Canon Launches First DVD Camcorders

Canon is launching four camcorders for the international market in the coming months, and the lineup includes its first models that record to DVD, the company says. The company's first two DVD camcorders are the DC 20 and the DC 10. The DC 20 has a 2.2-megapixel CCD (charge-coupled device) sensor while the DC 10 comes with a 1.3-megapixel CCD. They both have 10X optical zooms, take still pictures, and can record to a miniSD memory card, the company says. Like other DVD camcorders, the models record to 3.2-inch discs.

DVD camcorders have been in shops for years and the company recognizes that it has been late to the market, according to Richard Berger, a Tokyo-based spokesperson for Canon. But the company hasn't been satisfied with the image quality of DVD camcorder models on the market and designers thought many of the early models a bit bulky, so Canon wanted to wait until it got the quality and size issues sorted out, he says.

News source: PCWorld.com

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