|Canon Optura40 Digital Camcorder
FEATURES- OPTURA 40 Digital Camcorder
MiniDV Camcorder with f=4.8-67.2, f/1.8-3.0, 14x power zoom Lens.
Compromise is a thing of the past. Now you can hold a seamlessly
integrated camcorder, digital camera and webcam in the palm of your
hand. Canon's Optura 30 and Optura 40 Digital Camcorders deliver
the ultimate in picture quality with the unbeatable style and
performance of a professional level camcorder... without the
professional level price. It is all thanks to DV Photo Plus,
Canon's one-of-a-kind system for achieving premium image quality.
Experience the freedom of shooting, editing, printing and sharing
stunning photos and videos with an Optura 30 and Optura 40
Take incredible video and photos wherever life takes you. Jam-packed
full of features normally reserved for higher-end professional
cameras, the Optura 30 and Optura 40 camcorders give you the
versatility and power to capture life's one-of-a-kind moments, and
to then share those moments with family and friends with the press
of a button.
Includes Camcorder, NB-2LH Battery Pack, CA-570 Compact Power Adapter,
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable, SS-900 Shoulder Strap, WL-D83 Wireless
Controller, SDC-8M SD Memory Card, IFC-300PCU USB Cable, DIGITAL VIDEO
SOLUTION DISK for Windows and Macintosh.
* DV Photo Plus
DV Photo Plus unleashes the full digital imaging power of your Canon
Megapixel camcorder, promising a superior level of clarity, color and
excellence for video and photos.
Canon's DV Photo Plus achieves premium-quality video and photos by
combining four key technologies:
- Genuine Canon Optics
Canon MiniDV camcorders feature high-precision lenses designed
specifically for their use. Each camcorder has a unique lens that
matches its CCD for optimal quality. Our camcorder lenses feature the
same distinguished quality found in 35mm cameras and broadcast TV
cameras. That's why professionals and consumers alike have trusted the
name Canon to preserve moments as vivid as the actual experience.
- Megapixel CCD
Canon's Megapixel CCD Image Sensor delivers crisp images with life-
like detail. Whether you are shooting video or photos with the
camcorder, you will get the best results. The CCD works like film --
when light is captured by the sensor, it registers an image and
advanced processing converts the pixels into digital data creating
your video or photos.
- DIGIC DV
DIGIC DV our exclusive signal processing circuit, makes it possible to
achieve accurate color for both video and digital photos. Since video
and digital photos have different color requirements, DIGIC DV
utilizes two different color techniques to maximize video quality on a
TV and still image quality for print or computer display.
- Print and Share
Print and Share from your camcorder! A variety of Canon digital
camcorders feature a Print and Share Button, which makes it easy to
print photos directly to a printer or transfer images onto your
computer with a simple touch of a button. Simply connect the camcorder
to a select Canon printer or any PictBridge compatible printer, select
an image and print it for your family and friends. It is like having
your very own photo lab at home.
* Get the full picture on your wide-screen TV
Unlike camcorders which only record a vertically stretched picture, the
Optura 30 and Optura 40 both feature a High-Resolution 16:9 Mode that
records video in true 16:9 ("letterbox") format for playback on wide-
screen TVs. When shooting in the 16:9 Mode, the entire width of the 2.2
Megapixel CCD image sensor is used to capture your footage. The result
is wide-screen quality videos that are certain to impress even the
biggest "big screen" fan.
* Effortlessly print and share your images
Part of Canon's DV Photo Plus advantage, the Optura 30 and Optura 40 can
connect directly to any Canon CP-series Photo Printer or Canon Bubble
Jet Direct Printer... without the need of a computer! Simply use the
supplied USB cable to connect your camcorder with the printer and, in an
instant, the Optura's Print & Share button will light up blue letting
you know that you can begin printing simply by pressing it once.
For added control, the Horizontal & Vertical Trimming Function, Photo
Review Function and other still image features allow you to make your
edits directly in the camcorder, resulting in the perfect print every
time. You can also connect directly to other PictBridge compatible
printers, and because the camcorder tags each photo you take with
information based on Exif 2.2 Print standards, poor lighting and
mistakes can be corrected automatically by the printer.
