nLAS VEGAS — Canon has long since compressed its consumer camcorder line to one product — three variants of a single model — and based on this year’s a
ouncement it looks like it can’t be bothered to put much energy into updating that. The new models, the Vixia HF R600, R60 and R62, branded Legria in the UK and Australia, are identical to last year’s HF R500, R50 and R52 with one exception: they now incorporate NFC to initiate Wi-Fi co
ections and to support Canon’s new Co
ectStation CS100 wireless backup and streaming device.
And the R5xx series was nearly identical to the models it replaced, essentially making the new ones 2 years old before they even ship.”