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 the exclusive Genuine Canon 41x 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 ZR900 is specifically designed to make it easier to capture great video, including a 680k Pixel CCD image sensor, 2.7" Widescreen LCD with a Soft LCD video light, Quick Start, Joystick control, Level and Grid Markers and more.
The microphone terminal on the ZR900 makes it especially useful for educators and trainers to carefully capture the audio they need to make most effective use of the video they shoot. It's also handy when you want to more easily record a live narration for your footage.
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- 41x Advanced Zoom - The Genuine Canon 41x Advanced Zoom on the ZR900 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 ZR900 is no exception. It gives you clear, vibrant and brilliant video. Brilliant Video - The new ZR900 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. Share your Video - Transfer your video to your computer and you can easily share your captured memories with friends and family. With the ZR900, 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 ZR900 gives you exposure controls found on expensive digital still cameras.
- Exposure Lock - With a push of its convenient omni-selector joystick, the ZR900 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 ZR900 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).
- Auto Slow Shutter Function: The Auto Slow Shutter function ensures perfect exposures in low light by lowering your shutter speed
- Program AE Mode: The ZR900 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. 680,000 pixels|
|Effective Pixels ||tape: 16:9 - approx. 360,000 pixels (ADV.Z off)|
16:9 - approx. 450,000 pixels (ADV.Z on, wide)
16:9 - approx. 360,000 pixels pixels (ADV.Z on tele)
|Tape Format ||MiniDV|
|Maximum Recording Time (with an 80-min. cassette) ||SP: 80 min.; LP: 120 min. (80 min. cassette) |
|Lens ||Zoom Ratio 41x 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 |
|Viewfinder ||0.35", 114,000 pixels, wide-screen|
|LCD Screen ||2.7", approx. 112,000 pixels, wide-screen |
|Dimensions ||(WxHxD) 2.7 x 5.0 x 3.2 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)|