Optura 100MC

miniDV Camcorders

Digital Camcorder
Item Code: 7090A001


Programmed Auto Exposure

The Optura 100MC offers both versatility to meet all exposure challenges, and ease of use when you're happy to let the camera make all the choices. Amazingly sophisticated circuitry and computer algorithms analyze the light coming through the lens to deliver proper exposure automatically under almost any lighting condition. You can also easily adjust the exposure system in any one of several creative ways to meet specific needs. Selecting one of seven exposure modes, you control how you want the video to look.

Easy Recording
For those who just want to point and shoot, choose the Easy Recording mode. All camera functions are handled automatically (focus, exposure, etc.), with the exception of the camera's zoom controls.

Auto mode gives control of camera settings to the Optura 100MC, except for those functions you would like to control manually, including focus, exposure, and white balance.


Need to make a crystal clear video of the swing of a golf club and golf ball in flight? Want to accentuate the motion of a racing car by blurring its motion? Or shoot under very low lighting conditions? The Optura 100MC will automatically select the aperture for a proper exposure. If you have selected a shutter speed that is either too high or too low for the light conditions, a warning will flash in the viewfinder.


For people pictures, you want to be able to remove background distractions, which detract from your subject. Switch to Portrait mode, which adjusts the lens opening (aperture) for creative control of depth of focus. Larger openings decrease the amount of the background that's in focus -- perfect for portraits. The 100MC will automatically select the shutter speed to match the chosen aperture, giving you the proper exposure. If you have selected an aperture that is too large for the lighting conditions, a warning will flash in the viewfinder.


Nothing can confound an exposure system like a singer spotlighted on a dark stage. The Optura 100MC comes to the rescue with Spotlight mode. The camera will automatically adjust exposure for the center of the frame (the brighter singer) rather than the darkness of the stage. This will prevent the person from showing up overexposed or blooming against a dark background. The result is a perfect exposure.

Sand and Snow

Want to record a scene of skiers on a bright, snow-covered mountain, or beach volleyball players on bright sand? Then select the Sand and Snow mode on the Optura 100MC. This will adjust the exposure so the subject will not appear underexposed (dark) against the bright background.

Low Light

When in a dark environment, by selecting the Low Light mode, the Optura 100MC shifts to a very slow shutter speed to deliver adequate exposure to record the scene.