Optura 400

miniDV Camcorders
Item Code: 9540A003


Main Unit Specs

Power Supply (rated)7.4 V (battery pack) 8.4 V (DC IN)
Power Consumption (While recording AF="ON")Approx. 3.3 W (using viewfinder), 4.1 W (using LCD screen)
Television SystemEIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal
Video Recording system2 rotary heads, helical scanning DV system (consumer digital VCR SD system), digital component recording
Audio Recording systemPCM digital sound:
16-bit (48 kHz/2 ch.)
12-bit (32 kHz/4 ch.)
Image Sensor1/3.4 inch CCD, approx. 2,200,000 pixels Effective pixels: tape approx. 1,230,000 pixels, card approx. 2,000,000 pixels
Tape FormatVideocassettes bearing the MiniDV mark
Tape SpeedSP: 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 Time2 min. 20 sec. (with a 60-min. cassette)
Lensf=4.7-47 mm, f/1.8-2.4, 10x power zoom
Focusing SystemTTL autofocus, manual focusing possible
Focusing System3.3 ft (1 m); 0.39 in. (1 cm) on maximum wide angle
Minimum Illumination1.1 lx using the Night mode during tape recording
Recommended IlluminationMore than 100 lx
Filter Diameter30.5 mm
Viewfinder0.33 inch, color LCD (approx. 113,000 pixels)
LCD Screen2.5 inch (approx. Optura 400: 123,000 pixels)
MicrophoneStereo electret condenser microphone
DV TerminalSpecial 4-pin connector (based on IEEE 1394)
Video Terminal1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced
S-video Terminal1 Vp-p (Y signal), 0.286 Vp-p (C signal)
Audio TerminalInput level: -10 dBV/40 kohms or more Output level: -10 dBV (47 kohm load)/3 kohms or less
Operating Temperature range32 - 104° F (0 - 40° C)
Dimensions2.1 x 4.2 x 4.0 inch (53 x 107 x 101 mm)
Weight (not including lens and battery pack)Camcorder Body only: approx. 1.0 lb. (470g) Total equipment weight: approx. 1.2 lb. (530g)
Memory Card
Recording MediaMultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card
Image FormatStill image: JPEG (compression: Superfine/Fine/Normal) Movie: MPEG-4 (Optura 500), Motion JPEG (Optura 400)
File FormatDesign rule for Camera File system (DCF), Exif 2.2 compliant, Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) compliant (images marked for transfer are also DPOF compliant)