Canon Optura 100MC

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  • MiniDV Camcorder with 10x optical, 200x digital, zoom with optical image stabilization
  • 2.5-inch color LCD monitor and color EVF
  • 1.33 megapixel still shot capability uses MMC or SD memory cards, 8 MB MMC card included
  • Uses included lithium ion battery; includes wireless remote

Canon Optura 100MC - Front View
Canon Optura 100MC - Side/Rear View


Video format: MiniDV
Power supply (rated): 7.4 V DC (Battery), 9.5 V DC (DC IN)
Power consumption: 4.7 W (using viewfinder), 5.4 W (using LCD screen)
Television system: EIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal
Video recording system: 3 rotary heads, helical scanning system DV system (Consumer digital VCR SD/SDL system) Digital component recording
Audio recording system: PCM digital sound: 16-bit (48 kHz/2 ch.), 12-bit (32 kHz/4 ch.
Image sensor: 5/18" CCD (charge coupled device) approx.1.3 million pixels (approx. 1.25 million pixels for still images recorded onto memory card and 690,000 pixels for movie and still images recorded onto tape)
Tape format: Videocassettes bearing the MiniDV mark
Tape speed: SP: 3/4 ips (18.81 mm/second), LP: 1/2 ips (12.56 mm/second), ESP: 3/8 ips (9.41 mm/second), ELP: 1/4 ips (6.28 mm/second)
Maximum recording time (with an 80-min. cassette): SP: 80 minute, LP: 120 minute, ESP: 160 minute, ELP: 240 minute
Fast forward/rewind time: 2 minute 20 second (with a 60-min. cassette)
Lens: f/1.6 - 1.8, 10x power zoom, 4.2 - 42.0 mm (8x zoom, 5.25 - 42.0 mm in CARD CAMERA mode)
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: 1/8,000 sec. (1/500 when using memory card)
Minimum illumination: 3 lux using the Low-Light program during tape recording
Recommended illumination: More than 100 lux
Filter diameter: 43 mm
Viewfinder: 0.55 inches, color LCD (approx. 113,000 pixels)
LCD screen: 2.5 in. measured diagonally (approx. 200,000 pixels)
Microphone: Stereo electret condenser microphone
Flash: Built-in, Auto pop-up flash
Number of recording pixels: 1,280 x 960 pixels, 640 x 480 pixels
Image format: Design rule for Camera Format System (DCF), Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)-compliant (only images, marked for printing)
File format: JPEG (compression mode: Fine/Standard)
Estimated MultiMediaCard MMC-8M capacities (approx): 1,280 x 960: Fine 17 images, Standard 32 images, 640 x 480: Fine 61 images, Standard 106 images
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 kohm, unbalanced
Operating temperature range: 32 - 104 degrees F (0 - 40 degrees C)
Dimensions: 2 1/2 x 5 1/8 x 5 1/8 inches (66 x 131 x 129 mm)
Weight: 1 pound 7 1/4 ounces. (660 g)