We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,259 News Articles

Canon branches out with Ixy DV3

Next Ixus DV cam is Canon's big hope for diversification

In Japan, the Ixus is known as the Ixy and, to many, is synonomous with small digital still cameras.

But, with the Japanese launch this month of the Ixy DV3, Canon is hoping people will soon think about digital video cameras as well when they hear the name.

The new camera has a 680,000-pixel image pickup, which is great for video but easily outclassed by most dedicated still cameras.

Still, the camera will do nice snapshots at 1,024x768 pixel resolution and store them on a Secure Digital memory card. Videos are in MiniDV format and the camera features both DV and USB interfaces.

The basic battery provides up to 55 minutes of use with the 2in TFT (thin film transistor) LCD monitor switched on and 75 minutes when using the digital viewfinder.

Those familiar with Japanese can find further details of the new Ixus models here.


IDG UK Sites

Best Christmas 2014 UK tech deals, Boxing Day 2014 UK tech deals & January sales 2015 UK tech...

IDG UK Sites

Apple's 2014 highlights: the most significant Apple news of 2014

IDG UK Sites

Watch this heartwarming Christmas short by Trunk for composer John Rutter

IDG UK Sites

Ultimate iOS 8 Tips: 35 awesome and advanced tips for using iOS 8 on iPhone and iPad