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Canon DC230 reviews: DVD storage camcorder

Widescreen-ready Megapixel DVD camcorder for video and photos, with support for DVD -R DL offering exten... See full description.
  • 1152x864 pixels
  • 35x optical zoom

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product description

Widescreen-ready Megapixel DVD camcorder for video and photos, with support for DVD-R DL offering extended recording. Superior performance is provided by the 35x optical zoom lens and DIGIC DV II.

  • Megapixel recording
  • 35x optical zoom lens (1000x digital zoom)
  • True widescreen with wide 2.7" LCD and 0.27" 16:9 colour EVF
  • DIGIC DV II
  • Support for Dual Layer recording
  • Quick Start
  • Joystick controller
  • Slimline
  • MiniSD compatible
  • USB 2.0

Straight-to-DVD, widescreen-ready Megapixel video recording – for everyone.

Direct-to-DVD
Capture vivid, detailed images via a high quality Megapixel CCD. Recording direct to DVD (-R/-RW/-R DL) is the most convenient way to get your movies onto the big screen: simply finalise a disc in-camera before watching it back in your home DVD player. No waiting, no fuss.

Be part of the action
You’ll get closer to every moment you shoot thanks to the DC230’s powerful 35x optical zoom lens. Move nearer by activating the 1000x digital zoom. An Electronic Image Stabilizer (EIS) cuts out camera shake, most noticeable at the upper range of the zoom.

True widescreen
The DC230 is optimised for true 16:9 recording, allowing you to record movies in cinematic widescreen. To make sure you get the perfect shot, preview images in widescreen too: the camcorder features a 2.7" 16:9 LCD and a wide 0.27" EVF (Electronic Viewfinder).

DIGIC DV II
Inherited from Canon’s High Definition camcorder range, DIGIC DV II is a super-fast processor featuring advanced noise reduction technology: enjoy high quality movies and photos full of vivid colours that remain faithful to the shooting subject. DIGIC DV II uses split path processing, allowing you to simultaneously capture video and stills – snap a shot any time the mood takes you.

DVD-R Dual Layer
The DC230 is compatible with a wide range of DVD formats. Support for DVD-R Dual Layer offers generous recording times and allows up to 108 minutes of video to be stored on one DL disc.

Quick Start
From Standby mode, you can be ready to start shooting instantly with a single press of the Quick Start button.

Joystick controller
Designed for easy one-handed shooting, the DC230 is operated using an intuitive Joystick controller.

Stylish and slimline
Compact and lightweight, the DC230’s contoured design provides comfortable and balanced shooting.

MiniSD
Capture digital photos to MiniSD memory cards.

USB 2.0
Transfer photos to a computer via a USB 2.0 connection.

product specification
Resolution (Pixels) 1152x864 pixels
3D No
Optical zoom ratio 35x optical zoom
Media format DVD storage
Connections PictBridge
Connections HDMI
Type of memory card SD card
Digital zoom ratio 1000x digital zoom
Type of image stabiliser Optical Image Stabiliser image stabiliser
Widescreen recording Yes
Shortest shutter speed 1/1 min. shutter speed
Weight (g) 405g
Screen size 2.7"
Maximum aperture telephoto 5.9
Maximum aperture wide 3
Lowest focal length 28 Millimetres
Highest focal length 224 Millimetres
Type of chip CMOS chip
Release date 2 May 2007