There is a 20x optical zoom lens and has up to 400x digital zoom and features a high-performance 1/6" 680,000-pixel CCD to capture high quality video and digital photos. The advanded dual image signal processing optimizes the image quality for video or photos. Photos can be easily transfered with the built in USB port. It has a color viewfinder and 2.5" LCD screen which can be twisted and flipped for easy shooting and playback. Other notable features include direct print with Canon bubble jet printers, time code, photo search and an included remote control.