It is a MiniDV digital camcorder designed for point and shoot simplicity, and is the base model of Canon's ZR line.

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The Canon ZR65MC is a MiniDV digital camcorder designed for point and shoot simplicity, and is the base model of Canon's ZR line.  It has three shooting modes; video mode, XGA photo mode and photo mode. There is a 20x optical zoom lens and has up to 400x digital zoom and features a high-performance 1/6" 680,000-pixel CCD to capture high quality video and digital photos. The advanded dual image signal processing optimizes the image quality for video or photos. Photos can be easily transfered with the built in USB port. 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  direct print with Canon bubble jet printers, time code, photo search 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"): 2.9 W ( using viewfinder), 3.8 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/2ch.); 12-bit ( 32 kHz4ch.)
  • Image Sensor: 1/6" CCD (charge coupled device); approx. 680,000 pixels. ( approx 340,000 effective pixels-tape); (approx 447,000 effective pixels card)
  • Tape Format: Videocassettes bearing the MiniDV mark
  • Tape Speed: SP: 3/4 ips (18.81 mm/sec); LP: 1/2 ips (12.56 mm/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 casette)
  • Lens: f/1.6- 3.2, 20 x power zoom, 2.8- 56mm
  • Focusing System: TTL autofocus, manual focusing possible
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 3ft. 3 3/8 in (1m); 3/8 in ( 1 cm) on maximum wide angle
  • Frame Rate: 1/2,000 sec. (1/250 using memory card)
  • Minimum Illumination: 1.6 lx using the Night program during tape recording
  • Recommended Illumination: more than 100 lx
  • Filter Diameter: 30.5 mm
  • Viewfinder: 0.33in, color LCD
  • LCD Screen: 2.5 in measured diagonally ( approx. 112,00 pixels)
  • Microphone: Stereo electret condenser microphone
  • DV Terminal: Special 4-pin connector (based on IEEE 1394)
  • Video Terminal: 1 Vp-p/75 ohms unblanced
  • S-video Terminal: 1 Vp-p (Y signal), 0.286 Vp-p ( C signal)
  • Audio Terminal: Input level: -10 dBV/ 40 kohm, unbalanced; Output level: -10 dBV, less than 3 kohms, unbalanced
  • Operating Temperature range: 32 - 104° F )0- 40° C )
  • Dimensions: 4.1 x 2.3 x 5.8 in. (103 x 58 x 147mm
  • Weight (not including lens and battery pack): 1.2 lbs (525g )
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