Canon's Clever Camcorder

Finally, a camcorder that's compact, attractive, and easy to usebut the picture is a bit fuzzy

Editor's Rating:

The Good: Best design and user experience of the models I've used; no manual required for the basics

The Bad: Display-screen and image quality are grainier than that of competitors

The Bottom Line: Canon has better insight into what makes a good camera than rivals; but if you want better screen quality, shop around

By the time I got my hot little hands on the Canon DC40 I was ready for my adventure through camcorder-land to be over. Without kids running around, I have few must-record events in my life. After all, I can only have so much footage of my husband sleeping or the cats prancing around the living room.

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