Canon Legria Mini HD camcorder with flip-out touchscreen sets sights on YouTube stardom

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canon-vixia.jpgLookng to court the interest of regular YouTube video uploaders and video bloggers, Canon’s Legria Mini camcorder comes with a twist.

Capturing full HD video with its ultra wide-angle fisheye lens, it also houses a 2.7-inch touchscreen that can swivel to face whoever is in front of the lens. With its, YouTube bloggers or anyone capturing a self-starring video can see exactly what they look like in the captured clip, just as it will appear if uploaded.

The Legria Mini can also capture 12.8MP still photos, as well as outputting any images or videos captures to a microSD card, making it a capable stand-alone device.

Wi-Fi connectivity also features, allowing the camera to hook up to an iOS or Android app and upload videos straight to YouTube or Facebook without the need for a computer, as well as sharing media over DLNA.

Set to land in the UK in mid-September, it’s set to retail at £269. Whether or not that’ll be cheap enough to grab the attention of YouTube’s how-to cooks and make-up artists, guitar heroes and ranters, remains to be seen.

Gerald Lynch