One of the reasons the DC20 delivers stunningly vivid video and still images is its razor-sharp 2.2 Megapixel CCD -- one of the DV Photo Plus technologies that ensure uncompromisingly brilliant results. This performance is then combined with Canon's advanced RGB Primary Color Filter. Other camcorders process color using a standard CMYG filter, resulting in duller colors. Canon's RGB filter separates light into its red, green and blue components resulting in natural-looking tones and vivid hues. Together, these two technologies ensure that Images are captured with outstanding clarity, giving you brilliant image quality to match the camcorder's brilliant DVD functionality.
Because Canon's exclusive DIGIC DV signal processing circuit processes video and still images differently, you get uncompromising image quality for both. Video and still images have different color requirements and DIGIC DV technology processes the two signals accordingly. That means your video images are maximized for viewing on monitors and for projection. DIGIC DV is another of Canon's DV Photo Plus technologies that help to make the DC20 an exceptional performer.
Low Light Performance
Some of the most magical shots are taken at the end of the day or long after the sun has set -- and you won't miss any of them, thanks to the DC20's Built-in Video Light. It allows you to keep shooting in low-light conditions, so you never miss a beat.