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From the #1 brand in photography and networked imaging solutions for business and home comes the DC-series DVD camcorders. These affordable and feature-focused camcorders offer the ease-of-use and convenience of DVD recording all within a stylishly compact body. Preserving lifes precious memories has never been this fun and easy to do.
Canon DC310 Highlights
DVD-R/-RW/-R DL Format Only 8cm (3 inches) in diameter, these discs can store up to 80 minutes of video (up to 108 minutes on a dual layer disc) and are compatible with most old and new DVD players.
Genuine Canon 41x Advanced Zoom Capture the action from even farther away when using Canons exclusive Advanced Zoom. By utilizing Genuine Canon Optics and the DIGIC DV II Image Processor, Canon has developed a new way to extend beyond the optical zoom, both wide and telephoto, while continuing to maintain optimal image quality. With Canons Advanced Zoom, you can now enjoy stunning video from any distance.
Quick Start Instead of powering off your camcorder between shots, simply press the Quick Start button to put the camcorder in stand-by mode. Quick Start considerably reduces the power consumption of the battery and allows the user to return to recording mode in less than a second, so youll never miss another special moment.
Widescreen HR recording The DC310 records true widescreen for picture perfect video. Canons image processing system uses the entire width of the image sensor, capturing a big picture in true 16:9 widescreen so no one and nothing is left unseen. And Canon camcorders take advantage of more pixels to give you amazing quality.
2.7-inch widescreen LCD A widescreen LCD lets you see exactly what your camcorder is recording, and what your TV will display later.
Image stabilizer Shoot rock-steady video -- even when youre at maximum telephoto without a tripod. It is even effective while panning or zooming.
LCD Video Light Shooting in low light situations has never been easier with Canons new LCD video light. The next time you are using your DC310 in a dimly lit room, simply flip over the LCD screen to face your subject and activate the video light function. A soft light emanating from your LCD illuminates the area in which you are shooting allowing you to get high quality video even in less than ideal lighting conditions.
Joystick The joystick makes using the camcorder easier than ever. Extra buttons have been eliminated, allowing you to control playback, focusing, exposure, and menu options from one convenient place.
Lower battery consumption The DC310 consumes less battery power giving you longer operation time.
DIGIC DV II image 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. Thanks to DIGIC DV II image processing, the DC310 produces 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 that are crystal clear.
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. You can also select variable so you can control the speed manually.
Level Shot and Grid Markers It's easy to keep your DC310 level for more professional-looking video. Simply press the Level Shot Control button, and a horizontal marker appears in your viewfinder. Then line up any horizontal lines in your shot to the marker and you know your camcorder is level. The Grid marker is also very convenient for setting up the special balance in your shots. And since background colors vary, you can select from two line colors to make the lines easily visible.
Built-in lens cover A built-in lens cover means no dangling lens cover to lose.
Still image recording Capture stunning photos in 4:3 aspect ratio to an SD card.
SDHC memory card slot Capture your photos and short movie clips directly to either a standard SD card or a high-capacity SDHC card. This allows you to use cards with a capacity of 2GB or larger.
Advanced Photo Features A variety of features allow you to capture great photos.
- 9 Point AiAF: Bring off-center subjects into sharp focus.
- Histogram display: With just one push of a button, the brightness information of a still image is revealed. This allows you to monitor image quality, so you can make adjustments to improve the next shots.
- Simultaneous Photo Recording: Capture e-mail ready digital photos to a memory card while you record video.
- Image Effects: Choose from the following effects to add a creative flare to your photos: Vivid, Neutral, Low-Sharpening, and Soft Skin Detail.
- Drive Modes
- Special Scene Modes: A wide selection of automatic exposure modes makes it easy to capture great video or photos under any condition. Choose from: Portrait, Sports, Night, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, or Fireworks.
9 selectable languages English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese
One-year parts and labor limited warranty Canons camcorder limited warranty provides protection long after other manufacturers warranties expire.