Canon Optura 500

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Canon Optura 500
Canon Optura 500 - Controls


Video format: MiniDV
Power supply (rated): 7.4 V (battery pack) 8.4 V (DC IN)
Power consumption: Approx. 3.3 W (using viewfinder)
Television system: EIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal
Video recording system: 2 rotary heads, helical scanning 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 inch CCD, approx. 2,200,000 pixels; Effective pixels: tape approx. 1,230,000 pixels, card approx. 2,000,000 pixels
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 min.; LP: 120 min.
Lens: f=4.7-47 mm, f/1.8-2.4, 10x power zoom
Focusing system: TTL autofocus, manual focusing possible
Minimum focusing distance: 3.3 ft (1 m); 0.39 in. (1 cm) on maximum wide angle
Maximum shutter speed: 1/2,000 sec. (1/250 sec. when using a memory card)
Minimum illumination: 1.1 lx using the Night mode during tape recording
Filter diameter: 30.5 mm
Viewfinder: 0.33 inch, color LCD (approx. 113,000 pixels)
LCD screen: 2.5 inch (approx. 211,000 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 kohms or more; Output level: -10 dBV (47 kohm load)/3 kohms or less
Operating temperature range: 32 - 104 degrees F (0 - 40¼ C)
Dimensions (WxHxD): 2.1 x 4.2 x 4.0 inch (53 x 107 x 101 mm)
Weight: Camcorder Body only: approx. 1.0 lb. (470g) Total equipment weight: approx. 1.2 lb. (530g)