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Canon Adds New DVD Camcorder

Lake Success, N.Y. — Canon broadened its DVD camcorder lineup today with the introduction of its third model, the 4.3-megapixel DC40.

The DC40 features a 10x optical zoom, 2.7-inch LCD, high resolution 16:9 widescreen mode and 4-megapixel still capture. The image sensor features an RGB color filter for improved quality and the camcorder incorporates Canon’s DIGIC DV processor.

The model records to three-inch DVD-R/-RW discs.

A one-touch dubbing feature lets users make copies of DVD movies using My DVD video editing software (included). A smooth zoom control feature provides a choice of three fixed zoom speeds. To further stabilize video, a level shot control indicator on the display helps users center and steady video while zooming.

For low light recording, the DC40 offers a built-in video light and flash. The camcorder’s photo features include simultaneous photo/video capture, nine point AiAF autofocus, a 1/720 shutter speed, eight scene mode and aperture and shutter priority.

Still images are recorded to miniSD cards and the camcorder is PictBridge-enabled.

The Canon DC40 DVD camcorder will be available at the end of March 2006 for an estimated selling price of $899.