miniDV Camcorders

Digital Camcorder
Item Code: 2977A003


Main Unit Specs

Power Supply (rated)7.2 V DC
Power Consumption5.9 W (using viewfinder), 6.8 W (using LCD screen)
Television SystemEIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal
Video Recording system3 rotary heads, helical scanning system, DV system (consumer digital VCR SD system); Digital component recording
Audio Recording systemPCM digital sound, 16 bit (48 kHz/2 ch, 12 bit (32 kHz/4 ch)
Image Sensor1/4" Progressive Scan CCD (charge coupled device) 380,000 pixels (360,00 effective pixels)
Tape FormatVideocassettes bearing the MiniDV mark
Tape SpeedSP: 3/4 ips (18.81mm.sec.); LP 1/2 ips (12.56mm/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 Time2 min 50 sec (with a 60 min cassette)
Lensf1.6-2.5, 12x power zoom, 4.1-49.2mm
Focusing SystemTTL autofocus, manual focusing possible
Focusing System3/8 in (1cm) on maximum wide angle, telephoto end, 2 ft 8 in (80cm); intermediate zoom position; 3 ft 4 in (1m)
Minimum Illumination3 lux using the Low-Light program
Recommended IlluminationMore than 100 lux
Filter Diameter30.5 mm
Viewfinder0.55 in. color LCD (approx. 113,000 pixels)
LCD Screen2.5 in measured diagonally (5.1cm) (approx. 180,000 pixels)
MicrophoneStereo electret condenser microphone
DV TerminalSpecial 4-pin connector (based on IEEE 1394)
Output LevelsVideo terminal: 1 vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced
S-video Terminal1 Vp-p (Y signal) 0.286 VP-P (C signal)
Audio Terminal-10 dBv, less than 3 kohm, unbalanced
Operating Temperature range32-104° F (0° - 40° C)
Dimensions2 3/8 x 5 x 4 1/4 in. (61 x 128 x 108mm)
Weight1lb 3/4 oz. (590g)