updated 07:50 am EDT, Tue April 20, 2004
2.2 megapixel camcorders
Canon yesterday introduce two new 2.2-megapixel camcorders, the , combining both DV and digital camera features in one. Both camcorders feature an RGB Primary Color Filter for enhanced colors, improved audio processing, a high resolution 16:9 widescreen mode, selectable focus points, continuous shooting for up to five frames per second, and PictBridge printer compatibility. The Optura 30 features a 12x optical and 240x digital zoom and will sell for $900, while the Optura 40 features a 14x optical zoom and a 280x digital zoom and will cost $1,000. They are both slated to ship in May.