Canon's midpriced MiniDVD camcorder

Another year of MiniDVD models, because they're not dead yet.

Lori Grunin Senior Editor / Advice
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Canon DC420
Canon updates its MiniDVD models. Canon USA

The higher-end model in Canon's duo of standard-definition MiniDVD camcorders for 2009, the DC420, boasts slightly better specs than the DC410: in addition to the features of that model, it integrates a 1.07-megapixel CCD and 48x Advanced Zoom lens. Oh wait, that's what its predecessor, the DC320, had. As far as I can tell, there's no real difference between the two models except some minor cosmetics. Hmmm. Maybe it's just me.

No pricing yet for the DC420, which is slated to ship this month.