Canon Unveils Trio of New DVD Camcorders
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., January 5, 2007 (CES Booth #12606) - Canon's trio of new, feature-filled, easy-to-use, DVD camcorders fit 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. Canon's new DVD camcorders offer 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, DC220 and DC210 DVD Camcorders make video excellence and video ease two sides of the same coin. All three of these new DVD camcorders combine 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.
"The new DC230, DC220 and DC210 DVD Camcorders are 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, they combine 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."
Slim, compact, and ergonomically designed, the DC230, DC220 and DC210 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.
Quick StartMissing 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, DC220 and DC210 DVD camcorders are 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.