Introducing a new line of digital camcorders from Canon that fit your hand as perfectly as your budget. The ZR300 houses some of Canon's most-advanced digital technologies in a sleek shell designed for superior ease-of-use. Featuring a high-resolution 16:9 widescreen home theatre recording mode, powerful 22x optical/440x digital zoom, and compatibility with both Windows XP and Apple Computer systems, the ZR300 camcorder is the ideal choice for chronicling the many chapters of your life.
Canon, a trusted brand name synonymous with professional image quality in photography and broadcast television, combines advanced technology and ease of use to ensure that videos and photos are preserved with spectacular color, clarity and detail. From wedding bells to baby steps, college days to golden years, you can trust Canon to capture life's irreplaceable moments.
Shoot Brilliant Videos And Photos Simultaneously
Now you don't have to miss out on capturing the perfect photo while shooting the perfect video. That's because the ZR300 has the ability to take high-resolution XGA quality (1024 x 768 pixel) digital photos onto a memory card while recording video.
Zoom In On Vivid Details With Genuine Canon Optics
Canon is known the world over for its vast expertise in designing and crafting precision lenses for 35mm and broadcast TV cameras. That same expertise goes into the lenses of the ZR-series digital camcorders. The ZR300 extends your reach with a 22x optical zoom and powerful 440x digital zoom. Snap on the 0.6x Wide Angle Attachment and you're now ready to get the most out of indoor shots, as well as panoramic views of scenery, landscapes and sporting matches.
Record True Widescreen Moments
Now you can give your footage a touch of Hollywood style! New to the ZR-series camcorders is a high-resolution 16:9 widescreen recording mode. Typically reserved for more expensive camcorder models, the 16:9 widescreen feature allows you to record true widescreen videos and photos for playback on home theatre systems.
An Easy-To-Use Camcorder That's Easy On The Eyes
By eliminating the gap between the lens and viewfinder, the ZR300 camcorder takes on a seamless, fluid appearance. For added appeal, ZR300 truly sparkles in its pearl silver finish. Smaller in depth and lighter by 2 oz than previous ZR models, the new ZR300 is easier to carry wherever life takes you.
Enhanced design features include:
Preview Your Videos Even In Bright Light
Tired of squinting into the LCD display of a camcorder while shooting outdoors? The ZR300 camcorder features an innovative backlight feature that boosts the display's brightness by 250%. Simply press the LCD Backlight button for improved visibility even during the peak of a sunny summer's day.
Convert Your Analog Memories to Digital
Once you own a ZR-series digital camcorder, an entire world of move- and still-image making possibilities opens up as a result of its MiniDV format (a worldwide industry standard). But what about those older analog videotape memories? Canon makes updating them to digital a breeze with its advanced Analog/Digital Converter technology.
Keep Shooting Long After The Sun Goes Down
No need to pack up the camcorder just because the day is over. The ZR300 camcorder has a Night Mode that automatically boosts the sensitivity of the CCD and lowers the shutter speed in low light conditions to help brighten the subject.
Do More With Your Digital Footage
The ZR-series camcorders make it easy to transfer your digital movies to your computer's hard disk, edit your scenes, and then use them to create high impact Web sites, video e-mail, interactive CDs and DVDs, or a personal video album. All three models feature a USB Terminal and DV Terminal (IEEE 1394 or Firewire) for transfer of your memories without any loss in quality.
|Power Supply (rated)||7.4 V DC|
|Power Consumption (While recording AF="ON")||2.3W (using viewfinder), 3.1W (using LCD screen in normal brightness)|
|Television System||EIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal|
Video Recording system
|2 rotary heads, helical scanning 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||1/6-inch CCD, approx. 680,000 pixels|
Effective pixels: Tape approx. 340,000 pixels, Card approx. 450,000 pixels
|Tape Format||Videocassettes bearing the "MiniDV" mark|
|Tape Speed||SP: 18.81 mm/s (0.74 ips), LP: 12.56 mm/s (0.49 ips)|
|Maximum Recording Time (with an 80-min. cassette)||SP: 80 min., LP: 120 min.|
|Fast Forward/Rewind time||Approx. 2 min. 20 sec. (with a 60 min. cassette)|
|Lens||f=2.8-61.6 mm, f/1.6-3.6, 22x power zoom|
35mm equivalent:Tape: 4:3 recording: 53.5-1077 mm 16:9 recording : 44.2-972 mm; Card: 46.9-1032mm
|Focusing System||TTL autofocus, manual focusing possible|
|Minimum Focusing Distance||1 m (3.3 ft.); 1 cm (0.39 in.) on maximum wide angle|
|Minimum Illumination||2.0 lx (using the Night mode)|
|Recommended Illumination||More than 100 lx|
|Filter Diameter||28 mm|
|Viewfinder||0.33-inch. TFT color, approx. 113,000 pixels|
|LCD Screen||2.4-inch. TFT color, approx. 112,000 pixels|
|Microphone||Stereo electret condenser microphone|
|Number of Recording Pixels||Still image: 1024 x 768, 640 x 480 pixels|
Movie: 320 x 240, 160 x 120 pixels, 15 frames/sec.
|Recording Media||SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard|
|Image Format||Still image: JPEG (compression: Super Fine, Fine, Normal); Movie: Video data: Motion JPEG, audio data: WAVE (monaural)|
|File Format||Design rule for Camera File System (DCF), Exif 2.2* compliant, DPOF compliant|
|DV Terminal||Special 4-pin connector (IEEE 1394 compliant)|
|DV Terminal (USB 2.0 compliant)||Mini-B|
|Video Terminal||1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced|
|Audio Terminal||Audio output: -10 dBV (47 kohm load)/3 kohms or less|
Audio input: -10 dBV/40 kohms or more
|Operating Temperature range||0 - 40 degrees C (32 - 104 degrees F)|
|Dimensions||51 x 93 x 130 mm (2.0 x 3.7 x 5.1 in.) excluding protrusions|
|Weight (not including lens and battery pack)||430 g (15.2 oz.)|
|Manufacturer Warranty||One Year Parts and Labor|