Canon is known world-wide for its lenses. The zoom technology found in the lens of a ZR40 camcorder is the same as Canon uses in its broadcast TV lenses, found in the majority of broadcast cameras.
18X Optical Zoom
The ZR40 is fitted with an 18X optical zoom lens, a new high performance lens from Canon. The 18X zoom range will more than take care of all your picture-taking needs, whether they be wide-angle shots of all the family at the reunion, or close-up sports action at full telephoto. Add in the high-resolution capability of DV, and you have high quality video at your fingertips.
360X Digital Zoom
The ZR40's 360X digital zoom significantly expands the telephoto magnification of the subject, bringing it even closer than you might have thought possible.