This morning, Canon awoke early to take its DC20 and DC30 DVD camcorders off the shelf and replace them with a single model, the DC22. The DC22's main claim to fame is the ability to use dual-layer DVD-R/W discs to double your fun--and the recording time as well. Canon also added a wide-screen LCD and viewfinder and an electronic lens cover. Otherwise, all specs are identical to the DC20's. The DC22 will be available later this month for $699.
Oh yeah, the company also announced what promises to be a hot new HDV camcorder, the HV10. Or perhaps I should say "cool" new camcorder, given the tape-melting heat here in NYC.