The DIGIC DV image processor processes video and photos differently giving exceptional clarity for both. Other video features include smooth zoom control pre-set zoom speeds, level and grid markers to keep a well framed shot and a built in video light. It is capable of recording widescreen 16:9 video and features a 0.35" color viewfinder and large 2.7" LCD screen for easy shooting and reviewing. There are several features to make this an incredibly easy camcorder to operate, including a joystick for easy control, QuickStart button which puts the camera in standby mode for quick startup so you won't miss any of the action and an easy mode which automatically chooses the best focus, exposure and other parameters. Other features include a built in manual lens cover and remote control.