Canon’s New VIXIA Mini Compact Person Camcorder With a Fisheye Lens

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No, this isn’t the 75MP beast of a camera that you’ve all been waiting for, but it is surely still something quite cool. Today, Canon is announcing a brand new VIXIA camcorder that they’re coining the Mini Compact Personal Camcorder. It is being aimed at bloggers and because of that, there is built in WiFi. The camcorder sports an 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens and features a closeup mode that gets your subject closer to you by using a smaller area of the sensor. The camcorder has a 2.7 inch capacitive touch screen along with a 12.8MP CMOS sensor, takes Micro SD cards, and the company is also seriously pimping its microphones for audio recording.

It shoots 1080p video at 24p or 30p, but you can also shoot at 720p at a lower file size.

The camcorder will retain for $299.99 in September. More images and tech specs are after the jump.

Tech Specs

F2.8 fisheye lens 15mm field of view comes to a 32.1mm

Close up mode

2.7 inch touch screen capacitive tilt and rotate

230K dot LCD

12.8MP CMOS sensor

Micro SD card

Built in Microphone

256KB/s recording

Built in wifi

Live steaming ability via your phone

Built in stand

Fast motion 2x or 4x speed

Bit rate 24MB 1080p 24p or 30p

At 4MB/s it can drop down to 720p video

1/2.3″ sensor

Interval recording for time lapse shooting

1 minute or 10 minutes 6 hours at one minute

160 grams or 5.6 oz empty

3inch by 1inch by 3.1 inches

$299.99 available in september

MPEG-4

White and black

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