Canon has introduced two new 2.2 megapixel camcorders — the Optura 30 and Optura 40 Mini DVs — that combine digital video and digital photography. Both sport a 12x Optical Zoom/240x Digital Zoom and 14x Optical Zoom/280x Digital Zoom, Canon’s Image Stabilizer technology, a new Advanced Color Control System and a 16:9 widescreen mode. Additionally, the Optura 40 camcorder features a Manual Audio Level Control. Both camcorders can capture two-megapixel (1632 x 1224) photo images, as well as 1280 x 960 and 640 x 480 resolution images. With the simultaneous photo-recording feature, 640 x 480 photos are captured to a multimedia card or SD Memory Card while video is simultaneously captured to the camcorders’ Mini DV cassette. Due in late May, the Optura 30 and Optura 40 camcorders carry an estimated selling price of US$899 and $999 respectively.