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Around the world, the name Canon means optical excellence, advanced image processing, and superb performance. And Canon digital video camcorders are no exception. For professionals and consumers alike, Optura camcorders are the perfect blend of performance and features. The Opturas are the leaders in Canon's line-up of single-CCD digital video camcorders, with Megapixel CCDs that give stunning results, as well as features and functions for more advanced users.
With the Optura 600, you finally have a camcorder with the sophistication and performance to match your lifestyle and exceed your expectations. The Optura 600 delivers a superior level of performance in a luxurious, upright sculpted design. And, with its 4.3 Megapixel image sensor, advanced photo features, and Superior Canon Optics, you get incredible video and photos. It's a versatile performer for those with a truly versatile lifestyle.
|Features & Specifications|
True Widescreen Video
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 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. Other camcorders force the wider picture into a smaller space on the sensor- giving you a less true image, with fewer pixels and lower quality.
Optical Performance You Can See
|10x Optical / 200x Digital |
The Optura 600 comes with a 10X optical zoom lens, precisely matched to the camcorder's CCD and featuring a unique spectral coating to reduce flare and ghosting. Combined with the camcorder's 200X digital zoom, the lens gives an impressive range of focal lengths, ensuring you never miss the shots you want
|Image Stabilizer |
Canon's Advanced Image Stabilization also ensures unsurpassed optical performance -- whether you're shooting sporting events, evenings out with friends, or capturing the perfect vacation memory at a long focal length. Thanks to Canon's superior electronic expertise, the Optura 600's built-in high-quality image stabilizer allows you to shoot rock-steady video, even when you're at maximum telephoto without a tripod. It even works while panning and zooming.
|MEGA PIXEL |
The Optura 600 features a class-leading 4.3 Megapixel CCD along with an RGB Primary Color Filter to deliver crisp images with stunning true-to-life color. Canon's RGB filter separates light into its red, green and blue components, resulting in professional-quality images with natural-looking tones and vivid hues. Together, the 4.3 Megapixel CCD and RGB color filter deliver uncompromisingly brilliant results.
|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.
|Low Light Performance |
Dinner with friends, evening festivals, late-night excursions -- now you can capture them all thanks to Optura 600's low light performance. With the Night Mode, the sensitivity of the camera's CCD is automatically boosted and the shutter speed is lowered to give you better performance in low light conditions. In SuperNight mode, your camcorder's white LED assist lamp lights up whenever light levels fall too low. And, in Night Plus Mode, you can keep the camcorder's LED lamp on continuously, for shooting under the most demanding conditions. For the times when even Night Plus Mode isn't enough, the Optura 600 comes with a built-in Mini Video Light. Approximately 4X brighter than the camcorder's LED assist lamp, this light lets you shoot color in low light conditions at distances up to 4.9 feet.
Stunning Digital Photography
|4.3 Megapixel CCD and RGB Color Filter|
The same RGB Primary Color Filter that ensures true-to-life color with your videos also ensures brilliant still images
|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
|Simultaneous Photo Recording |
Capture e-mail ready digital photos to a memory card while you record video.
|Auto-Exposure Dial with 15 Shooting Modes|
An easy to use Program Auto-Exposure Mode dial allows you to quickly choose between 15 shooting modes, including Foliage, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Sunset and Spotlight. Each adjusts your camcorder's settings to compensate for different lighting conditions and different subjects
|Image Effects |
Five different image effects are available depending on your subject: Vivid, Neutral, Low-Sharpening, Soft Skin Detail and Custom.
The Optura 600 wouldn't be a powerful digital camera in its own right without its built-in flash with red-eye reduction.
|Flexible Auto Focus|
Selectable 9 Point Auto Intelligent Auto Focus (AiAF) keeps your subject in sharp focus, even if they're not in the center of the frame.
|Continuous Shooting Mode|
This unique feature lets you shoot a series of still images at 3fps (1632x1224) or 5fps (1280x960), giving you the versatility to shoot sports or life's more high-action moments.
|Photo Review Button |
Shoot with confidence thanks to the Optura 600's Photo Review button, which let's you quickly view the most recent photo.
Stitch Assist software lets you create an impressive panoramic image from a series of still images. Simply capture your panoramic scene in more than one image, then download the images into your computer. Stitch Assist aligns and crops the images into a single, ultra-wide panoramic photograph.
|Perfect Exposures - The Optura 600's Evaluative, Center-weighted Average, and Spot Metering Modes give the advanced photographer shooting versatility under a variety of lighting conditions. Plus, shoot photos like a pro with Auto Exposure Bracketing. This feature lets you capture three digital images with a single push of a button: one at normal exposure, one overexposed, and one underexposed. |
Share Your Video
|Firewire / IEEE 1394 DV Terminal|
Otherwise known as Firewire or iLink, the Optura 600's IEEE 1394 DV Terminal is a high-speed digital interface that ensures virtually no loss of video or audio quality when transferring videos to a computer. Simply use a DV cable to connect the camcorder to your computer's DV Terminal and you can be sure that your favorite, recorded moments retain their pristine image and sound.
|Motion JPEG Mode|
With the Optura 600's Motion JPEG Mode you can record movie clips directly to the camcorder's memory card, transfer it to your computer, and e-mail or stream it over the web. When using an SD Memory Card, you can also record for the full length of the card. That's a 60-minute movie with a 512MB card. (With MultiMedia Cards, movie clips are limited to 10 seconds in 320 X 240 resolution, and 30 seconds in 160 X 120.)
|Analog Line-In / Converter|
By using audio/video cables (composite) or S-Video, it's possible to send an analog video signal from your TV, VCR or a camcorder into the Optura 600 and record it onto DV. Similarly, you can output an analog signal via composite or S-Video cables to an analog device such as a TV or VCR.
Share Your Photos
|Print and Share |
Print & Share -- another of the powerful Canon DV Photo Plus technologies. Simply connect your camcorder directly to select Canon printers or any PictBridge-compatible printer with the supplied USB cable. Then, with nothing more than the touch of the Print and Share button, you can print directly from your Optura 600 without going through a computer.
|USB 2.0 High Speed Terminal |
Quickly transfer images from the Optura 600 to a computer with the USB 2.0 High Speed Terminal.
|SD Multimedia Card |
For portable storage versatility, the Optura 600 can accommodate either a Secure Digital (SD) memory card or a MultiMedia card. Store up to 512 MB worth of photos with resolutions up to 1280 x 960.
- 2.5" LCD Screen with Backlight makes it easy to compose and review your shots. The backlight feature gives you a bright, easy-to-see screen, even in direct sunlight.
- Easy Color Menu System has been newly designed, making it easy for you to operate your Optura 600.
- USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Speed Terminal for fast transfer of MPEG2 format video.
- Remote Control lets you operate your Optura 600 from a distance, so you won't be left out of the picture.
- Digital Effects/Fades add professional looking touches to your videos.
- Selectable Display Languages gives you the choice of English, as well as additional languages that include: Japanese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Korean.
- 1 Year Parts And Labor Limited Warranty provides protection long after other manufacturers' warranties expire.