miniDV Camcorders

Digital Camcorder
Item Code: 0059B001


Main Unit Specs

Power Supply (rated)7.4 V DC
Power Consumption (While recording AF="ON")2.3W (using viewfinder), 3.1W (using LCD screen in normal brightness)
Television SystemEIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color
Video Recording system2 rotary heads, helical scanning DV system
Audio Recording systemPCM digital sound: 16 bit (48 kHz/2 ch); 12 bit (32kHz/4 ch)
Image Sensor1/6-inch CCD, approx. 680,000 pixels
Effective pixels: approx. 340,000 pixels
Tape FormatVideocassettes bearing the "MiniDV" mark.
Tape SpeedSP: 18.81 mm/s (0.74 ips), LP: 12.56 mm/s (0.49 ips)
Maximum Recording Time (with an 80-min. cassette)SP: 80 min.
Maximum recording TimeLP: 120 min.
Fast Forward/Rewind TimeApprox. 2 min. 20 sec. (with a 60 min. cassette)
Lensf=2.8-56 mm, f/1.6-3.2, 20x power zoom
35mm equivalent:
4:3 recording: 53.5-1070 mm
16:9 recording : 44.2-884 mm
Lens Mount11 elements in 8 groups
Focusing SystemTTL autofocus, manual focusing possible
Focusing System1 m (3.3 ft.); 1 cm (0.39 in.) on maximum wide angle
Minimum Illumination2.0 lx (using the Night mode)
Recommended IlluminationMore than 100 lx
Filter Diameter28 mm
Viewfinder0.33-inch. TFT color, approx. 113,000 pixels
LCD Screen2.4-inch. TFT color, approx. 112,000 pixels
MicrophoneStereo electret condenser microphone
DV TerminalSpecial 4-pin connector (IEEE 1394 compliant)
Video TerminalCombined with Audio Terminal:
Video: 1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced
Audio TerminalCombined with Video Terminal:
Audio output: -10 dBV (47 kohm load)/3 kohms or less
Audio input: -10 dBV/40 kohms or more
Operating Temperature range0 - 40 °C (32 - 104 °F)
Dimensions51 x 93 x 130 mm (2.0 x 3.7 x 5.1 in.) excluding protrusions
Weight (not including lens and battery pack)430 g (15.2 oz.)