Breaking News: Liquid Lense has a New Video Camera Available to Rent!
Liquid Lense is delighted to announce the arrival of our new Canon Legria HF21 HD Video Camera!
This exciting new addition to our range of rental cameras comes with a fantastic and easy to use Ikelite underwater housing and, it is just dying to get wet!
The Legria is Canon’s newest, smallest (about the size of a soda can!) and most ultra lightweight camcorder – among the smallest and lightest HD camcorders on the market. It has an integrated Flash Memory and what makes the HF21 stand out in the category of flash memory camcorders is its Dual Memory capability. You can capture video on the camcorder’s internal 64GB flash memory as well as directly to an SDHC Memory Card which can then be inserted into your computer or HDTV’s card reader slot for immediate viewing.
The advantages of flash memory go beyond the added recording time. As the memory has no moving parts, you’ll find a much quicker response time when you hit the record button. In addition, when you review your footage, it will come up much more quickly.
Even more impressively, the Legria HF21 allows you to record at up to 24Mbps, the highest bit rate in AVCHD format, for the highest quality image. This is enough for six hours of footage, which will be more than sufficient for most diving days.
There are four other quality modes, too. At the lowest setting, which operates at 5Mbits/sec, you can fit a whopping 24 hours of video. The top two quality modes use Full HD resolution, but the bottom three drop down to 1,440 x 1,080, like HDV.
The Legria HF21 delivers brilliant video and photos through a Canon exclusive 3.89 Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor and the advanced image processor, DIGIC DV III. Canon Exclusive features – such as the Genuine Canon 15x HD Video Lens, Genuine Canon Face Detection, Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization and a host of new control and creative options – make it clear that it’s a Dual Flash Memory camcorder packed with the optical excellence, advanced image processing, superb performance and technological innovation for which Canon is famous.
In keeping with the HF21, the Ikelite housing is also compact and lightweight but is slightly negative in salt water for added stability. Molded from clear polycarbonate to provide seamless construction and corrosion proof performance, this “Clearly Superior” design provides full view of the camcorder, control functions, and assurance the system is safe up to depths of 200 feet (60 meters). The housing allows full control of the camera while underwater, meaning that all the functions can be accessed through the LCD viewfinder.
The most important feature is the ability to manually set the white balance while underwater. The easy to use Canon menu and Ikelite controls means that capturing the activity on the reef in all its brilliance is a breeze. However for those who just want to point and go, there is a built in underwater mode to keep things simple. Ikelites UR/Pro Color Filter provides extra color correction in tropical blue water with available sunlight up to 80 feet (24 meters).
Fancy giving this amazing camera a try? Then why not enroll in one of Liquid Lenses Underwater Videography Courses?
You’ll be able to experience all the features of this little camera whilst learning a fantastic (and rather addictive) new hobby!