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The World's longest on a digital video camcorder! 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 64X revealing details too distant to be seen with just the eye alone. The scope from wide panorama to super telephoto is outstanding.
Canon's 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.<br/> <br/> 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.
The VISTURA is equipped with a DV IN/OUT terminal that conforms to the IEEE 1394 standard. It takes just a single digital cable to transfer or copy your videos in pure digital format 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 VISTURA and edit, enhance or retouch the images with Photo Suite software by MGI that's included. You can choose to print your images on a Canon color printer or send them over the internet.<br/>
The 2.8" view screen makes it easier to compose sensational shots from any angle. It swivels and flips for maximum handling comfort and flexibility. It also tracks neatly away when bright shooting conditions make the eyecup viewfinder the preferred way to shoot.
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.<br/>
Only Canon, a camera manufacturer, makes it possible to utilize a photographic flash on a camcorder body. Choose either Canon Speedlight flash, 220EX or the more powerful 380EX, when shooting still pictures in the Photo mode to perfectly illuminate your subject.<br/>
Ensures great video results even in challenging shooting conditions. Select the program that matches your scene and the VISTURA adjusts internal controls for perfect video every time. Choose from Easy Recording, Auto FlexiZone, Sports, Portrait, Spotlight, Sand & Snow And Low Light.<br/>
This exclusive Canon auto focusing and auto exposure feature is both practical and creative! Use FlexZone 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. <br/> <br/> <br/> Use the controller to move the "Flexizone" anywhere in the frame and press the exposure button so the VISTURA exposes for the subject you're focusing on. <br/>
The VISTURA is complete with selectable audio modes: 16 bit and 12 bit, the highest quality, produces CD quality, two channel sound. 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.
The Vistura uses state of the art technology to capture crisp, clear digital still pictures. This feature makes 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.<br/>
Choose from a variety of fades and special effects to enhance the look of your videos including black, mosaic and wipe fades and strobe, art, sepia and black & white effects.
In addition to being fully automatic, the VISTURA offers manual control over focus, exposure, white balance and shutter speed.<br/>
In addition to normal playback, the VISTURA delivers noiseless slow motion and frame advance playback in forward or reverse.
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. Vistura uses a "drop-frame" system that is close in accuracy to the time code used on professional equipment.<br/> <br/> Data Code<br/> <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.
Vistura 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.
It comes with a built in charge function.
The Vistura 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 output 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.
- Self-Timer<br/> - 16:9 Wide Screen TV Effect<br/> - Remote Control<br/> - Microphone & Headphone Terminal<br/> - LANC Terminal

The Canon Vistura Kit

The Canon Vistura Kit Vistura BP-915 Battery Pack CA-500 Compact Power adapter SS-200 Shoulder Strap WL-D70 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 (While recording AF=ON)

5.2 W (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 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 8in (80cm); 3/8in (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., Color LCD (approx. 113,000 pixels)

LCD Screen

2.8 in. measured diagonally (approx. 190,000 pixels)


Stereo electret condenser microphone

DV Terminal

Special 4-pin connector (based on IEEE 1394)

S-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)


2 7/8 x 3 7/8 x 5 3/4 in. (73 x 100 x 146 mm)

Weight (not including lens and battery pack)

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

Compatible Supplies & Accessories

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