Canon’s latest digital camcorder is jam-packed with technology including a megapixel-class image sensor. When recording video that sensor is put to use in the camera’s widescreen 16:9 mode, which retains vertical resolution and uses the full width of the sensor for the wide picture. That results in a better picture than some other cameras, which crop the top and bottom from a regular aspect image and then enlarge it to fill the screen, according to Canon. Still images can be captured at up to 1280 x 960 pixel resolution and stored on an Secure Digital (SD) memory card. The camera also supports the PictBridge and Direct Print standards for direct connection to printers so you don’t need to feed the images through a computer. It measures 74 x 78 x 130mm and weighs 500gm. It’s likely to cost about $US840 when it goes on sale in Japan in mid-March. It will be launched in North America as the Elura 70 and in Europe as the MVX250i.