All three models record directly on DVD, in High Resolution (HR) and in widescreen (16: 9). They also have an image stabilizer to prevent recordings with unwanted movements that do not achieve a correct focus.
They are up and running in less than a second, feature a 2.7-inch widescreen LCD screen, and use Canon’s DIGIC DV II signal processor for both video and still image capture. As recording medium they use mini DVD-R / RW discs where they are capable of storing from 60 minutes (single layer disc) to 108 minutes of video (double layer disc).
The DC210 model is the entry-level camera in this family. The DC220 model has a nine-point autofocus system and a memory slot for miniSD cards where images with a resolution of up to 1024 x 768 pixels can be captured. They are also equipped with USB 2.0 connectivity and are PictBridge compliant.
The DC230 improves the characteristics of the other models with the incorporation of a 1.07 megapixel CDD sensor that allows to capture images with a resolution of 1152 x 864 pixels and includes a remote control.
The DC210 and DC220 models are priced at $ 339 and $ 449, respectively, and will be available in early March. For its part, the DC230 model is priced at $ 499 and will arrive at the end of March. All camcorders are compatible with Mac and Windows and include additional software.