Anton/Bauer ElipZ Compatible With Canon's New Camcorders

Shelton, Conn.-based Anton/Bauer recently said its ElipZ System is compatible with Canon's new HD handheld cameras, the XH G1 and XH A1 models. The ElipZ System was unveiled at NAB this year.

The ElipZ System consists of the ElipZ 10k high-performance battery that delivers virtually all-day camera operation; the EgripZ, a unique flexible under-camera handheld support; and the ElightZ on-camera halogen light, which shares power directly from the ElipZ battery.

"When we first saw the ElipZ System, we felt that these accessories added additional functionality, and versatility to our XH A1 and XH G1 HD camcorders," said Yukiaki Hashimoto, senior vice president and general manager of the consumer imaging group at Canon U.S.A. Inc. "Extended operating time, stable camera operation, and quality on-camera lighting are highly desirable features. Anton/Bauer has worked hard to ensure that their new products would be complementary to our new HD camcorders."

The ElipZ System started shipping at the end of June. ElightZ is expected to ship when Canon's cameras are released this fall.