miniDV Camcorders

Digital Camcorder
Item Code: 3180A001


Main Unit Specs

Power Supply (rated)7.4 V DC (Battery);9.5 V DC (DC IN)
Power Consumption (While recording AF="ON")3.7 W (using viewfinder), 4.6 W (using LCD screen)
Television SystemEIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal
Video Recording system2 rotary heads, helical scanning system; DV system (Consumer digital VCR SD/SDL system); Digital component recording
Audio Recording systemPCM digital sound:16-bit (48 kHz/2 ch); 12-bit (32 kHz/4 ch); ESP and ELP: 12 bit only (32kHz/2 ch)
Image Sensor1/4" CCD (charge coupled device); approx. 460,000 pixels (approx. 290,000 effective pixels)
Tape FormatVideocassettes bearing the MiniDV mark
Tape SpeedSP: 3/4 ips (18.81mm/sec.); LP: 1/2 ips (12.56mm/sec.)
Maximum Recording Time (with an 80-min. cassette)SP: 80 min.; LP: 120 min.
Fast Forward/Rewind Time2 min. 30 sec. (with a 60-min. cassette)
Lensf/1.8 - 2.9, 10x power zoom, 4.2 - 42.0mm
Focusing SystemTTL autofocus, manual focusing possible
Focusing System3 ft. 3 3/8 in. (1m); 3/8 in. (1 cm) on maximum wide angle
Minimum Illumination2.5 lux using the Low Light program during tape recording
Recommended IlluminationMore than 100 lux
Filter Diameter30.5 mm
Viewfinder0.44 in., color LCD (approx. 113,000 pixels)
LCD Screen2.5 in. measured diagonally (approx. 112,000 pixels)
MicrophoneStereo electret condenser microphone
DV TerminalSpecial 4-pin connector (based on IEEE 1394)
Video Terminal1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced
Output Levels-10 dBV, less than 3 kohms, unbalanced
S-video Terminal1 Vp-p (Y signal), 0.286 Vp-p (C signal)
Audio TerminalInput level: -10 dBV/40 kohm, unbalanced
Microphone TerminalInput: Ø 3.5 mm stereo minijack, -61 dBV (with 600 ohm mic) / at least 5 kohms
Operating Temperature range32 - 104° F (0 - 40° C)
Dimensions2 1/4 x 4 x 5 1/8 in. (57 x 102 x 129mm)
Weight1 lb. 3 3/8 oz. (550g)