Canon Optura 200MC

User Manual

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Canon Optura 200 MC - Front View
Canon Optura 200 MC - Rear View


Video format: MiniDV
Power supply (rated): 7.4 V DC (Battery), 9.5 V DC (DC IN)
Power consumption: 3.9 W (using viewfinder), 4.8 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/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: 1/4" CCD (charge coupled device)approx. 1.33 million pixels (approx. 1.23 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/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 minutes 20 seconds (with a 60-min. cassette)
Lens: f/1.8 - 2.1, 10x power zoom, 4.1 - 41.0 mm (39.5 - 395 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. (1/250 when using memory card)
Minimum illumination: 0.5 lux using the Night program during tape recording
Recommended illumination: More than 100 lux
Filter diameter: 34 mm
Viewfinder: 0.5 in., 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
Recording Media: MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card
Number of recording pixels: 1280 x 960 pixels, 640 x 480 pixels; Movie: 320 x 240 pixels (approx. 10 secs)*, 160 x 120 pixels (approx. 30 sec.)(The figures in brackets represent the maximum length of one movie clip)
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): 1280 x 960: 6 Superfine images, Fine 10 images, Standard 18 images, 640 x 480:Superfine 34 images, Fine 50 images, Standard 84 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 degree F (0 - 40 degree C)
Dimensions (WxHxD): 2.4 x 4.6 x 4.6 inches
Weight: 1 lb. 4 oz.