Canon ZR80 Digital Camcorder
FEATURES- ZR80 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.
Offering exceptional value, easy operation, and outstanding
performance, Canon's ZR80 camcorder can turn even every day
occasions into milestones you can cherish forever.
The Canon ZR80 gives you portable movie-making power at a price that
will inspire you. Featuring the superior clarity of Canon's 18x
Optical Zoom Lens paired with an advanced image stabilization
system, the ZR80 will keep all your memories looking sharp and true
Includes Camcorder, BP-508 Battery Pack, CA-570 Compact Power Adapter,
SS-900 Shoulder Strap, STV-250N Stereo Video Cable.
* Take stunning video
Canon's expertise in imaging and electronics is flawlessly blended
together in the ZR-series camcorders, thanks to the advanced DIGIC DV
system. DIGIC DV utilizes a specific color processing technique to
maximize video quality on a TV.
* 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.
* Leave your tripod at home!
The ZR80 gives you the power of Genuine Canon Optics in optical zoom,
taking full advantage of the DV format. The digital zoom extends the
camcorder's magnification revealing details too small to see with the
What's more, 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 makes sure your videos always look
smooth, steady and natural even when shooting hand-held at full
* 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.
* Capture memories even in low-light
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.
* Transfer images effortlessly
The ZR80 gives you the ability to easily transfer images to your PC
directly from the camcorder using IEEE1394. The IEEE1394-compliant DV
terminal also lets you connect the ZR80 to a DV-compatible computer or
another Canon DV camcorder. That means you can easily transfer your
digital movies to your computer's hard disk, edit your scenes, and then
use them to create high impact Web sites, video e-mail, interactive CDs
and DVDs, or a personal video album.
* Get creative with optional software
As an optional download, you can extend the power of your ZR80 camcorder
with DV Messenger2 software. DV Messenger2 allows you to use your Canon
camcorder for Internet Video Chat with Microsoft Windows Messenger
through IEEE-1394. 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
* Take control of your creativity
The ZR80 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.
* Never lose track of your subject
With the ZR80'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.
* Choose your favorite language
The ZR80 is so versatile, you can even choose from a wide selection of
operating languages, including English, French, Spanish, German,
Italian, Russian, Chinese or Japanese. The date format can also be
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Television 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 ~ 50.4, f/1.6 ~ 2.9, 18x 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.
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,
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.