Canon is known throughout the world for optical excellence. Every Canon broadcast TV lens, 35mm film camera, digital camera and camcorder share this brilliant optical quality. And now, to take better advantage of that quality, Canon offers the Canon Exclusive feature Advanced Zoom.
The Canon 48x Advanced Zoom on the DC420 is just the kind of exclusive Canon feature you've come to expect from the leader in imaging and optics. Advanced Zoom extends the power of your zoom and is the longest zoom Canon has ever offered. In both wide angle and telephoto positions, there is virtually no loss in image quality throughout the range. How is this accomplished? With a Genuine Canon lens which remains in constant motion through the entire extended zoom range aided by our proprietary DIGIC DV II image processor.
The DC420 offers you more flexibility to get just the shot you need no matter how close or far away your subject is, by giving you the choice of Canon 48x Advanced Zoom in default mode or you can select a 37x Optical Zoom or a 2000x Digital Zoom . Also, with our unique super spectra coating, which reduces flare and ghosting, the image you capture will be cleaner than ever.