miniDV Camcorders

Digital Camcorder
Item Code: 2970A001


Main Unit Specs

Power Supply (rated)7.2 V DC
Power Consumption (While recording AF="ON")5.9 W (While recording, with AF turned on)
Television SystemEIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal
Video Recording system2 rotary heads, helical scanning system DV system (Consumer digital VCR SD system)
Audio Recording systemPCM digital sound:16-bit (48 kHz/2 ch.) 12-bit (32 kHz/4 ch.)
Image Sensor1/4" CCD (charge coupled device); 470,000 pixels (304,000 effective 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: 60 min. (with a 60 min. cassette); LP: 90 min. (with a 60 min. cassette)
Fast Forward/Rewind Time2 min. 50 sec. (with a 60 min. cassette)
Lens Mountf/1.8 - 2.5, 11x power zoom, 3.9 - 42.9 mm
Focusing SystemTTL autofocus, manual focusing possible
Focusing System3/8 in. (1 cm) on maximum wide angle; 3 ft 4 in. (1 m) at intermediate zoom/telephoto position
Minimum Illumination4 lx using the Low Light program
Recommended IlluminationMore than 100 lx
LCD Screen2.5 in. measured diagonally (6.4 cm), (approx. 180,000 pixels)
MicrophoneStereo electret condenser microphone
DV TerminalSpecial 4-pin connector (based on IEEE 1394)
Output LevelsVideo terminal: 1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced
S-video Terminal1 Vp-p (Y signal), 0.286 Vp-p (C signal)
Audio Terminal11.5 dbV, less than 3 Kohms unbalanced
Operating Temperature range32 - 104° F (0 - 40° C)
Dimensions4 11/16 x 3 3/8 x 2 3/16 in. (118.5 x 85.5 x 55.7mm)
Weight1 lb. 3 oz. (530g)