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DIGIC DV II is the next generation of Canon's exclusive DIGIC DV signal processing technology. Designed specifically for HD, DIGIC DV II ensures optimal image quality. It also results in optimal image quality for photos, even though video and photos have different color requirements.


With DIGIC DV II image processing, the HV20 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 high definition images that are crystal clear.

Plus, the faster processing times of the DIGIC DV II image processor results in improved continuous shooting of photos. You can shoot five 3 Megapixel still images per second, and enjoy faster processing of your images to your memory card (1.4x normal card; 2.5x Hi Speed card). It also contributes to lower power consumption -- which means longer battery life.

3.1 Mega Pixels - Still Image Recording

DIGIC DV II realizes twice the color reproducibility as current systems. It deals with gamma and knee parameters independently, enabling the HV20 to express the gradation adaptively.

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