Because of Superior Canon Optics, the name Canon is synonymous with unsurpassed optical performance. Brilliant optical quality is part of every Canon broadcast TV camera, 35mm film camera, and camcorder -- and the DC20 is no exception. Superior Canon Optics is just one of the DV Photo Plus technologies that unleash the digital potential of your camcorder and ensure outstanding results.
The DC20 comes with a 10x optical zoom lens, precisely matched to the camcorder's CCD and featuring a unique, super spectra coating developed exclusively by Canon to reduce flare and ghosting for a clean image. Combined with the camcorder's powerful 200x digital zoom, the lens gives an impressive range of focal lengths. That means you always have the perfect lens, whether you're on vacation and recording a breathtaking landscape, capturing a group shot at a wedding, or shooting close-ups at a child's birthday party.
For more creative flexibility, the DC20 can be enhanced with an optional 0.7x wide-angle attachment or an optional 1.5x tele-converter attachment -- giving you an even greater range of focal lengths. The result? More impressive landscapes, wildlife shots, and action close-ups.
The DC20's built-in high-quality image stabilizer allows you to shoot rock-steady video -- whether you're shooting sporting events, fun & games at a child's birthday party, or capturing a shot at a long focal length. It even works while panning and zooming. Thanks to Canon's superior electronic expertise, the DC20's image stabilization system corrects camcorder shake instantly, thereby eliminating one of the telltale signs of amateur video.