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This Canon optical zoom lens perfectly transforms distant subjects into dramatic close-ups with absolutely no loss in image quality. The digital zoom extends the magnification to an amazing 320x, revealing details too distant to be seen with just the eye alone. The scope from wide panorama to super telephoto is outstanding.
Canons optical expertise produced the finest method of image stabilization available. It optically corrects camera shake so the video always looks smooth, steady and natural whether shooting hand-held at full telephoto or even from a moving vehicle. Unlike the electronic method on other models, the optical method is the perfect complement to the outstanding picture quality of DV and offers superior shake reduction, especially when light levels are low.
This exclusive Canon auto focusing and auto exposure feature is both practical and creative! Use FlexiZone AF when your main subject is off-center or when you choose to smoothly shift focus between foreground and background...just like they do in the movies. Use the controller to move the FlexiZone anywhere in the frame and press the exposure button so the ULTURA exposes for the subject you re focusing on.
Ensures great video results even in challenging shooting conditions. Select the program that matches your scene and the ULTURA adjusts internal controls for perfect video every time. Choose from Easy Recording, Auto, FlexiZone, Sports, Portrait, Spotlight, Sand & Snow and Low Light.
Shooting is the process of gathering footage, but editing is where the video is really made. With Canon's built in Auto Editing Function and virtually any VCR, video footage can be easily and effortlessly edited. Create more stimulating and memorable videos with up to 20 scenes per edit using this feature to shorten long shots, change the order or delete scenes. You can even preview your edits before they are automatically recorded to a tape in your VCR.
The 2.5" view screen makes it easier to compose sensational shots from any angle. It swivels and flips for maximum handling comfort and flexibility. It also tucks neatly away when bright shooting conditions make the eyecup viewfinder the preferred way to shoot.
The ULTURA is equipped with a DV IN/OUT terminal that conforms to IEEE1394. It takes just a single digital cable to transfer or copy your videos in pure digital form to your DV compatible computer or another Canon DV camcorder.<br/> <br/> Use the optional DK-1 DV Capture Kit and your PC computer to grab video frames or still images from the ULTURA and edit, enhance or retouch the images with PhotoSuite software by MGI that's included. You can choose to print your images on a Canon color printer or send them over the Internet.
Choose from a variety of fades and special effects to enhance the look of your videos including black, vertical wipe and horizontal wipe fades and strobe, art, sepia and black & white effects.
The ULTURA has the technology to capture digital still pictures as well, making it possible to combine still images and video on a single cassette or shoot more than 500 still images alone. Each still image is recorded for approximately 6 seconds along with audio for narration or verbal notes.
In addition to being fully automatic, the ULTURA offers manual control over focus, exposure, white balance and shutter speed.
The ULTURA is complete with selectable audio modes: 16 bit and 12 bit. 16 bit, the highest quality, produces better than CD quality, two channel sound on one track. The 12 bit mode divides the audio track into two, recording two channels on one track while leaving the remaining track open for post production audio recording with separate editing gear.
Gain a vivid impression of your recordings instantly, using the built-in speaker to listen to the sound track while reviewing the picture on the LCD screen.
This precisely identifies each recording down to the individual frame, showing the hour, minute, second and frame in the display. Ultura uses a "drop-frame" system that is close in accuracy to the time code used on professional equipment.<br/> <br/> Data Code<br/> Data code recorded separately from the video signal allows you to display or hide the date and time as required. In addition, you can choose to display other data -- shutter speed and exposure settings -- alongside.
Noiseless slow motion and advance playback
Ultura can record and play back tapes in long play mode (LP). LP extends tape usage by 1.5 times giving you up to 90 minutes from a single 60 minute MiniDV cassette.
Canon offers a wide range of power supplies to meet your portable shooting requirements.
The Ultura body has a mini plug that provides composite video and stereo audio outputs for easy connection to your television. For higher quality video output, the unit has an S-video terminal.
There is no need to reset the clock when you travel across time zones. All you need to do is tell the camera where you went, and it will make sure that the correct date and time is shown at playback.
- 16:9 Wide Screen TV Effect<br/> - Photo Search/Date Search<br/> - Built-in Charge Function<br/> - Self-Timer<br/> - Microphone & Headphone Terminal<br/> - Remote Control<br/> - LANC Terminal

The Canon Ultura Kit

The Canon Ultura Kit Ultura BP-915 Battery Pack CA-500 Compact Power Adapter SS-600 Shoulder Strap WL-D72 Wireless Controller S-150 S-video Cable STV-250 Stereo Video Cable DVM-E30 DV Cassette


Power Supply (rated)

7.2 V DC

Power Consumption

5.4 W (using viewfinder); 6.2 W (using LCD screen); (While recording, with AF turned on)

Television System

EIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal

Video Recording system

2 rotary heads, helical scanning system DV system (consumer digital VCR SD system) Digital component recording

Audio Recording system

PCM digital sound: 16 bit (48 kHz/2 ch); 12 bit (32 kHz/4 ch.)

Image Sensor

1/4 CCD (charge coupled device); 390,000 pixels (360,000 effective pixels)

Tape Format

Videocassettes bearing the MiniDV mark

Tape Speed

Sp: 3/4 ips (18.81 mm/sec); LP: 1/2 ips (12.56 mm/ sec)

Maximum Recording Time (with an 80-min. cassette)

Sp: 60 min (with a 60 min. cassette); LP: 90 min. (with a 60 min. cassette)

Fast Forward/Rewind Time

2 min. 50 sec (with a 60 min cassette)


F/1.8- 2.6, 16x power zoom, 3.9-62.4 mm

Focusing System

TTL autofocus, manual focusing possible

Focusing System

2ft 8 in. (80cm); intermediate zoom position: 3/8 in. ( 1cm) on maximum wide angle

Minimum Illumination

2 lux using the Low Light program

Recommended Illumination

More than 100 lux

Filter Diameter

37.5 mm


0.55 in., in color LCD ( approx. 113,000 pixels)

LCD Screen

2.5 in measured diagonally ( approx 120,000 pixels)


Stereo electret condenser microphone

DV Terminal

Special 4-pin connector (based on IEEE 1394)

Video Terminal

1 Vp-p (Y signal) 0.286 Vp-p (C signal)

Audio Terminal

-10 dBv, less than 3 kohms, unbalanced

Operating Temperature range

32 -104° F (0 -40° C)


3 x 3 7/8 x 6 1/8 in. ( 76 x 100 x 157 mm)

Weight (not including lens and battery pack)

1lb 9 3/8 oz. (720g)

Compatible Supplies & Accessories

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