Canon ZR90 Digital Camcorder
FEATURES- ZR90 Digital Camcorder
Special moments may come and go, but with Canon's ZR-series
camcorders you can capture and relive those sunny days at the
beach, casual strolls through crisp fall foliage and family-packed
holiday celebrations with brilliant clarity. Smoothly conforming to
the contour of your hand, the ZR series camcorders feature the
ultimate in Canon design and functionality, allowing you to
effortlessly capture once-in-a-lifetime moments whenever and
wherever they happen.
Whether spending a summer day at the beach, viewing the beauty of
crisp fall foliage, or celebrating the joy and warmth of the
holiday season, Canon's new ZR90 camcorder gives you the power to
make time stand still. Featuring Canon's exceptional 22x Optical
Zoom Lens and state-of-the-art DIGIC DV technology, the ZR90
delivers ultra-clear images in stunning real-life color.
The Canon ZR90 is the most powerful and versatile camcorder in the
ZR series, with powerful DIGIC DV and VIC imaging technologies,
enhanced low-light image capture and exceptional digital
connectivity. Capture life's precious moments the way you want them
to be remembered, thanks to the Canon ZR90 camcorder.
Includes Camcorder, BP-508 Battery Pack, CA-570 Compact Power Adapter,
SS-900 Shoulder Strap, STV-250N Stereo Video Cable, WA-30.5 Wide
Attachment, WL-D82 Wireless Controller, SDC-8M SD Memory Card,
IFC-300PCU USB Cable, DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK for Windows, DIGITAL
VIDEO SOLUTION DISK for Macintosh.
* Take incredible video AND photos simultaneously
Canon's expertise in imaging and electronics is flawlessly blended
together in the ZR-series camcorders, thanks to the advanced DIGIC DV
system. Since video and photos have different color requirements, DIGIC
DV utilizes two different color techniques to maximize video quality on
a TV and still image quality for print or computer display.
* Connect effortlessly to your computer, TV or VCR
Embracing the industry's latest and most sophisticated technology, Canon
camcorders feature an exclusive connection circuit, called VIC. VIC is a
virtual powerhouse. Traditionally, multiple chips were needed to perform
the camcorder's input and output functions. However VIC manages it all
with one single chip. The result is seamless connectivity whether you
are connecting to a computer, TV, or VCR.
* Witness the power of a 22x Optical Zoom Lens
The Canon ZR-series camcorders are so advanced, they correct camcorder
shake instantly. It's all thanks to a high quality Image Stabilization
system that ensures your videos always look smooth, steady and natural
even when shooting hand-held at full telephoto.
What's more, the ZR90 offers an incredible 22x Optical Zoom Lens with
the outstanding quality of Genuine Canon Optics, in addition to a
supplied WA-30.5 Wide Attachment (0.6x), giving you a wide perspective
for indoor shots or panoramic views.
* Shoot close-ups they'll love
When shooting close-ups of people, the ZR-series camcorders utilize a
Skin Detail function to automatically soften details. The result is a
more complimentary appearance that will keep your family and friends
coming back for another 15-minutes of fame.
* Illuminate those super-low light moments
With the ZR-series camcorders, you can capture images and video even in
low-lighting thanks to its enhanced Night mode. At the touch of a
button, the camcorder selects the ideal shutter speed and sensitivity
combination to brighten up the scene, without sacrificing color.
The ZR90, however, also gives you the power to assign the Super Night or
Night Plus mode to the NIGHT MODE button. In the Super Night mode, the
assist lamp lights up automatically responding to the brightness of the
subject. In the Night Plus mode, the assist lamp stays on at all times.
* Transfer images effortlessly
The ZR90 expands video possibilities with a built-in slot for an SD
(Secure Digital) Memory Card or a MultiMediaCard, in addition to the
MiniDV cassette. That means you can easily transfer digital photos to
your PC straight from the camcorder using the supplied USB cable or
* Get creative with supplied software
Both the ZR85 and ZR90 Kits include software for image management and
editing: ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) and ImageBrowser (Macintosh) which let
you easily download, browse, archive, and retouch your photos. It will
even automatically resize images and allow you to attach them to e-mail,
arrange them for printing, and add text.
In addition, the ZR90 is supplied with DV Messenger2 software, which
allows you to use your Canon camcorder for Internet Video Chat with
Microsoft Windows Messenger through IEEE1394. Control the zoom and focus
of your camcorder or the person you are chatting with. Preview
thumbnails and transfer photos. Watch and control the video playback of
either camcorder -- all from your computer.
