Canon's expertise in imaging and electronics is flawlessly blended together in the ZR-series camcorders, thanks to the advanced DIGIC DV system. Since video and photos have different color requirements, DIGIC DV utilizes two different color techniques to maximize video quality on a TV and still image quality for print or computer display.
Simultaneous Photo Recording
As with the ZR90, the ZR85 allows you to simultaneously capture VGA quality (640 x 480 pixels) digital photos onto a memory card while recording video. And for added flexibility, you can take up to 700 still images on a MiniDV single tape (in SP Mode). The camcorder records the photos for approximately 6 seconds, as well as recording the sound for your verbal notes or narration.