate for bright surroundings and give you the proper exposure on your subject. Sunset mode results in vibrant, well-exposed colors for one of the toughest subjects to capture. Use Spotlight mode when your child is on stage and in the spotlight -- literally -- and you want to make sure the exposure is right for them. And, Fireworks mode records brilliant images of another tough subject: the holiday fireworks display.Level and Grid Markers
With the Level Marker feature, it's easy to keep your camera level for more professional looking photographs. Line up any horizontal lines in your shot -- such as the horizon -- to the marker and you can be sure your camcorder is level.
The FS11's Grid Marker feature lets you compose your shot accurately, according to the grid in your viewfinder. You can even choose from two different colors for the grid. This ensures that you see the grid, no matter what the background color of your shot is.Share Your Photos
Your FS11 comes with features that make it simple to share your still photos.Print/Share
Print/Share turns your FS11 into a photo lab in the palm of your hand. Simply connect your camcorder directly to select Canon printers or any PictBridge-compatible printer with the supplied USB cable. Then, with a simple touch of the Print/Share button, print directly from your FS11 without going through a computer.
Print/Share also makes it easy to transfer your still images to your computer. Simply connect your FS11 and your computer, press the Print/Share button and your photos are downloaded to your computer.SDHC Memory Card
The FS11 makes it easy to store digital photos onto an SDHC memory card.DVD Burner Compatible
You can also easily burn DVDs of your still photos taken with your FS11 as it is compatible with Canon's new DW-100 DVD Burner. A one cable connection is all it takes to send the files across and with the click of a few buttons, your photos are ready to share with all.Additional Features:
- The Intelligent Lithium-ion battery which powers the FS11 is a major, and useful, advance. It not only more accurately tracks remaining battery life, it also gives a display in minutes remaining. It will allow you to better plan your shooting, so you won't be caught out with a battery that suddenly goes from "half" to "empty".
- The Built-in Electronic Lens Cover means you never have to go looking for your lens cover again. Turn your camcorder on and the lens cover automatically opens. Turn it off, and the cover closes.
- USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Terminal for digital video streaming and ultra-fast transfer of movies and photos.
- With the FS11's Microphone Terminal you can attach an external microphone if you need to record audio more accurately from a specific source.
- Wireless Remote Control lets you operate your FS11 from a distance, so you don't have to be left out of the picture.Bundled Pixela ImageMixer Software
Enjoy the flexibility and versatility of your Canon Flash Memory camcorder with the supplied Pixela ImageMixer software. This powerful software lets you organize, enhance, and share your video. An easy-to-use application launcher makes it easy to transfer your video to your computer, burn a Standard Definition DVD. A sophisticated catalog system keeps all your videos indexed and organized-so you can always find them quickly. Inside ImageMixer lives feature packed video editing software, allowing you to trim, reorder, or combine scenes. To give your movies a professional touch, simply add scene transitions, music, and titles. And when you're finished, burn a Standard Definition DVD to relive the memories on your TV. A built-in video player allows you to play your MPEG-2 data files on your computer. For added versatility, Pixela ImageMixer can convert your movie to a file format compatible with web video sharing sites. Additionally, your movie can be resized for online posting, and viewed on portable entertainment devices.