Around the world, the name Canon means optical excellence, advanced image processing, and superb performance. And Canon digital video camcorders are no exception. In fact, Canon digital video camcorders include the latest in camcorder advancement: the 2.2 Megapixel DC20 - the world's smallest Megapixel DVD camcorder. With this powerful camera, you experience all the image quality, convenience and compatibility of DVDs, in a thin, sleek and compact design. With the latest advances in technology, superior Canon quality and Megapixel performance, it's perfect for capturing and sharing the special moments in your fast-paced life. With the DC20, you get 2.2 Megapixel performance combined with the brilliance of an RGB Primary Color Filter. You also get Built-in Flash with Red-Eye Reduction, along with a Built-in Video Light for great low light shooting.
Record Direct to DVD - The DC20 digital camcorder gives you all the convenience and functionality of DVD technology by letting you record directly to DVDs, plus a variety of options for shooting and sharing. Only 3" (8cm) in diameter, the DC20'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 DC20'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 DC20 ensures that you are recording onto a blank part of the DVD.
The DC20'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 Handy Size - The DC20 unites the convenience and image quality of DVD with the world's smallest Megapixel camcorder. Super-thin and compact, it's never been easier to capture your most unforgettable moments- with a camcorder that's less that 2 inches wide. It's simple to carry it with you in a tote bag or coat pocket so your DC20 is never far from where you need it.
True Widescreen Video - You want your memories to last forever -- that's why you've taken the time to shoot them. And you want to shoot in widescreen mode to get everything you can out of your new widescreen TV or home theater system
Optical Performance You Can See - The DC20 comes with a 10x optical zoom lens, precisely matched to the camcorder's CCD and featuring a unique, super spectra coating developed exclusively by Canon to reduce flare and ghosting for a clean image. Combined with the camcorder's powerful 200x digital zoom, the lens gives an impressive range of focal lengths. That means you always have the perfect lens, whether you're on vacation and recording a breathtaking landscape, capturing a group shot at a wedding, or shooting close-ups at a child's birthday party.
Image Stabilization - The DC20's built-in high-quality image stabilizer allows you to shoot rock-steady video -- whether you're shooting sporting events, fun & games at a child's birthday party, or capturing a shot at a long focal length. It even works while panning and zooming. Thanks to Canon's superior electronic expertise, the DC20's image stabilization system corrects camcorder shake instantly, thereby eliminating one of the telltale signs of amateur video.
2.2 Megapixel CCD - One of the reasons the DC20 delivers stunningly vivid video and still images is its razor-sharp 2.2 Megapixel CCD -- one of the DV Photo Plus technologies that ensure uncompromisingly brilliant results. This performance is then combined with Canon's advanced RGB Primary Color Filter. Other camcorders process color using a standard CMYG filter, resulting in duller colors. Canon's RGB filter separates light into its red, green and blue components resulting in natural-looking tones and vivid hues. Together, these two technologies ensure that Images are captured with outstanding clarity, giving you brilliant image quality to match the camcorder's brilliant DVD functionality.
DIGIC DV - Because Canon's exclusive DIGIC DV signal processing circuit processes video and still images differently, you get uncompromising image quality for both. Video and still images have different color requirements and DIGIC DV technology processes the two signals accordingly. That means your video images are maximized for viewing on monitors and for projection. DIGIC DV is another of Canon's DV Photo Plus technologies that help to make the DC20 an exceptional performer.
Low Light Performance
Some of the most magical shots are taken at the end of the day or long after the sun has set -- and you won't miss any of them, thanks to the DC20's Built-in Video Light. It allows you to keep shooting in low-light conditions, so you never miss a beat.
Stunning Digital Photography - A wide-variety of photo features transforms your DC10 into a high-quality digital camera.
Share Your Video - The DVD technology of the DC20 not only makes it easy to capture great images, it also makes it easy to share your video with family and friends.
To begin with, you can simply watch the video you've just shot by connecting your DC20 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 DC20 comes with both S-Video and Composite output.)
You can also share your video by connecting your DC20 to your computer with the supplied USB cable. Then, with one touch of the Print & Share button, you can transfer your video footage to your hard drive.
Once your video is transferred, the supplied My DVD Software lets you edit your footage, create a chapter and play menu, and burn your footage to additional DVDs. Plus, even if your computer doesn't have a DVD drive, you can still make DVDs to share by using your DC20 to create another DVD.
Share Your Photos - Your DC10 comes with a variety of features that make it fast and easy to share your still photos.
|Audio Recording system||Dolby Digital (2 Channels)|
|Image Sensor||1/3.9-inch CCD, approx. 2,200,000 pixels|
Effective pixels (movie): approx. 1,230,000 pixels (4:3)
approx. 1,500,000 pixels (16:9 IS** OFF)
approx. 1,380,000 pixels (16:9 IS** ON)
Effective pixels (still image): approx. 2,000,000 pixels
|Maximum recording time||(single sided: 1.4 GB) XP: 20 min., SP: 30 min., LP: 60 min.|
(double sided: 2.8 GB) XP: 40 min., SP. 60 min., LP: 120 min.
|Lens||f = 4.05 - 40.5mm, f/1.8 - 2.8, 10x power zoom|
|Minimum Illumination||1.3 lx (using Night Mode)|
|Recommended Illumination||More than 100 lx|
|Viewfinder||0.33-inch TFT Color, approx. 113,000 pixels|
|LCD Screen||2.5-inch TFT Color, approx. 123,000 pixels|
|Dimensions||1.9 x 3.4 x 4.8 in. (47 x 86 x 122mm) excluding protrusions|
|Weight (not including lens and battery pack)||Camcorder Body Only: 14.6 oz (415g)|