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<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> The DC100 digital camcorder gives you all the convenience and functionality of DVD technology. It lets you record directly to DVDs, and lets you shoot and share video through a variety of options. Only 3" (8cm) in diameter, the DC100's DVD -R/-RW discs are compatible with most DVD players and can store up to 30 minutes of video in standard mode and 60 minutes of video in long play mode. That's 120 minutes on a double-sided disc!<br/> <br/> With the DC100's DVD technology, you no longer have to worry about mistakenly taping over a once-in-a-lifetime piece of footage. You simply shoot, and the DC100 ensures that you are recording onto a blank part of the DVD.<br/> <br/> The DC100's DVD functionality also makes it possible for you to review your footage quickly and easily without the bother of rewind or fast-forward searching. With the camcorder's Visual Index, you can review your footage at a glance and play the selection you want. You can even select shots and arrange them into a playlist. It's like editing your video right in your camcorder!<br/> <br/> What's more, the finalization process for these DVDs is quick and easy with the DC100. It's just one more reason why you'll love recording direct to DVD with your DC100.<br/>
<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Like all of Canon's DVD camcorders, the DC100's optical excellence and advanced features come in a sophisticated, compact design. Its slim and comfortable design makes it easy to operate, carry or put in your coat pocket.<br/>
<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> The DC100 records true High Resolution Widescreen for picture perfect video. Canon's Widescreen HR Mode uses the entire width of the image sensor, capturing true 16:9 widescreen.<br/> <br/> So why is the way you record widescreen images so important? Because you want an image made for widescreen, not adapted for widescreen. Widescreen is the future -- every HD television is widescreen.<br/> <br/> The story of how we do it may be a bit technical, but the result is clear to see. Canon camcorders use the entire width of the image sensor to capture your precious video in true 16:9 format. What difference does this make? It's simple. With more pixels captured, you get better image quality. Other camcorders force the wider picture into a smaller space on the sensor -- giving you a less true image, with fewer pixels and lower quality. With High Resolution recording on a Canon camcorder, the canals of Venice will be as grand as you remembered seeing them.<br/> <br/> The viewfinder of your DC100 displays the image in a "letterbox" view -- from side to side and top to bottom, what you see will be what you get. No guessing and extra work when looking at an image that's distorted like a fun house mirror. Not only that, but the DC100's big, 2.7" LCD screen lets you see exactly what you're recording.<br/> <br/> The DC100 also lets you show your great Widescreen HR video on a standard television in letterbox format.<br/> <br/> To make it even easier, a Widescreen Button lets you switch from standard 4:3 to 16:9 Widescreen Mode at the touch of your finger. The widescreen feature can also be used in both Program Mode and Easy Recording Mode, as well as with the camcorder's advanced image stabilization.<br/> <br/> The DC100 gives you the opportunity to own a camcorder that shoots as wide as your widescreen TV. Why shouldn't your camcorder shoot as wide as your widescreen TV? It should -- and our competitors can't match the widescreen video you'll get from your Canon DC100.<br/> <br/> You want your memories to last forever -- that's why you've taken the time to shoot them. And you want to shoot in widescreen format to get everything you can out of your new widescreen TV or home theater system. Remember -- widescreen is the future -- be sure you invest in that future with a Canon camcorder.<br/>
<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Because of Genuine Canon Optics, the name Canon is synonymous with unsurpassed optical performance. Brilliant optical quality is part of every Canon broadcast TV lens, 35mm film camera, digital camera and camcorder -- and the DC100 is no exception.<br/> <br/> The DC100 comes with a 25x optical zoom lens, precisely matched to the camcorder's CCD and featuring high-quality glass with a unique, super spectra coating developed exclusively by Canon to reduce flare and ghosting for a clean image. Combined with the camcorder's powerful 1000x digital zoom, you get the widest range of focal lengths available in a Canon, single CCD camcorder. Whether you're recording beautiful nature panoramas, a group shot at your daughter's wedding, or close-ups at your child's birthday party -- you always have the right lens.<br/> <br/> Image Stabilization<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> The DC100's built-in, high-quality image stabilizer allows you to shoot rock-steady video -- whether you're shooting sporting events, fun & games at your child's birthday party, or capturing a shot at a long focal length. It even works when you're panning and zooming. Thanks to Canon's superior electronic expertise, the DC100's image stabilization system corrects camcorder shake instantly, thereby eliminating one of the telltale signs of amateur video.<br/>
<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;DIGIC DV<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Smooth Zoom Control<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Level Shot Control<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> DIGIC DV<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> The DC100 features Canon's exclusive DIGIC DV image processor for vivid video with exceptional color and clarity.<br/> <br/> Smooth Zoom Control<br/> <br/> <br/> 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 DC100 will automatically control your zoom.<br/> <br/> Level Shot Control<br/> <br/> <br/> With this feature, it's easy to keep your camcorder level for more professional looking video. Simply press the Level Shot Control button, and a horizontal marker appears in your viewfinder. Line up any horizontal lines in your shot -- including the horizon, of course -- to the marker and you know your camcorder is level. Level Shot control also includes a center marker to help you center your subject in the viewfinder.<br/>
To match the brilliance of its video image quality, the DC100 records audio with Dolby Digital Stereo* -- ensuring a complete movie theater experience in the comfort of your living room.<br/> <br/> * Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.<br/> <br/>
<br/> <br/> The DVD technology of the DC100 not only makes it easy to capture great video, it also makes it easy to share that video with family and friends. You can simply watch the video you've just shot by connecting your DC100 to your TV and viewing your unfinalized DVD. Or, finalize your DVD, then watch it on your TV by playing it in your DVD player. (Your DC100 comes with a Composite output.) With your DC100 DVD camcorder, all your friends and family can enjoy the memories you've captured.<br/> <br/>
Dolby Digital 2 Channel Audio ensures your audio quality is as good as your image quality.<br/> <br/> Built-in Lens Cover means you never have to go looking for your lens cover again. Plus, you don't have the bother of your lens cap dangling from your camcorder.<br/> <br/> 2.7" LCD Screen with Backlight makes it easy to compose and review your shots. The backlight feature gives you a bright, easy-to-see screen, even in direct sunlight.<br/> <br/> Easy Color Menu System has been newly designed, making it easy for you to operate your DC100.<br/> <br/> Digital Effects/Fades add professional looking touches to your videos.<br/> <br/> Selectable Display Languages gives you the choice of English, as well as additional languages that include: Japanese, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Italian, Polish and Thai.<br/> <br/> 1 Year Parts And Labor Limited Warranty provides protection long after other manufacturers' warranties expire.<br/> <br/>

