The Optura 600 is truly two sophisticated products in one. Although it may look like a camcorder on the outside, inside lies a high-quality 4 Megapixel digital camera, with all the features you need to take outstanding photos. The same RGB Primary Color Filter that ensures true-to-life color with your videos also ensures brilliant still images. The Simultaneous Photo Record feature even lets you capture those still images while shooting video.
Because Canon's exclusive DIGIC DV signal processing circuit processes video and still images differently, you get uncompromising image quality for both. Video and still images have different color requirements and DIGIC DV technology processes the two signals accordingly. That means digital photos are maximized for viewing on computer monitors and as prints. DIGIC DV is just one of Canon's DV Photo Plus technologies that help to unleash the performance potential of the Optura 600.
Simultaneous Photo Recording
Capture e-mail ready digital photos to a memory card while you record video.
Auto-Exposure Dial with 15 Shooting Modes
An easy to use Program Auto-Exposure Mode dial allows you to quickly choose between 15 shooting modes, including Foliage, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Sunset and Spotlight. Each adjusts your camcorder's settings to compensate for different lighting conditions and different subjects. You even get a Skin Detail mode that softens detail for more flattering portraits and close-ups.
In addition, when you want to be in control of depth of field, the Optura 600 gives you an AV (Aperture Priority) setting so you can select the aperture of the lens. And, a TV (Shutter Priority) setting lets you select a faster shutter speed for sharp, crisp images of fast-moving action.
Five different image effects are available depending on your subject: Vivid, Neutral, Low-Sharpening, Soft Skin Detail and Custom.
The Optura 600 wouldn't be a powerful digital camera in its own right without its built-in flash with red-eye reduction.
Flexible Auto Focus
Selectable 9 Point Auto Intelligent Auto Focus (AiAF) keeps your subject in sharp focus, even if they're not in the center of the frame.
Continuous Shooting Mode
This unique feature lets you shoot a series of still images at 3fps (1632x1224) or 5fps (1280x960), giving you the versatility to shoot sports or life's more high-action moments.
Photo Review Button
Shoot with confidence thanks to the Optura 600's Photo Review button, which let's you quickly view the most recent photo.
Stitch Assist software lets you create an impressive panoramic image from a series of still images. Simply capture your panoramic scene in more than one image, then download the images into your computer. Stitch Assist aligns and crops the images into a single, ultra-wide panoramic photograph.