Canon Optura 20

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  • MiniDV camcorder and still camera with 1.33-megapixel CCD
  • 16x optical zoom lens (digital zoom to 320x) and image stabilizer
  • 3.5-inch LCD with 180-degree rotation
  • Capture low-light recordings with Super Night Mode
  • Record for up to 1 hour and 50 minutes on one battery charge

Product Description From Canon:

This DV camcorder offers numerous advanced still photo capabilities, providing users with tremendous versatility. The Optura 20 features a 16x Genuine Canon Optical Zoom Lens and a 1.33 Megapixel CCD image sensor for creating high-quality digital still images directly onto the camcorders’ memory card. In addition, it offers selectable focusing points to capture sharp images of off-center subjects; the ability to simultaneously record video and digital photos with the push of a button and Direct Print capabilities. Enjoy a large 3.5-inch bright LCD viewfinder, making it easier to compose video segments. It can be rotated for high or low-angle shots and swivel 180 degrees. The Optura 20 also offers a Super Night Mode and Low Light Plus Mode, allowing for continued recording even in virtual darkness. An assist lamp in the! front of the camera illuminates the subject just enough to allow excellent image quality while retaining the desired mood or effect. The Optura 20 is also bundled with a high capacity battery, the BP-512, for longer continuous shooting.

Canon Optura 20
Canon Optura 20 - Rear View


Video format: MiniDV
Audio: PCM Digital Stereo
Maximum CCD resolution: 1,330,000 pixels
CCD size: 25 inches
Eyepiece viewfinder: 0.33in. (approx. 113,000 pixels)
LCD screen size: 3.5 inches
LCD swivel: Yes
Aperture: F/1.8-3.2
Optical zoom: 16x
Digital zoom: 320x
Autolight: Yes, Supernight Shooting mode
Hot shoe for external light: Yes
Image stabilization: Yes
Infrared capability: Yes
Remote included: Yes
Headphone jack: Yes
Digital still capability: Yes
MPEG movie mode: Yes
Included still memory: 8 MB SD Card
Preset titles: Yes
Custom titling: Yes
Fade options: Various fader effects
Special effects: 8 effects
Motion sensor: No
Audio sensor: No
USB streaming: Yes
IEEE1394 (Firewire) output: Yes
USB output: Yes
S-Video output: Yes
Battery type: BP-508 Lithium Ion battery (included)
Included in box: Power adapter/in-camera charger; BP-508 Lithium Ion battery; mono A/V cable; lens cap; shoulder strap; software; wireless remote
Width: 3.00 inches
Height: 3.6 inches
Depth: 7.3 inches
Weight: 1 lb. 7 oz.