Canon's High-Resolution 16:9 is true widescreen that's picture perfect
You want your memories to last forever- that's why you've taken the time to capture them. And you want to shoot in widescreen format to get everything you can out of your new widescreen TV or home theater system.
So why is the way you record widescreen images so important? Because you want an image made for widescreen, not adapted for widescreen. Widescreen is the future- every HD television is widescreen.
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 its image sensor to capture your precious video in true 16:9 format. What difference does that make? It's simple. 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 a less true image, with fewer pixels and lower quality. On a Canon camcorder, the canals of Venice will be as grand as you remembered seeing them.
In addition, the LCD on your ZR will display the image in a "letterbox" view- from side to side and top to bottom, what you see will be what you get. There's no guessing and extra work when looking at an image that's distorted like a fun house mirror.
To make it even easier, a Widescreen Button lets you switch from standard 4:3 to 16:9 Widescreen Mode at the touch of your finger. You can also use the widescreen feature in both Program Mode and Easy Recording Mode and can be used along with the camcorder's advanced image stabilization.
Every one of the camcorders in Canon's ZR series gives you this Hi-Res "true" 16:9 at a very affordable price. Why shouldn't your camcorder shoot as wide as your widescreen TV? It should- and it's hard to match the widescreen video, or the value, you'll get from your Canon ZR.
Remember- widescreen is the future- be sure you invest in that future with a Canon camcorder.