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Canon DC50

$799.00 Released January, 2007

Product Shot 1 The Pros:10x optical zoom. Records in high quality (for standard definition). Easy to use.

The Cons:Shoots in standard definition only. Poor in low light. Poor battery life.

The Canon DC50 is a DVD camcorder that falls at the top of Canon's line of DVD camcorders. This camera has a 5.39 megapixel CCD image sensor for outstanding video quality and 5 megapixel photographs. It has a 10x optical zoom and is and uses Super-Range Optical Image Stabilization and Canon's exclusive next-generation DIGIC DV II for uncompromised video and still image processing.

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Product Shot 2 The DC50 is easy to use thangs to joystick exposure control, Quick Start and a horizontal marker. It has DVD technology built in the camera giving you the ability to record directly to DVD.  It has a very compact size and uses 3" (80cm) DVD-R/-RW discs that are compatible with most DVD players and can store up to 30 minutes in standard mode or 60 minutes in long play.  You can also use DVD-R DL (dual layer) discs that can store up to 108 minutes of video. The random access and easy editing lets you quickly browse through your footage and without having to search and you can arrange your shots giving some simple editing abilities, and it can also be used as a still camera. The Canon DC210 weight only 1.1 lbs, and has a 0.27" TFT view finder and a 2.7" LCD screen.


  • Audio Recording system: Dolby Digital (2 Channels)
  • Image Sensor: 1/2.7"-inch CCD, approx. 5.39 megapixels (primary color filter)
  • Total Pixels: Approx. 5,390,000
  • Effective Pixels:
    • Movies: approx. 3,980,000 (4:3)
    • Movies: approx. 3,680,000 (16:9)
    • Still Images: approx. 5,000,000
  • Maximum recording time:
    • (single sided/single layer: 1.4GB) XP: 20min., SP: 30min., LP: 60min.
    • (single sided/dual layer: 2.6GB) XP: 36min., SP. 54min., LP: 108min.
  • Lens:
    • f = 6.1 - 61 mm
    • f/1.8 - 3.0 (movie)
    • f/2.8 - 3.0 (still image)
    • 10x power zoom
  • Minimum Illumination: 0.3 lx (using Night Mode)
  • Recommended Illumination: More than 100 lx
  • Filter Diameter: 37mm
  • Viewfinder: .27-inch TFT Color, approx. 123,000 pixels
  • LCD Screen: 2.7-inch TFT Color, approx. 123,000 pixels
  • Recording Media: DVD-R/-RW/-R DL
  • Dimensions: (W x H x D) 2.4 x 3.5 x 5.1in. (62 x 90 x 130mm) (not including grip belt)
  • Weight (not including lens and battery pack): 1.1 lb (480g)

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    10x optical zoom

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    records in high quality (for standard definition)

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    easy to use

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    includes LED light for shooting in low light

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    recorded DVDs can be played back right away, or imported by computer software for editing

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    shoots in standard definition only

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    poor in low light

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    poor battery life

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    software provided is not compatible with Windows Vista

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    poor still shots due to the low sensor resolution, slow shutter

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    records to DVDs only - DVDRs can only be recorded on once, R/Ws can only be recorded on about 3 times

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    awkwardly placed hand strap

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