Enjoy remarkable 24x zoom magnification in a camera that fits comfortably and securely in one hand. With optical zoom, it captures both moving and still pictures with exquisite beauty. It's great for taking photos of indoor parties or vast landscapes.The joystick makes the camera much easier to use, letting you control all basic operations with one hand. As you shoot, just watch the image in the monitor and follow the instruction guide. You can handle a number of operations quickly and easily, without even taking your eye off the subject.USB 2.0 compatibility gives you high-speed uploading of DV data to a PC over a single USB cable. Video Class compatibility allows real-time transfer of DV moving picture data over the same USB cable. The included MotionDV STUDIO 5.3 LE application makes it easy to edit DV footage, so you can create your own polished, professional-looking movies for keepsakes.The Pure Color Engine LSI converts the CCD output signal from a complementary color signal into RGB signal (containing the three primary colors in light) at an early stage and extracts the low-frequency luminance component from the RGB signal. The luminance signal is then generated in the same way as in TV broadcasting. Advanced 3D Frame Noise Reduction also gives you better results when shooting with low illumination because it improves color noise-reduction performance by 30% compared with conventional systems. This innovative LSI achieves truly superb color reproduction.