Here's another DVD camcorder, this time from Canon. The DC40 is compact, super slim and well designed, combining a 4.3 megapixel CCD image sensor with an RGB Primary Color Filter for what Canon believes will be extremely high resolution image quality. It also comes with 10x optical zoom, 2.7-inch widescreen display and a 4:3 CCD image sensor which will let you record in 16:9. Obviously, the DVD aspect lets you record straight to a DVD and accepts three-inch DVD-R/-RW discs, which will hopefully work with most people's DVD players. Another cool feature is one-touch dubbing. If you choose to use the supplied My DVD for Canon video editing software, you just press a button and easily make as many copies as you desire of that precious, one-year old birthday party everyone's been dying to catch (kill me now please). The DC40 can also be used as a digital camera and can simultaneously record and take photos. All images are stored on a Mini-SD card. Retails for $900.

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