The DC310 is our most affordable new DVD model and is, like the others, sleek and easy-to-operate. It also offers our exclusive Canon 41x Advanced Zoom- a feature only possible with our industry-leading optical technology. It also boasts our advanced DIGIC DV II Image Processor, a powerful 680k CCD, SD card image storage capability, Quick Start and Joystick Control. Add to that the long recording time available thanks to its high capacity battery and low power consumption and you'll see that the DC310 makes it simpler than ever to capture and share all the unforgettable moments of your life.
Genuine Canon 41x Advanced Zoom
Advanced Zoom extends the power of your zoom and is the longest zoom Canon has ever offered. In both wide angle and telephoto positions, there is virtually no loss in image quality throughout the range. How is this accomplished? With a Genuine Canon lens which remains in constant motion through the entire extended zoom range aided by our proprietary DIGIC DV II image processor.
And thanks to Canon's superior electronic expertise, the DC310's image stabilization system corrects camcorder shake instantly. The built-in, high-quality image stabilizer allows you to shoot professional-looking, rock-steady video - whether you're recording sporting events, your child's birthday party, or a long focal length shot without a tripod. Your life never sits still, and the DC310 will help you capture it all.
Record Direct to DVD
The DC310 digital camcorder lets you record directly to DVDs, and lets you shoot and share video through a variety of options. Only 3" (8cm) in diameter, the DC310's DVD-R/-RW discs are compatible with most DVD players and can store up to 30 minutes of video in standard mode and 60 minutes of video in long play mode. They also record to DVD-R DL (dual layer) discs that can store up to 108 minutes of video.
When using the DC310's DVD technology, there's no worry about mistakenly taping over a once-in-a-lifetime piece of footage. Just shoot and the DC310 makes sure you record onto a blank part of the DVD.
You can also review your footage quickly and easily without spending lots of time in rewind or fast-forward searching. With the DC310's Visual Index, you can review your footage at a glance and play the selection you want. You can even select shots and arrange them in a playlist. It's like editing your video right in your camcorder! You can also capture vibrant still images direct to the DVD.
What's more, the finalization process for these DVDs is quick and easy with the DC310. It's just one more reason why you'll love recording direct to DVD with your DC310.
DIGIC DV II Image Processor
The DIGIC DV II Image Processor is the next generation of Canon's exclusive DIGIC DV signal processing technology. Because video and still images have different color requirements, DIGIC DV II digital signal processing ensures the best image quality for both by specifically optimizing the settings for video and stills. Thanks to DIGIC DV ll image processing, the DC310 produces video with improved color reproduction - especially in skin tones, and dark and light scenes. It also uses a hybrid noise reduction system that employs two types of noise reduction - for images that are crystal clear.
Widescreen HR Recording
The DC310 records true High Resolution Widescreen for picture perfect video. Canon's Widescreen HR Mode uses the entire width of the image sensor, capturing true 16:9 widescreen. What difference does it make? It's simple. The more pixels which are captured, the better your final image quality is.
The widescreen story doesn't end there. Even the LCD monitor of your DC310 displays the image in 2.7" widescreen color. From side to side and top to bottom, what you see will be what you get. No need to guess what your final image will look like when you're shooting. Not only that, but the DC310's big, 2.7" LCD screen and .35" widescreen viewfinder let you see exactly what you're recording.
Level and Grid Markers
Level, well-composed shots are simple with the Level and Grid Marker features. Line up the horizon or other horizontal lines with the Level Marker in the viewfinder for level landscapes. Or, use the Grid Marker to help compose the perfect shot. Both markers can be set to white or grey for enhanced visibility, no matter what the background.
Smooth Zoom Control
Smooth Zoom Control allows you to choose between three fixed-zoom speeds to ensure smooth, steady zooms automatically.
Compact Size and Convenience
All of the convenience of recording onto DVDs are found in the DC310s slim, lightweight, gracefully designed body. It's compact - only 2.6" wide x 3.5" high x 5" deep (not including grip belt) and weighs just under a pound, making it easy to take the DC310 with you wherever you go.
With Quick Start, you'll never miss a shot again as you rush to turn your camcorder on and start recording. With this feature, you simply push the Quick Start button to put your DC310 in stand-by mode. Then, with your camcorder in stand-by mode, you can simply push it again and the DC310 begins to record in less than a second. With Quick Start, it's easy to capture the spontaneous and surprising moments that happen in your life. It also saves battery power so you get more recording between charges.
Progressive Photo ensures images with sharp detail, while Image Effects let you adjust the image depending on your subject. Effects include: Vivid, Neutral and Soft Skin Detail.
|Stunning Digital Photography|
Now, you can leave your digital still camera at home because with Canon's advanced technology, you get the best of both video and photography in the DC310. You also have a wealth of photo features usually only found on advanced digital still cameras.
The DC310 helps you make accurate exposures with its histogram display. Special Scene Modes also ensure accurate exposures under a wide variety of difficult lighting conditions. Modes include: Portrait, Sports, Night, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, or Fireworks. Plus, Auto Exposure Bracketing automatically shoots three frames: normal exposure, -0.5 EV and +0.5 EV.
You also get 9-point AiAF (Auto Intelligent Autofocus) for sharp focus even if your subject isn't in the center of your shot.
No matter how you take your photos, you have the choice of capturing those still images either onto DVD or an SD card.
The DC310 also comes equipped with different Drive modes for greater flexibility. You get: Single Shooting, Continuous Shooting, High Speed Continuous Shooting, and Auto Exposure Bracketing
To match the brilliance of its video image quality, the DC310 records audio with Dolby Digital Stereo. This ensures a complete movie theater experience in the comfort of your living room as you share vivid memories with your friends and families
Share Your Videos
Of course, with the convenience of DVDs, it's easy to share your video with friends or family simply by letting them view your finalized discs in their DVD players. You can also watch the video you've just shot by connecting your DC310 to your TV and viewing your unfinalized DVD. (Your DC310 comes with a Composite output terminal.)
Share Your Photographs
With the DC310, you can print directly from your camcorder to any PictBridge-compatible printer, or store your digital photos on a Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card.
|Image Sensor ||1/6-inch CCD || |
Approx. 680,000 pixels
disc: 4:3 - approx. 340,000 pixels (ADV.Z* off)
16:9 - approx. 360,000 pixels (ADV.Z off)
16:9 - approx. 450,000 pixels (ADV.Z on, wide)
16:9 - approx. 360,000 pixels (ADV.Z on tele)
Maximum recording time
Single Layer: 1.4GB - XP: 20min., SP: 30min., LP: 60min.
Dual Layer: 2.8GB - XP: 36min., SP. 54min., LP: 108min.
Zoom Ratio: 41x Advanced Zoom
37x Optical/2000x Digital
Focal length: f=2.6 - 96.2mm
Zoom Speed: Variable/3 Fixed Zoom Speeds
Max. F/Stop: f/2.0 - 5.2
2 lx (using Night Mode)
More than 100 lx
0.35-inch widescreen EVF (approx. 114,000 pixels)
2.7-inch widescreen LCD (approx. 112,000 pixels)
|Recording Media ||DVD-R/-RW/-R DL || |
|Audio ||Dolby Digital 2ch (AC-3 2 ch) || |
|Dimensions ||(WxHxD) 2.6 x 3.5 x 5 in. || |
(not including lens and battery pack)
|13.4 oz. |