The Canon ZR45MC is a MiniDV digital camcorder designed for the average consumer.

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The Canon ZR45MC is a MiniDV digital camcorder designed for the average consumer.  Video is recorded to a MiniDV cassette with 500 lines of horizontal resolution, and can be transferred to a MAC or PC using the firewire port. It has three shooting modes; video mode, photo mode and progressive photo mode which stores photos on the camcorder's MultiMediaCard rather than the MiniDV cassette. Photos can be easily transfered with the built in USB port. There is an 18x optical zoom lens and uses the same zoom technology found in Canons' broadcast TV lenses, and has up to 360x digital zoom. It has a color viewfinder and 2.5" LCD screen which can be twisted and flipped for easy shooting and playback. Other notable features include photo search, time code, data code and an included remote control.

  • Power Supply (rated): 7.4 V DC (Battery); 9.5 V DC (DC IN)
  • Power Consumption (While recording AF="ON"): 3.3 W (using viewfinder), 3.9 W (using LCD screen)
  • Television System: EIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal
  • Video Recording system: 2 rotary heads, helical scanning system, 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: 1/6" CCD (charge coupled device); approx. 460,000 pixels;(approx. 290,000 effective pixels)
  • Tape Format: Videocassettes bearing the MiniDV mark
  • Tape Speed: SP: 3/4 ips (18.81mm/sec.);LP: 1/2 ips (12.56mm/sec.)
  • Maximum Recording Time (with an 80-min. cassette): SP: 80 min.; LP: 120 min.
  • Fast Forward/Rewind time: 2 min. 20 sec. (with a 60-min. cassette)
  • Lens: f/1.6 - 2.9, 18x power zoom, 2.8 - 50.4 mm
  • Focusing System: TTL autofocus, manual focusing possible
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 3 ft. 3 3/8 in. (1m); 3/8 in. (1cm);on maximum wide angle
  • Frame Rate: 1/8,000 sec.
  • Minimum Illumination: 0.5 lux using the Night program during tape recording
  • Recommended Illumination: More than 100 lux
  • Filter Diameter: 30.5 mm
  • Viewfinder: 0.44 in., color LCD; (approx. 113,000 pixels)
  • LCD Screen: 2.5 in. measured diagonally; approx. 112,000 pixels)
  • Microphone: Stereo electret condenser microphone
  • DV Terminal: Special 4-pin connector (based on IEEE1394)
  • Video Terminal: 1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced
  • S-video Terminal: 1 Vp-p (Y signal), 0.286 Vp-p (C signal)
  • Microphone Terminal: Stereo electret condenser microphone
  • Operating Temperature range: 32 - 104° F (0 - 40° C)
  • Dimensions: 2 1/4 x 4 x 5 1/4 in. (57 x 102 x 134mm)
  • Weight (fully loaded): 1 lb. 2 1/2 oz. (525g)
Memory Card
  • Recording Media: MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card
  • Image Format: Design rule for Camera File system (DCF)
  • Print Order format: Digital Print Order Format (DPOP)
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