Canon Optura 60


$900.00 Released May, 2005

Product Shot 1The Canon Optura 60 is a consumer MiniDV camcorder offered by Canon.  It has a 2.2 Megapixel CCD and advanced RGB Primary Color Filter which deliver uncompromisingly brilliant results. It is capalbe of full 16:9 recording and features a 14X optical zoom with 280x digital zoom and image stabilization for a full wide-screen image with great clarity.

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The DIGIC DV signal processing circuit uses two seperate color techniques to maximize video quality on a TV and still image quality for print or computer display eliminating the need to juggle cameras. There are a wide variety of settings for shooting in almost any situation, including scene modes for foliage, fireworks, beach, snow, sunset and spotlight.  Other features include one touch photo downloading and printing, a SD memory card slot and advanced photo controls.

Specifications

  • Power Supply (rated): 7.4 V DC
  • Power Consumption (While recording AF="ON"): 3.5 W (using viewfinder), 3.6 W (using LCD screen in normal brightness)
  • Television System: EIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal
  • Video Recording system: 2 rotary heads, helical scanning DV system (consumer digital VCR SD system), digital component recording
  • Audio Recording system: PCM digital sound: 16 bit (48 kHz/2 ch); 12 bit (32 kHz/4 ch)
  • Image Sensor:
  • 1/3.4-inch CCD, approx. 2,200,000 pixels
  • Effective pixels: tape approx. 1,230,000 pixels
  • card approx. 2,000,000 pixels
  • Memory Card: MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card
  • Tape Format: Videocassettes bearing the "MiniDV" mark.
  • Tape Speed; SP: 0.74 ips (18.81 mm/s), LP: 0.49 ips (12.56 mm/s)
  • Maximum Recording Time (with an 80-min. cassette): SP: 80 min., LP: 120 min.
  • Maximum recording time: 2.5-inch. TFT color, approx. 123,000 pixels
  • Fast Forward/Rewind time: Approx. 2 min. 20 sec. (with a 60 min. cassette)
  • Lens
    • f=4.6-64.4 mm, f/1.8-3.0, 14x power zoom
    • 35mm equivalent:
    • Tape: 4:3 recording: 47.8-669 mm
    • 16:9 recording: 40.9-573 mm
    • Card: 37.6-526 mm
    • Minimum Focusing Distance: 3.3 ft. (1 m); 0.39 in. (1 cm) on maximum wide angle
    • Minimum Illumination: 1.1 lx (using the Night mode)
    • Recommended Illumination: More than 100 lx
    • Filter Diameter: 34 mm
  • Viewfinder: 0.33-inch. TFT color, approx. 113,000 pixels
  • Microphone: Stereo electret condenser microphone
  • Total Pixels:
    • Still image: 1632 x 1224, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480 pixels
    • Movie: 320 x 240, 160 x 120 pixels, 15 frames/sec.
  • Image Format:
    • Still image: JPEG (compression: Super Fine, Fine, Normal)
    • Movie: Video data: Motion JPEG, audio data: WAVE (monaural)
  • File Format: Design rule for Camera File system (DCF), Exif 2.2* compliant, DPOF compliant
  • DV Terminal: Special 4-pin connector (IEEE 1394 compliant)
  • Video Terminal: 1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced
  • S-video Terminal: 1 Vp-p/75 ohms (Y signal), 0.286 Vp-p/75 ohms (C signal)
  • Audio Terminal:
    • Audio output: -10 dBV (47 kohm load)/3 kohms or less
    • Audio input: -10 dBV/40 kohms or more
  • Microphone Terminal:
    • 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack
    • -57 dBV (with 600 ohm mic)/5 kohms or more
    • -37 dBV (with 600 ohm mic)/5 kohms or more (MIC ATT ON)
    • Operating Temperature range: 32 - 104 ° F (0 - 40 °C)
  • Dimensions: 2.8 x 3.2 x 5.2 in. (70 x 82 x 133 mm) excluding protrusions
  • Weight (not including lens and battery pack): 1.2 lb. (530 g)

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