All of the convenience of recording onto DVDs is found in the DC420's slim, lightweight, gracefully designed body. It's compact - only 2.6" wide x 3.5" high x 4.8" deep (not including grip belt) - and weighs just under a pound, making it easy to take the DC420 with you wherever you go.
Adding to the ease of using the DC420 is Canon's Joystick Control. The Joystick makes using your camcorder easier than ever, by allowing you to access many functions from one convenient place. The Joystick lets you control Play, Stop, Fast Forward, and Rewind functions during playback. It also controls exposure lock and exposure compensation during recording.
The DC420's easy-to-read menu system makes it a breeze to operate. For the ultimate in stress-free shooting, there's the Easy Mode. In this setting, your DC420 automatically chooses the focus, exposure and any additional available parameters to ensure that whatever you're recording comes out looking great. Simply select Easy Mode, point and shoot - there's nothing else to worry about.
Built-in Lens Cover
You'll never have to go searching for your lens cover with the DC420's built-in lens cover. There's also no chance that your lens cap will be dangling from your camcorder and interfering with your shot or getting in your way.