Canon ZR950 Mini-DV Digital Camcorder

Item # CNVZR950 (Part # 2485B001)
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Item Description:
The ZR950 is the top of the line of ZR camcorders. It includes an array of features that turn your camcorder into a digital still camera including 9 Point AiAF, Progressive Photo, Simultaneous Photo Recording and is compatible with SD (SDHC) memory cards.

Canon's entry-level digital camcorders are designed to deliver the latest in style, features and advanced technology at a most affordable price. Starting with Canon's exclusive Genuine Canon 48x Advanced Zoom, which combines the legendary Canon lens optics with the market-leading DIGIC DV image processor to deliver a fuller range of image quality and more flexibility when you're shooting.  The ZR950 is specifically designed to make it easier to capture great video, including a 1.07 Megapixel CCD image sensor, 2.7" Widescreen LCD with a Soft LCD video light, Multi-Angle Remote, Quick Start, Joystick control, Level and Grid Markers and more.

The ZR950 is the top of the line of ZR camcorders. This latest addition to the ZR family also includes an array of features that turn your camcorder into a digital still camera, including 9 Point AiAF (Auto Focus), Progressive Photo, Simultaneous Photo Recording, Special Scene Modes, and Image Effects. It is also compatible with SD HC (High Capacity) memory cards for storing even more of your images.

All this comes together to deliver brilliant video that you can easily share with family and friends. Easy to use, great looking and terrific value- it's the perfect choice for capturing all of life's precious memories.

Main Features:

  • Canon Exclusive- 48x Advanced Zoom - The Genuine Canon 48x Advanced Zoom on the ZR950 is just the kind of exclusive Canon feature you've come to expect from the leader in imaging and optics. Advanced Zoom extends the power of your zoom and is the longest zoom Canon has ever offered. In both wide angle and telephoto positions, there is virtually no loss in image quality throughout the range. How is this accomplished? With a Genuine Canon lens which remains in constant motion through the entire extended zoom range aided by our proprietary DIGIC DV image processor.
  • Optical Performance You Can See - The name Canon is synonymous with optical excellence the world over. Brilliant optical quality is part of every Canon broadcast TV lens, 35mm film camera, digital camera and camcorder -- and the ZR950 is no exception. It gives you clear, vibrant and brilliant video.
  • Brilliant Video - The new ZR950 features Canon's exclusive DIGIC DV image processor, which processes video and photos differently, resulting in exceptional color and clarity for both. This includes 16:9 widescreen recording because you want an image made for widescreen, not adapted for widescreen. Because every HD television is widescreen -- widescreen is the future.
  • Megapixel Performance - With the ZR950 you get a 1.07 Megapixel CCD image sensor. Your video will be sharper, clearer and more true to life. Every sunset on the beach will be more dramatic with every color in the sky faithfully captured. The joy on the face of a child scoring her first goal on the soccer field is recorded just as you saw it.
  • Stunning Digital Photography - When you've got your ZR950 with you, you can leave your digital still camera at home. That's because with Canon's technology, you don't just get video and photography - you get the best of both.  At the heart of the ZR950's performance as a digital still camera is Canon's exclusive DIGIC DV signal processing circuit. Because video and still images have different color requirements, DIGIC DV processes the two differently. So, along with stunning video images, you also get digital photos from your ZR950 that are maximized for viewing on computer monitors and as prints.
  • Share your Photos - The ZR950 give you a variety of ways to share your photos with friends and family. It's easy to share digital photos via email because you can easily transfer images directly to your PC using the USB terminal and the supplied USB 2.0 Full Speed cable. You can also print directly from your camcorder to any PictBridge-compatible printer, or store your digital photos on a Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card or a MultiMediaCard. Plus, this new ZR is SDHC compatible, which allows you to use cards with a capacity of 2GB or larger. That means you can store even more digital photos than before
  • Share your Video - Transfer your video to your computer and you can easily share your captured memories with friends and family. With the ZR950, it's simple. Just connect your computer to your camcorder's IEEE1394 DV terminal with a DV cable. Also known as Firewire or iLink, this high-speed interface lets you download your precious video footage with virtually no loss of video or audio quality. Your favorite recorded moments retain their pristine image and sound for everyone to enjoy.
  • Perfect Exposure - The new ZR950 gives you exposure controls found on expensive digital still cameras. 
    1. Exposure Lock - With a push of its convenient omni-selector joystick, the ZR950 lets you lock your exposure settings, and then recompose your shot. For example, you can lock your exposure while zoomed in on your subject's face. Then, even if you zoom out to include a very bright or dark background, your ZR950 will still give your subject the right exposure. Also, by shifting the omni-selector left or right, you can adjust your exposure by up to +/-11 stops (+/-2.75 EV). 
    2. Auto Slow Shutter Function: The Auto Slow Shutter function ensures perfect exposures in low light by lowering your shutter speed
    3. Program AE Mode: The ZR950 comes with Program AE Mode settings that give you perfect exposures in a variety of conditions: Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, Fireworks, Portrait, Sports and Night.


    Image Sensor
    1/6" CCD
    Total Pixels
    Approx. 1,070,000 pixels
    Effective Pixels
    tape: 16:9 - approx. 550,000 pixels (ADV.Z off)
    16:9 - approx. 710,000 pixels (ADV.Z on, wide)
    16:9 - approx. 410,000 pixels (ADV.Z on tele)

    card: approx. 800,000 pixels
    Tape Format
    Maximum Recording Time (with an 80-min. cassette)
    SP: 80 min.; LP: 120 min. (80 min. cassette)
    Zoom Ratio 48x Advanced Zoom
    37x Optical / 2000x Digital
    Focal Length f = 2.6 - 96.2mm
    Zoom Speed Variable / 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds
    Max F/Stop f/2.0 - 5.2
    Minimum Illumination
    2 lx (Night mode)
    Recommended Illumination
    More than 100 lx
    0.35", widescreen EVF (Approx. 114,000 pixels)
    LCD Screen
    2.7", widescreen LCD (Approx. 112,000 pixels)
    (WxHxD) 2.2 x 3.6 x 4.7 in. (57 x 92 x 119 mm)
    (not including grip belt)
    Weight (not including lens and battery pack)
    13.4 oz. (380g) (camcorder body only)


    ZR950 Camcorder
    Battery Pack BP-2L5
    Compact Power Adapter CA-590
    Wireless Controller WL-D85
    Stereo Video Cable STV-250N
    USB Cable IFC-300
    Digital Video Solutions Disc for Windows/Mac
    1-Year Canon USA Warranty
    This Kit Includes: