The VIXIA HF11 is Canon's latest AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition) format Flash Memory camcorder, recording true 1080 high definition resolution video*.
An advantage of the AVCHD format is that it captures twice as much video using less storage, which enhances the extended recording time possible with Flash Memory. You can record up to 12 hours in LP mode, and an impressive 2 hours 55 minutes in the highest quality MXP mode to the internal Flash drive and memory card.
Making this new technology even more convenient to use is the VIXIA HF11's compact size and lightweight design. Measuring only 2.9" wide, 2.5" high and 5.1" deep, and weighing in at only 13.4 ounces, it combines its large video storage capacity in a small, easy to carry body.
* 1920 x 1080 movie recording requires a Class 4 or higher memory card. For other recording formats, 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.