Simplicity is the theme carried by Canon at this DC310 camcorder. Can be look from its physical which almost clear of button.
Way of using it so easy, not necessarily to open the manual book. First of all, of course place battery which its energy has been filled. Then shifted lens cover slider in frontage towards under. Then, open its LCD screen. Moreover, shift switch in right side towards On position.
Don't forget to place appropriate mini DVD to slot in right side. To open the slot, shift slider with Disc Cover tags at backside unit towards Open and waiting until its cover opening. Lie down camcorder in left side, then lifted mini DVD door, and enters the disc. Press it, and close mini DVD door. Then wait until DVD ready to be used.
Because addressed for newbie, there is available Easy mode. At this mode, all setting has been done by camcorder - we ready to use it. To start records, just press white button in backside for start/stop records. If you want the object seen closer, draws the zoom handle above the unit towards right, and towards left to make it seen normal again.
But if you want having an experiment, removes slider towards P. At this P mode, you can arrange for example white balance, zooming speed, or whether we wish to exploit setting for certain situation, like nighttime, spotlight, sunset, snow, or fireworks.
Among arrangement, there is one interesting namely LCD Light On. This facility changes LCD screen to become light source (video lamp) in dark room. It easy to use it; just press Set, then turned around LCD that now all of its panel having white color, and applies viewfinder to look the object .
With all its facilities and simplicities, especially the easy mode, Canon DC310 is very suitable for newbie user.Canon DC310 SpecificationResolution pixel: CCD 800.000 pixelPhoto resolution (min/max): 640x480/1024x768Video resolution (min/max): Not mentionedConnection type: AVFormat video: Not mentionedPhoto format: JPEGAudio format: Not mentionedRecording media: Mini DVD (DVD-R/R DL/RW), SD/SDHC/MMC MemoryLens size equivalent-35mm (mm): 2,6 - 96,2Aperture setting (wide/tele): F/20 - 52Zoom: 37X optical (Advanced Zoom 41X); digital 2000XShutter speed (second): Not mentionedClosest best focus (macro): 1cmDiagonal LCD: 2,7" TFT color wide screen, 112.000 pixelViewfinder: 0,35" TFT color wide screen, 114.000 pixelBattery type/ re-charge: Lithium-ion (7,4V 720mAh) / yesBattery charger: AvailableDimension: 6,6 x 9 x 12,6 cmWeight without battery /memory: 380 gramsOther equipment:• Manual Instruction• Adaptor + power cable• AV Cable• DVD ROM driver, application, and manualCheck This Out:Sanyo Xacti HD1000 Review: Great Full HD CamcorderSanyo Xacti HD700 Review: World’s Smallest Full HD CamcorderCanon HG10 Review: Professional Class Camcorder