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Gadgets are a pet love of mine and compact has always intrigued me when it comes to cameras and mobiles, and so when it came to buying a camcorder for my month long trip in many different places across Europe, I decided to splash out and treat myself, and paid about £290 for the canon DC 10.
Now I will be the first to admit here and now my motives for buying this camera where pretty poor, yet my excuse for that is that when it comes to camcorders I know very little. Anyway I saw this camera on the web and bought it because of its minute size, well as far as camcorders go any way, I mean, it only weighs 0.9pounds.
Any way, about the camera, the Canon DC10 is a MiniDV-based camcorder. It seemed to be fairly expensive compared to other such mini-dv compact cameras, and I took that to be a good sign that it would be riddled with loads of features.
Indeed it did prove good, with an impressive effective resolution of 1.2 megapixels, this camera produced quality shots of my many locations, and the fact that I could easily slip it into my pockets made it even better for the traveller on the go.
The optical zoom was a little disappointing, being only 10X, which would probably make it perfect for family videos, however found it annoying when I tried to zoom in on peaks of mountains and buys hovering high above, finding that they still remained too far away to make any stunning movies.
My verdict for this small thing is that it contains all the features that you would expect for its price, and being ultra compact made it perfect for those day to day shots and holiday moments, however it is not the best value for money.