A new ‘Easy’ button that puts the camera into full auto mode has been introduced for the benefit of users looking for immediate, uncomplicated results straight out of the box. The digital video camera features a powerful 14x optical zoom and Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) for high clarity, shake-free footage and stills, high-resolution 16:9 wide screen mode with letterbox display, Super Night mode with white LED, Night Mode, a double neutral density filter for bright conditions and web cam functionality. The digital video camera’s DIGIC DV image processor provides true split path processing for video and digital stills, and is PictBridge compatible for direct printing to compatible photo printers without the computer.
With its 1.33 Megapixel sensor, the MV880X has greater resolution than the 800K models making up the rest of the MV800 series. The extra resolution delivers significantly higher quality video footage, more commonly associated with much more expensive models. It also produces higher resolution digital stills, more suitable for album prints.
Despite its tiny size (only 51mm thick and weighing just 430g), the MV880X features a large 2.4" colour LCD screen.
The digital video cameras features high-resolution 16:9 wide screen mode for ‘cinema-like’ full screen viewing on wide-screen television. ‘Letter Box’ display is used for correct ratio representation of 16:9 footage during recording and playback, avoiding an otherwise ‘squashed’ image. To give footage and stills a panoramic feel, a 0.6x wide converter lens comes standard.
Everything about the MV880X is designed to make shooting and playback super easy. As well as the ‘Easy’ button for switching between full auto and program mode, a number of other key controls sit right beneath the fingertips for intuitive, single-handed operation. The ergonomic oval design includes flush switches and recessed buttons, contributing to both ease-of-use and the streamlined feel. To make shooting easy, single purpose external buttons include a ‘Night Mode’ button, LCD Backlight button to raise LCD backlight brightness when shooting in bright conditions and a Widescreen button to switch between normal 4:3 and wide screen 16:9 modes. Menu options are designed to be intuitive and simple to navigate.
Canon MV880X. Total megapixels: 1.33 MP, Sensor type: CCD. Optical zoom: 14x, Digital zoom: 280x, Focal length range (f-f): 2.1 - 29.4" (53.4 - 748 mm). Camera shutter speed: 1/2000. Display diagonal: 2.4", Display: LCD. Photo effects: Art, Mirror, Mosaic, Sepia