Genuine Canon optics: 16X Optical Zoom Lens/320X Digital Zoom
Canon Optics are unparalleled in the industry. The same Canon experience and expertise that goes into precision lenses for 35mm and broadcast TV cameras goes into every camcorder lens we manufacture. At Canon, we never compromise. The result is a lens with superb definition and exceptional contrast.
The powerful 16X optical zoom lets you capture your subject with razor-sharp detail even from a distance. The powerful 320X digital zoom takes you even closer, revealing details too small to see with the naked eye.
The 16x optical zoom gives you the same range of focal lengths as a 52 to 824 mm lens on a 35 mm still camera. Add an optional Wide Converter WD-H37 and you get the same wide view you'd get with a 36 mm lens on a 35 mm still camera. Add the Tele Converter TL-H37 and you have the same magnification power of a 1236mm telephoto lens on a 35 mm still camera.
And that's not the end of the Optura 20's optical versatility. When capturing digital still images, the lens becomes a 15X zoom -- the equivalent of a 41 -- 620 mm lens on a 35mm photo camera.