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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, 25.4 / 2.8 mm (1 / 2.8"), 10x, 200x, 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: 25.4 / 2.8 mm (1 / 2.8"). Optical zoom: 10x, Digital zoom: 200x, Focal length range (f-f): 44.5 - 445 mm. Compatible memory cards: MiniSD. Camera shutter speed: 1/2000 ~ 1/6. Display diagonal: 6.86 cm (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 *
A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 × 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 × 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).
4.29 MP
Sensor type *
A sensor is a convertor than measures a physical quality (light, temperature etc.) and displays this electronically on a device.
Optical sensor size
Optical sensors are electronic detectors that convert light, or a change in light, into an electronic signal. They are used in many industrial and consumer applications e.g. lamps that turn on automatically in response to darkness. Optical sensors come in many sizes.
25.4 / 2.8 mm (1 / 2.8")
Lens system
Optical zoom *
Indicates the optical zoom capacity, which is the number of times that the picture can be enlarged with the optics of the camera.
Digital zoom *
Indicates the digital zoom capacity, the number of times that the picture is enlarged thanks to digital technology.
Image stabilizer *
This camera function compensates for slight shaking movements caused by an unstable position and ensures smooth footage even in suboptimal conditions.
Focal length range (f-f)
Measure of how strongly the system converges or diverges light. For an optical system in air, it is the distance over which initially collimated rays are brought to a focus. A system with a shorter focal length has greater optical power than one with a long focal length; that is, it bends the rays more strongly, bringing them to a focus in a shorter distance.For an optical system in air, the effective focal length (f and f′) gives the distance from the front and rear principal planes (H and H′) to the corresponding focal points (F and F′).
44.5 - 445 mm
Filter size
A filter is a screen, plate, or layer of a substance which absorbs light or other radiation or selectively absorbs some of its components e.g. a UV filter to reduce UV light. Filters come in various sizes.
3.7 cm
Compatible memory cards *
Types of memory cards which can be used with this product.
Camera shutter speed
Determines the length of time the shutter lets light pass through the lens to the CCD. Shutter speed and aperture together determine exposure.
1/2000 ~ 1/6
Display diagonal *
Size of the display for this product, measured diagonally, usually in inches.
6.86 cm (2.7")
The description of display that can includes display type, resolution, size etc.
Display resolution
The number of distinct pixels in each dimension that can be displayed. It is usually quoted as width × height, with the units in pixels: for example, "1024 × 768" means the width is 1024 pixels and the height is 768 pixels. The higher the number of pixels, the sharper the image.
Minimum illumination
Also known as light sensitivity, this is the smallest amount of light needed for the camera to produce an image of useable quality.
0.6 lx
Photo effects
Different effects that you can use to modify photos after they have been taken, such as colour filters.
Art, Mirror, Mosaic, Sepia
Ports & interfaces
PictBridge *
PictBridge is an industry standard introduced in 2003 from the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) for direct printing. It allows images to be printed directly from digital cameras to a printer, without having to connect the camera to a computer using common connectivity like USB or Bluetooth.
S-Video out *
The port (socket) where the output for the S-Video is connected.
DV port
Allows to send digital video from the computer to the camcorder and record back onto tape.
S-Video in
Battery technology *
The type of battery in the device, e.g. nickel–cadmium (NiCd).
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery type
Description of battery supplied with the product, such battery form factor (e.g. AA/AAA).
Weight & dimensions
Width *
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
60 mm
Depth *
The distance from the front to the back of something.
126 mm
Height *
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
87 mm
Weight *
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
480 g
Other features
640 x 480 pixels
Lens system
Type of lens in this product, expressed as its characteristics including lens, zoom capability, focal length, 35 mm equivalent focal length, and aperture range.
200x/40x, Wide Attachment
Expansion slots
List of I/O expansion card slots; including quantity of each
I/O ports
An interface on a device to which you can connect another device.
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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Canons DC40 is the companys top of the range DVD camcorder. As such it offers a good range of features and decent quality video to boot. The let downs come in the form of occasionally blurry stills, the lack of a microphone jack and a tendency to over-exp...
Good Crisp images, better than most DVD camcorders, good stills...
Bad Over-exposed images, poor battery life The Final Word The DC40 is an excellent DVD video camera.
Bottom line The DC40 is an excellent DVD video camera.
As with the Canon DC10 reviewed last year, the DC40 is ergonomically very good. The circular DVD imposes a naturally comfortable shape to the camera and most of the controls fall easily beneath your thumb or fingers. It?s wise to ensure the hand grip s...
Good Ergonomics, excellent range of presets and exposure options, manual focus, aperture, white balance. High quality Canon lens with large 4 megapixel image sensor.
Bad Lens not wide enough for normal use, movement artefacts especially when edited and recompressed, extremely slow MPEG2 encoding.
Bottom line As with the Canon DC10 reviewed last year, the DC40 is ergonomically very good. The circular DVD imposes a naturally comfortable shape to the camera and most of the controls fall easily beneath your thumb or fingers. It?s wise to ensure the hand grip s...
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