Enjoy crisp images and stunning true-to-life color with the Optura S1's 2.2 Megapixel CCD -- one of the DV Photo Plus technologies that ensure outstanding results. In the Optura S1, this performance is combined with Canon's advanced RGB Primary Color Filter. 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 professional-quality images with natural-looking tones and vivid hues. Together, the 2.2 Megapixel CCD and RGB color filter deliver uncompromisingly brilliant results.
Because Canon's exclusive DIGIC DV 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 technology processes the two signals accordingly. That means your video images are maximized for viewing on monitors and for projection. DIGIC DV is just one of Canon's DV Photo Plus technologies that help to unleash the performance potential of the Optura S1.
Low Light Performance
Now you can keep shooting long after the sun goes down thanks to the Optura S1's low light performance. With the Night Mode, the sensitivity of the camera's CCD is automatically boosted and the shutter speed is lowered to give you better performance in low light conditions.
In Night Mode, you can keep the camcorder's mini Video light on continuously, for shooting under the most demanding conditions.