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Canon Boosts XA Series with The Launch of First 4K-Capable Professional Camcorders

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Continuing its commitment towards innovation, Canon India announced the launch of four new XA series professional-use camcorders capable of capturing video in 4K 25/30p .

The XA50/ XA55 is equipped with 1.0 type CMOS sensor for high image quality; and the XA40/ XA45, a compact, lightweight model is equipped with a 1/2.3 type CMOS sensor. These newly announced models are the organization’s first XA series models, which are capable of capturing 4K video.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi, President and CEO, Canon India, said, “At Canon, we are at the forefront of strengthening the imaging culture in the country and hence we consistently develop products in line with requirements of the evolving behavior of our customers. With its beautiful landscapes and rich and diverse culture, India is one of most beautiful countries in the world, thereby becoming any videographer’s delight. With our vision of elevating the imaging culture in the country and keeping innovation and quality in focus, we are happy to introduce the four new XA series for enabling video content creators to strengthen innovations in the Indian market. We have designed this series of camcorders for professional use, keeping in mind the high degree of mobility required for on-location videography in fields such as weddings, broadcasting, webcasting, reporting, short films, documentary and event shooting. With this launch, we aim to widen the connect with both budding and professional videographers across the country.”

Speaking about the product, Mr. Eddie Udagawa, Vice President, Consumer Imaging and Information Centre, Canon India said, “Video content today has become one of the most popular form of communication and storytelling. As a medium of strengthening connect, to consume or make content, video is one of the preferred choices, due to its greater recall value. With the aim of empowering the videographer’s community, the XA series will focus on creating compelling content for various forms of videos. The XA40/ XA50 is preciously designed to cater to professional domains like weddings, events, short films and short documentaries while XA45/ XA55 will cater to Weddings, ENG, Education, Webcasting and documentaries. We are positive that our XA series, with its 4K video capability and DIGIC DV 6 Processor, will support our customers in delivering high image quality and desired impact. The XA series comes in a compact and lightweight body keeping in mind the high degree of mobility required for on-location videography, designed for both professional and enthusiastic videographers.”

With its 1.0 type CMOS sensor, the XA50/ XA55 delivers the high image quality and imaging performance required to support professional users, while the compact and lightweight XA40/ XA45 realizes superb mobility and operability ideal for both professional and enthusiast videographers.

The XA50/ XA55 is equipped with a 1.0 type CMOS sensor — a first for the XA series — and a DIGIC DV 6 image processor, along with a 4K-compatible 15x optical zoom lens that  optimizes 4K 25/30p image capture across the entire zoom range, from 25.5mm at the wide-angle end to 382.5mm at the telephoto end1. With Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, the XA50/ XA55 achieves smooth, high-performance autofocus and subject tracking during shooting. Even during 4K shooting, when high-precision is crucial, intuitive touch panel operations enable quick and accurate focusing.

The XA40/ XA45 features a 1/2.3 type CMOS sensor, a 20x optical zoom lens and a DIGIC DV 6 image processor, all in a compact and lightweight body measuring approximately 131mm (W) x 180mm (H) x 231mm (D) and weighing approximately 1.13kg2. In addition to 4K 25/30p video capture and the large zoom range of 29.3mm at the wide-angle end to 601mm at the telephoto end1, the XA40/ XA45’s over sampling HD Processing function effectively utilizes data acquired by the 4K imaging sensor to record full HD video with even higher image quality than its predecessor, the XA30/ XA35 (released in December 2015).

Additionally, XA55 and XA45 also comes with 3G SDI terminal port which is the exceptional feature over XA50 and XA40 respectively.

The XA45 and XA40 will be available in April 2019. The XA55 and XA50 will be available in June 2019.

1 35mm film equivalent. When Dynamic Mode image stabilization is switched off.

2 Including grip belt.          .

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Ambrane Launches New Range Of Wireless Neckbands In India

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Ambrane announcing Ravindra Jadeja as its brand ambassador last month, plans an aggressive roadmap of products, with the launch of the range of wireless neckbands in India. Designed for on-the-move musical freedom, the neckbands come with a comfortable design, high bass and long battery life. Starting from a nominal price of Rs.1, 299/-, the neckband offers 365 days of warranty to its users.

First, in the lineup, are Bassband pro priced at Rs. 2,199/-, and Bassband Lite, priced at Rs. 1,299/-. BassBand Pro features dynamic drivers for HD Sound experience and a long battery life of up to 6 hours. It also comes with a stylish and snug-fit design for comfort on the go use, and with the IPX5 Water Resistant feature, it boasts as the perfect workout partner. BassBand Lite, as the name suggests is the lighter version of the BassBand Pro. Engineered with immersive audio quality & high thumping bass, BassBand Lite enables you to enjoy a premium audio experience.

