Canon ZR-40

User Manual

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Canon ZR-40


Video format: MiniDV
Power supply (rated): 7.4 V DC (Battery), 9.5 V DC (DC IN)
Power consumption: 3.1 W (using viewfinder), 3.9 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: 1/6" CCD (charge coupled device) approx. 460,000 pixels (approx. 290,000 effective 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.
Fast forward/rewind time: 2 min. 20 sec. (with a 60-min. cassette)
Lens: f/1.6 - 2.9, 18x power zoom, 2.8 - 50.4 mm
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.
Minimum illumination: 0.5 lx using the Night program during tape recording
Recommended illumination: More than 100 lx
Filter diameter: 30.5 mm
Viewfinder: 0.44 in., color LCD (approx. 113,000 pixels)
LCD screen: 2.5 in. measured diagonally (approx. 112,000 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
Dimensions: 2 1/4 x 4 x 5 1/4 in. (57 x 102 x 134 mm)
Weight: 1 lb. 2 1/2 oz. (525 g)