Canon releases new camcorder models each year at the CES. This year, it announced three camcorders that are no strangers to us and are essentially a bump up from their predecessors – the Canon HF R70, Canon HF R72 and Canon HF R700.
Beginning with the cheapest of the trio, the Canon HF R700 is quite an upgrade from its predecessor, the HF R600. Despite its lack of Wi-Fi, NFC and internal storage, Canon decided to put in a battery with higher capacity for a better battery life, a new user interface and slightly better screen. New features include Zoom Framing Assist and Highlight Priority.
The Canon HF R70 is the mid-range model with 16GB internal flash drive and built-in Wi-Fi and NFC. And for about $50 more, you can buy yourself the Canon HF R72 which shares all the same features as the Canon HF R70 except that it comes with a bigger 32GB internal flash drive. Both these models bear the same Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor, DIGIC DV 4 image processor as their predecessors and dual memory card slots. New features include a high capacity battery for better battery life and improved LCD display amongst a few others.