Canon 2694B001 Camcorder User Manual

DC310
DVD Camcorder
Item Code: 2694B001
Overview
Around the world, the name Canon means optical excellence, advanced image processing and
superb performance. And Canon digital video camcorders are no exception.
If your choice of recording media is DVD, you’ll find a family of capable and technologically
sophisticated DVD camcorders built with the Canon know how which you’ve come to expect in all our
products.
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 industryleading 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.
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Features
Canon Exclusive- Genuine Canon 41x Advanced Zoom
Canon is known throughout the world for optical excellence.
Every Canon broadcast TV lens, 35mm film camera, digital
camera and camcorder share this brilliant optical quality. And
now, to take better advantage of that quality, Canon introduces
a new Canon Exclusive feature.
The Canon 41x Advanced Zoom on the DC310 is just the kind
of exclusive Canon feature you’ve come to expect from the
leader in imaging and optics. 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.
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The DC310 offers you more flexibility to get just the shot you need by giving you the choice of Canon
41x Advanced Zoom in default mode or you can select a 37x Optical Zoom or a 2000x Digital Zoom.
You will always be able to get the shot you need, no matter how close or far away, and always with
the quality you expect from Canon. And with our unique super spectra coating, which reduces flare
and ghosting, the image you capture will be cleaner than ever.
Image Stabilization
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.
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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-ina-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.
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Canon Exclusive- DIGIC DV II Image Processor
The Canon 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.
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Brilliant Video
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.
The DC310 also lets you show your great Widescreen HR video on a standard
television in letterbox format.
To make it even easier, a Widescreen Button lets you switch from standard 4:3
to 16:9 Widescreen Mode at the touch of your finger. The widescreen feature
can also be used in both Program Mode and Easy Recording Mode, as well as with the camcorder’s
advanced image stabilization.
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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.
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Compact Size and Convenience
All of the convenience of recording onto DVD is 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.
Joystick Control
Adding to the ease of using the DC310 is Canon’s Joystick Control. The
Joystick makes using your camcorder easier than ever. Extra buttons have been
eliminated, allowing you to access many functions from one convenient place.
The Joystick lets you control Play, Stop, Fast Forward, and Rewind functions
during playback. It also controls exposure lock and exposure compensation
during recording.
Easy Menu
The DC310’s easy-to-read menu system makes it a breeze to operate. For
the ultimate in stress-free shooting, there’s the Easy Mode. In this setting,
your DC310 automatically chooses the focus, exposure and any additional
available parameters to ensure that whatever you’re recording comes out
looking great. Simply select, point and shoot- there’s nothing else to worry
about.
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Built-in Lens Cover
You’ll never have to go searching for your lens cover with the DC310’s built-in lens cover. There’s
also no more chance of your lens cap dangling from your camcorder and interfering with your shot or
getting in your way.
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Quick Start
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.
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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.
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.
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 a 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.
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Audio Excellence
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.
* Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories.
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.
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Additional Features
■ 9 Digital Effects/9 Fades (Camera Mode) add
professional-looking touches to your videos.
■ 21 Selectable Display Languages include:
English, Japanese, French, German, Spanish,
Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese,
Korean, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Turkish,
Ukrainian, Arabic, Persian, Thai, Greek, Czech,
Hungarian and Malay.
■ 1 Year Parts And Labor Limited Warranty
provides protection long after other manufacturers’
warranties expire.
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Specifications
Digital Video
Power Consumption
TBA
Image Sensor
1/6-inch CCD
Total Pixels
Approx. 680,000 pixels
Effective 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)
card: approx. 450,000 pixels (4:3)
Maximum recording time
Single Layer: 1.4GB - XP: 20min., SP: 30min., LP: 60min.
Dual Layer: 2.8GB - XP: 36min., SP. 54min., LP: 108min.
Lens
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
Minimum Illumination
2 lx (Night Mode)
Recommended Illumination
More than 100 lx
Viewfinder
0.35-inch widescreen EVF (approx. 114,000 pixels)
LCD Screen
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. (66 x 90 x 126mm)
Weight (not including lens and
battery pack)
13.4 oz. (380g) (camcorder body only)
Note: * ADV.Z - Canon 41x Advanced Zoom
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Supplies & Accessories
CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
This compact adapter powers your camera from an AC power supply and charges your batteries on
the camera. This allows for uninterrupted recording of your special events and keeps your batteries
ready to go.
CB-2LW Battery Charger
Use the battery charger to charge the battery packs. It plugs directly into a power outlet without a
cable.
Car Battery Charger CBC-NB2
BP-2L14 Battery Pack
Battery Pack - Lithium-Ion batteries, unlike Nickel-Cadmium batteries, have no “memory effect” which
can reduce the usable power of the battery over time.
STV-250N Mini Plug to RCA
Used to connect to a TV or VCR.
Shoulder Strap SS-600
SC-A30 Genuine Leather Carrying Case
Once you finish recording, keep your camcorder and all your accessories in this professional-looking,
genuine leather soft carrying case.
SC-A40 Genuine Leather Carrying Case
Once you finish recording, keep your camcorder and all your accessories in this professional-looking,
genuine leather soft carrying case.
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SC-A60 Genuine Leather Carrying Case
Once you finish recording, keep your camcorder and all your accessories in this professional-looking,
genuine leather soft carrying case.
Soft Case SC-A70
SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case
Protect your camcorder with the professional-quality SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case, featuring secure
compartments for filters and extra battery packs.
Battery Pack NB-2LH
BP-2L24H
2400mAh Lithium Ion Battery pack.
Can’t find the part or accessory you’re looking for? Customer Support can help.
Call 1-800-828-4040 for assistance.
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What’s in the Box
DC310 Kit Contents:
1.
2.
3.
4.
DC310 Camcorder
Compact Power Adapter CA-570
Battery Pack NB-2LH
Stereo/Video Cable STV-250N
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