* Shoot like a pro with Genuine Canon Optics
Whether shooting up-close or from a distance, the Optura 30 and Optura
40 camcorders deliver video and photos with exceptional definition and
contrast, making every shot you take a potential award-winner. Featuring
Genuine Canon Optics, the Optura 30 combines a powerful 12x Optical Zoom
with a 240x Digital Zoom, while the Optura 40 expands on this range with
a 14x Optical Zoom and 280x Digital Zoom. Both models allow you to cover
all the angles, be it wide or telephoto, ensuring that you always get
the shot you want.
* Capture all the details with vivid clarity
Backed by a 2.2 Megapixel CCD image sensor, the Optura 30 and Optura 40
camcorders enable you to capture crisp, vivid video and high-resolution
photos. You can be confident the Megapixel sensor will capture all the
details... even the ones you may not see!
* Enjoy stunning video and photos
The secret behind the Optura 30 and Optura 40 camcorders' 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.
* Dazzle on-lookers with vibrant color shots
Now you can relive those precious moments with all their true vibrant
colors. While traditional camcorders process color with a standard CMYG
filter (resulting in duller colors), the Optura 30 and Optura 40
camcorders use Canon's RGB Primary Color Filter, which separates light
passing through the lens into their true red, green and blue color
components. The result is professional-quality images that deliver
natural-looking tones and superior color rendition.
* Catch all the action without the shake
Life rarely sits still for a shot, that is why the Optura 30 and Optura
40 feature Canon's advanced Image Stabilization system. Now you can keep
images smooth and steady, even at full telephoto and while panning or
zooming. The large 2.5" LCD and Color Viewfinder further helps to
compose sensational shots from any angle.
* Relive those special low light moments
From sleeping babies to the late-night antics of your favorite pet, now
you can capture video and photos even in low light. With a press of the
Night Mode button, the Optura 30 and Optura 40 camcorders automatically
select a slow shutter speed and increase the sensitivity of the CCD to
brighten the image while still preserving color.
* Take it from sight to website at a moment's notice
Thanks to the Optura's improved Motion JPEG feature, you can shoot video
ready for streaming over the Internet or for e-mailing. The Motion JPEG
Mode records your footage onto the Secure Digital memory card at 15
frames/second, giving you up to 60 minutes of recording time on a 512MB
card. You can then quickly and easily transfer your movies to your
computer using the USB cable.
* Get hands-on with your shots
The Optura 30 and Optura 40 camcorders are perfect for those digital
video and photo enthusiasts who prefer to get hands-on with their
shots... from the Manual Focusing Ring that allows you to fine-tune the
focus (just like a traditional camera does), to the Auto-Exposure
Bracketing feature that takes three photos with every press of the
shutter (one under-exposed, one normal, and one over-exposed). For still
shots where your subject is not in the center of the frame, you can also
choose from three Auto Focus Frames to keep them in sharp focus. Still
enjoy a little guidance now and then? The Optura also features Pre-
programmed AutoExposure settings, perfect for fast-action, portrait and
* Make incredible panoramas and portraits
The Optura line of camcorders gives you the power to edit your still
images in a variety of exciting ways. The Stitch Assist feature allows
you to capture and create breathtaking 360-degree panoramas, while the
Skin Detail Mode helps you take complimentary close-ups of people by
softening details and reducing skin imperfections.
* Seamlessly connect anywhere... anytime
Now you can connect and transfer photos from your camcorder to a
computer without the need for "drivers" or other software. The Optura's
Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) makes it the perfect traveling
companion; simply plug your camcorder into any computer running Windows
XP or Mac OS X via the camcorder's USB 2.0 Terminal and a USB cable.
* Turn your camcorder into a webcam
Exclusive to Canon, the Optura camcorders feature a Network Mode that
enables you to remotely control your camcorder through the DV Messenger2
software application. Control the focus and zoom of your camcorder from
a computer while streaming the video via its IEEE 1394 terminal.
* Explore your creativity with supplied software
Included in your Optura Kit are Pinnacle Studio 9SE and Pinnacle Instant
Photo Album, two powerful editing programs that can help turn your
videos and photos into lasting memories.
* Last but not least...
Microphone and headphone terminals, remote control, personalized start-
up screen, built-in Neutral Density Filter, End Search function for
finding the end of the last recorded scene, Photo Search and Date Search
capabilities, Selectable Display Languages, an Advanced Accessory Shoe
for quick addition and removal of external flashes and microphones...
you name it, the Optura 30 and Optura 40 have it. Not to mention an
extensive list of optional accessories capable of enhancing your video,
and photo-taking, even further.