Canon is rolling fairly deep with its new DC22 DVD camcorder that offers dual layer recording to DVD-R DL discs and capacity to store 108 minutes video recording. Most of the people must be thinking about HV10 consumer-oriented camcorder, but still, the new DC22 is worth mentioning. The 2.7′ LCD camcorder integrates Level Shot and Smooth Zoom to specify the zoom speed. It would really face the heat in the market as Sony is there with the AVCHD high definition HDV camcorder, HDR-UX1 and Panasonic has a vast range of camcorders with their latest VDR-D100 with 20x optical zoom. The Canon DC22 features a 1/3.9″ CCD, which has 2,200,000 gross pixels with 1,380,000 effective pixels in 16:9 mode with IS on, 10x Optical zoom and RGB primary color filter. The DC22 improves on its predecessors with a 2.7″ widescreen LCD. The DC22 model includes high resolution widescreen 16:9 recording, which allow users to enjoy a full-screen image on their widescreen TV with vivid detail and clarity. Worth a buy, the Canon DC22 DVD camcorder will be available at the end of August 2006 for an estimated price of $699.