Optura 50

miniDV Camcorders

Digital Camcorder
Item Code: 0330B001


Main Unit Specs

Power Supply (rated)7.4 V DC
Power Consumption (While recording AF="ON")3.5 W (using viewfinder), 3.6 W (using LCD screen in normal brightness)
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
Total PixelsStill image: 1632 x 1224, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480 pixels
Movie: 320 x 240, 160 x 120 pixels, 15 frames/sec.
Tape FormatVideocassettes bearing the "MiniDV" mark.
Tape SpeedSP: 0.74 ips (18.81 mm/s), LP: 0.49 ips (12.56 mm/s)
Maximum Recording Time (with an 80-min. cassette)SP: 80 min., LP: 120 min.
Maximum recording Time2.5-inch. TFT color, approx. 123,000 pixels
Fast Forward/Rewind TimeApprox. 2 min. 20 sec. (with a 60 min. cassette)
Lensf=4.6-46 mm, f/1.8-2.8, 10x power zoom
35mm equivalent:
Tape: 4:3 recording: 47.8-478 mm
16:9 recording: 40.9-409 mm
Card: 37.6-376 mm
Focusing System3.3 ft. (1 m); 0.39 in. (1 cm) on maximum wide angle
Minimum Illumination1.1 lx (using the Night mode)
Recommended IlluminationMore than 100 lx
Filter Diameter34 mm
Viewfinder0.33-inch. TFT color, approx. 113,000 pixels
MicrophoneStereo electret condenser microphone
Image FormatStill image: JPEG (compression: Super Fine, Fine, Normal)
Movie: Video data: Motion JPEG, audio data: WAVE (monaural)
File FormatDesign rule for Camera File system (DCF), Exif 2.2* compliant, DPOF compliant
DV TerminalSpecial 4-pin connector (IEEE 1394 compliant)
Video Terminal1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced
S-video Terminal1 Vp-p/75 ohms (Y signal), 0.286 Vp-p/75 ohms (C signal)
Audio TerminalAudio output: -10 dBV (47 kohm load)/3 kohms or less
Audio input: -10 dBV/40 kohms or more
Microphone Terminal3.5 mm stereo mini-jack
-57 dBV (with 600 ohm mic)/5 kohms or more
-37 dBV (with 600 ohm mic)/5 kohms or more (MIC ATT ON)
Operating Temperature range32 - 104 ° F (0 - 40 °C)
Dimensions2.8 x 3.2 x 5.2 in. (70 x 82 x 133 mm) excluding protrusions
Weight (not including lens and battery pack)1.2 lb. (530 g)
Memory Card
Recording MediaMultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card
* This camcorder supports Exif 2.2 (also called "Exif Print"). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between camcorders and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camcorder's image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.