DC100 Kit Contents

DC100 Kit Contents DC100 Camcorder Compact Power Adapter CA-570 Battery Pack BP-208 Stereo/Video Cable STV-250


Image Sensor

1/6-inch CCD, approx. 680,000 pixels
Effective pixels (movie): approx. 340,000 pixels (4:3)
approx. 450,000 pixels (16:9 IS* OFF)
approx. 400,000 pixels (16:9 IS* ON)
Effective pixels (still image): approx. 450,000 pixels

Maximum recording Time

(single sided: 1.4GB) XP: 20min., SP: 30min., LP: 60min.
(double sided: 2.8GB) XP: 40min., SP. 60min., LP: 120min.


f = 2.6 - 65 mm, f/1.8, 25x power zoom

Minimum Illumination

2 lx (using Night Mode)

Recommended Illumination

More than 100 lx

Filter Diameter

Not supported


.3-inch TFT Color, approx. 123,000 pixels

LCD Screen

2.7-inch TFT Color, approx. 112,000 pixels

Recording Media



Dolby Digital 2ch (AC-3 2 ch)


2.4 x 3.4 x 5.0 in. (60 x 87 x 126mm) excluding protrusions

Weight (not including lens and battery pack)

14.5 oz (410 g)

*IS- Image Stabilization

Compatible Supplies & Accessories

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* Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.

† Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.

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