Bringing a wide choice to the customers, the neckband range further includes the Melody series.  Melody 20 and Melody 11 embody a dual stereo output, along with 10mm drivers that produce high-detail treble sound giving user the ‘music concert’ experience, at the tip of theirfingers. Engineered with advanced technology, Melody 20 comes with a long battery life that supports upto 8 hours of playtime with only 2 hours of charging.While Melody 11 supports 6 hours of playtime. Both the neckbands Melody 20, priced at Rs. 1,499/- and Melody 11 priced at Rs. 1,799/-features a secure fit, light on collar design for everyday use.

Trendz 11, is the other sporty and classy neckband in the league of Ambrane neckbands. The neckband priced at Rs. 1,999/- features deep bass technology for an immersive music experience. It offers a long playback time of up to 6 hours with just a 1.5-hour charge making it an ideal companion for everyday hustle. 

All the models of the neckband series are equipped with Smart Voice Assistant; Google Assistant and Siri for ensuring a total hands-free experience to the users. The durable and comfortable design ensures that earphones always stay in place while running, jogging or at the gym. Additionally, the neckbands feature tangle-free wear with its magnetic clasps that keep the earphone together when not in use. 

Also, feature-packed neckbands are integrated with an in-built microphone for a crystal clear calling experience, with an easy switch between music and calls. 

Apart from the brand’s website, you can get your hands on these products from Amazon and Flipkart too. 

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Amazfit Reveals The Price of Its Upcoming Bip U Pro Smartwatch

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Amazfit, one of India’s top wearable brands, is gearing up to add one more member to their most affordable smartwatch category. Amazfit is launching Bip U Pro Smartwatch, which will be available for INR 4,999/- on Amazfit’s official website. Additionally, Amazfit Bip U Pro will also be available on Amazon. 

The “Notify Me” option for customers on Amazon and Amazfit is also available. 

Amazfit Bip U Pro is a classy and high-tech wearable with Built-in GPS, Built-in Amazon Alexa. Apart from this, Bip U Pro helps us follow fitness regimes easily with 60+ sports mode and other specifications like BioTracker™ 2 PPG, Sedentary reminder, Somnus care, SpO2 measurement. 

Amazfit Bip U Pro is available in 3 colors: Black, Green and Pink.

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RAEGR launches MagFix Duo Arc M1330’ Dual Wireless Charger for Apple Products

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RAEGR announces ‘MagFix Duo Arc M1330’ – a 2-in-1 wireless charger that also converts into a smartphone stand. The Arc M1330 has two charging coils that can simultaneously fuel an Apple iPhone 12 or AirPods along with an Apple Watch. Additionally, the foldable design also allows for high portability and also be used as a smartphone stand.

Commenting on the new accessory launch, Ajesh George, MD, RAEGR said, “The MagFix Duo is a must have accessory for Apple Watch and iPhone 12 users. Highly portable form factor makes it even more convenient to use on the go ”

The RAEGR MagFix Duo Arc M1330 is a 15W dual wireless charger that is aimed at users who own Apple’s iPhone 12 series. The Arc M1330 is a dual-operation charger that can simultaneously charge two Apple devices, be it an iPhone or AirPods and Apple Watch. It features a MagSafe-compatible charging pad on the left that accommodates any of Apple’s iPhone 12 series smartphones or AirPods (2/Pro) and can charge them with up to 15 Watts of power.

The right side of the pad has a unique folding design that charges the Apple Watch. It can be used in Normal mode or lifted by 90° in Night Stand mode for Loop Band convenience. Using it in the Night Stand mode  allows you to simultaneously charge the Watch while the Watch’s display can turn into a desk clock.

The RAEGR MagFix Duo Arc M1330 has a folding design that allows for high portability. Use it at home, in the office, in your car or anywhere you like and transport it in your handbag or backpack with ease. Additionally, the foldable design also helps convert the Arc M1330 into a smartphone stand for your iPhone 12 too. This feature takes advantage of the magnets in the phone and charger’s surface to help it rest in place.

The RAEGR MagFix Duo Arc M1330 can also be used to charge other Qi-compatible smartphones from brands such as Samsung, Google, Huawei, LG and a few others at 15W. However, the smartphone stand feature will only work with Apple’s iPhone 12 series. The wireless charger sports a USB Type-C connector and you can use any compatible USB charger to power the MagFix Duo Arc M1330. It is recommended that you use a charger that has a power rating of above 15W for the best charging results.

The RAEGR MagFix Duo Arc M1330 also has some rugged safety features. It protects every charging device from Over-current, Overheat, Over-Voltage and Short Circuit. Lastly, using its in-built intelligent device detection circuit, the charger can detect the power requirements of each device and smartly adjust the output power among 5W, 7.5W, 10W and 15W.

The RAEGR MagFix Duo Arc M1330 15W dual Wireless Charging Stand will be available for Rs 2,999, with a standard industry warranty of 1 year, on Amazon.in and Flipkart.com. Buyers can avail of additional 6 months of warranty on registering their products.

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