The secret behind the Optura 40 camcorder's incredible video and photos is Canon's DIGIC DV technology. Since videos and photos have different color requirements, DIGIC DV uses special color optimization techniques when processing an image for output to a TV or printer. The result is accurate, life-like color reproduction in all your videos and photos.
Simultaneous Photo Recording
For the true multi-tasker, the Optura 40 camcorder also allows you to capture e-mail-ready photos (640x480 pixels) onto the memory card while simultaneously recording video to DV tape. No more fumbling with two different digital cameras!
The VIC Chip
Dubbed "The Virtual Powerhouse", Canon's VIC processor effortlessly handles all of the camcorder's input and output functions, giving you seamless connectivity whether connected to a TV, computer or VCR.