The DC22's powerful 2.2 Megapixel CCD features an RGB Primary Color Filter for incredible detail and vivid, true-to-life color similar to 3CCD camcorders. Plus, the DC22 offers Canon's exclusive DIGIC DV image processor, which processes video and photos differently for exceptional color and clarity.
The DC22 even lets you shoot brilliant video in the darkest conditions with a bright Video Light. The new Level Shot Control feature gives you a horizontal marker in your viewfinder to help you keep your camcorder level, and a marker to help center your subject. And Smooth Zoom Control ensures smooth, steady zooms automatically -- for professional looking video.
One of the reasons the DC22 delivers stunningly vivid video and still images is its razor-sharp 2.2 Megapixel CCD. 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 technologies that help to make the DC22 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 DC22's Built-in Video Light. It allows you to keep shooting in low-light conditions, so you never miss a beat.