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Canon DC40 4.29MP CCD

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Hand-held camcorders allow you to record your own video and make photoshots. You can always have such cameras with you to record the important moments of your life and share them with friends or family. You can even make your own movie!
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Long product name Canon DC40 4.29MP CCD :
The short editorial description of Canon DC40 4.29MP CCD


Canon DC40 4.29MP CCD:
The official marketing text of Canon DC40 4.29MP CCD as supplied by the manufacturer
The ergonomic, perpetual curve of Canon's most powerful DVD video camera combines 4.29 Megapixel imaging, for video and still still capture, with true widescreen shooting, DIGIC DV and a 10x optical zoom.

- 4.29 Megapixel DVD (-R/-RW) camcorder for video and stills
- Ergonomic, perpetual curve design
- True widescreen, with wide LCD and colour viewfinder
- 10x optical zoom
- Hi-Speed USB
- Built-in flash
- Super Night Mode LED
- Direct printing
- Software supplied

The ergonomic, perpetual curve 4.29 Megapixel DVD camcorder for true 16:9 widescreen.

4.29 Megapixels
Recording high resolution widescreen video straight to DVD (-R/-RW), the powerful 4.29 Megapixel DC40 has capturesa true 16:9 CCDimages. Digital photographs are captured to Mini SD, an ultra-compact high capacity memory card.

Perpetual curve
The DC40 doesn't just have the power, it also has the looks. A new concept in camcorder design, the camcorder is ergonomically moulded along a continuous and flowing perpetual curve. The result is an easy to use, elegant device, combining good looks with effortless handheld shooting and intuitive operation of all key controls.

True widescreen
The DC40 is geared for widescreen shooting. With a colour viewfinder and a wide 2.7" LCD screen, footage is monitored exactly as it will appear on a widescreen TV. While the LCD's level marker helps to keep the horizon line correctly positioned, switching between 16:9 and standard 4:3 shooting requires just the push of a single button.

10x optical zoom
Thanks to a precision engineered 10x optical zoom lens, the DC40 gets the most out of its high resolution 4.29 Megapixel CCD. Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) ensures that footage is free of vibrations, while variable zoom speeds give even greater control.

Real colours with DIGIC DV
Canon's DIGIC DV processor delivers vibrant and realistic colours for video and stills. By providing separate processing paths, colours are optimised for each, resulting in great looking photos on paper as well as eye-catching movies up on the screen.

Hi-Speed USB
With a Hi-Speed USB connection, it's quick and easy to transfer video and still images to a computer for editing and sharing with friends.

Built-in flash
Storing high resolution digital photographs to Mini SD card, the DC40 is a fully-featured digital camera with built-in flash for stillsphotos.

Super Night Mode LED
Shooting In in Super Night Mode, the camcorder uses a white LED for low-light shooting - even the darkest conditions won't stop you from making great looking movies.

Direct printing
A one-push Print/Share button makes it easy to get digital photos onto paper when the camcorder is connected to a PictBridge compatible printer.

Software supplied
The DC40 is supplied with powerful software for managing still images and video footage, including Canon's ZoomBrowser (Windows) and ImageBrowser (Macintosh).
Short summary description Canon DC40 4.29MP CCD:
This short summary of the Canon DC40 4.29MP CCD data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Canon DC40, 4.29 MP, CCD, 1/2.8", 10x, 200x, 1.75 - 17.5" (44.5 - 445 mm)
Long summary description Canon DC40 4.29MP CCD :

Canon DC40. Total megapixels: 4.29 MP, Sensor type: CCD, Optical sensor size: 1/2.8". Optical zoom: 10x, Digital zoom: 200x, Focal length range (f-f): 1.75 - 17.5" (44.5 - 445 mm). Compatible memory cards: MiniSD. Camera shutter speed: 1/2000 - 1/6. Display diagonal: 2.7", Display: LCD

This is an auto-generated long summary of Canon DC40 4.29MP CCD based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Image sensor
Total megapixels *
4.29 MP
Sensor type *
Optical sensor size
Lens system
Optical zoom *
Digital zoom *
Image stabilizer *
Focal length range (f-f)
1.75 - 17.5" (44.5 - 445 mm)
Filter size
1.46" (3.7 cm)
Compatible memory cards *
Camera shutter speed
1/2000 - 1/6
Display diagonal *
Display resolution
123000 pixels
Viewfinder screen size
Minimum illumination
0.6 lx
Photo effects
Art, Mirror, Mosaic, Sepia
Maximum video resolution *
640 x 480 pixels
Ports & interfaces
PictBridge *
S-Video out *
DV port
S-Video in
Battery technology *
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery type
Weight & dimensions
Width *
2.36" (60 mm)
Depth *
4.96" (126 mm)
Height *
3.43" (87 mm)
Weight *
16.9 oz (480 g)
Other features
Lens system
200x/40x, Wide Attachment
I/O ports
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Testseek has collected 12 expert reviews for Canon DC40 and the average expert rating is 79 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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The hybrid market is set to take off, and Im not talking about cars. Cameras such as the Casio Exilim EX-P505 and the Sony Cyber-shot M1 and M2 take okay video, but they are not spectacular. Now, the Canon DC40 ($899 list) steps up to the plate as o...
Good Very good video quality. Decent 4-megapixel stills. Variety of special modes and features for both stills and video.
Bad Significant shutter lag in auto mode. Video has a slight color cast. Reviewing still images is slow.
Bottom line Although performance needs to improve, the Canon DC40 is one of the first miniDVD camcorders to let you shoot decent stills...
The DC40 also offers shutter speed control in a Shutter Priority mode. This allows you to shift the shutter speed while the camcorder automatically adjusts the other exposure controls. At 1/30th of a second, the image was much brighter. While this sett...
Take Your Show On The Road Meet Canon’s DVD Camcorder A camera is only as good as its cameraman. In the right hands, a camcorder can record your family history so that future generations will enjoy important things: a birthday, a wedding, a new baby...
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