The way you record widescreen images is very important. Why? Because when you watch an image on a widescreen TV, you want an image made for widescreen, not adapted for it. And of course because every HD television is widescreen - widescreen is the future.
The story of how we do it may be a bit technical, but the result is clear to see. Canon camcorders use the entire width of the image sensor to capture and record video in true 16:9 format. With more pixels captured, you get better image quality. Some competitors' camcorders force the wider picture into a smaller space on the sensor - giving you less than a true image, with fewer pixels and lower quality.