* Enjoy portable movie-making power
The ZR90 allows you to record movie clips in Motion JPEG format onto the
memory card, for clear images and smooth playback. It also means you can
easily take the 320 x 240 pixel or 160 x 120 pixel mini-movie and attach
it to an e-mail or post it on the web. Best of all, you can record for
the full length of the SD Memory Card*.
* Max. 60 minutes (512MB SD Memory Card). When using MultiMediaCards,
movie clips are limited to 10 seconds in 320 x 240 and 30 seconds in
160 x 120.
* Get the most our of your photos and prints
With just a press of the photo button, and the ZR90 captures stunning
XGA (1024 x 768 pixel) images onto the included 8 MB SD Memory Card. For
added flexibility, you can select the compression size (Superfine/Fine/
Normal) to tailor how many photos you can fit on the memory card. You
can even select how long you wish to review a still image after
* Create magnificent panoramas
The ZR90 camcorder extends your creative options further by offering a
unique StitchAssist Mode function. With StitchAssist, you can create
magnificent panoramas. Simply shoot your landscape and transfer them to
your computer. Then simply select and arrange your images in the correct
order, and the supplied PhotoStitch software does the rest, aligning,
overlapping and cropping the separate images to form one ultra-wide
panoramic still image.
* Keep the focus where you want it
Sometimes, the subject we want to photograph is not in the center of the
frame. With the ZR90 camcorder, you can choose from one of three
focusing points to automatically put the subject you want into sharp
* Take control of your creativity
The ZR90 gives great results in the hands of beginner, thanks to the
preprogrammed auto exposure modes (Auto, Sports, Portrait, Spotlight,
Sand & Snow and Low Light mode); each carefully designed to give you the
best possible image results under special shooting conditions.
Meanwhile, the more experienced users will appreciate the manual focus,
exposure level, white balance, and shutter speed controls.
* Give your ZR90 a personal touch
Want to truly set your camcorder apart from the pack? Personalize your
camcorder by customizing the start-up image and camcorder operation
sounds. With the ZR90, you can choose a startup image from the included
software CD or use your own digital recordings.
Alternately, you can customize the operating language of your ZR85, be
it English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese or
Japanese. The date format can also be selected.
* Never lose track of your subject
With the ZR90's flexible 2.5" LCD View Screen and Color Viewfinder, you
can easily compose sensational shots without having to squint into the
viewfinder. Rotate the screen for high-or low-angle shots, or turn it
around 180 degrees to record yourself, and then afterwards, enjoy the
brilliant display while reviewing your scenes.
Add'l Return Info: Past Exch.-Call Canon-800-423-2366Television system: : EIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color
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. 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- 0.74 ips (18.81 mm/s)
LP- 0.49 ips (12.56 mm/s)
Maximum recording time : SP- 80 min. (with an 80-min. cassette)
LP- 120 min. (with an 80-min. cassette)
Fast forward/rewind time : 2 min. 20 sec. (with a 60-min. cassette)
Lens : f/2.8 ~ 61.6, f/1.6 ~ 3.2, 22x power zoom
Focusing system : TTL autofocus, manual focusing possible
Minimum focusing distance: 3 ft. 3 3/8 in. (1 m)
3/8 in. (1 cm) on maximum wide angle
Maximum shutter speed : 1/2,000 sec. (1/250 in CARD CAMERA mode)
Minimum illumination : 2.0 lux (using the Night mode)
Recommended illumination : More than 100 lux
Filter diameter : 30.5 mm
Viewfinder : 0.33" color LCD (approx. 113,000 pixels)
LCD screen : 2.5" diagonal (approx. 112,000 pixels)
Microphone : Stereo electret condenser microphone
DV terminal : Special 4-pin connector (based on IEEE 1394)
Video terminal : 1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced
Audio terminal : Input level: -10 dBV/40 kohm, unbalanced
Output level: -10 dBV, less than 3 kohms,
MEMORY CARD SPECs-
Recording media : MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card
Image format : Design rule for Camera File system (DCF)
Print order format: Digital Print Order Format (DPOP)
3083A002 SC-1000 Soft Carrying Case
5798A001 SC-A50 Soft Carry Case
3174A002 BP-522 Lithium Ion Battery Pack
6760A002 BP-512 Lithium Ion Battery Pack
5797A004 ZR Series Accessory Kit with BP512 Battery
5797A007 ZR Series Accessory Kit with BP522 Battery
POWER- 7.4 V DC (Battery), 9.5 V DC (DC In)
Consumption: 2.3W (using viewfinder), 3.3W (using LCD screen)
SIZE - 2.1" x 3.7" x 5.5"
WT.- 1.1 lbs.