The DC50's powerful 5.39 Megapixel CCD makes it one of the highest resolution camcorders you'll find in its price range, delivering exceptional quality video. The DC50's stunningly vivid video and color rival those of a 3 CCD camcorder. Plus, with its RGB Primary Color Filter, you get incredible detail and vivid, true-to-life color. 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 brilliant image quality that matches the camcorder's brilliant DVD functionality.
DIGIC DV II
Because Canon's exclusive DIGIC DV II next-generation 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 II technology processes the two signals accordingly for improved color reproduction. That means your video images are maximized for viewing on monitors and for projection. It also uses a hybrid noise reduction system that employs two types of noise reduction - for stunning images that are crystal clear whether it be video or photos. DIGIC DV II is another of Canon's advanced technologies that help to make the DC50 an exceptional performer.
Horizontal and Grid Markers
The Horizontal Marker feature gives you a horizontal line in your viewfinder. You simply line up the horizon (or other horizontal line) to this line to ensure a level shot. The Grid Marker lets you see a grid in your viewfinder to help you compose the perfect shot. Both can be set to either white or gray so they're easily visible -- not matter what the background.
Smooth Zoom Control
With this innovative feature, you can always be sure of smooth, steady, professional looking zoom shots. Simply select one of three pre-set zoom speeds. Your DC50 will automatically control your zoom so you can shoot like a pro.