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Canon introduces hybrid digital video camcorder

Canon introduces hybrid digital video camcorder

Canon Canada Inc., the leader in optical imaging technology, today introduced the OPTURA, the worldís first hybrid digital video (DV) camcorder with design and performance features previously limited to 35mm SLR cameras. The Optura harnesses the power, connectivity and superior resolution of the mini digital video format while integrating Canonís design and technology expertise in the video and 35mm SLR camera product categories.

In addition to recording full motion video and audio digitally, the Optura captures still images undetectable to the human eye. Using an exclusive Progressive Scan Movie mode which acts as a digital motor drive, the Optura records high resolution still images of fast moving subjects at a rate of 30 frames per second (fps) - three times faster than the motor drive of a professional 35mm camera.

"The Optura marks Canonís first entry into the DV camcorder market on a worldwide basis," said Mr. Ian Macfarlane, Director and Assistant General Manager, Photographic Products Group, "We have integrated Canonís many years of expertise as both a video camcorder and 35mm SLR camera manufacturer to develop a new and powerful digital imaging hybrid with extraordinary image capture and output potential. This product will offer unmatched versatility to meet a wide variety of still, motion and multimedia image capture needs of both business professionals and consumers."

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