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.


  • 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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