The name Canon has always meant photographic and broadcast television cameras with optical excellence, advanced image processing, and superb performance. And Canon digital video camcorders are no exception.
In fact, Canon digital camcorders include the latest advancement: a family of sophisticated and powerful DVD camcorders. With this innovative line, you experience all the image quality, convenience and compatibility of DVDs, in sleek and compactly designed camcorders.
With the affordable DC100, you get all the convenience and functionality of recording and sharing your videos with DVD technology. You also get the same Canon expertise and features found on more expensive camcorders. The DC100 delivers great video and makes it easy to capture the precious moments in your life.
Record Direct to DVD - The DC100 digital camcorder gives you all the convenience and functionality of DVD technology. It lets you record directly to DVDs, and lets you shoot and share video through a variety of options. Only 3" (8cm) in diameter, the DC100's DVD -R/-RW discs are compatible with most DVD players and can store up to 30 minutes of video in standard mode and 60 minutes of video in long play mode. That's 120 minutes on a double-sided disc!
With the DC100's DVD technology, you no longer have to worry about mistakenly taping over a once-in-a-lifetime piece of footage. You simply shoot, and the DC100 ensures that you are recording onto a blank part of the DVD. The DC100's DVD functionality also makes it possible for you to review your footage quickly and easily without the bother of rewind or fast-forward searching. With the camcorder's Visual Index, you can review your footage at a glance and play the selection you want. You can even select shots and arrange them into a playlist. It's like editing your video right in your camcorder!
Convenience in a Compact Size - Like all of Canon's DVD camcorders, the DC100's optical excellence and advanced features come in a sophisticated, compact design. Its slim and comfortable design makes it easy to operate, carry or put in your coat pocket.
Widescreen HR Recording - The DC100 records true High Resolution Widescreen for picture perfect video. Canon's Widescreen HR Mode uses the entire width of the image sensor, capturing true 16:9 widescreen. 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.
Canon Optical Performance - The DC100 comes with a 25x optical zoom lens, precisely matched to the camcorder's CCD and featuring high-quality glass with a unique, super spectra coating developed exclusively by Canon to reduce flare and ghosting for a clean image. Combined with the camcorder's powerful 1000x digital zoom, you get the widest range of focal lengths available in a Canon, single CCD camcorder. Whether you're recording beautiful nature panoramas, a group shot at your daughter's wedding, or close-ups at your child's birthday party -- you always have the right lens.
Image Stabilization - The DC100's built-in, high-quality image stabilizer allows you to shoot rock-steady video -- whether you're shooting sporting events, fun & games at your child's birthday party, or capturing a shot at a long focal length. It even works when you're panning and zooming. Thanks to Canon's superior electronic expertise, the DC100's image stabilization system corrects camcorder shake instantly, thereby eliminating one of the telltale signs of amateur video.
Brilliant Video - The DC100 features Canon's exclusive DIGIC DV image processor for vivid video with exceptional color and clarity.
Smooth Zoom Control - With this innovative feature, you can always be sure of smooth, steady, professional looking zoom shots. Simply select one of three pre-set zoom speeds. Your DC100 will automatically control your zoom.
Level Shot Control - With this feature, it's easy to keep your camcorder level for more professional looking video. Simply press the Level Shot Control button, and a horizontal marker appears in your viewfinder. Line up any horizontal lines in your shot -- including the horizon, of course -- to the marker and you know your camcorder is level. Level Shot control also includes a center marker to help you center your subject in the viewfinder.
Audio Excellence - To match the brilliance of its video image quality, the DC100 records audio with Dolby Digital Stereo* -- ensuring a complete movie theater experience in the comfort of your living room.
Share Your Video - The DVD technology of the DC100 not only makes it easy to capture great video, it also makes it easy to share that video with family and friends. You can simply watch the video you've just shot by connecting your DC100 to your TV and viewing your unfinalized DVD. Or, finalize your DVD, then watch it on your TV by playing it in your DVD player. (Your DC100 comes with a Composite output.) With your DC100 DVD camcorder, all your friends and family can enjoy the memories you've captured.
|Image Sensor ||1/6-inch CCD, approx. 680,000 pixels|
Effective pixels (movie): approx. 340,000 pixels (4:3)
approx. 450,000 pixels (16:9 IS* OFF)
approx. 400,000 pixels (16:9 IS* ON)
Effective pixels (still image): approx. 450,000 pixels
|Maximum recording time ||(single sided: 1.4GB) XP: 20min., SP: 30min., LP: 60min.|
(double sided: 2.8GB) XP: 40min., SP. 60min., LP: 120min
|Lens||f = 2.6 - 65 mm, f/1.8, 25x power zoom|
|Minimum Illumination||2 lx (using Night Mode)|
|Recommended Illumination||More than 100 lx|
|AF System||Not supported|
|Viewfinder||.3-inch TFT Color, approx. 123,000 pixels|
|LCD Screen||2.7-inch TFT Color, approx. 112,000 pixels|
|Audio||Dolby Digital 2ch (AC-3 2 ch)|
|Dimensions||2.4 x 3.4 x 5.0 in. (60 x 87 x 126mm) excluding protrusions|
|Weight (not including lens and battery pack)||14.5 oz (410 g)|