miniDV Camcorders

Digital Camcorder
Item Code: 0166B001


Main Unit Specs

Power Supply (rated)7.4 V DC
Power Consumption (While recording AF="ON")2.6W (using viewfinder), 3.5W (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 Sensor1/4.5-inch CCD, approx. 1,330,000 pixels
Effective pixels: tape: 4:3: approx. 690,000 pixels
16:9 (image stabilizer on)
650,000 pixels
card approx. 1,000,000 pixels
Total PixelsStill image: 1152 x 864, 640 x 480 pixels
Movie: 320 x 240, 160 x 120 pixels, 15 frames/sec.
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 TimeSP: 80 min., LP: 120 min.
Fast Forward/Rewind TimeApprox. 2 min. 20 sec. (with a 60 min. cassette)
Lensf=3.7-51.8 mm, f/1.8-3.2, 14x power zoom
35mm equivalent:
Tape: 4:3 recording: 53.4-748 mm
16:9 (image stabilizer on): 52.1-729 mm
16:9 (image stabilizer off): 48.5-679 mm
Card: 44.5-623 mm
Focusing System1 m (3.3 ft.); 1 cm (0.39 in.) on maximum wide angle
Minimum Illumination1.8 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
Recording MediaMultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card
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
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.)
* 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.