Canon ZR100


$299.00 Released March, 2005

Product Shot 1The Canon ZR100 is the most affordable MiniDV camcorder offered by Canon.  Despite it's low price, it is a powerfull camera with a variety of advanced features. It features a 20x optical/400x digital zoom, uses the DIGIC DV system to maximize video quality for viewing on TVs and is capable of recording high-resolution 16:9 widescreen video.

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It is designed to be comfortable to hold with easy-to-use controls and is smaller and lighter than previous ZR models. It features a 2.4" LCD display with improved visibility and a backlight button which boosts the brightness by 250%. Several pre-programmed settings including Sports, Portrait, Spotlight, Sand & Snow, Easy Recording, Auto, Low Light and Night mode make shooting video quick and simple. There are also several built in digital effects to give some flare to your home videos.

Specifications

  • Power Supply (rated): 7.4 V DC
  • Power Consumption (While recording AF="ON"): 2.3W (using viewfinder), 3.1W (using LCD screen in normal brightness)
  • Television System: EIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color
  • Video Recording system: 2 rotary heads, helical scanning DV system
  • Audio Recording system: PCM digital sound: 16 bit (48 kHz/2 ch); 12 bit (32kHz/4 ch)
  • Image Sensor:
  • 1/6-inch CCD, approx. 680,000 pixels
  • Effective pixels: approx. 340,000 pixels
  • Tape Format: Videocassettes bearing the "MiniDV" mark.
  • Tape Speed: SP: 18.81 mm/s (0.74 ips), LP: 12.56 mm/s (0.49 ips)
  • Maximum Recording Time (with an 80-min. cassette): SP: 80 min.
  • Maximum recording time: LP: 120 min.
  • Fast Forward/Rewind time: Approx. 2 min. 20 sec. (with a 60 min. cassette)
  • Lens:
  • f=2.8-56 mm, f/1.6-3.2, 20x power zoom
  • 35mm equivalent:
  • 4:3 recording: 53.5-1070 mm
  • 16:9 recording : 44.2-884 mm
  • Lens Mount: 11 elements in 8 groups
  • Focusing System: TTL autofocus, manual focusing possible
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 1 m (3.3 ft.); 1 cm (0.39 in.) on maximum wide angle
  • Minimum Illumination: 2.0 lx (using the Night mode)
  • Recommended Illumination: More than 100 lx
  • Filter Diameter: 28 mm
  • Viewfinder: 0.33-inch. TFT color, approx. 113,000 pixels
  • LCD Screen: 2.4-inch. TFT color, approx. 112,000 pixels
  • Microphone: Stereo electret condenser microphone
  • DV Terminal: Special 4-pin connector (IEEE 1394 compliant)
  • Video Terminal; Combined with Audio Terminal: Video: 1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced
  • Audio Terminal; Combined with Video Terminal:
  • Audio output: -10 dBV (47 kohm load)/3 kohms or less
  • Audio input: -10 dBV/40 kohms or more
  • Operating Temperature range: 0 - 40 °C (32 - 104 °F)
  • Dimensions: 51 x 93 x 130 mm (2.0 x 3.7 x 5.1 in.) excluding protrusions
  • Weight (not including lens and battery pack): 430 g (15.2 oz.)

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