Canon introduces Optura Pi Dv camcorder
Canon Canada Inc., a leader in optical and digital imaging technology, today introduced the Canon Optura Pi digital video (DV) camcorder, the second generation of its award winning “Movie & Still” concept that was pioneered by Canon. Distinguishing features of this latest addition to Canon’s DV line include a Progressive Scan CCD; 3 Shooting modes; RGB Primary Colour Filter; an optical 12X compact zoom lens; Canon’s exclusive Optical Image Stabilization; FireWire/IEEE 1394 input/ouput; an advanced accessory shoe; and analog line input.
Other enhancements made to the Optura Pi include a new ultra-compact size; high-resolution, 200K pixel, 3.5” (8.9 cm) flip-out LCD view screen; improved handling; enhanced colour rendition; improved low-light capability; and support for high-capacity batteries. With the mini DV format embraced by professionals and consumers alike, the Optura Pi is the ideal tool for transferring home movies recorded on VHS to a digital format, or creating new digital movies that can be edited and stored on a home computer. Its features and image quality also make it perfect for creating Web content and QuickTime movies.
“With Canon’s continued progress in making its DV camcorders more intelligible while maintaining the high-quality output associated with digital technology, we are continuing to see Canon DV camcorders used in homes, businesses, and schools,” said Ian Macfarlane, Director of Sales and Assistant General Manager, Photographic Products Group, Canon Canada Inc. “This latest Canon DV model strengthens the Optura’s original design, quality and features, while incorporating superior technologies that set Canon products apart from the rest.”
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