Canon Optura 40 MiniDV Camcorder

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  • MiniDV camcorder and still camera with 2.2-megapixel CCD
  • 14x optical zoom lens (digital zoom to 280x) and image stabilizer
  • 2.5-inch LCD with 180-degree rotation
  • Capture low-light recordings with Night Mode and record in 16:9 format
  • Record for up to 225 minutes on one battery charge

Product Description From Canon:

The Optura 40 delivers video and photos with exceptional definition and contrast, making every shot you take a potential award-winner. Featuring Genuine Canon Optics, the Optura 40 expands on this range with a 14x Optical Zoom and 280x Digital Zoom. Both models allow you to cover all the angles, be it wide or telephoto, ensuring that you always get the shot you want.


Canon Optura 40 - Front View

Canon Optura 40 - Left View


Video format: MiniDV
Audio: 16-bit/12-bit PCM digital sound
Maximum CCD resolution: 2,200,000 pixels
CCD size: 0.29 inches
Eyepiece viewfinder: 0.33-inch TFT color, approx. 113,000 pixels
LCD screen size: 2.5-inch TFT color, approx. 123,000 pixels
LCD swivel: Yes
Aperture: F/1.8-3.0
Filter diameter: 34mm
Optical zoom: 14x
Digital zoom: 240x
Autolight: Yes, flash for stills
Hot shoe for external light: Yes
Image stabilization: Yes
Infrared capability: Yes, Super Night and Night++ mode
Remote included: Yes
Headphone jack: Yes
Digital still capability: Yes
MPEG movie mode: No
Included still memory: SDC-8M SD Memory Card
Preset titles: Yes
Custom titling: Yes
Programmed recording: Program Auto Exposure
Fade options: Fade trigger, wipe, corner, jump, flip, puzzle, zigzag, beam and tide
Special effects: Art, black & white, sepia, mosaic, ball, cube, wave, color mask, and mirror
Motion sensor: No
Audio sensor: No
USB streaming: No
IEEE1394 (Firewire) output: Yes
USB output: Yes, for digital stills only
S-Video output: Yes
Battery type: Lithium ion
Included in box: Optura 40, NB-2LH Battery Pack, CA-570 Compact Power Adapter, STV-250N Stereo Video Cable, SS-900 Shoulder Strap, WL-D83 Wireless Controller, SDC-8M SD Memory Card, IFC-300PCU USB Cable, Digital Video Solution Disk for Windows and Macintosh
Width: 3.0 inches
Height: 3.2 inches
Depth: 5.3 inches
Weight: 1.3 pounds (camcorder body only)