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Canon DC230 camcorder
Dennis Hissink : January 5th 2007 - 19:07 CET
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CanonCanon DC230 camcorder : The new Canon DC230 fits comfortably into the hands and the budgets of doting dads, moms on the move, proud grandparents and even film-buff brothers or sisters aching to be making the next great backyard blockbuster. The Canon DC230 DVD camcorder offers the convenience of viewing and sharing DVD discs, whether shooting in 16:9 Widescreen HR (high resolution) format for their widescreen Television (without resorting to cropping or stretching the scene), or bringing distant subjects and scenes up close and personal. Canon's DC230 camcorder makes video excellence and video ease two sides of the same coin. Available in March 2007, the Canon DC230 Camcorder carries an estimated selling price of $499.
Canon DC230 camcorderCanon DC230 videocam - DVD medium
The Canon DC230 combines the convenience, versatility, and broad compatibility of DVD recording and playback with the dramatic reach of genuine Canon 35x optical zoom lens (1000x digital zoom), which is Canon's longest optical zoom on a camcorder to date. Sophisticated yet simple to use, Canon's Smooth Zoom feature actually reduces the erratic, jerky zoom techniques that plague some users of long zooms, smoothing out the process by selecting from one of three pre-set zoom speeds. For even smoother video, Canon Image Stabilization helps provide a shake free image for the entire focal length.

Canon DC 230 video camcorder - DVD technology
"The new DC230 DVD Camcorder is Canon's latest contribution to the state-of-the consumer camcorder art and further reinforces Canon's position within the DVD camcorder category," states Yuichi Ishizuka, senior vice president and general manager of the Consumer Imaging Group, Canon USA., Inc. "More importantly, it combines this dynamic DVD technology and many other Canon camcorder advances and innovations into slim, trim, lightweight camcorders that are easy to use, easy to afford and easy to love for the high quality results they produce."

Canon DVD DC230 camcorder - Dimensions and Design
Slim, compact, and ergonomically designed, the DC230 DVD Camcorder's smooth contours allows the model to snug comfortably up into the user's palm, while the easily accessible joystick and strategically placed controls make one-handed videography virtually effortless. Missing magic moments, bona fide "firsts" (like baby's tentative first steps) and other once-in-a-lifetime happenings is not an option thanks to Canon's responsive, Quick Start Mode. When in standby mode, Canon's DC230 camcorder is ready for action in less than a second, simultaneously powering up their large and bright 2.7 inch wide 16:9 format, 123,000-pixel LCD displays. This feature dramatically improves battery life and makes the camcorder ready for those moments that may have otherwise been missed waiting for the camcorder to warm up.

Canon MiniDV camcorder - Optical zoom lens
The camcorder's long 35x optical zoom lens that can capture Junior's first catch in the outfield and not miss the exultant expression on his face, and users can feel assured that their personal milestones (and the occasional embarrassing "oops") will be preserved for posterity without the need for retakes or re-creations.

Canon DIGIV DV II processor
DIGIC DV II is the next generation of Canon's exclusive DIGIC DV signal processing technology. Even though video and still images have different color requirements, DIGIC DV II digital signal processing ensures optimal image quality for both video and still images. Using DIGIC DV II image processing, the DC series of camcorders produce video with improved color reproduction -- especially in skin tones, and dark and light scenes. It also uses a hybrid noise reduction system that employs two types of noise reduction for images and video that is crystal clear.

Canon DC-230 video camera - DVD disc
The Canon DC230 DVD Camcorder accepts three-inch DVD-R/-RW discs, which can store up to 60 minutes of video on a single layer disc, or up to 108 minutes of video on dual layer discs. Canon chose the DVD-R format to ensure high compatibility with a range of DVD players, both old and new. DVD allows consumers to easily locate scenes without having to rewind or fast forward, to create playlists of favorite scenes and can even do some quick editing right in the camcorder.

Canon DVD camcorder - Megapixel CCD
Positioned at the apex of this advanced yet entry-level array of DVD camcorders, the DC230 DVD Camcorder offers the advantages of the DC230 model, plus a 1.07 Megapixel CCD image sensor capable of recording crisp video as well as still images in a high 1152 x 864 resolution to a miniSD card, and features the added convenience of a wireless remote control.

Canon DC230 DVD camcorder - Video effects
Because the right features can help any user compose shots like a Hollywood director, Canon has incorporated a level marker and added a new grid marker to the easy mode feature mix. When engaged, the markers appear - in either white or gray - superimposed over the image on the camcorder's display. The level marker appears as a horizon line, to easily let the user know if the camera is being kept level while the grid marker effectively divides the image into nine equal rectangular segments, making it easier for the user to compose a more appealing and effective shot.

About Canon U.S.A.
Canon U.S.A., Inc. delivers consumer, business-to-business, and industrial imaging solutions. The company is listed as one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies in America and is rated #35 on the BusinessWeek list of "Top 100 Brands." Its parent company Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ) is a top patent holder of technology, ranking second overall in the U.S. in 2005, with global revenues of $31.8 billion.

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