The Canon ZR850 is an affordable MiniDV camcorder offered by Canon.

Where to buy

Seller Price Seller Rating
Show more


The Canon ZR850 is an affordable MiniDV camcorder offered by Canon. It features a genuine Canon video lens with 35x optical/1000x digital zoom, and has an image stabilizer for a clear image even when zoomed in. The DIGIC DV image processor processes video and photos differently giving exceptional clarity for both. Other video features include smooth zoom control pre-set zoom speeds, level and grid markers to keep a well framed shot and a built in video light. It is capable of recording widescreen 16:9 video and features a 0.35" color viewfinder and large 2.7" LCD screen for easy shooting and reviewing. There are several features to make this an incredibly easy camcorder to operate, including a joystick for easy control, QuickStart button which puts the camera in standby mode for quick startup so you won't miss any of the action and an easy mode which automatically chooses the best focus, exposure and other parameters. Other features include a built in manual lens cover and remote control.

  • Image Sensor: 1/6" CCD, 1.07 megapixels
  • Total Pixels: Approx. 1,070,000
  • Effective Pixels:
  • Movies: approx. 690,000 (4:3)
  • approx. 710,000/550,000 (16:9 IS* OFF/ON)
  • Still Images: approx. 800,000
  • Tape Format: MiniDV
  • Maximum Recording Time (with an 80-min. cassette): SP: 80 min.; LP: 120 min.
  • Lens:
  • focal length: 2.6-91mm,
  • f/2.0 - 5.0, 35x Optical Zoom
  • Minimum Illumination: 2 lx (Night mode)
  • Recommended Illumination: More than 100 lx
  • Viewfinder: 0.35", 114,000 pixels, wide-screen
  • LCD Screen: 2.7", approx. 112,000 pixels, wide-screen
  • Dimensions: (WxHxD) 2.2 x 3.6 x 4.7 in. (57 x 92 x 119 mm)(not including grip belt)
  • Weight (not including lens and battery pack): 13.4 oz. (380g) (camcorder body only)
About Us