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DC310

DVD Camcorder

Item Code: 2694B001

Overview

Around the world, the name Canon means optical excellence, advanced image processing and superb performance. And Canon digital video camcorders are no exception.

If your choice of recording media is DVD, you’ll find a family of capable and technologically sophisticated DVD camcorders built with the Canon know how which you’ve come to expect in all our products.

The DC310 is our most affordable new DVD model and is, like the others, sleek and easy-to-operate.

It also offers our exclusive Canon 41x Advanced Zoom- a feature only possible with our industryleading optical technology. It also boasts our advanced DIGIC DV II Image Processor, a powerful 680k CCD, SD card image storage capability, Quick Start and Joystick Control. Add to that the long recording time available thanks to its high capacity battery and low power consumption and you’ll see that the DC310 makes it simpler than ever to capture and share all the unforgettable moments of your life.

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Features

Canon ExclusiveGenuine Canon 41x Advanced Zoom

Canon is known throughout the world for optical excellence.

Every Canon broadcast TV lens, 35mm film camera, digital camera and camcorder share this brilliant optical quality. And now, to take better advantage of that quality, Canon introduces a new Canon Exclusive feature.

The Canon 41x Advanced Zoom on the DC310 is just the kind of exclusive Canon feature you’ve come to expect from the leader in imaging and optics. Advanced Zoom extends the power of your zoom and is the longest zoom Canon has ever offered. In both wide angle and telephoto positions, there is virtually no loss in image quality throughout the range. How is this accomplished? With a Genuine Canon lens which remains

in constant motion through the entire extended zoom range aided by our proprietary DIGIC DV II image processor.

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The DC310 offers you more flexibility to get just the shot you need by giving you the choice of Canon

41x Advanced Zoom in default mode or you can select a 37x Optical Zoom or a 2000x Digital Zoom.

You will always be able to get the shot you need, no matter how close or far away, and always with the quality you expect from Canon. And with our unique super spectra coating, which reduces flare and ghosting, the image you capture will be cleaner than ever.

Image Stabilization

And thanks to Canon’s superior electronic expertise, the DC310’s image stabilization system corrects camcorder shake instantly. The built-in,high-qualityimage stabilizer allows you to shootprofessional-looking,rock-steadyvideo--whether you’re recording sporting events, your child’s

birthday party, or a long focal length shot without a tripod. Your life never sits still, and the DC310 will help you capture it all.

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Record Direct To DVD

The DC310 digital camcorder lets you record directly to DVDs, and lets you shoot and share video through a

variety of options. Only 3” (8cm) in diameter, the DC310’s

DVD-R/-RWdiscs are compatible with most DVD players and can store up to 30 minutes of video in standard mode and 60 minutes of video in long play mode. They also record toDVD-RDL (dual layer) discs that can store up to

108 minutes of video.

When using the DC310’s DVD technology, there’s no worry about mistakenly taping over a once-in-a-lifetimepiece of footage. Just shoot and the DC310 makes sure you record onto a blank part of the

DVD.

You can also review your footage quickly and easily without spending lots of time in rewind or fast-forwardsearching. With the DC310’s Visual Index, you can review your footage at a glance and play the selection you want. You can even select shots and arrange them in a playlist. It’s like editing your video right in your camcorder! You can also capture vibrant still images direct to the DVD.

What’s more, the finalization process for these DVDs is quick and easy with the DC310. It’s just one more reason why you’ll love recording direct to DVD with your DC310.

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Canon ExclusiveDIGIC DV II Image Processor

The Canon DIGIC DV II Image Processor is the next generation of Canon’s exclusive DIGIC DV signal processing technology. Because video and still images have different color requirements,

DIGIC DV II digital signal processing ensures the best image quality for both by specifically optimizing the settings for video and stills. Thanks to DIGIC DV ll 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.

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Brilliant Video

Widescreen HR Recording

The DC310 records true High Resolution Widescreen for picture perfect video. Canon’s Widescreen

HR Mode uses the entire width of the image sensor, capturing true 16:9 widescreen. What difference does it make? It’s simple. The more pixels which are captured, the better your final image quality is.

The widescreen story doesn’t end there. Even the LCD monitor of your DC310 displays the image in 2.7” widescreen color. From side to side and top to bottom, what you see will be what you get. No need to guess what your final image will look like when you’re shooting. Not only that, but the DC310’s big, 2.7” LCD screen and .35” widescreen viewfinder let you see exactly what you’re recording.

The DC310 also lets you show your great Widescreen HR video on a standard television in letterbox format.

To make it even easier, a Widescreen Button lets you switch from standard 4:3 to 16:9 Widescreen Mode at the touch of your finger. The widescreen feature

can also be used in both Program Mode and Easy Recording Mode, as well as with the camcorder’s advanced image stabilization.

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Level and Grid Markers

Level, well-composedshots are simple with the

Level and Grid Marker features. Line up the horizon or other horizontal lines with the Level Marker in the viewfinder for level landscapes. Or, use the

Grid Marker to help compose the perfect shot. Both markers can be set to white or grey for enhanced visibility, no matter what the background.

Smooth Zoom Control

Smooth Zoom Control allows you to choose between three fixed-zoomspeeds to ensure smooth, steady zooms automatically.

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Compact Size and Convenience

All of the convenience of recording onto DVD is found in the DC310s slim, lightweight, gracefully designed body. It’s compactonly 2.6” wide x 3.5” high x 5” deep (not including grip belt) and weighs just under a pound, making it easy to take the DC310 with you wherever you go.

Joystick Control

Adding to the ease of using the DC310 is Canon’s Joystick Control. The

Joystick makes using your camcorder easier than ever. Extra buttons have been eliminated, allowing you to access many functions from one convenient place.

The Joystick lets you control Play, Stop, Fast Forward, and Rewind functions during playback. It also controls exposure lock and exposure compensation during recording.

Easy Menu

The DC310’s easy-to-readmenu system makes it a breeze to operate. For the ultimate instress-freeshooting, there’s the Easy Mode. In this setting, your DC310 automatically chooses the focus, exposure and any additional available parameters to ensure that whatever you’re recording comes out looking great. Simply select, point and shootthere’s nothing else to worry about.

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Built-inLens Cover

You’ll never have to go searching for your lens cover with the DC310’s built-inlens cover. There’s also no more chance of your lens cap dangling from your camcorder and interfering with your shot or getting in your way.

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