Canon Optura XI

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  • MiniDV camcorder and still camera with 2.0-megapixel CCD
  • 11x optical zoom lens (digital zoom to 220x) and image stabilizer
  • 3.5-inch LCD with 180-degree rotation
  • Make MPEG-4 movies and send them straight to your computer
  • Record for up to 110 minutes on one battery charge

Product Description From Canon:

A first-class ticket to image excellence awaits you with Canon's Optura Xi camcorder. Beneath its silky exterior lies a true visionary at work, producing video and photos that are nothing short of breathtaking. Refined, smart, and dynamic, the Optura Xi thrills the senses, stimulates the mind, and fills you with boundless creativity. Color and clarity exceed your wildest expectations. Unrivaled performance, expert design, and meticulous attention to even the smallest detail puts the Optura Xi in a class by itself.

Canon Optura XI


Video format: MiniDV
Power supply (rated): 7.4 V DC (Battery), 8.4 V DC (DC IN)
Power consumption: 4.5 W (using viewfinder), 5.7 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: 1/3.4" CCD (charge coupled device), approx. 2,200,000 pixels, (approx. 1,230,000 effective pixels-tape), (approx. 2,000,000 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 minutes, LP: 120 minutes
Fast forward/rewind time: 2 min. 20 sec. (with a 60-min. cassette)
Lens: F1.6 - 1.9, 11x power zoom, f=4.2 - 47 mm, (16:9 mode: F1.6 - 1.9, 10x power zoom, f=4.7- 47 mm) (Tape), F1.8-2.8, 9x power zoom, f=5.2 - 47 mm (Card)
Focusing system: TTL autofocus, manual focusing possible
Minimum focusing distance: Tele: 3.3 ft. (1 m), Wide: 0.79 in. (2 cm)/Card: 2.4 in (6 cm)
Maximum shutter speed: 1/2,000 sec. (1/500 when using memory card)
Minimum illumination: 1.3 lx using the Night Mode during tape recording
Recommended illumination: More than 100 lx
Filter diameter: 46 mm
Viewfinder: 0.33 in., color LCD(approx. 113,000 pixels)
LCD screen: 3.5 in. measured diagonally(approx. 246,000 pixels)
Microphone: Stereo electret condenser microphone
DV terminal: Special 4-pin connector (based on IEEE 1394)
Video terminal: 1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced
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 degrees F (0 - 40 degrees C)
Dimensions: 3.2 x 3.5 x 7.9 inches (80 x 90 x 201 mm)
Weight: 1.6 pounds (725 g)
Recording media: MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card
Image format: Design rule for Camera File system (DCF)
Print order format: Digital Print Order Format (DPOP)