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Features and Benefits Overview
Features and Benefits Overview Chart
1920 x 1080 CMOS Sensor Captures true 1920 x 1080 High Definition resolution video; results in optimal HD image quality and faster still photography; contributes to longer battery life and compact camcorder design
SuperRange OIS Advanced optical image stabilization that works over a broader range of vibration and motion than other image stabilization systems
Instant AF Canon's advanced auto focus designed for High Definition; ensures faster and more accurate focus
DIGIC DV II Image Processor Designed specifically for HD, DIGIC DV II ensures optimal image quality and improved color reproduction -- especially in skin tones, and dark and light scenes; faster image processing improves continuous shooting function
RGB Primary Color Filter Separates light into red, green and blue color components resulting in vibrant images with deep, rich, accurate color and natural-looking tones similar to those obtained from 3CCD camcorders
24p Cinema Mode Enables video recording with "film look" and shooting in 24p
Built-in Electronic Lens Cover Opens automatically with power on; closes automatically with power off; enables one-hand operation of HV20 and eliminates inconvenience of dangling or lost lens cover
Simultaneous Still Shooting Allows capture of still images while taping; turns HV20 into both a camcorder and digital still camera
Histogram Display Graphic display of still image exposure information shows accuracy of exposure; lets you adjust exposure and resume shooting
Built-in Flash Eliminates need for attaching accessory flash
Light Weight Makes HV20 highly portable
Focus Assist Function Automatically zooms into image and displays edge enhancement for easier, more accurate focusing
Still Capture from Tape Allows capture of still images from recorded tape
Widescreen LCD Easy previewing that lets you see the image that will be displayed on widescreen TV
Print/Share Enables printing directly from camcorder to printer, without the need of a PC; also provides easy transfer of still images to your PC

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